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Channeling the influence of artists such as Nick Cave, Depeche Mode and Black Sabbathwrapped in shroud of punk rock, Los Angeles industrial/noise amalgamation SPIRIT IN THE ROOM has recently turned heads in the heavy rock music scene via performances with the likes of Deftones and the release of several undeniably potent singles.
In December 2018, SPIRIT IN THE ROOM revealed a provocative, unpredictable throat-punch of a track in the form of "The Future is Immediate" - an ode to social media naiveté. The track is featured on SPIRIT IN THE ROOM's brand new EP, entitled Spirit In The Room Vol. 1, out today. This EP is the first part of a three part EP series the band plans to release in 2019.
Spirit In The Room Vol. 1 can be purchased via Spotify, YouTube and Bandcamp now. Fans should note that purchasing the EP via Bandcamp will unlock a special surprise bonus track!
SPIRIT IN THE ROOM architect and frontman Dennis R. Sanders offers, "The songs on this EP, in particular, are mostly based on greed and vanity. Perfection is the new ugly in my opinion."
Sanders adds, "It's important to me to write and release SPIRIT IN THE ROOM material that can be translated in the live setting. I've released a lot of music in the past that might never get stage time, and that's fine, but I wanted to make sure that wasn't the case with these songs."
Track listing for Spirit In The Room Vol. 1:
1. MONETARY PRAYER
2. U R MY RELIGION
3. THE FUTURE IS IMMEDIATE
All songs were written and recorded by Dennis R. Sanders at Los Angeles, CA's the Black House.
SPIRIT IN THE ROOM teased the EP via a series of videos late last month and this month. Watch here:
Teaser 1: https://youtu.be/l0SetJUkkpk
Teaser 2: https://youtu.be/pZ_pDX3ghHI
Teaser 3: https://youtu.be/O5ohgjUyMWk
Catch SPIRIT IN THE ROOM performing at San Diego, CA's Bar Pink on February 15th! The show costs just $5 - tickets are available via http://schedule.barpink.com/.
"It is always a pleasure to see Spirit in the Room perform, because they always deliver... One of the most unique and self-contained bands in Los Angeles right now." - CVLT Nation
"...the band infuse the grime and swagger of The Cramps with dashes of Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and undertones of Joy Division and perhaps even Sisters Of Mercy. The point is that they do it well, and they do it convincingly." - Metal Hammer
"Spirit in the Room is becoming one of my favorite bands to see live... their energy is dark and powerful and the atmosphere they create in just a few seconds wraps the room with mystery..."- Rock NYC
"If Nick Cave, Lemmy, Elvis, Harry Dean Stanton and Iggy had a child in a church gone mad... that is Dennis." - Steffan Chirazi, celebrated rock writer and journalist
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