Seattle indie psych trio Spirit Award have released a new single entitled “Supreme Truth,” to be featured on their forthcoming album Muted Crowd, due out this fall via Union Zero. The track premiered exclusively at The Line of Best Fit, who calls it “as much a gentle row down a canal as it is an intense hallucinogenic trip.”
Spirit Award are strangers to the idea of downtime, having released their album Neverending last fall and following it up with another stellar effort in 2018. Neverending received wide praise from outlets like KEXP, Daytrotter, The Stranger and many others, and was supported by consistent touring throughout the West Coast. The band is known for their unique mix of sprawling stereo guitars, stunningly moody soundscapes and a driving drum and bass foundation. While they are aptly capable of generating catchy psych moments, there seems to be no calculable formula to their writing style. Comprised of Daniel Lyon, Chris Moore, and Terence Ankeny, the trio’s mutual goal in creating a sound with grit and authenticity is clearly evident throughout their music.
Produced by Trevor Spencer (Father John Misty, Fleet Foxes), Muted Crowd draws inspiration from Seattle – a changing city where musicians and artists are at a constant struggle to survive. The album highlights the band’s signature style of expansive and enveloping soundscapes, offering an almost therapeutic quality. Ankeny admits, “Our influences have been pretty diverse lately – post punk, Krautrock and 70’s punk to name a few. I think we’re trying to achieve an amalgamation of different sounds of this one, more so than the last one. More of us swapping instruments and adding sounds and ideas we’ve never fully explored before.”
Fans can expect more new music from Spirit Award in advance of Muted Crowd, along with new tour dates. For more information on Spirit Award, be sure to visit their official website at www.spiritaward.band.
Photo credit Brenna Nichols.