California post-punk outfit FEARING follow their 2020 debut LP “Shadow” with their sophomore LP “Destroyer” set for release on Sept 29th. “Destroyer” sees the core trio fostering their sound by continuing to migrate towards the sonic realms that capture the fine equilibrium allying the somber, austere, the vigorous, and vibrant. A striking singular vision of abyssal maritime desolation, “Destroyer” showcases a more energetic side of the band with a stripped down three-piece lineup and an over more minimal sound. The album pushes and pulls the boundaries between dark and pop music with a much more urgent feel than their previous releases. As songs like 'I Was So Alive' race through dynamics and melodies in a way that feels snappy in contrast to the groups more familiar shoegaze-esque repetition, there are other tracks like, 'Destroyer', that reignites the subtle darkwave influence found in some of their earlier work.
FEARING is a dark post-punk band based in the American state of California. The group was created by James Rogers and Brian Vega, two producers who came to be friends years before while going to hardcore shows in Reno, Nevada. After spending the next decade touring in various bands, the two reconnected while living in Oakland, California over their shared interest in darkwave and electronic music. Having started FEARING as a 4 piece guitar band with full acoustic drums, to now touring and recording as a 3 electronic hybrid, the group has showcased a potential to grow and change in a way that keeps their fan's interested, and their live performances unique.
Ever since their debut EP “A Life Of None” (2017), followed by their widely celebrated “Black Sand” EP (2018), FEARING have been procuring a constant flow of commendable releases. Through vigorous touring and live endeavors (having toured alongside the likes of Gatecreeper, She Wants Revenge, Soft Kill, Choir Boy, Narrow Head, and Death Bells, along with playing notable festivals as Substance, Home Sick, and Out From The Shadows), ever since the release of “Shadow”, FEARING have fastened themselves as one of the apex artists in today’s post-punk current.
FEARING can be seen live later this year sharing the stage with acts like Portrayal of Guilt, Gag, Forever Grey, Cold Gawd, and beyond in support of “Destroyer”.
“Destroyer” was recorded by the band, mixed by Chris King, and mastering by Dan Lowndes of Resonance Sound.