Balancing sounds of post-rock and post hardcore, Gates are gearing up for one of the most surprising releases of the summer with their upcoming album Parallel Lives. The band is now streaming the second single from the album, “Empty Canvas”.
CD/Vinyl/Merch: http://smarturl.it/gatesPL iTunes: http://geni.us/GatesPL?app=itunes Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2oCz1JrPKjyPKqvCBesLkF Emo-ish Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/purenoiserecords/playlist/677LkZJabitqxxF0ORgiV7 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gatesnj/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/gatesmusic Empty Canvas Lyrics I see myself in you, reflected you try to reproduce what I did you trace my pattern trying to be candid but all that you create is not quite right you draw
“Trying to absorb and deal with how you can’t know everyone, and you won’t ever know how they affect your lives or how you’re affecting others with simple things you’re saying or doing. I tried to hone in on that and use these songs to get that point across.”
The album mirrors life’s series of altering paths: songs reference each other in lyrics and style, but sound wildly different from one moment to the next. Without Dye always playing guitar, songs like the ethereal “Empty Canvas” and the Patty-Griffin-inspired piano song “Fade” are the epitome of Gates’ blend of core lyrical songwriting and atmospheric heaviness. The songs were tirelessly revised: “Penny” began as a Pedro the Lion-esque ditty before becoming a faster, more upbeat number, and the beginning of “Habit” changed entirely.
“I’ve never felt so much joy and satisfaction as when the five of us came together for this.”