ROYAL CODA:New Album ‘Compassion’ Out Now Via Blue Swan Records

New Album
‘Compassion’
Out Now Via Blue Swan Records
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Thursday 7th November 2019 – ROYAL CODA, the Sacramento quintet comprised of members from Dance Gavin Dance, A Lot Like Birds, Stolas and Sianvar, have released their extraordinary new album, ‘Compassion’ today. Find ‘Compassion’ on your streaming platform of choice here.
 
‘Compassion’ is also available physically on CD and vinyl. The 4 different pre-order vinyl variants of the album all completely sold-out but the band have released two brand new ‘Release Day’ variants today. All physical versions of the album can be found at RoyalCoda.com
 
 
 
‘Compassion’ is also available physically on CD and vinyl. The 4 different pre-order vinyl variants of the album all completely sold-out but the band have released two brand new release day variants today. All physical versions of the album can be found at RoyalCoda.com
 
 
 
 
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)
 
Find ‘Compassion’ digitally here
Order Vinyl and CD from RoyalCoda.com
 
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 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 just finished a very successful N American run on the road with Hail The Sun, Strawberry Girls and Vis and were recently announced on the line-up for the second annual Swanfest, headlined and curated by Dance Gavin Dance. Next year, the 1 day event will move to a bigger venue in Papa Murphy’s Park in Sacramento and will take place on April 25th 2020.
 
The band released the video for the album’s lead single – ‘Numbing Agent’ last 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)
 
ROYAL CODA are
 
Kurt Travis – vox
Sergio Medina – Guitar
Will Swan – Guitar
Joesph Arrington – Drums
Steffen Gotsch – Bass

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