Published Dec 06, 2019Following a brief respite, noise-hungry Vancouver group storc are back with their appropriately titled storc II. As such, you can dive into the band's latest offering of loud now.
While storc formed back in 2011, they only released their self-titled debut full-length in November 2017. Oddly enough, a week before that album arrived, the band entered the famed Rain City Recorders with Jesse Gander to record what has now emerged as storc II.
As you'll hear, storc II takes what the band did on their self-titled debut and expands it, blowing the gates wide open as they explore a new realm of sound. In fact, the new album took the group an impressive 20 hours to just record, with the band then setting to work adding some polish in post.
Still featuring guitarist Allen Forrister and bassist Matthew Lyons (both of Nasty On, Christa Min, Sun Arise), drummer Ben Frith (Thor, Thee Manipulators, Vicious Cycles) and vocalist Luke Meat, the album also finds storc roping in a few guests. Included on the new record are both Stephen Hamm (Slow, the Evaporators) and Emily Bach (Dirty Spells, Big John Bates, Catlow), who lend a hand as storc twist and turn through their latest sonic journey.
The album officially arrives today, and you can hear storc II below.
To celebrate, storc will be playing a release show of sorts on Saturday (December 7) at Vancouver's Wise Hall as part of Russian Tim's "Christmas (Mega) Rager." The band are set to take the stage at 9 p.m., and you can get more details on the event here.