It’s almost the weekend, let’s get weird. We’re bringing you new music from Pacifico today; idobi is the only place you can hear the new album Everest in full a day early! Yeah, we love you guys THAT much. Listening to the supernatural synth-filled indie rock that powers Everest, we’re about 98% convinced that Pacifico’s Matthew Schwartz is a singer-songwriter by day, space traveler by night. The proof is in the music: The entire album has a definite outer galaxy vibe to it, and its beautifully captivating lyrics leave you with questions about life, the universe, and everything. Pacifico is writing a sci-fi fantasy flick of their own design, and scoring it too. Schwartz says of the record:
“For my new album Everest, I challenged myself to take new strides in the way I wrote music and what I wrote about. This album truly was my highest mountain to climb and I did so alongside many talented and fascinating artistic friends and collaborators. I am so excited to share what we’ve created with you on idobi. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did making it. If you enjoy live music, look for us in a city near you on our nationwide tour. You can find our tour dates at pacificorock.com. Thank you for supporting independent music!”
Everest was certainly a mountain to climb for Schwartz; it took three and a half years, five studios, and 12 musicians—including Joy Electric’s synth-maestro Ronnie Martin and poet Vincent Cellucci—to create Pacifico’s third full-length. Pacifico has been since ’99 in one form or another, but this more collaborative approach to the band has been liberating, and opened up new creative pathways. Schwartz & co. have poured all their experience and expertise into Everest, making the challenge seem effortless, and totally worth the wait. And as for you fans, listening won’t be a mountain to climb—instead, you’ll be powering up the [insert your spaceship of choice] and flying sky high to new musical worlds. Because Everest is a journey, exploring life, love, loss, and everything that makes us human, and you’re in for a damn good ride.
Loved it? Yeah you did. Get your pre-order on here—Everest is out at midnight!