If you only went by the lead song "Horizon" or the video for "Dark Passage", you might get the sense that The Drift tread in similar pounding kraut-rock-y waters as labelmates Maserati. But in the wake of the passing of member Jeff Jacobs, the mood is (save for previously cited examples) very pensive on Blue Hour, The Drift's new LP due via Temporary Residence Limited on 10/4.
As many of you may know, our dear friend and long-time collaborator Jeff Jacobs (trumpet, flugel horn, fx) has departed us, having succumbed early this year to a long and very courageous battle with cancer. He was and remains to be an integral force in the bands development. The amount of passion and energy he gave to music and to the life of this band was paramount. We will miss him beyond what words can express. His light will no-doubt continue to shine on. The recording's we made are in dedication to him, his radiance as an artist, and to the testament of music. May you rest in peace dear friend. Please visit this lovely memorial site his sister Erika Jacobs put together in his honor. His life is to be celebrated.Blue Hour, which alternates between head-nodding and pensive, is exclusively streaming below alongside a video for one track, "Dark Passage". If you happen to be in the EU in November, swing through to catch them on dates with Explosions in the Sky (dates below).
Explosions in the Sky are meanwhile playing Wellmont Theater in NJ with the Antlers TONIGHT (10/3).
The Drift - Dark Passage
THE DRIFT - 2011 TOUR DATES
Nov 4 @ Anexo de Vistalegre, Madrid, SPAIN w/ Explosions In The Sky
Nov 5 @ Sala Oasis, Zaragosa SPAIN w/ Explosions In The Sky
Nov 6 @ Casino L'Alianca, Barcelona, SPAIN w/ Explosions In The Sky
Nov 8 @ Les Docks @ Les Docks, Lausanne, SWITZERLAND w/ Explosions In The Sky
Nov 9 @ Trezzo sull'Adda, Milano, ITALY w/ Explosions In The Sky
Nov 10 @ Theaterfabrik, Muenchen, GERMANY w/ Explosions In The Sky
Nov 11 @ LKA Longhorn, Stuttgart, GERMANY w/ Explosions In The Sky
Nov 14 @ Debaser Medis, Stockholm, SWEDEN w/ Explosions In The Sky
Nov 15 @ Vega, Copenhagen, DENMARK w/ Explosions In The Sky
Nov 16 @ Vera, Groningen, NETHERLANDS w/ Explosions In The Sky
Nov 18 @ Muziekodroom, Hasselt, BELGIUM w/ Explosions In The Sky
Nov 19 @ De Kreun, Kortrijk, BELGIUM w/ Explosions In The Sky
Nov 20 @ Academy, Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM w/ Explosions In The Sky