To celebrate the album’s release, pacificUV shares a remix of their song “Russians” by The Album Leaf. Check out the remix above via SoundCloud. pacificUV will embark on an East Coast tour starting this week, which includes two shows in New York. Full list of tour dates below.
pacificUV is an indie-rock band from Athens, Georgia. Across the course of their four albums, they’ve mapped out an expansive sonic terrain that includes dream-pop, space-rock, shoegaze and post-rock elements, working with a rotating cast of all-star musicians that has included members of Phosphorescent, of Montreal and Olivia Tremor Control.
After The Dream You Are Awake is Laced with the longings and terrors of a society preoccupied with apocalyptic fantasies and cold-war nostalgia, the songs recollect a past that no longer seems real, generating sonic atmospheres that, like memories, seem simultaneously swollen and sparse. From the dizzying opening of “24 Frames” to the final inquiries of “I Wanna Be You”, ATDYAA finds its sea-legs amid an ever-expanding emotional universe in which it’s easy to become lost.
The band was originally formed in 1998 in Athens, Georgia by Clay Jordan. After four years of collaborative experiment (one of the band’s initial aspirations was to play a single chord for 45 minutes to determine its color) what emerged was a critically acclaimed, eponymous debut album, which Rolling Stone declared “a masterpiece”. A hypnotic brew of melody and noise, the first record laid out a bold and sprawling ambient landscape.
Weekends, with multi-talented musician and producer Suny Lyons (Phosphorescent, The Low Lows) and drummer Lemuel Hayes. Released in 2012, Weekends featured guest appearances by such Athens luminaries as Elephant 6 cellist Heather McIntosh, B.P. Helium (of Montreal) and John Fernandez (Olivia Tremor Control), and found the band embracing a more melodic, electronic direction while maintaining the opulent, ethereal production aesthetic for which they are known.
Lyons and Hayes began recording what would become After The Dream You Are Awake. This time the band recruited poet Laura Solomon, whose arrival marked a conceptual shift that placed greater emphasis on lyrics in symbiosis with tones and textures. Composed, recorded and produced in six months, the songs on this album reflect the fervor and intensity of the collaboration; now, pacificUV is performing a series live shows in 2013.
05/16 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
05/18 Athens, GA – 40 Watt
05/21 Charlottesville, VA – Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
05/22 Brooklyn, NY – The Rock Shop
05/23 New York, NY – Pianos
05/24 Philadelphia, PA – Ortlieb’s Lounge
05/25 Baltimore, MD – Golden West Cafe
1. 24 Frames
4. Eyes Without A Face
5. Wolves Again
6. I Think It’s Coming
8. American Lovers
9. I Wanna Be You