Grails announced their sixth studio LP “Chalice Hymnal” back in December, and have since shared the album’s title track and the single “Pelham.” While the album’s not officially out until later this week, today you can stream the whole thing via Noisey. Comprising 11 tracks of patiently sweeping instrumental rock, Chalice Hymnal unfolds with the force of a steamroller — pressing a diverse range of instrumentation and aesthetics into a holistic linear thread. It’s a deep work that could inspire its own dictionary of applicable adjectives, but here’s a quick rundown of what words most immediately come to mind: cinematic, meditative, yearning, and potent. Listen for yourself below.
Chalice Hymnal is out 2/17 on Temporary Residence.