Daughters partner with artist Alexander Barton for short film “Magic Relighting Candle”

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Daughters, the Rhode Island-based outfit whose very recently released album, “You Won’t Get What You Want”, has been widely praised with Rolling Stone saying of the 10-track release: “If heavy music is supposed to be scary, Daughters have elevated it to an invigorating new level”, have partnered with fine artist Alexander Barton for a short film dubbed “Magic Relighting Candle”.

“As a friend and collaborator of Daughters, I complimented six minutes of experimentation with a familiar household performance to their introductory track "City Song", explains Alexander Barton. “The flame teases the hopeful youth and rhythmically refuses his satisfaction. Flickering in and out of grain and noise, disappointment and smoke, "Magic Relighting Candle" challenges the creative and superstitious”.

“Alex has been an important friend and cohort for about 20 years now”, adds guitar player Nick Sadler. “He is also one of my favorite creative thinks. We are always in good fortune when Alex has a project in mind for Daughters”.

Friday’s release of “You Won’t Get What You Want” was met with both anticipation and wide enthusiasm, Consequence of Sound’s Heavy Consequence awarded “You Won’t Get What You Want” an A-, saying the band was “unafraid to tread new ground”, while Brooklyn Vegan dubbed the collection “awe-inspiring” and The AV Club smartly summarized the album’s place in Daughters’ discography by saying “Daughters have created an album that’s as uncompromising as anything they’ve done before, but with a matured take on aggressive music that suits them well”.

“You Won’t Get What You Want” is available digitally here and physically here.

The band has also partnered with Fuzzrocious Pedals to create the Empty Glass pedal, which was used on “City Song”. The pedal is for sale exclusively via Reverb.com with a demo of the pedal in action here. Empty Glass takes the base circuit of Fuzzrocious’ M.O.T.H. and slightly alters it to expand its capabilities further. First, a dirty, monophonic octave up circuit slams the M.O.T.H., creating metallic, harsh octave up drive/distortion. Via the Drone footswitch, users can activate an oscillator with controls for the volume of the droning oscillator, a blend to mix the drive/distortion signal with the oscillator, and a drone pot to control the sweep of pitched oscillation ranging from the guttural revving of a V8 engine to the ear-piercing screech of tinnitus.

“Ryan at Fuzzrocious came up w a modded version of one of his pedals that he thought might be a useful tool for Daughters”, said Sadler. “We traded the prototype and new ideas, back and forth, for nearly a year until I was able to sit down and begin applying the Empty Glass to this shelved self-referential percussion pattern. Empty Glass provides almost 100% of the music you hear in "City Song" - the challenge being in how to turn a simple drone tool into performative music”.

Daughters’ fall tour, which already boasts several sold out dates, kicks off tomorrow night in Richmond.

North American Tour Dates 2018:
October 31  Richmond, VA  Strange Matter
November 1  Baltimore, MD  Metro Gallery
November 2  Philadelphia, PA  First Unitarian Church
November 3 Brooklyn, NY  Brooklyn Bazaar
November 4 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus (Sold Out)
November 8 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
November 9 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
November 10 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
November 11 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
November 15 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
November 17 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen (Sold Out)
November 18 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen (Sold Out)

European & UK Tour Dates 2019:
April 5 St. Petersburg, Russia Mod Club
April 6 Moscow, Russia Pravda Club
April 8 Munich, Germany Backstage Concerts
April 9 Stuttgart, Germany Juha West
April 10 Paris, France Point Ephemere
April 11 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Belgium Le Botanique
April 12 Berlin, Germany Cassiopeia Club
April 13 Hamburg, Germany Hafenklang
April 14 Tilburg, Netherlands Roadburn
April 15 Ramsgate, UK Ramsgate Music Hall
April 16 Bristol, UK The Exchange
April 17 Manchester, UK The Deaf Institute
April 18 Glasgow, UK The Hug and Pint
April 19 Leeds, UK Brudenell
April 20 London, UK The Dome (Sold Out)

Daughters is vocalist Alexis Marshall, guitar player Nick Sadler, drummer Jon Syverson and bass player Sam Walker. Following the release of their 2010 self-titled album, the band took an indefinite hiatus, returning in 2013 for a pair of sold out hometown shows in Providence, and a subsequent smattering of live dates in the intervening years, including joining Dillinger Escape Plan for their final live outings in December of 2017. Daughters have been hailed for their visceral performances, both live and on record, with Pitchfork describing them as “manic” and “pummeling” and Punk News pointing to their “frantic energy” and “spastic urgency”.