The Helio Sequence Announce New Album; Stream “Stoic Resemblance”

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The sixth full-length from veteran indie-rockers The Helio Sequence has been announced, after the band’s 2012 release of Negotiations. The self-titled album, which is also self-produced, also has some help on the mixing boards from Greg Calbi, who has worked with Father John Misty and Sleater-Kinney, to name a few. A name drop for sure.

The band mentioned in a press release that via a game called “The 20-song Game,” the album was conceived.

“Songwriters would arrive in their studios at prearranged times and spend all day recording 20 complete songs. When they were finished, they’d have a party, listen to the results and talk about the process — of taking the good with the bad, of letting creativity push past constraint, of simply making music in the moment. Brandon Summers and Benjamin Weikel took the spirit of the “The 20-Song Game” to heart, and forged ahead writing a new record.

In May of 2014, inspired by the “20-Song Game,” they began arriving each morning in their Portland space — housed in the cafeteria and break room of an old warehouse — with the mission of making as much music as possible in one month.”

With the announcement of the album, as per tradition, the band also released the first single from it, called “Stoic Resemblance.”

The song is a perfect indie-pop jam that is just as magical as the accompanied visual that the band set as a bonus to the song. Check it out below and let us know what you think!

The Helio Sequence will be released May 19 via Sub Pop.

Corey From
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