Secret Machines returns with a new album, Awake in the Brain Chamber

Band shares the single "Talos' Corpse"

Secret Machines returns with a new album, Awake in the Brain Chamber

Twelve years after the self-titled 2008 album, the American band Secret Machines returns with a new studio work. Awake in the Brain Chamber will be released on August 21st through the TSM Recordings label.

In this long break from the band, former member and brother of vocalist Brandon Curtis, Benjamin Curtis, who left the group in 2007 to form School of Seven Bells, died of lymphoma in 2013.

With the announcement of Awake in the Brain Chamber comes the first single, "Talos' Corpse".

Awake in the Brain Chamber

Awake in the Brain Chamber

In a statement, Brandon Curtis reveals his brother's influence on the material that makes up Awake in the Brain Chamber:

I remember feeling alone and lost, and I think the songs have that in their dna. I started sharing some of the early versions with Benjamin who gave me notes as well as encouragement. I am sure that without his influence these songs would never have seen the light of day. I continued to produce and develop the tracks, ultimately recording some demos in and around 2011 – 12. My brother was diagnosed with cancer in January of 2013. While he was receiving chemotherapy he helped oversee and co-produce the initial mix of the songs. I can still hear his voice offering recommendations and insight into the way the songs should be presented.

01 “3,4,5, Let’s Stay Alive”
02 “Dreaming Is Alright”
03 “Talos’ Corpse”
04 “Everything’s Under”
05 “Everything Starts”
06 “Angel Come”
07 “A New Disaster”
08 “So Far Down”


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