Royal Coda Release New Single ‘Becoming The Memory’

Royal Coda have released their new single ‘Becoming The Memory’

New Album ‘Compassion’ Out November 7th Via Blue Swan Records Pre-Orders Available here

Monday September 30th 2019 – ROYAL CODA, the Sacramento quintet comprised of members from Dance Gavin Dance, A Lot Like Birds, Stolas and Sianvar, have dropped the second new single ‘Becoming The Memory’ from their upcoming album, ‘COMPASSION’ which will be released on November 7th via Blue Swan Records. Find ‘Becoming The Memory’ with accompanying animation here:

ROYAL CODA’s pedigree, not only in terms of technical proficiency, but also in terms of crafting labyrinthine, multi-textured compositions, speaks for itself. Formed by guitar virtuoso Sergio Medina (Sianvar, Stolas), ROYAL CODA is a supergroup of musicians from within the post-hardcore scene and features Will Swan (Dance Gavin Dance, Sianvar, Secret Band) on guitar, Kurt Travis (ex-Dance Gavin Dance, Ex-A Lot Like Birds) on vocals, Joseph Arrington (A Lot Like Birds) on drums and Steffen Gotsch on bass

Sometimes chaotically frantic, sometimes beautifully fragile and sometimes both, ROYAL CODA blend complex time signatures, soaring vocal lines and intricate guitar lines into their vast and elaborate soundscapes. The ebbs and flows of timbre and volume swell together to create a collection of gloriously whimsical and emotive songs. The new album title, ‘Compassion’, is a nod to the last Dance Gavin Dance album, ‘Happiness’, that both guitarist Will Swan and vocalist Kurt Travis recorded together before Kurt left the band.

Royal Coda | Compassion

Track Listing

  1. Ruby Leaf
  2. All In Question
  3. Numbing Agent
  4. The Innocence Of
  5. Becoming The Memory
  6. Arms Race for God’s Grace
  7. Don’t Stay Long
  8. The Innocence Of (Reprise)

Album pre-orders are available now Vinyl and CD from Digital from ROYAL CODA shot to critical acclaim when they released their self-titled debut album in 2018. Quickly garnering a fiercely loyal, almost cult like following, the band played a handful of live shows in support of the self-titled including the inaugural, sold-out Swanfest in CA this April. They are currently on the road with Hail The Sun, Strawberry Girls and Vis until October 13.

Hail The Sun | Strawberry Girls | Royal Coda | VIS

09/13 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver09/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
09/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
09/17 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA Side Stage
09/18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
09/20 – Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Arts Co
09/21 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
09/22 – Houston, TX @ The Secret Group
09/24 – Orlando, FL @ Soundbar
09/25 – Margate, FL @ O’Malley’s
09/26 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Hell
09/27 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro
09/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
09/29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
09/30 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
10/02 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
10/03 – Ferndale, MI @ Loving Touch
10/04 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Citadel
10/05 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
10/07 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird
10/08 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
10/10 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/11 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne
10/13 – Fresno, CA @ Strummers

The band released the video for the album’s lead single – ‘Numbing Agent’ earlier this month. Speaking on the lyrical content of the new track, vocalist Kurt Travis says

“I wrote the lyrics for Numbing Agent around people destroying their lives, creating greed and selfishness surrounding their drug use. I felt that the instrumentals would set the scene perfectly for a coke party where this kind of thing takes place.”

Watch the video here and below. Royal Coda – Numbing Agent (Official Music Video)


Kurt Travis – vox
Sergio Medina – Guitar
Will Swan – Guitar
Joesph Arrington – Drums
Steffen Gotsch – Bass

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