“Loud As Laughter” is a thrashing, wild beast of a track - frightening in its intensity (think Arab on Radar meets Throbbing Gristle). Listening to it brings back memories of an episode of Soviet-era cartoon Nu Pogodi - the one where the main character ends up in a rocket and is shaken in a violent simulation of an astronaut’s experience... There’s a reason why it hits so hard - Psychic Graveyard features the noise rock scene’s creme da la creme in its ranks. - I HEART NOISE
About Psychic Graveyard:
Noise Rock pioneers, Eric Paul (Arab On Radar, Chinese Stars, Doomsday Student), Paul Vieira (Chinese Stars, Doomsday Student), and Nathan Joyner (Some Girls, All Leather, Hot Nerds) venture through uncharted territory with their new band, Psychic Graveyard. The band’s debut single, "Loud As Laughter " - set to be released early in 2019 through SKiN GRAFT Records - exemplifies the raw tapestry of sounds that characterize the new endeavor. Nathan Joyner’s grinding synths and “found sound” buries the seed of each song deep into the fertile ground - while Paul Vieira’s manic, fuzzed-out guitars and Eric Paul’s obsessive lyrics shower the proceedings with equal parts sunshine and rain.
According to the band, the process of writing the album was unusual for them. Throughout 2018, San Diego-based Joyner would send files filled with the skeletons of songs to Vieira and Paul in Providence, Rhode Island. The two would add their parts, and then the songs would undergo an arduous, back and forth until all of the members agreed on the final version. The distance of the members and the anomalous approach to writing resulted in a diverse, yet coherent album that picks-up and drops-off the listener at dramatically different places. Like nerve endings spliced and sewn back together, the process spawned a whole new auditory system - which serves as the infrastructure for Psychic Graveyard.
The album was engineered by Joyner and mixed by Psychic Graveyard in Providence, Rhode Island and San Diego, California
released May 17, 2019
Eric Paul - Vocals
Paul Vieira - Guitar
Nathan Joyner - Synthesizers
Drums on "Loud As Laughter" and "The Night" by Eric Paul.
All other drums by Mike Kamoo,
Cover artwork by Allison Cole
Design by NJ and MF
Recorded and Mixed by Psychic Graveyard
Additional recordings by Mike Kamoo at Earthling Studios and Daryl Rabidoux
SKiN GRAFT Records Catalog Number: GR134-digital / GR134CD / GR134LP
Copyright 2019 PSYCHIC GRAVEYARD / SKiN GRAFT Records
"Loud As Laughter" published 2019 by SiNRAFT Music (BMI)
supported by 12 fans who also own “Loud As Laughter”
It's hard to believe that the Brians have been releasing such visceral, energetic, and fun music for 20 years now. Even more commendable is the fact that their newest album is one of the best in their career! There's a good amount of musical diversity across Sonic Citadel, and I'm enjoying it more and more each time I revisit it. Quite possibly my favorite rock album of the year. steverie