“Gossamer Blue” is the new full-length album from Brooklyn’s Spirits of Leo. Somber, spectral and energetic, “Gossamer Blue” demonstrates the band’s unique blend of dreamy shoegaze and ethereal post-punk set against a backdrop of wintery atmospherics.
With chorused textures and pounding rhythms, the eight titles that make up “Gossamer Blue” meld intricate guitar lines with ethereal vocal chants to echo the moods of early 4AD and Fiction Records-era goth. Anthemic and concise, the album explodes with spacious instrumental hooks and choruses throughout its 32-minute brevity.
“Gossamer Blue” marks new sonic territory for the band. Stylistically, the songs here have evolved into darker, gloomier provisions since the release of double-LP “Equinox” in 2018. While grief, anxiety and loss serve as mainstays in Phillips’ writing, the motifs present in “Gossamer Blue” range from introspection and determination to bleak explorations of death, life, and rebirth.
The album was written, recorded and mixed by Ryan Santos Phillips at his Brooklyn-based project studio Lux Perpetua NYC. It was mastered by Justin Colletti at Joe Lambert Mastering. The album features drums by Alex Lichtenstein and guest vocalist Gioia Sabatinelli.
“Gossamer Blue” will be releasing on cassette, vinyl and digital via À La Carte Records.