Hailing from Rogaland, Norway, Days Of August craft immersive sonic landscapes. Their music is equal parts delicate and powerful; their rich sounds will swirl around your head before landing in the depths of your body. While their music is reminiscent of indie-folk artists like Bon Iver or Sufjan Stevens, listening to Days Of August is an experience unlike any other.
Today, with the release of their debut full-length album Staring Empty At The Moon, the band present a collection of beautifully crafted folk gems. It should go without saying that we’re stoked to be premiering it for you today.
Staring Empty At The Moon, the debut full-length album from Norwegian three-piece Days Of August, is a carefully-crafted offering of stunning indie-folk.
Throughout the new album’s ten-track duration, Days Of August glide through textured instrumental arrangements and soaring vocal melodies to deliver an album that will blanket you wholly. Inspired largely by Norwegian nature, Staring At Empty At The Moon feels vast and stunning. With layers of ghostly harmonies, the band have created something that feels completely boundless.
The album’s opening track Mount Joy is one of the record’s punchiest, brightest tracks. The band navigate air-tight percussion and earthy guitars through the track’s verses, before erupting into euphoric choruses. This feeling of euphoria is a common thread throughout the album, though it’s often intertwined with something beautifully melancholic.
It’s an interesting duality that’s showcased on the album’s five-minute centrepiece Untainted Gold. The track is sprawling and captivating, and by its conclusion, you’ll have been completely mesmerised by Days Of August.
These are still relatively early days for this Norwegian trio, but judging by everything we’ve heard so far, I think we can safely expect plenty more quality material. For now, do yourself a favour and listen to Staring Empty At The Moon above.