US melodic heavy rockers ABRAMS share title track and new video off upcoming “Blue City” album, out May 24th on Blues Funeral Recordings!

Denver, Colorado’s genre-bending heavy goldsmiths ABRAMS release their new single and video “Blue City”, the stirring title track from their forthcoming album to be released this May 24th on Blues Funeral Recordings. 

About the song “Blue City”, guitarist and vocalist Zachary Amster comments: “The song “Blue City” really stood out to me personally and encompassed the lyrical and musical theme of the entire record. The concept of comfort in the known combined with the discomfort of the unknown.  A solace in routine, the day to day which can easily turn into year to year, and how a city you’ve built a life around has a hold on you. Change is inevitable and Abrams is always trying to evolve musically and personally. “Blue City” is a new chapter for the band, grounded in our roots but evolving for the future. Enjoy!

Watch new video “Blue City” on New Noise Magazine
+ listen to the song on all streaming services

Fusing melody and dissonance, ABRAMS blast forth a cathartic mix of catchy, driving rhythms, soaring vocals and ethereal ambiance into the heavy music landscape. Wielding elements of heavy rock, shoegaze, grunge and post-metal with ease and fluency, they create a crystalline heaviness that’s bittersweet and nostalgic yet also gazes forward. The Denver band’s arresting sound finds them sharing terrain with Torche and Cave In, while their penchant for crunchy, irresistibly hooky riffs recalls alt-rock icons Quicksand. Even so, their swirling meld of influences isn’t the totality of Abrams.

Recorded and produced by Kurt Ballou (Converge, High On Fire, Chelsea Wolfe) at his legendary GodCity Studio, their new album “Blue City” is where genre-defying heaviness and perfect melodic songcraft converge, a sojourn through lush, cinematic passages and contemplative psychedelia. Its lyrics describe a metaphorical prison, a cold but familiar place where fear of change and the impossibility of action lead to paradoxical, crushing comfort. ► Don’t miss Abrams latest singles “Fire Waltz” and “Tomorrow“!

ABRAMS “Blue City”
Out May 24th on Blues Funeral Recordings (LP/CD/digital)

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ABRAMS started in 2013 in Denver, Colorado, with guitarist/vocalist Zach Amster and bassist/vocalist Taylor Iversen at the helm. Later joined by drummer Ryan DeWitt, the thunderous trio has always made a point of honor at crafting compelling melodies driven by blistering energy. From the full-blown progressive sludge and post-hardcore aggression of their debut album “Lust. Love. Loss.” (2015) and follow-up “Morning” (2017), the band has honed their craft and revealed their magnetism with 2020’s “Modern Ways”, yet it is the moody and mountain-heavy rock venture of their fourth full-length “In The Dark” that saw ABRAMS taking their music journey to the next level. 

Their 2022 release “In The Dark” was produced by Dave Otero (Khemmis, Cattle Decapitation) and showcased an expansive collection of AmpRep-worthy post-grunge tunes that trigger a wide range of emotions through luscious guitar hooks, brooding leads and outstanding vocals. The album landed in numerous end-of-year lists and was unanimously acclaimed by international critics who described it as an “in-your-face sludge/post-metal package that just goes the moment you hit play” (Metalsucks) and the “most explosive, bombastic, and convincing version of Abrams” (Heavy Blog Is Heavy).

Having shared the stage with Unsane, KEN mode, King Buffalo, Khemmis, Jaye Jayle or Emma Ruth Rundle, ABRAMS has always strived to deliver memorable live shows. A spearhead of the Denver rock scene, the foursome has recently joined the ranks of tastemaker label Blues Funeral Recordings for a spring 2024 release of their fifth album “Blue City”, which they recorded with Converge’s riffmaster and producer Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studio. 

Abrams upcoming US shows with Goya:
6/6 Colorado Springs, CO @ Vultures *
6/7 Trinidad, CO @ Trinidad Lounge *
6/8 ABQ, NM @ InsideOut *
6/10 Tucson, AZ @ Che’s Lounge
6/11 Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
6/12 Los Angeles, CA @ The Redwood
6/13 San Diego, CA @ Tower Bar
6/14 Sacramento, CA @ Cafe Colonial
6/15 San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
6/17 Portland, OR @ Swan Dive
6/18 Seattle, WA @ Clock-Out Lounge
6/19 Boise, ID @ Realms
6/20 Salt Lake City, UT @ Ace’s High Saloon
6/21 Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
* Abrams only
ABRAMS lineup:
Zachary Amster – guitar, vocals 
Taylor Iversen – bass, vocals 
Ryan DeWitt – drums 
Graham Zander – guitar

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