HUNDRED SUNS have premiered the video for ‘Amaranthine’ from their highly anticipated debut album, The Prestaliis, which is set for release 11 August via New Damage Records.
HUNDRED SUNS will be donating a portion of the song’s sales proceeds to THORN, an organisation that creates and supports tech initiatives that disrupt predatory behaviour and work to make the Internet a more hostile environment for those who seek to exploit children. To find out more information about the organisation, visit wearethorn.org.
Cory Brandan discussed the song and video with AP, saying, “‘Amaranthine’ is one of our favorite songs. It switches between two different time signatures and we experimented with a lot of dynamics. Chris and Legs have a very balanced writing and rhythmic chemistry on this track, which gave me a lot of room to be vocally versatile. I feel like the song has a very shadowy, almost ‘street’ vibe to it, matching its dark lyrical content, which was inspired by human trafficking – a very serious problem that deserves way more attention than it gets.
At times it feels like the world is in a perpetual cycle, talking about the same topics over and over but trafficking is a real crisis taking place in all of our communities, cities and states. I had a conversation with a border agent, who told me that they intervene to help young girls and boys almost every day. According to the U.S. State Department, 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year, which is an insane stat. But raising awareness is meaningless without action, so we’re donating a portion of profits from ‘Amaranthine’ to THORN, an organization that focuses primarily on preventing the sexual exploitation of children. They were founded in part by Ashton Kutcher and I’ve seen him talk about this subject and found it to be very inspiring. Those that want to join us in supporting this important cause can do so by downloading ‘Amaranthine’ on iTunes.”
This summer will see HUNDRED SUNS embark on their first North American tour, which kicks off on 5 August, with plans to announce a Europe tour later on in the year.
You can pre-order your copy of The Prestaliis here: http://smarturl.it/HundredSuns
Hundred Suns drown themselves in doomy groove, bass driven power, loud guitars, and surreal sonic tribalism, with reverent worship of classic darkly romantic alt-rock bands, the scorching intensity of underground music, and the melodic clarity of the more uncompromising radio trailblazers of decades past. But HUNDRED SUNS boast disparate elements from post-grunge to the mind-expanding meditative epics churned out by critical darling progressive rock in equal measure, fused into something freshly unique. In short, the band sounds both familiar and groundbreaking.
The band recorded their upcoming album The Prestaliis with producer/engineer Sam Guaiana (Like Pacific), vocal engineer/producer Jeremy SH Griffith (Norma Jean, Underoath), and producer/mixer (and Saosin guitarist) Beau Burchell (Blaqk Audio, The Bronx).