Fotocrime announces sophomore album, South of Heaven, due to be released via Profound Lore Records on March 13.
Watch below the black-and-white video for brand new single “Love Is A Devil”, directed and edited by Joe Watson.
“This is a record for late night drives, a soundtrack for headlights illuminating the horizon,” R., the singer, songwriter, musician, and producer behind Fotocrime, says. “I’ll make music until the end of my days, with or without a listener, but I’m happy to have a passenger for the ride into the dark.”
South of Heaven’s ten tracks is the spirit of producer and primary engineer J. Robbins (Jawbox), who brings both detail and gusto to the album mix, from sessions recorded by Steve Albini (Shellac) at Electrical Audio in Chicago, Simon Small in London, and Robbins in Baltimore. The album features an arsenal of guests including Hayden Menzies (Metz), Janet Morgan (Channels), Nick Thieneman (Young Widows), Erik Denno (Kerosene 454), and Rob Moran (Unbroken) bringing the instrumental artillery.
“It’s been a journey of persistence and obsession, more character actor than leading man,” R. says. “South of Heaven is deeply personal, an honest fiction, an exposed nerve pulsing in a blanket of fog.”
Fotocrime will tour North America in support of the album – dates are below.
February 15 Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club ^
March 5 San Luis Potosi, MEX @ 7 Barrios
March 6 Morelia, MEX @ Cactux Bar
March 7 Mexico City, MEX @ Centro De Salud
March 13 San Diego, CA @ Whistle Stop
March 14 Los Angeles, CA @ 5 Star Bar *
March 15 Oakland, CA @ Elbo Room JL *
March 18 Portland, OR @ High Water Mark
March 19 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
March 27 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar +
March 28 Birmingham, AL @ Firehouse +
March 29 Atlanta, GA @ 529 +
March 30 Raleigh, NC @ Slim’s +
March 31 Richmond, VA @ Fallout +
April 1 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery +
April 2 Brooklyn, NY @ Gold Sounds +
April 3 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge +
April 4 Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s +
April 5 Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti +
April 6 Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo +
April 7 Ottawa, ON @ Cafe Deckuf +
April 8 Toronto, ON @ Bovine Sex Club +
April 11 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean Downstairs +