Tuesday, May 3, 2016

ATTENTION HEADSPACE ASTRONAUTS


After years of being lost in the deep space of record label purgatory, pressing plant delays, and financial limbo, the second full length album from the bastard sons of the Pacific Northwest has finally re-entered the atmosphere and landed back on Earth. The album, titled Headspace Astronaut, is the product of an exhaustive series of recording sessions that took place in Seattle, WA, during 2012 and 2013, the results of which remained top secret and highly classified... until now. With a total running time approaching an hour, this dense collection of tunes finds Devotion diving all the way into the heavy rock sound hinted at on their debut album. While clearly deeply influenced by Seattle's heavier, so-called "grunge" groups of the early '90s, as well as by the down-tuned groove of some of the biggest metal acts to emerge from the American South, Devotion essentially give stylistic nods to all manner of heavy guitar rock music, from the proto-metal pioneers of the 1970s right on through to the present. However, not content to rely exclusively on volume and aggression, tracks like Straight To The Bottom and Eyes Of Eternity find Devotion employing clean, acoustic guitars and sparse percussion to take the listener on a caravan to a planet of their own creation. Album production and audio engineering duties were handled by Jackson Long, with mastering treatments administered by Brad Boatright. The end result is a massive and heavily layered presentation of Devotion's most ambitious musical statement yet.

In today's culture of convenience and stunted attention spans an album of this length and magnitude, not to mention the years of waiting for an official release date, is perhaps a difficult proposition for those listeners looking for a quick fix. However, the band is appreciative of those whose interest has persisted and would like to send a "thanks to all the Headspace Astronauts out there willing to put in the time and take the journey with us."

Headspace Astronaut is available now on LP, cassette, and digital download. The cassette and digital versions feature an alternate track listing and an additional song that is not included on the vinyl version. A limited edition photo book documenting the making of the album and new merchandise designs are also available for mail order.

Furthermore, for the first time ever a digital download version of Devotion's debut album, Bastard Son Of Affluence Blues, is available for purchase. That can be found at the Devotion bandcamp page, iTunes, or any number of other digital music retailers. Of course, if a physical format is preferred, LP and CD versions are still available. Also, the song Roadburn, which was previously only released on an extremely limited lathe cut 7" for Devotion fanclub members, is now available for download from the Devotion bandcamp page.

To steam music and mailorder records and merchandise please visit www.sonicrealestate.bandcamp.com

Digital files are also available to purchase through iTunes, AmazonMP3, and numerous other digital music retailers.

If you live in Europe and would like to save money on shipping, the new LP is also available from Barcelona's Can't Keep Us Down Records: www.ckudxbcn.bigcartel.com

Follow the band at www.facebook.com/devotionofficial


Friday, August 23, 2013

FIXATED



"Rosary wrapped like a noose around these praying hands."

Mike Parker's Devotion inspired tattoo by Michelle Truong.

CHEF

Photo by Jackson Long

Devotion will be performing on Thursday August 29th at The Josephine in Seattle along side Owen Hart, Wreck Tacoma, and more. This show is a chance to wish Devotion guitar player Bob "Chef" Reed and his wife Amy well on their upcoming move to Los Angeles, California. Bob is moving south to further his musical talents, and if his performance on the new Devotion album is any indication, his future is extremely bright.

"DIMEBAG STYLE"



Almost exactly one year to the day of entering the studio, the final touches for the new album have been tracked. Over the past twelve months countless hours have been logged in engineer Jackson Long's HMS Studio, as well as Squared Studios where some key vocals were laid down, and of course the Columbia City Theater where all drum performances were committed to tape. Indeed, the arduous process of mixing down these explorations of sonic excess still remains, but we are all one huge step closer to hearing a new Devotion release.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

"HEAVY AMOUNTS OF GROOVE"

Devotion Devotion Photos by Jesus Martinez

Rainfest was a blast as usual. Thanks to everyone involved in making it happen and everyone who came out on Friday evening to enjoy some "Southernfriedhardcoregrungerock".



We printed a new take on a classic design for the fest, the remainder of which have been added to our online store, in addition to a reprint of our first "Mucha" baseball shirt design of yesteryear. You can find both of those right HERE.

With both Rainfest and our recent performance in Bellingham with Black Breath and Crag Dweller out of the way we will now resume work on recorded audio visual material. Stay tuned.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

THE FAMILIAR CHILL OF THE NORTHWEST

After a brief sojourn down the coast Devotion have returned home to the Pacific Northwest to resume work on the new album. Thanks to everyone involved in making the tour a success, we hope to see you again soon. In the meantime, our webstore, which has been out of commission for some time, is back online and has been updated with the last few remaining new shirts that were printed for the tour, as well as our traditional designs. To purchase music or merchandise please visit www.devotionstore.bigcartel.com

Friday, January 11, 2013

YOU CAN'T WIN

Vancouver, BC