by Dan Goldin (@post_trash_)
It's summer and you know what that means... Footings are back on tour, this time with a new release and a run of dates together with Rick Maguire from Pile. The Peterborough, NH based trio released their their latest album Resolver this past Friday via Don't Live Like Me Records, another beautiful collection of warm folk music, swelling strings, and Eric Gagne's scenic lyrics. From album opener "Hopelessly," it's evident things are a bit more rock 'n' roll this time around, embracing careening distortion to give Gagne's gentle melodies a driving force. The record is louder and more refined, but the trio still capture the haunting natural beauty of their surroundings with every song. There's still plenty of alt-country contemplation, cigarette smoke ballads, and at it's center, Elisabeth Fuchsia's gorgeous viola and Gagne's serene visual lyricism.
Footings have spent time in the mountains, you can put your faith in that. Enjoying the fresh air, the swimming holes, and well, embracing "Vibration, Too." Fuchsia teamed up with Pickles (aka D. Gould) for the video to create simple animations that never distract from the plucked viola and intertwined guitar. As the momentum builds in both the music and the animation, the band are locked into the sparse rhythm, each note ringing out and expanding in the open spaces. "Vibration, Too" and its music video reward the patient mind, forever moving forward at its own pace like a calming stream.
Footings' Resolver is out now via Don't Live Like Me Records. The band's tour dates with Rick Maguire from Pile can be found below.
08/17 - Portsmouth, RI @ House
08/18 - Portland, ME @ The Apohadion Theater (solo) w/ Bright Boy
08/19 - Burlington, VT @ Lamp Club Light Shop w/ Ouzkxqlzn
08/20 - Montreal, QC @ L'Esco w/ Ada Lea
08/21 - Ottawa, ON @ Avant Garde Bar
08/22 - Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha
08/23 - Buffalo, NY @ Sugar City
08/24 - Interlaken, NY @ Interbrook Farm
08/25 - Albany, NY @ Chateau Providence
08/26 - Becket, MA @ Dreamaway Lodge