Drifting somewhere between Post Metal and Shoegaze, Black Sails for Red Seas has been in constant evolution; always searching for the right note, the right sound, the right emotion. Founded by the Pradobrothers and Eric Lafontaine in 2013, with the addition of Christian Simon in mid 2015, the Montreal based band sought to replace the minimalist dynamic changes of Post Rock with a sound that was more dark, raw and menacing. Wild yet serene at the same time.
Black Sails for Red Seas (BSIVRS) released the aptly titled EP Wave II in April 2017. Following up on the release of Wave I back in 2015, their new EP features 4 songs for a total run time of 22 minutes offering a seamlessly dense and textured affair that bridges the gap between doom and shoegaze.
Refusing to hide behind the familiarity of their previous work, the band, while still continuing on their path of bombastic melancholy, now sees themselves embracing drones and soundscapes to add to their doom heavy backdrop of low B guitar work. An EP that surges into the light yet looming with danger embedded in its subtle aggression.