|June 14, 2019, New York City – Infinity Shred, the NYC-based trio whose music has been described as “the threshold of what the future might hold” (Impose), release their 3DOT Recordings’ debut, Forever, A Fast Life, on Aug. 23.
“We wanted it to be recognizable as an Infinity Shred record, but not like anything we’ve done previously,” says programmer Damon Hardjowirogo. “This is the first time where everybody in the band contributed to a large amount of the actual songwriting process. It was exciting to see the difference in material it sparked.”
The band offer fans an early preview of the 10-song album, streaming “Long May You Run” (https://spoti.fi/2XfW4AK).
“On my birthday last year, my dad wrote on Facebook, ‘Happy Birthday Damon, Long May You Run,’ and it’s something he had never said to me before in my life,” adds Damon. “I don’t know where the phrase came from, but we got attached to it. It’s the most energetic and lighthearted song. On the album, you start in a place of naïveté and end up going somewhere darker. We like the contrast of different songs against each other.”
Infinity Shred formed in 2012, releasing their debut full-length, Sanctuary, the following year with a sophomore release, Long Distance, arriving in the fall of 2016. Drummer Clara Warnaar joined Damon and guitar player Nathan Ritholz just prior to the release of Long Distance, making Forever, A Fast Life the first release to include input from the full trio. Clara incorporated her classical background, assembling a small orchestra to accompany the three-piece, performing on the album opener “Brutal Luxury,” interlude “Harsh Language” and “What’s Worth Hiding?”
Forever, A Fast Life track list:
- Brutal Luxury
- Fractured, Focused
- Harsh Language
- Long May You Run
- What’s Worth Hiding?
- And Then Again Gathered
- Forever, A Fast Life
- What’s Different Now?
Album pre-orders, which include an instant download of “Long May You Run,” are available now via the 3DOT webstore (https://store.3dotrecordings.com/).
Tour dates (all dates with Astronoid):
June 20 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
June 21 Lakewood, OH The Symposium
June 22 Chicago, IL Reggies
June 23 Pontiac, MI The Crofoot
June 25 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
June 23 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore Philadelphia
June 28 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
June 29 Pawtucket, RI The Met
June 30 Boston, MA Great Scott