[14 August 2014]
PopMatters Assistant Editor
The UK indie rock outfit Dry the River is going to release its newest studio effort, Alarms in the Heart in the coming weeks. Leading up to the album’s release, the group has made available a gorgeously shot making-of mini documentary that covers the band’s recording of the LP. Particularly stunning are the pristine vistas of Iceland, where Dry the River recorded much of the LP.
Peter Liddle, the band’s lead singer and guitarist, tells PopMatters more about the recording of Alarms in the Heart: “Recording in Iceland was about shutting ourselves off from our daily lives and our heavy touring schedule to rediscover what Dry the River means to us. We suspected it would be some kind of otherworldly experience, and it was: beautiful and alien, lonely and taxing but ultimately rewarding. The end product, Alarms in the Heart, is so heavily engrained with that process, that strange location and the experience of being there, that you have to take the two together. We took our old friend Jake Dypka to open a window on to the story, and this ten minute documentary is the result.”
Alarms in the Heart is out on August 26th through Transgressive/PIAS.