Times Infinity Volume One is the first new album from the band in four years following a seemingly endless string of personal triumphs and tribulations. During this blurred period, founding member of The Dears Murray Lightburn was unsure of the band’s future. “When you start a band, you never think of the end. When we began work on this album, it was a process that consumed us completely, harkening back to our earliest days. In turn, the record became about sentimentality but in the face of great uncertainty; the concept of eternal love and all its fragility.”
This first track encapsulates The Dears' neo-romantic songwriting and acts as a calling card for Times Infinity Volume One: ranging from electrifying pop to full-on primal screams; grinding guitar solos to soulful baroque.
With songs such as “To Hold And Have” and “Here’s To The Death Of All The Romance” there is no other way to describe Times Infinity Volume One than a new record that fuses narratives and pop in a way that will be praised for its ambitious grandiosity.
Times Infinity Volume One is propelled by passion and driven by The Dears' dedication to creating music out of real emotions. The end result is an album clocking in at 38 minutes and a sweeping collection of orchestral pop/rock that is at once enlightening, angst-ridden and mesmerizing – a sound that has connected the group with a legion of fans and critics such as Rolling Stone, New York Times and NPR.
released September 25, 2015
Roberto Arquilla - Bass Guitar
Patrick Krief - Guitar, ETC
Murray A. Lightburn - Vocals, Guitar, ETC
Jeff Luciani - Drums
Natalia Yanchak - Vocals, Keys
Recorded at Revolution Recording w/ Dave Schiffman assisted by Stephen Koszler
Mastering: João Carvalho Mastering w/ João Carvalho assisted by Bryan Lowe & Sage Kim
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The first disc shows The Joy Formidable at their very beginning, while disk two shows them in their current form, and they have never been better. The acoustic versions are complex and utterly beautiful. The Welsh language might be a bit strange for first (and second) time listeners but after a while it really comes together and the result is an amazing album. I've listened to the whole thing countless times and can't wait for more. Miguel R. Lima