Holy Fawn, the Phoenix-based band whose 2018 DIY release, “Death Spells”, earned the fledgling foursome widespread recognition from both colleagues and writers, return with the eagerly-awaited album, “Dimensional Bleed”, out on September 9th, 2022, via Wax Bodega.
“We’re always going to be the same four humans making music”, explains singer/guitar player Ryan Osterman of the collection that they co-produced with Mike Watts (Dillinger Escape Plan, Glassjaw). “With every release, I feel like we’ve continued to learn how to best support each other both mentally and musically, which enables us to try new things. Personally, I think this record has truly allowed us to explore more creative avenues than we did with ‘Death Spells’”.
News of the 10-song album’s impending arrival is met with the release of a second single the album, with the band releasing the album’s title track this morning – watch the video below. The group released the single, and video for, “Death is a Relief” in advance of their spring tour with Deafheaven.
“’Dimensional Bleed’ vaguely refers to a concept of multiple dimensions and timelines that could exist simultaneously”, adds guitar player Evan Phelps. “A lot of different media has alluded to this ideology, and I find the possibility of multiple dimensions intersecting and bleeding into others to be fascinating”.
Album pre-orders, which include a selection of limited-edition vinyl variants, CD, cassette, as well as digital pre-saves, are available here.
2. Death is a Relief
3. Lift Your Head
4. Empty Vials
6. Dimensional Bleed
8. Voice of Light
9. True Loss
10. Blood Memory
Holy Fawn embark on the first leg of what will be a lengthy touring cycle in support of “Dimensional Bleed”, on August 31st. The two week trek, with support from Astronoid, culminates in a return performance at Riot Fest. A U.K. headlining stint follows.
US Tour Dates 2022:
August 31 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
September 2 Oklahoma City, OK 89th Street
September 3 Austin, TX Mohawk
September 4 Denton, TX Andy’s Bar & Grill
September 6 Atlanta, GA Purgatory at The Masquerade
September 7 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
September 8 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
September 9 Philadelphia, PA Milkboy
September 10 New York, NY Saint Vitus
September 11 Providence, RI Fete Music Hall
September 13 Pittsburgh, PA Club Café
September 14 Lakewood, OH The Foundry
September 15 Ferndale, MI The Loving Touch
September 16 Chicago, IL Riot Fest
UK Tour Dates 2022:
September 26 Manchester, UK Deaf Institute
September 27 Glasgow, UK The Garage (Attic)
September 28 Nottingham, UK Bodega
September 29 Bristol, UK Exchange
September 30 London, UK 229
Holy Fawn is Ryan Osterman (guitar, vocals), Evan Phelps (guitar), Alexander Rieth (bass), and Austin Reinholz (drums). The Arizona-born band have released one album: “Death Spells” (2018) as well as two EPs: “The Black Moon” (2020) and “Realms” (2015). Holy Fawn independently released “Death Spells” in 2018, with the captivating underground album receiving a wider re-release via Triple Crown Records in 2019. Stereogum said the band and album are “impossible to ignore”, going on to call the 10-song release a “revelation”. Heavy Blog Is Heavy said Holy Fawn is in a “realm all their own”, and dubbed “Death Spells” a “landmark” release.