Coastlands new album Death is out on October 9th via Translation Loss and Dunk! Records.
Portland post-metal outfit Coastlands have shared another track from their upcoming fourth album. Titled ‘Dead Friends’ and featuring Dustin Coffman of Glassing, the track is a slow-burning one that leisurely unfolds until and the climax of intense catharsis.
“‘Dead Friends’ was originally a B-Side from 2017 when we were writing our previous LP, The Further Still,” the band say of ‘Dead Friends’. “We struggled with finding the right direction for the song and decided to shelf it for a later revision. We revisited the song in 2019 and by that point our perspectives had changed, allowing us to see dead friends in a new light. It quickly became clear that all we needed was more time. ‘Dead Friends’ is about just that, dead friends. It’s about the people in your life you’ve lost and the ones that have decided to lose you.”
“Originally this song was completely instrumental until Trent emailed us an updated demo file which had massive drums and him shouting into the overhead mics on his kit. It was in that moment we knew we had stumbled upon something that embodied the full potential of the song. After demoing ideas with different lyrics and types of singing, we had found ourselves further away from where we started and knew we had to reach outward to find a fresh perspective.”
“We asked Dustin to be part of the song on the week our album was due to be mixed, He sent us his tracks within days. His words added weight, a sense of urgency and completed our vision for the song. Without Dustin’s vocals, ‘Dead Friends’ would be incomplete.”
The track and album were recorded in Portland, Oregon at Dead Aunt Thelmas & Long Play Recording, engineered by Jason Sissoyev, mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Russian Circles, Every Time I Die) at GodCity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts and mastered by Magnus Lindberg (Cult of Luna, Brutus, Refused, Russian Circles) in Stockholm, Sweden at Redmount Studios.