Post-hardcore quintet Greaver will release their debut full-length The Faun on April 29th via Cardigan Records. Today, the band is streaming the first single “A Poisoned Well” on Lambgoat and has launched pre-orders via iTunes. The record was engineered and mixed Al Jacob at Warrior Sound (He Is Legend, A Skylit Drive) and mastered by Jamie King at The Basement Recording (Between the Buried and Me, The Contortionist).
“We’re incredibly excited to share these 10 new songs with the world and usher in a new era for Greaver,” says drummer Travis Hall. “We’ve never been prouder of material we composed together and feel this record pulls from all the unique influences of our 5 members more so than everything we’ve previously released.“
CREDIT: Nick Pribac. LEFT TO RIGHT: Michael Rozier (Vocals/Guitar), Sean McNaught (Guitar), Travis Hall (Drums/Vocals), Michael Townsel (Vocals/Guitar), Eli Wray (Bass/Vocals)
Hailing from Durham, NC, Greaver fuses the rhythmic and melodic intensity of post-hardcore with raw, emotional energy commonly associated with screamo titans Suis La Lune, Pianos Become the Teeth, and Envy.
As a 5-piece, they blend a textured backdrop of dark, yet luminous melodies with the ferocity and rhythmic drive of modern hardcore. Vocalists Michael Rozier and Michael Townsel vary their vocals from intimate whispers to desperate screams when delivering their lyrics, exploring concepts of theology and grief. Completing their lineup with Sean McNaught on guitar, Eli Wray on bass, and Travis Hall on drums, Greaver’s live performances represent the intimacy of their lyrics by incorporating vocals from nearly every member, strong audience involvement, and an overall dynamic and intense energy.
Greaver’s debut album, The Faun, is due out April 29, 2016 on Cardigan Records.