by Stephen Pierce (@awfulideas)
Evolution is an incredible thing to behold in real-time: When the things you know grow & mature, become things that feel familiar, but ascend well beyond the sum of it's parts and experience. Such is the case with Footings, who are comprised of Eric Gagne (Passerine, Dweller on the Threshold, Redwing Blackbird, Death to Tyrants), Dustin Cote (Bunny's a Swine), and Elizabeth Fuchsia. The band's debut album also features vocals from Bunny's A Swine's Candace Clement. What began as a collaboration on new Passerine songs grew into a new band, and Footings was born. Split between equally bucolic Peterborough, NH and Northampton, MA, their surroundings inform the sound of the music, embodying the quiet languor of rural America while incorporating elements of the two musically progressive towns. At times plaintively reflective, stripped back and focused. Footings draws from the guts of what Passerine embodied, while transcending & building on the structures for which Eric is known. The addition of Cote on drums, and Fuchsia on strings deepens the pool in which we're swimming here, and there is a sort of late-night casual grandeur to those moments that evokes as much a wistfulness for years past as it does a hope for the future. Forever music, you know: timeless and heartfelt.
New album Alienation is out February 19th on Sophomore Lounge / Sexual Decade.
Footings kick off their tour with Pile's Rick Maguire this week::
2/18 - Nashville TN @ Drkmttr
2/19 - Louisville KY @ Kaiju
2/20 - Alderson WV @ Green Grocer Special
2/21 - Asheville NC @ Static Age
2/22 - Atlanta GA @ Railroad Earth ATL
2/23 - Athens GA @ Flicker
2/24 - Jacksonville FL @ The Birdhouse