Cinematic rock band Starset released their sophomore album Vessels last Friday, January 20, via Razor & Tie.
Vessels is a data-stream rendered in sound where vocalist Dustin Bates becomes the deus-ex-machina in an age of information overload that is increasingly complex yet ultimately human. From the atmospheric opener Back To The Earth, to the driving hooks of the album's first single Monster (watch the official video clicking on the image), to the catchy, nearly progressive moments of Frequency, Bates has succeeded in escaping the gravity of formula radio rock. Instead, he has re-imagined his genre-defying vision as an arena where Hans Zimmer interfaces with Radiohead and Trent Reznor.
Vessels was produced by Rob Graves (Halestorm, Red, Pillar) and mixed by Ben Grosse (Breaking Benjamin, Filter, Alter Bridge), who also helmed their 2014 Razor & Tie debut, Transmissions, a landmark album selling in excess of a quarter million combined albums, streams and downloads, and propelled by singles including the unforgettable My Demons (which spent an unprecedented 43 weeks scaling rock charts).
Also collaborating on Vessels is musician, songwriter and producer Sahaj Ticotin, who worked on the songs Die For You, Starlight, Last To Fall and Telepathic (and you can hear the Ra frontman's touch if you listen carefully).
Stream Vessels on Spotify and watch the brand new video for the new single Back To The Earth following this link.