Chasms

Chasms
“Beyond Flesh”

October 03, 2016   Premiere
Photo: Kristin Cofer

Not quite ready to rush into the week? Today’s #selftitledpremiere is fitting, then, as it’s a sterling example of the slo-mo shoegaze Chasms excels at on their felte debut, On the Legs of Love Purified. Here’s what singer Jess Labrador had to say about it, followed by several previously shared tracks, some fall tour dates, and somber-yet-soothing selections from the San Francisco duo’s back catalogue…

This song is an exercise in balance: noise vs. empty space, dissonance vs. melody. Working within a pop framework, I wanted to let each note and texture breathe. Lyrically, it’s about surrendering to hollow pleasures to the point of losing your way, losing sight of who you are and what drives you to live. “Beyond Flesh” refers to that which lies beyond the physical realm.


Chasms tour dates:
10/7 Portland, OR – Lovecraft %
10/8 Seattle, WA – Blue Moon
10/9 Eugene, WA – Wandering Goat
10/10 Sacramento – Press Club #
10/11 San Francisco, CA – The Knockout ^
10/12 Los Angeles, CA – Tenant of the Trees
10/13 La Puente, CA – Bridgetown DIY ~
10/14 San Diego, CA – The Whistle Stop *
10/15 Long Beach, CA – 4th St. Vine
10/16 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex (Part Time Punks) +
10/29 Berkeley, CA – KALX (Live Session + Interview)
11/8 Indianapolis, IN – State St. Pub
11/10 Detroit, MI – UFO Factory !
11/13 Montreal, QC – Vitrola
11/14 Boston, MA – Zuzu
11/15 Pawtucket, RI – Machines with Magnets @
11/16 Brooklyn, NY – Shea Stadium =
11/18 Cleveland, OH – Locker Room
12/10 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo >

% with Sean Pierce, Patricia Hall
# with Odonis Odonis
^ with Silver Shadows, Sirena Victima, DJ Nako & Cash Askew
~ with Second Still
* with Black Marble, Victoriana
! with Ritual Howls
@ with Boy Harsher
+ with Black Marble, Ritual Howls
= with Holy Wave, Savants, Dances
> with Merchandise, Gun Outfit

Chasms
On the Legs of Love Purified
(felte, October 14th)

1. More Love To Be Found
2. Black Ice
3. Beyond Flesh
4. We’ll Go
5. Come To Harm
6. Intimacy
7. Between The Eyes