DEPARTURE SONGS VINYL HAS ALMOST SOLD OUT

Our tour starts next Friday, so a bit of an update on vinyls is in order as we've had a bunch of you asking about them.

We have less than 130 Departure Songs vinyls left in Australia! They are also almost sold out in the States and Europe. We've taken them offline to save the rest. You will only be able to buy vinyl on this tour! Specifically the limited bone coloured vinyls.

They will most likely sell out on this tour! Help us do that so we can pay for a repress.

Thanks to all the legends who've bought one so far, that's 750 vinyls in total which is a huge a achievement for a band like us.

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LIMITED TOUR PRINTS

Tour starts in just over 2 weeks! We've got a bunch of new merch coming. Part of it will be a very limited run of high quality A2 tour posters. Available at the upcoming shows until sold out.

SUPPORTS ANNOUNCED

DATES AND SUPPORTS

Fri 27.05 Wollongong | Rad Bar
Tickets

We’ll be joined by local post/prog dudes HarbouR and the dark pop sounds of Brother Colluder.

HarbouR
https://harbouraus.bandcamp.com/album/event-horizon

Brother Colluder
https://brothercolluder.bandcamp.com/

Presale $10
Door $15
Doors 8pm
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Sat 28.05 Parramatta | Beatdisc Records (All Ages)
Tickets on the door only.

Jangly indie nice gal and guys, mowgli will be opening for us and will be our only support at this show!

Mowgli
https://wearemowgli.bandcamp.com/

Doors 8pm
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Fri 03.06 Newcastle | Small Ballroom
Tickets

Local post/prog dudes Majora are promoting a new album and will be joined by local hardcore heroes Safe Hands and electronic artist White Gums.

Majora
https://majoraofficial.bandcamp.com/track/tidal

Safe Hands
https://safehandsaus.bandcamp.com/album/montenegro

White Gums
https://whitegums.bandcamp.com/releases

Presale: $15
Door $20
Doors 8pm
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Sat 04.06 Katoomba | Hotel Gearin
Tickets

Our heavy prog mates, Dumbsaint will be joining us from Sydney along with local electronic-cello-post guys Sonori.

Dumbsaint
https://dumbsaint.bandcamp.com/

Sonori
https://www.facebook.com/sonorimusic/

Presale $15 Door $20
Doors 8.30pm
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Fri 10.06 Perth | Jimmy's Den
Tickets

Beards and doom jazz.

Tangled Thoughts of Leaving
http://music.tangledthoughtsofleaving.com/

More info TBA.
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Fri 17.06 Adelaide | The Crown and Anchor
Tickets

We finally get to play with another one of our oceanic brothers, The Burning Sea. The lovely guys and voices in Have/Hold from Melbourne will be joining us here and for a few other shows. Opening will be local post rock guys Stranger Things Have Happened.

The Burning Sea
https://theburningsea.bandcamp.com/

Have/Hold
http://havehold.com/

Stranger Things Have Happened
https://sthh.bandcamp.com/

Presale $10
Door $15
Doors 8.30pm
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Sat 18.06 Melbourne | The Old Bar
Door Only

Back at one of our favorite bars in Melbourne with Have/Hold, the aluminium post-gaze melodies of half/cut and coming up from Hobart, the film noir soundscapes of Omahara.

Have/Hold
http://havehold.com/

Half/Cut
https://halfslashcut.bandcamp.com/album/ecco-locale

Omahara
https://omahara.bandcamp.com/

Door $10
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Fri 24.06 Canberra | The Basement (Backroom)
Tickets

Main support will be legends Have/Hold from Melbourne. Joining them will be the local dreamy post rock guys Lost Coast and our very own sound guy Tav's band from Sydney, the sludge-core noise of Gvrlls.

Have/Hold
http://havehold.com/

Lost Coast
https://lostcoast.bandcamp.com/releases

Grvlls
https://artascatharsis.bandcamp.com/…/protect-us-from-the-o…

Presale $10
Door $20
Doors 8pm
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Sat 25.06 Sydney | Oxford Arts Factory
Tickets

Excited to announce this show in particular. We’ll be joined by Meniscus after just finishing a new record and showcasing new stuff! Also the the lovely alt-rock ballads from Have/Hold up from Melbourne and Majora from Newcastle also in support of a new record. Opening will be the lovely sounds of Brother Colluder. This will be a massive night!

Meniscus
https://meniscusmusic.bandcamp.com/

Have/Hold
http://havehold.com/

Majora
https://majoraofficial.bandcamp.com/

Brother Colluder
https://brothercolluder.bandcamp.com/

Presale $20+bf
Door $30
Doors 6.30pm
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TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Tickets for our Australian tour in May/June this year are now on sale now! Buy them!
There's also some more cool stuff to be announced soon. Watch this space.

