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Basement - Podcast | Promise Everything, skating, writing process, and more

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Alex Henery of Basement chats about Promise Everything, skating, their writing process, David Bowie, inspiration and theme, living in Boston and more.

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Story behind the Alex Henery Podcast:

After abruptly announcing an indefinite hiatus only weeks after the release of their 2012 breakthrough LP, Color Me In Kindness, Basement went on to gain an intensely-devoted posthumous following. The record went on to sale over 25,000 copies world-wide in the absence of live dates or press coverage.

In 2014 the band reconnected and found time amongst other obligations to write and record the EP, Further Sky. Immediately inspired by the creative chemistry they felt from those sessions, Basement were ready to work on something more significant.

Promise Everything is the band's first time back to full length writing and recording since their hiatus. Sonically, the record breaks progressive new ground for Basement, despite the creative process sharing much in common with the previous endeavors. Promise Everything situates Basement at the forefront of the rock world, pairing aggression with an inherent sense of melody.

Where before on the band's previous album, Color Me in Kindness, songs focused more on aggression and lyrical content, Promise Everything takes a more melodic approach; and as a result, the songs feel like they are truly part of the same group. Despite years spent apart, it would seem Basement's musical conversation has always lingered, and as their first true cohesive document, Promise Everything is only just the beginning. We spoke with Alex Henery about the album, which the band released via Run For Cover Records.

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