Having just returned from a U.S. tour, Planning For Burial is gearing up for the release of Desideratum on May 13th and just premiered a new track over on Noisey.com. “Where You Rest Your Head At Night” is the first track to be unveiled from this full-length album, the band’s first in almost four years, and is perfect first selection from this New Jersey-based gloom project.
Planning For Burial is the product of a single wunderkind taking healthy obsessions with certain influences and filtering them through a droning, gloomy spyglass that evokes only the most concrete blues (the emotion not the music) this side of the gray waters of the Atlantic. While Planning For Burial gets lumped in with the whole wave of “bedroom recording artists” (which is where the project toiled for years until debut LP Leaving finally was released in 2010), the mastermind behind the project sets himself apart from his peers due in no small part to his background in sound. Like labelmates Have A Nice Life, Planning For Burial’s brand of dark shoegaze/gloomgaze is hard to categorize, but it’s sound contains elements of slowcore, shoegaze, doom, drone, 90’s alt rock, 80’s goth, and black metal, while never being defined by any one of those genres.
Over the course of the last four years, Planning for Burial has been sporadically popping up in live venues (sharing the stage with a wide breadth of musical compatriots from Chelsea Wolfe to Deafheaven, while seeming out of place at none) along the east and west coasts and releasing a slew of EPs and splits on various labels. Now, Planning for Burial is gearing up to release Desideratum on San Francisco’s Flenser Records on May 13th and the band will announce more tour dates for this summer very soon.
Desideratum Track Listing:
1. Where You Rest Your Head At
3. 29 August 2012
Planning For Burial, Discography:
Leaving LP (2010) Enemies List Home Recordings
Desideratum LP (2014) Flenser Records
Untitled EP (2011) Music Ruins Lives
Late Twenties Blues EP (2011) self-released
Quietly EP (2013) Enemies List Home Recordings
Glowing Windows, Walk Alone EP (2013) Self-released
Split w/Lonesummer (2010) Music Ruins Lives
Split w/Dreamless (2013) Altar Of Waste
Split w/Lonesummer (II) (2013) Music Ruins Lives