CHEVELLE Get Horrific With La Gárgola - New Album Streaming In Its Entirety
March 25, 2014, 5 years ago
CHEVELLE will release their new LP, La Gárgola via Epic Records/Sony Music on April 1st and BraveWords is streaming the entire album below:
The album title is Spanish for The Gargoyle, which is a "sonic reinvention" for the Chicago trio. Says band front man Pete Loeffler (guitars, vocals), “I don’t want Chevelle to sound like every rock band out there, I wanted to create something fun in a dark way.”
Bandmates Sam Loeffler (drums), and Dean Bernardini (bass, vocals) employed aggressive electronic drum kits, stomp boxes, ethereal effects, vintage amps, and Pete’s study of horror film aesthetics (The Walking Dead, Rosemary’s Baby, Friday The 13th) to provide the core sound of La Gárgola. "I've always liked horror films," says Pete, "watching them is like riding a roller coaster. Your heart rate goes up, and that's perfect for our music.”
According to a press release, songs like 'The Damned' and 'Jaw Breaker' characterize the prevailing feel of La Gárgola, with heart-thumping drums and dark-overdriven guitar riffs. Chevelle proves socially aware on 'Take Out The Gunman', which through dominant guitars and emotive vocal dynamics examines the issue of mental illness and guns. The band’s ode to the Pacific ‘One Ocean’ is layered with hazy guitars and a brooding bass line that provokes inspired vocals from Pete. “We’ve never written a song like it before,” says Sam, “it’s one of our favorites.”
Formed by the Loeffler Brothers in Chicago, IL in 1995, Chevelle has sold over four million albums, including their major label debut 'Wonder What's Next,' which went platinum in the US.