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Aqueous — the “unique, groove-oriented progressive rock” (Live For Live Music) group hailing from Buffalo, NY — announced their latest studio single, “Weight of the Word,” out today. This is the band’s first studio release since 2014’s critically acclaimed effort, Cycles, and a song that has yet to appear in the band’s live rotation.
“Weight of the Word” carries a lot of weight for the band, as they adjusted their usual methodology in the writing and recording of this song. “Typically we’ll road test a song for awhile and hash it out during a performance,” says Mike Gantzer, the band’s guitarist. However with “Weight of the Word,” Aqueous wanted to experiment with their capabilities as songwriters and deliver a brand new piece never before heard by anyone else.
In the words of the band, “Weight of the Word,” is “an emotionally packed song, and it covers all things that you’d expect from AQ: a fat groove, uplifting melodies, ripping but tasteful guitar and keys work, and lyrically speaking. We opened up to some unique inspiration in terms of what we were listening to when we wrote the song, and we all really worked as a unit to tap into the emotional aspect of the tune to deliver a performance and production that would match up with the purpose and content of it.”
The Aqueous-produced song was engineered and mixed by Justin Rose at GCR Audio — moe. James Taylor and Lil Wayne have previously recorded in this space — in Buffalo, NY, and was mastered by Grammy-winning engineer, Scott Hull (Steely Dan, Smashing Pumpkins, Snarky Puppy, Talking Heads, John Mayer, Beastie Boys). For the last week, “Weight of the Word” has been playing exclusively on SiriusXM‘s show, Jam On, and beginning today it is available digitally on Spotify and AppleMusic.
More Information On Aqueous:
The Buffalo-based band was formed in 2007 by members Mike Gantzer (Guitar/Vocals), David Loss (Guitar/Keys/Vocals) and Evan McPhaden (Bass), bringing the last piece of their puzzle, Rob Houk(Drums/Vocals), on during later years.
Earlier this year, Aqueous released their live record, Element Pt. I, which complies fan-selected cuts from their 2017 Spring tour. The second installment, containing selections from their Spring 2017 run, as well as those from this Summer, is expected in the coming months.
8/18 – Rehoboth, DE – Dogfish Head Brewery
8/19 – Pittsboro, NC – The BIG What?
8/ 25 – Sherman, NY – Night Lights Music Festival
8/31 – Kansas City, MO – KCCrossroads *
9/1 & 9/2 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant *
9/7 – Steamboat Springs, CO – Schmiggity’s
9/9 – Bellvue, CO – Canyon Jam Mishawaka Amphitheater
9/12 – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
9/13 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry
9/14 – Madison, WI – The Frequency
9/15 – Menasha, WI – The Source Public House
9/16 – Indianapolis, IN – Mousetrap
9/22 & 9/23 – Thornville, OH – Resonance Music & Arts Festival
9/30 – Canton, NY – Java Barn
10/24 – Wilmington, NC – Calico Room
10/25 – Raleigh, NC – The Pour House
10/26 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House
10/27 – 10/29 – Live Oak, FL – Suwannee Hulaween
10/31 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
11/1 – Nashville, TN – High Watt
11/2 – Asheville, NC – Asheville Music Hall
11/3 – Covington, KY – Octave
11/4 – Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant Street
11/15 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
11/16 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
11/17 – Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s Eccentric Café
11/18 – Ferndale, MI – Otus Supply
* dates w/ Umphrey’s McGee