It’s been shitty and raining in Los Angeles the past few days. Obviously you don’t care, since we have beautiful weather 99% of the time, but these are perfect conditions for Set and Setting. Not because Set and Setting are shitty; they aren’t. If you’re going to listen to heavy post-rock like this, it’s best to do so on an overcast, gloomy day to get the full impact. The term “set and setting” has something to do with LSD, but there’s no real psychedelia to be found here. Just melancholy and endlessly quivering guitars. While a good chunk of the Temporary Residence Limited roster mines these same peaks and valleys, Set and Setting’s debut LP, Equanimity, proves there’s still gold to be found out in those hills. It’s not necessarily the kind of gold that cheers you up upon finding it, but it shines nonetheless. To prove to you it isn’t fools gold, we here at Decibel have an exclusive premiere of “Spiraling Uncertainties” so you can check it out for yourself.
If you dig what you hear, check them out on tour.
6/6 Orlando, FL - Will's Pub w/ Inter Arma 6/7 St. Petersburg, FL - Octave w/ Inter Arma (ALBUM RELEASE SHOW) 6/26 Tampa, FL - The Orpheum w/ Intronaut, Mouth of the Architect 7/1 Tallahassee, FL - The Shark Tank 7/2 New Orleans, LA - Siberia 7/3 Houston, TX - Mango's 7/4 Denton, TX - J&J's Pizza 7/5 Austin, TX - The Frontier Bar 7/6 San Antonio, TX - Ten Eleven 7/8 Tucson, AZ - Plush 7/9 Phoenix, AZ - The Trunk Space 7/10 San Diego, CA - Til Two Club 7/11 Corona, CA 7/12 Los Angeles, CA - Star Bar 7/13 Las Vegas, NV 7/14 Pomona, CA - Characters 7/16 San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern 7/17 Oakland, CA - Eli's Mile High Club 7/18 Sacramento, CA - The S.A.C. 7/19 Eugene, OR 7/20 Portland, OR - Ash St. Bar w/ The Body 7/21 Seattle, WA - Kraken 7/22 Tacoma, WA - The Dwell Hole 7/23 Vancouver, BC - The Zoo Shop 7/24 Olympia, WA - The Blue House 7/25 Portland, OR - The Woods (generator show) w/ Nux Vomica 7/26 Boise, ID - The Shredder 7/27 Salt Lake City, UT 7/28 Denver, CO - Seventh Circle Music Collective 7/30 Kansas City, MO - Riot Room 7/31 Minneapolis, MN 8/1 Milwaukee, WI - Frank's Power Plant 8/2 Madison, WI - Dragonfly Lounge 8/3 Chicago, IL 8/5 Bloomington, IN 8/6 Nashville, TN 8/7 Birmingham, AB - The Forge 8/8 Atlanta, GA 8/9 Athens, GA - The Caledonia Lounge 8/10 Savannah, GA - The Jinx
*** Equanimity comes out courtesy of Science of Silence Records on June 4. You can preorder the LP here.