The DEAFCULT debut full length AURAS, is a record about dreams; the ghosts of people, places and situations past that haunt our nights sleep, or lack-thereof. Reflecting on romanticised memories as a disaffected suburban teenager, tales of love, drugs, death and what it meant to both discover and lose yourself. You told yourself it was going to last forever, but with an underlying sadness that you knew it couldn’t last. After 2015’s self-titled demo, the Brisbane six-piece sought to go further towards the margins —noisier, more precise, more dense, simply more. And yet, they became something much closer to a guitar-pop band in the process. From a certain angle, they are. AURAS has anthems firmly planted throughout, often behind the fuzz and haze, sometimes pushed to abstraction. But even in its most distorted moments, there is a gentleness to the music. AURAS is reflecting on some overwhelming themes, after all.
Released June 30, 2017 LP / CD / Digital HOB 045
first press: 600 (/100 Silver w/ screenprinted jackets, /250 Cream w/ Purple Haze, /250 Purple) (5 test presses) second press: 500 (Clear w/ Pink and Blue Splatter)
The LP is pressed on virgin vinyl and comes in a heavyweight jacket and download code for a digital copy of the album. Limited screen-printed jacket with metallic ink highlight, hand-numbered edition of 100.