YES WE MYSTIC ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF NEW LP TEN SEATED FIGURES
OUT APRIL 19 VIA DEVILDUCK RECORDS
LEAD SINGLE PLEASE BRING ME TO SAFETY OUT TODAY
WATCH ALBUM TRAILER HERE
Toronto, ON – February 15, 2019 – At a time when content is a constant gushing river, only the truest and purest art will find a way to float to the surface. The kind of art that is undeniably emotional, ingenious in its execution and endlessly energetic in its existence. The kind of art that is loud in its motivation and subtle in its truths. The kind of art Yes We Mystic creates. Today, the Winnipeg-based maximalist art-pop darlings announce the release of their second full length, Ten Seated Figures, which is set to arrive on April 19 via DevilDuck Records.
Ten Seated Figures is a bold step forward from Yes We Mystic’s breathtaking 2016 debut, Forgiver. While the debut album tried to fit in as many inorganic sounds as possible, but make them feel as though they lived in an organically created musical world, Ten Seated Figures instead embraces the unfamiliar. The sonic landscape is brimming with sounds that are unidentifiable, but still created with the same instruments Yes We Mystic has always used.
“It’s about personal mythology, it’s about self-fictionalization and the ways in which people can be shaped by things that are either misremembered, distorted in their retelling, or that never even happened,” says vocalist and guitarist Adam Fuhr. “But beyond the lyrical theme, we attempted to apply these concepts to the recording of the music as well; we tried to cloud the origins of what you’re hearing in the instruments”.
The album marks Fuhr’s first outing as a producer and engineer, a process which he learned as the record was being made; many moments on the album were captured as they were conceived. And though Fuhr took the helm as producer, he flew to Montreal to have the record mixed by beloved producer/engineer Marcus Paquin (Arcade Fire, The National, Hey Rosetta!).
As a first taste of the new music, Yes We Mystic shares the lead single, Please Bring Me to Safety – a driving and oddly danceable song about a band member's panic-induced episode at a music festival.
“The song is about a very unpleasant episode I experienced at a music festival a few years ago. Weed may have been involved, but regardless, it went to a very dark, ‘Truman Show’-esque place,” muses co-songwriter, Keegan Steele. “I thought that the artist tent at the festival was an elaborate piece of public performance art, and that everyone was in on it but me. That quickly escalated into me thinking that my entire life was a play. The title is a literal plea, but also pertains to the things I tried to think of that might ground my mind in reality; comforting things, like the last conversation I had with my mom.”
Yes We Mystic dedicates this song and its release to Darryl Weeks, their publicist who died suddenly and unexpectedly last weekend.
“Darryl was such a kind man, a bright light, who was so passionate and hardworking. Connecting this past week with others who knew or have worked with him has only helped illuminate what a special guy he was,” says Fuhr. “It meant so much to us that he loved this record, and we’re lucky to have known him in what turned out to be the last few months of his life. He will be sorely missed by us and the rest of his community, and our thoughts go out to his family.”
TEN SEATED FIGURES TRACKLISTING:
Fig I - Uniform
Fig II - Young Evil
Fig III - Italics
Fig IV - Please Bring Me to Safety
Fig V - Win Ben Stein’s Money
Fig VI - Panthalassa
Fig VII - Vanitas Waltz
Fig VIII - Felsenmeer
Fig IX - Last Known Sighting
Fig X - Un/form
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
5.12 - Exeter, UK - Exeter Phoenix
5.14 - Manchester, UK - Gullivers
5.15 - Leeds, UK - Lending Room
5.17 - Wrexham, UK - Ty Pawb (Focus Wales)
5.18 - Wrexham, UK - Undegun (Focus Wales)
5.20 - Bristol, UK - Crofters Rights
5.21 - London, UK - Thousand Island
5.23 - Cologne, DE - Yard Club
5.24 - Hamburg, DE - Molotow
5.25 - Magdenburg, DE - Moritzhof
5.26 - Langenberg, DE - Kultur.Guter.Bahnhof
5.28 - Dresden, DE - Ostpol
5.29 - Chemnitz, DE - Aaltra
5.30 - Bremen, DE - Pusdorf Studios
6.2 - Svendborg, DK - Harders
6.3 - Berlin, DE – Privatclub