There was a time when it looked like Seahaven might never make music again – but any doubts about that can dissipate, as today, they have revealed that they have signed to Pure Noise Records. The California-based quartet have announced their long-awaited return, gracing fans with a new single and video ‘Moon‘, which comes off of their forthcoming album ‘Halo of Hurt‘ due out November 20.
Fans can pre-order the highly anticipated record now here: https://smarturl.it/Seahaven.
‘Halo of Hurt‘ is Seahaven’s first album in six years and a riveting new chapter in their ongoing evolution. Astral and eerie, moonlit and menacing, it reignites the magic dust that made Seahaven’s early 2010s run so special. It’s an adventurous rock album that urges you to grapple with your self doubt and innermost demons, then cast them into oblivion. “In ‘Halo of Hurt‘, there’s some underlying anxiety from coming up short after 2014” lead vocalist Kyle Soto admits: “I wanted to bring it back to the beginning of the band — a revived version of our younger selves in my garage in 2009. No timelines, no pressure. No need to fit a certain mold”.
The sonic leap from 2011’s cathartic, gritty debut LP “Winter Forever” to 2014’s “Reverie Lagoon”: “Music For Escapism Only” – a wondrous sequence of nocturnal, fireside soundscapes – turned heads through the underground. But it left Torrance, CA’s foremost musical shape-shifters with an almost impossible act to follow. Shows became sporadic. Heading into 2020, it had been over half a decade since the four-piece released its previous album. Fans feared it was all over. For Seahaven themselves, it sometimes felt that way, too.
“I don’t even know if I picked up a guitar for two and a half years,” shares Soto. Chat with the members of Seahaven – Soto, guitarist Cody Christian, bassist Mike DeBartolo, and drummer Eric Findlay – and they’ll refer to this as their “dark period”, a time in which they scrapped an album’s worth of demos, adjourned an ongoing label search, and resigned to the possibility of “Reverie Lagoon” riding off into the sunset as their unintended swan song. “We didn’t know what direction we wanted to go in. We did a summer tour in 2016 and when it was over, we thought that was the end”.