“Persuasion” By Axis: Sova
Chicago band Axis: Sova’s latest single, “Persuasion,” is off their forthcoming album Blinded By Oblivion, the full-length was recorded and produced by Ty Segall at Harmonizer Studios, arrives October 6th via GOD? Records.
Brett Sova on “Persuasion:”
“Meditating on an old A:S riff from ages back, “Persuasion” began as an instrumental passage relying on it’s 7/8 time signature and repetition to build tension with no resolve. Played endlessly in its early stages by Jeremy (Freeze) and I when we first programmed the beat, we eventually developed an austere verse/chorus to offset the riff, putting emphasis on vocal harmony to play with the song’s natural tension. When Josh (Johannpeter) joined the band soon after, he built percussive scaffolding around the simple drum machine pattern to help push and sustain its tension through to the end, where we tried to create an epic call and response between vocals and guitar, taking musical cues from our memory of records like Low and The Idiot. The wired instrumental passages influenced the song’s lyrical themes, which explore the art of manipulation and how it’s practiced by people and on platforms that frequently escape culpability, a complicated game that can easily subvert one’s perception of reality.”
AXIS: SOVA 2023 tour dates
Oct. 5th Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
Oct. 6th Detroit, MI – Majestic Theater
Oct. 7th Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe (at Old National Centre)
above dates w/ Ty Segall
Oct. 15th Long Beach, CA – Alex’s*
Oct. 16th Oakland, CA- Stork Club
Oct. 18th Seattle, WA – Billiard Hoang
Oct. 19th Portland, OR – Turn Turn Turn ^
Oct. 20th Redding, CA – The Dip
Oct. 21st San Francisco, CA – The Knockout Club
above dates w/ Oog Bogo
* also w/ Self Improvement
^also w/ Lavender Flu
Oct. 22nd Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon
w/ FRAND (Ty Segall, Emmett Kelly, Ben Boye), Self Improvement
pre order oblivion by Axis: Sova HERE
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