Buffalo’s New York’s favorite groove rock act Aqueous will release their 3rd studio effort - Cycles - on October 21 2014. Fans can pre-order the album now via the bands merch page http://aqueous1.bandcamp.com/merch and physical copies will be available at fall shows starting October 23.
Featuring eight road tested tracks and 2 brand new instrumentals composed since the 2012 release Willy is 40, Cycles showcases the bands incredible growth and focus on songwriting. Lead single “20/20”, released today, is now available for streaming on YouTube:
"This is the most invested we've been in a studio effort so far- it feels really cohesive, and we were truly afforded the opportunity to spend the time elaborating on ideas and being thorough in our execution of them," explained guitarist Mike Gantzer. "We all feel a true sense of accomplishment and excitement for our fans to hear this- it contains some of the most intense and thematic compositions in our catalog, and generally speaking feels like a profound step for us."
Guitarist/keyboardist David Loss adds his own thoughts on the recording process - "I couldn't be happier with the way this album came together. Everyone gave their best performances and I think it really shows. It was great to work with Justin Rose and Richie English again at GCR Audio in Buffalo as well as finally getting a chance to work with Jocko at More Sound. This was an all around great experience!"
To celebrate the release the band will play a three night run through upstate New York with North Carolina’s hottest band The Mantras. The album release extravaganza begins October 23 at The Dock in Ithaca New York and continues at Rochester’s Montage Music Hall (Oct 24) before culminating in Aqueous’ return home at Buffalo’s Iron Works; a show destined to rage into the wee hours of the morning.
Cycles Track Listing
- Dawn [1:00]
- Kitty Chaser (Explosions) [9:39]
- 20/20 [5:02]
- The Median [6:41]
- Skyway [8:47]
- Complex Pt. I [8:11]
- Wandering [1:56]
- Complex Pt. II [9:04]
- King for a Day [7:45]
- Staring into the Sun [15:02]
Aqueous is - Mike Gantzer (guitar/vocals), David Loss (guitar/keys/vocals), Evan McPhaden (bass) and Ryan Nogle (drums)