Interiors (Quicksand album)

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Interiors
Quicksand - Interiors.jpg
Studio album by Quicksand
Released November 10, 2017
Recorded 2016–2017
Studio Studio 4 Recording, Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
Genre
Length 41:05
Label Epitaph
Producer Will Yip
Quicksand chronology
Manic Compression
(1995)Manic Compression1995
Interiors
(2017)
Triptych Continuum
(2018)Triptych Continuum2018
Singles from Interiors
  1. "Illuminant"
    Released: August 22, 2017[1]
  2. "Cosmonauts"
    Released: October 3, 2017[2]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic79/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[4]
Alternative Press4.5/5 stars[5]
Consequence of SoundB[6]
Metal Hammer4/5 stars[7]
Punknews4/5 stars[8]
StereogumPositive[9]

Interiors is the third album by American post-hardcore band Quicksand, released on November 10, 2017.[1] It is the band's first studio album since Manic Compression (1995), and their first release on Epitaph Records.

History[edit]

Quicksand first disbanded in October 1995, about eight months after the release of Manic Compression, because of internal conflicts. However, the band reunited in 1997, and spent most of the following year writing new material and embarking on their first tour in three years. In August 1998, they entered Carriage House Studios in Stamford, Connecticut with producer Steven Haigler to begin recording their third album.[10] After touring North America with Deftones and Snapcase from September to November 1998, Quicksand returned to the studio to continue working on the follow-up Manic Compression; despite a successful tour and a more collaborative effort in the writing process, resurfaced tensions would eventually split up the band indefinitely in late 1999 and doom the material to remain officially unreleased.[10] Whether any songs from these sessions appeared on Interiors is currently unknown.

Speculation about new music from Quicksand surfaced in July 2013 when the band posted a photo from the studio, which was later deleted.[11] Asked in July 2017 if it was true that they were working on new material, frontman Walter Schreifels responded, "Can't confirm or deny."[12]

On August 21, 2017, Quicksand's Twitter feed and Walter Schreifels' Instagram account teased the title of their third album Interiors, to be released some time this year on Epitaph, with a 30-second video clip.[13] On the following day, the band streamed their first single in 22 years, "Illuminant", and announced that the album would be released on November 10, 2017.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Alan Cage, Walter Schreifels and Sergio Vega.

No.TitleLength
1."Illuminant"3:53
2."Under the Screw"2:56
3."Warm and Low"3:48
4.">"0:47
5."Cosmonauts"4:09
6."Interiors"4:58
7."Hyperion"4:34
8."Fire This Time"3:23
9."Feels Like a Weight Has Been Lifted"3:35
10.">>"1:37
11."Sick Mind"3:12
12."Normal Love"4:16

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[14] 141
US Billboard 200[15] 142
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[16] 7
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[17] 9
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[18] 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Quicksand Returns With First Album In 22 Years, Shares 'Illuminant' Video". npr.org. August 22, 2017. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  2. ^ "Listen To New Quicksand Song 'Cosmonauts'". Blabbermouth.net. October 3, 2017. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
  3. ^ "Interiors by Quicksand Reviews and Tracks". Metacritic. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  4. ^ Bemrose, Bekki. "Interiors - Quicksand". AllMusic. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  5. ^ Pappalardo, Anthony (November 10, 2017). "Quicksand's 'Interiors' channels inherent optimism, 22 years later". Alternative Press. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  6. ^ Bray, Ryan (November 5, 2017). "Quicksand - Interiors". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  7. ^ Johnston, Emma (November 6, 2017). "Quicksand - Interiors album review". Metal Hammer. Team Rock. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  8. ^ "Quicksand - Interiors". Punknews. November 9, 2017. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  9. ^ Breihan, Tom (November 7, 2017). "Quicksand 'Interiors' Review". Stereogum. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Indie Classic 101: #10 Quicksand – Manid Compression". musicemissions.com. June 18, 2009. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  11. ^ "Quicksand working on new material?". brooklynvegan.com. July 18, 2017. Retrieved July 28, 2017.
  12. ^ "Gorilla Biscuits to Dead Heavens: Walter Schreifels' life in music". teamrock.com. July 4, 2017. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  13. ^ "Quicksand Tease 1st LP In 22 Years, Interiors". stereogum.com. August 21, 2017. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – Quicksand – Interiors" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  15. ^ "Quicksand Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  16. ^ "Quicksand Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  17. ^ "Quicksand Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  18. ^ "Quicksand Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 21, 2017.