Back with their first full-length in six years, here’s everything you need to know about ‘Halo Of Hurt’ from Seahaven themselves.
The album cover for 'Halo Of Hurt' has actually been around since we scrapped a record back in 2016. The general themes on the record remained in line, so we decided it felt right to still use it all these years later.
We felt we lost a lot of the organic process back in 2016 as we were writing and demoing everything as one process. When we came back to it in 2019, we wanted to just throw ideas through the wringer until they felt cohesive and complete. Once we knew we had a complete body of work, we then began tracking pre-production.
This whole album pretty much came together as an accident. I (Kyle) was joking with our booking agent about getting us out to Australia and Japan even though we were inactive. I mentioned Jake at Pure Noise had expressed interest some time back, and he emailed him on the spot. Within hours we had a meeting set up, and the ball was rolling. Maybe I subconsciously needed that extra push.
The timing couldn't have been more perfect for tracking this. We had a possible studio lined up in May but decided to instead go back to ARC in February. We flew out on Valentine's Day, tracked for three weeks, came home and within days the world was locked down. Who knows when we would've ended up finishing if we chose to wait.
This is also a long-overdue collaboration with Jake at Pure Noise. His label and our band started relatively around the same time, so we used to crash at his apartment (office) when we first started playing shows up north. He was always very gracious to us when we would come through the Bay Area. The years went by, and we both did our own thing, so to now work together on this project feels appropriate.
Taken from the December 2020 / January 2021 issue of Upset. Seahaven's album 'Halo Of Hurt' is out now.
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