Arts & Culture

NEW IDEA SOCIETY (CAVE IN, QUICKSAND, ETC.) ANNOUNCE “NOW IS HERE”

“Now Is Here” is the latest offering from the band New Idea Society. Founding members / decades-long friends Mike Law (Wild Arrows, EUCLID) and Stephen Brodsky (Mutoid Man, Cave In) have joined forces with longtime New Idea Society drummer Alan Cage (Quicksand) and guest bass collaborator Brian Cook (Russian Circles, Botch, SUMAC) to release two newly recorded songs on Sargent House.

“Now Is Here” and B-side “Wave Goodbye” are continuations of the sonic journey that began when Law and Brodsky were college roommates in the late 90’s/early 2000’s, sonically experimenting with cassette 4-track machines. Momentum from that highly creative period lasted over a decade, yielding several releases that include You Are Awake Or Asleep (2005), The World Is Bright And Lonely (2007) and Somehow Disappearing (2011), supported by worldwide touring – some of which featured Old Man Gloom drummer Santos Montaño.

After a 8 year hiatus, “Now Is Here” shows the reincarnated band flexing a much heavier sound that appeals more to fans of Mutoid Man/Cave In/Wild Arrows. The recording was masterfully captured in the studio by Jeremy Scott at The Civil Defense – all the while keeping the subtle melodic complexities of their earlier home recordings.

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