Temple of Angels' debut album "Endless Pursuit" out today
US SUMMER TOUR DATES INCLUDING SOUND AND FURY
Temple of Angels' debut album, Endless Pursuit, is out today. Across Endless Pursuit's eleven stunning songs the Austin, TX-based four-piece have managed to capture all of the most dazzling and entrancing elements of dream pop while still highlighting the hefty dose of hook-filled songwriting at its core.
Earlier singles "Tangled In Joy," "Waving To The Wind," and "(For You) I'd Lose It All" drew attention from the likes of Stereogum, BrooklynVegan, Austin Chronicle, and more, and now listeners can enjoy the full breadth of Endless Pursuit's dynamic sound. To mark the album's release Temple of Angels have teamed with BrooklynVegan for an in-depth look at the influences that went into the record.
Temple of Angels formed in 2017, emerging from the Texas punk and hardcore scene with a widescreen sound recalling the likes of Cocteau Twins, The Cure, or The Sundays. After releasing a series of EPs and singles, the band have made good on the promise of their early work with Endless Pursuit. The album was recorded with Colin Knight (Death Bells, Fury, Leisure World) and Phillip Odom (Ceremony, Militarie Gun, Portrayal of Guilt), and then mastered by Will Yip (Turnover, Citizen, Title Fight), and sounds so fully formed and assured that it belies the difficult circumstances that inspired it. Throughout the record, Morell reckons with the loss of a parent and its deeply unmooring impact on her life. “I started having extremely vivid nightmares reliving certain experiences with my mom that started to take over my life, trapping me in that trauma,” Morell explains. These dreams, filled with “the constant feeling that something or someone so essential to you is missing, home doesn't feel like home anymore, and something about this world just feels off now” would form the central core of Endless Pursuit.
Temple of Angels are also embarking on a lengthy North American tour scheduled for the summer, starting at the end of the month. See full itinerary below.
07/30 Los Angeles, CA @ Sound & Fury Festival
07/31 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
08/02 Portland, OR @ Polaris
08/03 Seattle, WA @ High Dive
08/05 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
08/07 Denver, CO @ 7th Circle
08/09 Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
08/10 St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
08/11 Milwaukee, WI @ X-Ray
08/12 Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village
08/13 Detroit, MI @ Pike Room
08/14 Toronto, ON @ Monarch
08/15 Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo
08/17 Boston, MA @ Deep Cuts
08/18 New York, NYU @ Union Pool
08/19 Philadelphia, PA @ Foto Club
08/20 Washington, DC @ Rhizome
08/22 Nashville, TN @ DRKMTTR
08/23 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
08/25 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs)
08/26 Austin, TX @ Parish
08/27 Dallas, TX @ Cheap Steaks