Fri 27.05 Wollongong | Rad
Sat 28.05 Parramatta | Beatdisc Records
Fri 03.06 Newcastle | Small Ballroom
Sat 04.06 Katoomba | Hotel Gearin
Fri 10.06 Perth | Jimmy's Den
Fri 17.06 Adelaide | The Crown and Anchor
Sat 18.06 Melbourne | The Old Bar
Fri 24.06 Canberra | The Basement (Backroom)
Sat 25.06 Sydney | Oxford Arts Factory

 

AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2016

For our first shows of the year we are embarking on our first headline tour of Australia over May and June. We’ll be heading to some places we’ve not been before and joined by a bunch of awesome guests. We’ll also be playing Departure Songs in full at every show and finishing up in Sydney with an extra special night at the Oxford Arts Factory. Come and hang out.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Fri 27.05 Wollongong | Rad
Sat 28.05 Parramatta | Beatdisc Records
Fri 03.06 Newcastle | Small Ballroom
Sat 04.06 Katoomba | Hotel Gearin
Fri 10.06 Perth | Jimmy's Den
Fri 17.06 Adelaide | The Crown and Anchor
Sat 18.06 Melbourne | The Old Bar
Fri 24.06 Canberra | The Basement (Backroom)
Sat 25.06 Sydney | Oxford Arts Factory

Very special guests to be announced.
Please refer to venue websites for more details.

VINYL UPDATE & HAPPY HOLIDAYS

VINYL UPDATE:
Hello!
We come to you with not the best news right before the end of the year... We've been told by the pressing plant that due to mistakes that were completely out of our control our vinyls will not reach us until January. More delays!!

We can't apologise enough and we'll get these out to you as soon as we can. The fact they are not in our hands already is slowly killing us.

AMERICA:
You can pre-order the vinyl from Translation Loss Records - they are the same stock as ours so they don't have any at the moment either but will do in January.

EUROPE:
We are working on distribution and will let you know when we confirm all the details.

Once again, thank you for all your support and patience. We'll be going quiet for a few weeks, all merch orders will go out after the 10th of Jan. Have a safe holiday.

Peace, love and beers from
WLTS

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'Departure Songs' - out now on Bird's Robe Records, Art As Catharsis Records and Translation Loss Records.

"This is a special, unique release... and I thank them for it. If you ever have a discussion with someone and want to prove the power of music - reach for this" - Nick Dodd | Echoes and Dust

http://welostthesea.bandcamp.com

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MONO IN SYDNEY AND MELBOURNE

Our next shows will be with Japanese post-orchestra epics Mono (Japan) in Sydney and Melbourne! Really honored to be asked to share the stage with such an amazing band, it will be special. Thanks to LIFE IS NOISE and Mono for having us. Our prog mates Serious Beak will be joining us in Sydney and our sea mates Fourteen Nights At Sea will be at both. These will most likely be our last shows of the year and into next year, what a great way to finish 2015. See you at the Corner Hotel and/or Newtown Social Club!

Tickets from lifeisnoise.com

NORTH AMERICAN RELEASE THROUGH TRANSLATION LOSS

We are pretty excited to announce that we've signed with Translation Loss Records for a North American release of Departure Songs!! In the past they've worked with artists like Rosetta, City of Ships, Year of no light, Intronaut and Mouth of the Architect, and we're stoked to be joining that list. This means the vinyl and CDs will be available locally in the US around December. We also have an exclusive new limited vinyl colour that is available on the TL store and on tour only.

You can pre-order the record on CD and 2xLP here:
http://translationlossrecords.bigcartel.com/

UPCOMING SHOWS

We have some shows coming up over the next few months. All pretty special occasions.

Next week is a loud and strong rock show for the Gay Paris album launch. 
ticketscout.com.au

We've never played in Katoomba before and looking at a romantic weekend in the mountains with Solkyri and Sonori
fusionboutique.com.au

Drowning Horse are out here from Perth to be heaps louder than everything in Sydney supporting their new album Sheltering Sky.
Tickets at the door.

It's going to be mad.

NICEFEST 2015

We're headlining this years NICEFEST at Hermann's Bar in Sydney on 29th Aug hosted by Art As Catharsis. A huge line up of really interesting and eclectic bands, not something you see much of in Sydney! This will be our last show for a few months, be good to see you. 

LAUNCH DAY!

HAPPY RELEASE DAY! DEPARTURE SONGS IS OUT!
https://welostthesea.bandcamp.com

We are excited, nervous and proud of this release and are happy to finally get it out there. Thank you so much to everyone who has pre-ordered, you are our heroes. As you probably know by now, we put our all into this and glad to see it's being received well already.

Anyway, Nick from Echoes And Dust has described it better than we can in a beautiful and heavy review that has hit close to home for all of us. If you want to know what this album is about, read this.

