PYRAMID THIEVES GO BACK TO THE FUTURE WITH “CENTURY FADER”


The Boston-based band pairs progressive synth-pop with dreamy nostalgia on their debut full-length album


Century Fader, released to all major streaming platforms on September 6, 2019, is the debut full-length album from Pyramid Thieves—a Boston-based synth-pop quartet that is rapidly building a devoted fan following through energetic live shows, cinematic melodies, and soaring hooks. Spanning 12 tracks and clocking in at just under an hour, Century Fader wastes no time introducing Pyramid Thieves on “An Ending,” an ironically-titled opener with a ‘machine gun’ snare that bursts through an exuberant piano line, launching listeners headfirst into the pulsing groove of an aged-out, alcohol-soaked house party.
"Century Fader, as it stands, is one of our more anticipated New England releases of the post-Labor Day season, as Pyramid Thieves are one of a handful of rising Massachusetts bands merging sounds of the darker underground with lofty ambitions of modern indie rock of a decade ago."- Michael Marotta, VanyalandGO TO ARTICLE
Pyramid Thieves was formed in late 2016 by Joey Sawyer, Josh Cornell, Nick Maloney, and Chris Bouchard after the longtime friends and lifelong musicians graduated college and settled in the Boston area. Listening to Century Fader, it’s no surprise that three of the four members also come from film backgrounds. The grand, off-kilter keys are reminiscent of iconic analog synth scores from 80s and 90s classics, and they pair with gargantuan, reverb-infused drums to paint sonic landscapes that are sprawling in emotional scope while remaining tightly coiled with confidence. The tremendous energy of the rhythm section contrasts with the processed, yet raw, guitar tones and lyrical themes of anxiety and nostalgia, growing older (and maybe wiser), bittersweet endings and new beginnings.
Other highlights include lead single “Scenes,” a disheartened anthem that bursts like a bottle rocket above new wave percussion; the transportive “Thunder,” which gently whirls in a dream-like melancholic surrealism; and “Hang Around,” a rollicking fan-favorite reissued from Pyramid Thieves’ self-titled 2017 EP.

"The brand new LP is what you have come to expect from the electric group: a rich blend of indie rock grit and pop chic that is finished off with a teaspoon of new wave honey."
- Rene Cobar, The Deli Magazine GO TO ARTICLE

Century Fader was self-produced in a sweltering basement throughout the summer of 2018, mixed by drummer Josh Cornell, and mastered at Mobtown Studios by Mat Leffler-Schulman.

1. AN ENDING2. I'LL ROLL OVER3. CITY LEAVE4. SCENES5. THUNDER6. SUNDIAL WRISTWATCH7. JONQUIL8. SHAKING9. HANG AROUND10. PROM DANCE GLASS11. AT THE AQUARIUM12. GIN & TONIC

Written and performed by Pyramid Thieves
Joey Sawyer - lead vocals, keysJosh Cornell - drums, backing vocalsNick Maloney - bassChris Bouchard - guitar
Mastered by Mat Leffler-Schulman at Mobtown StudiosMixed by Josh CornellSound Design for “Shaking” by Joey Sawyerwith spoken parts performed by Anna WalshProduced by Pyramid Thieves
Artwork by Rashelle Palmer & James Carpenter
Distributed by Record UnionCatalog Number: RU 201060Format: LP/Digital


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