Check your heart rate, make sure your pulse is even, hang on to your defibrillator. Darkness Forgives, the newest album from post-hardcore rockers the Saddest Landscape, is fever-inducing, fire-starting music — all explosive guitars and roaring vocals, powerful enough to ignite even the most morose and sullen. Since the band’s inception in 2002, they’ve compiled an extensive discography that includes 25 releases; the members are spread all across the Northeast, but the distance and miles between them have only seemed to heighten their drive. Stream the album in full below.
The Saddest Landscape are on tour this fall:
w/ State Faults
10/23 San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
10/24 San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe
10/25 La Puente, CA @ Bridgetown D.I.Y.
w/ Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
11/06 Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
11/07 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
11/08 Lakewood, OH @ Now That’s Class
w/ Vattnet Viskar
11/13 West Haven, CT @ The Crunch House*
11/14 Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
11/15 New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall
12/06 Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone
12/07 New Orleans, LA @ Sisters in Christ
12/08 Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
12/09 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Purgatory)
12/10 Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club
12/11 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
12/12 Baltimore, MD @ Raven Inn
*no Vattnet Viskar
We did a few unique takes of Jawbreaker’s “Boxcar” in the vinyl booth at Jack White’s Third Man Records in Nashville. Each take was instantly pressed to a 6″ vinyl record. We’re hiding a copy at a different record store we love around the world. We are going to give away clues on where to find the copies exclusively to fans that pre-order the record from Topshelf (and also anyone that pre-orders it is instantly in the running to win a copy as well). There are only a few in existence – photos below.