Damn Tall Buildings, ‘Late July’ [Exclusive Premiere]
Folk outfit Damn Tall Buildings will release a new album this summer, but they're giving The Boot's readers a first listen to one of their brand-new tracks. Press play below to hear "Late July."
"Late July," guitarist and vocalist Max Capsitran tells The Boot, "comes from the feeling of waking up and realizing that everything that was, isn't anymore." The song, which he wrote, opens Damn Tall Buildings' forthcoming new album with its driving, yet lighthearted, meditation on tough times and loss.
"White lies, cutting ties / Slipping through all the cracks in my teeth," the band harmonizes in the chorus. "All that’s left, hole in my chest / Hard times living got the best of me."
There's a prominent fiddle line throughout "Late July," courtesy of fiddler and vocalist Avery Ballotta. For the song, he drew on his time playing in an experimental string quartet with the Boston Ballet.
Now based in Brooklyn, N.Y., Damn Tall Buildings came together back in 2013, when Capistran, Ballotta, bassist and vocalist Sasha Dubyk and banjo player and vocalist Jordan Alleman were students at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. Together, they started busking, then recorded their first album, 2014's Cure-All.
Don't Look Down, Damn Tall Buildings' next album, is their third project; it follows a 2015 self-titled release. The band returned to Boston to record the record, at Dimension Sound Studios, with producer Dan Cardinal.
Don't Look Down is due out on June 7. Fans can visit DamnTallBuildings.com to learn more.
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