Chasms are the San Francisco-based project which involves Jess Labrador and Shannon Madden. We introduced them with debut full-length On The Legs Of Love Purified. Now they announced the release of a new album. The Mirage is out oN February 22nd, 2019 via Felte Records. “Shadow” is the hypnotic first excerpt. It was mixed by Josh Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv) and mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri. Listen below.
The Mirage was conceived following major upheaval in the pair’s lives, including the loss of Madden’s brother and a number of the band’s friends in Oakland’s Ghost Ship warehouse fire in 2016. Compounded with the dissolution of a marriage, and leaving San Francisco after more than a decade to relocate to Los Angeles, the album is an exploration of grief and the multi-faceted heartbreak that follows such events.