Holy Fawn’s new album, Dimensional Bleed, is out now via Wax Bodega (listen here).
“We’re always going to be the same four humans making music,” singer/guitar player Ryan Osterman said as news of the album was made public. “With every release, I feel like we’ve continued to learn how to best support each other both mentally and musically, which enables us to try new things. Personally, I think this record has truly allowed us to explore more creative avenues than we did with Death Spells.”
Guitar player Evan Phelps explained the concept behind the album’s name: “Dimensional Bleed vaguely refers to a concept of multiple dimensions and timelines that could exist simultaneously. A lot of different media has alluded to this ideology, and I find the possibility of multiple dimensions intersecting and bleeding into others to be fascinating.”
Over the lead-up to today’s release, the Phoenix-based band released three advance singles (“Death Is A Relief,” “Dimensional Bleed,” and “Void of Light”) from the Mike Watts (Dillinger Escape Plan, Glassjaw)-produced album. The videos for “Death Is A Relief” and “Void of Light” showcased two sides to the foursome, with “Death Is A Relief” exploring grand, sweeping vistas exploring the narrative of life and death, while “Void of Light” shines a light on Holy Fawn’s restrained power as a live entity.
Holy Fawn just finished U.S tour, with a Riot Fest performance closing out the current leg, and now heading for additional stints in the U.K. and a Western U.S. trek in November.
September 26 Manchester, UK Deaf Institute
September 27 Glasgow, UK The Garage (Attic)
September 28 Nottingham, UK Bodega
September 29 Bristol, UK Exchange
September 30 London, UK 229
November 1 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
November 2 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
November 3 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
November 5 Oakland, CA Starline Social Club
November 6 Sacramento, CA Harlow’s
November 8 Seattle, WA Chop Suey
November 9 Portland, OR Mission Theater
November 11 Boise, ID The Shredder
November 12 Salt Lake City, UT Metro Music Hall
November 13 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
Astronoid open through Sept. 15
Som and Grivo open on dates from Nov. 1 to 13
Holy Fawn is Ryan Osterman (guitar, vocals), Evan Phelps (guitar), Alexander Rieth (bass), and Austin Reinholz (drums). The Arizona-born band have released two albums: Dimensional Bleed (2022), and Death Spells (2018) as well as two EPS: The Black Moon (2020) and Realms (2015). Holy Fawn independently released Death Spells in 2018, with the captivating underground album receiving a wider re-release via Triple Crown Records in 2019. Stereogum said the band and album are “impossible to ignore,” going on to call the 10-song release a “revelation.” Heavy Blog Is Heavy said Holy Fawn is in a “realm all their own,” and dubbed Death Spells ”a “landmark” release.