CDs will be available from next week. Vinyls will be available from late September/early October at this stage. Thank you so much for your patience and support.

See you next week on tour!
Cheers, WLTS.


THE COMPLETE ARTWORKS FROM DEPARTURE SONGS

Introducing the extended and song artworks for Departure Songs & high quality prints.

You can view them here

Starting with the outer spread of the vinyl artwork, I created a piece of art for each song based on it’s theme and ultimately a complete set that relates to each other and the overall theme that amalgamates at the end with a montage of them all. Each piece has it’s own layered meaning and disguised imagery that is up to the viewer to explore. I wanted to capture the scope of these stories by creating epic landscapes that sometimes feel lonely and foreboding, yet visceral and full of movement.

PRINTS AVAILABLE
Giclée print/museum quality prints (high quality inkjet on uncoated 210gsm stock) of these are available at our Bandcamp - these are set up as a pre-order only at the moment. Depending on the amount of prints ordered, they could take up to 2-3 weeks from order before they are shipped. There will be some available at We Lost The Sea shows but not many. Besides the outside and inside spreads, all posters are A2

With the exception of the outside spread, all of the poster images below are mock ups, but represent closely, what the final product will look like.

Thanks for your support! Matt & WLTS


We Lost The Sea - Departure Songs - Sydney Album Launch w/ Hope Drone, Serious Beak, Lo!, Tanned Christ, Owl Mountain

Join us to celebrate the release of our 3rd album 'Departure Songs' at the Factory Floor in August where we'll be playing the album in full and joined by some special guests in the process. 

This will be a double headlining bill as we'll be joined by Brisbane's grvm merchants Hope Drone, as they are releasing their new album 'Cloak of Ash' through the Relapse Records. We will also be touring to Melbourne and Brisbane as part of these release shows. 

There'll be a food truck on the day and our very own Nathaniel D'Ugo and his wife Alyssa, the ice cream master, with their Paper Street Ice Cream cart, there as well. You do not want to miss out on this ice cream. 

Supports on the day will be from some of our good mates and their rad bands.

Line up:
We Lost The Sea (Album Launch)

Hope Drone (Album Launch)
https://hopedrone.bandcamp.com/

Serious Beak
https://seriousbeak.bandcamp.com/

Lo!
http://music.lookandbehold.net/

Tanned Christ 
https://tannedchrist.bandcamp.com/

Owl Mountain
https://www.facebook.com/owlmountainband/

TICKETS
Pre-sale: $20 +bf
Door: $25

Tickets available via the Factory website
http://www.factorytheatre.com.au/events/2015/08/01/we-lost-the-sea

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/374911096039249/

Sydney-based, cinematic post-metal six-piece We Lost the Sea return with their third full-length album, Departure Songs.

We Lost The Sea have faced considerable challenges in recording their third album, Departure Songs. Being their first release since the passing of their vocalist, Chris Torpy, the album is entirely instrumental, with a heavy focus on evocative composition and intelligently layered instrumentation.

The result is something to behold: with the help of engineer Tim Carr at 301 Studios (Matt Corby, Mere Women, Adrift for Days) We Lost The Sea have created an expansive, cinematic masterpiece that shifts between periods of delicate vulnerability and brooding introspection, to peaks of soaring triumph and tragic implosion.

The album is inspired by failed, yet epic and honourable journeys or events throughout history - moments when people have done extraordinary things for the greater good, and for the progress of the human race itself. 

As guitarist Matt Harvey explains, “We’re exploring new ground and exploring ourselves in the past two and a bit years since our vocalist Chris went on his own journey. It’s slightly bleak with shimmers of hope and layers of many things. It’s a tribute and a catharsis of emotion and it’s also really honest.” 

There is no denying that with Departure Songs, We Lost the Sea have placed themselves at the very forefront of intelligent, instrumental music. This is further solidified with their recent run of international supports, having proved themselves alongside heavyweights such as Boris, Earth, Pelican, and Jakob.

Departure Songs is a musical triumph; a perfectly formed artistic statement from a band who has always sought honest and cathartic self-expression. Fan of groups such as Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mogwai, Sigur Ros and Cult of Luna should waste no time in exploring the incredible sonic depth of We Lost The Sea’s Departure Songs.

Departure Songs sees release through Bird’s Robe Records and Art As Catharsis on 23 July 2015. Their debut single, A Gallant Gentleman, is available now.
https://welostthesea.bandcamp.com/

WLTS + HOPE DRONE ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR

We're joining our brothers grvm, HOPE DRONE, from Brisbane on a co-headlining tour to celebrate the launch of both our new albums in July. We'll be joined by some epic supports and I think there's even a special home brew keg coming with us... 

Jul 31 Crowbar Fortitude Valley, QLD
Aug 01 The Factory Floor Marrickville, NSW
Aug 08 The Old Bar Melbourne, VIC

More details to come.