By Zach Collier
This weekend, Provo’s darkwave synth-duo New Shack will be releasing their sophomore album. Entitled Eingang, it is the follow-up to the duo’s 2015 LP, Shadow Girl. New Shack is composed of Bone Shack Studio producer Catherine Leavy and Pleasant Pictures Studios’ Eric Robertson.
Eingang was inspired by Leavy’s time spent overseas in Germany, and is named after the German word found on doors throughout the country. Meaning “beginning” or “entrance,” the album aims to bring listeners into the sonic world of New Shack: one of ethereal electronic soundscapes, sweet melodies, and melancholic brooding. The debut single, “House of Frankenstein,” premiered on CMJ and drew broad comparisons to acts including Cocteau Twins and Grimes.
The album will be released on all digital distribution outlets on Saturday, September 3rd, with preorders for the album available on iTunes for a discounted price of $7.99. The album returns to full price after its release. The Eingang album release concert is also on Saturday, September 3rd, at Velour Live Music Gallery. The band will be selling brand new merchandise and copies of the album on CD. Joining them will be local acts DRAPE and Robert Loud. Doors open at 8PM. Tickets are available for purchase online at 24tix.com here.
Check out The Making of Eingang – a short film about the album’s creation – below. Directed by Melody Chow.