WATERTANK: French Quartet Spreads “Contrails” With New Single Via Stereokiller

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Solar Flare Records has issued a new track from the impending Destination Unknown, French quartet WATERTANK‘s sophomore LP nearing release, the song now playing exclusively at Stereokiller.com.

Destination Unknown shows several sides of WATERTANK, the band merging grittier, noise rock-influenced elements and infectious, melodious alternative/post-rock atmospheres. One of the prime tracks on the new album, the infectious and airy “Contrails” effortlessly heaves the band’s output into the atmosphere, leaving its mark behind, as its name implies. If you’re into Torche, Quicksand, Jawbox, Sense Field and Failure, WATERTANK is something for you experience, and “Contrails” is the perfect way to get you there.

Follow WATERTANK‘s “Contrails” to Stereokiller’s exclusive streaming of the song RIGHT HERE.

Previously released track “Surrender” is playing at Noisey HERE and “DCVR” via American Aftermath RIGHT HERE.

The noise rock specialists at French label, Solar Flare Records, will release Destination Unknown on June 29th street date, the record due on CD, LP and digital formats. View the multiple options and bundles HERE.

Two years after their first release, Nantes-based WATERTANK returns with their nine-track full-length, Destination Unknown, bringing forth nearly thirty-five minutes of brand new material. While the album came together quickly, being composed and recorded with unusually short notice, the LP cohesively reveals a more confident band through this new batch of strongly crafted songs. The Nantes ­based band is still in love with melodic hooks, and down­tuned heavy riffing, as heard especially in cuts like “Dcvr” and “Doomed Drifters,” yet sees them evolving from their post­-hardcore background in tracks like “Contrails” and exploring new territories completely within “Scheme” and the title track, as always aiming to deliver lasting listening enjoyment. Once again recorded by Patrice Guillerme (Papier Tigre, Patriotic Sunday) and mastered by Carl Saff (Coliseum, Pilot To Gunner), Destination Unknown marks a step forwards for the renewed line­up.

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