Seattle’s New Age Healers announce the release of the second single from their forthcoming album Demolition Stories (out August of 2022). With distorted bass and a massive drum groove, “Scars” finds the band on a heavier path sonically than the first single “Don’t Let Me Go.” Recorded by Matt Brown at Avast Studios and Crackle & Pop in Seattle, singer/guitarist Owen Murphy says “the song is about a woman caught between the pressures of raising children while also yearning for a life in the arts,” adding that the song was inspired by stories of his mother’s mother. Regarding Demolition Stories as a whole, a theme began to emerge as the band worked on the album. “It’s almost entirely stories of destruction. Some with redemption and hope, some with no resolution at all,” Murphy says.
New Age Healers is a Seattle based shoegaze/psych-rock project featuring vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Owen Murphy, guitarist Jeramy Koepping (Voyager One, Grand Hallway), drummer Adam LeVasseur (Feed), bassist Allen Murray (Modern Athletics), and keyboardist Farkhad Saidmuratov (Kotlovan) with additional vocals from Liz Green (An American Starlet). NAH has three full length releases, 2016’s Ghosts which NPR’s Jim DeRogatis called “wonderfully dark, hypnotic shoegaze,” 2017’s Where the Tragic Happens which The Strangers’ Dave Segal described as having “slyly catchy melodies and occasional anthemic flourishes.” In 2019 the band released Debris engineered by Barrett Jones (Foo Fighters, Nirvana, etc.) which garnered airplay around the globe and most significantly here in Seattle on KEXP where they have been played over 170 times and have also been lucky enough to do a live in-studio session on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters.