Halifax Band Kestrels shared a new single Vanishing Point from their upcoming album Dream or Don’t Dream. It is the second single from new album. There are only ten days left until the album release. It will be out on Darla Records on July 10th. The explosive and captivating opening track to Kestrels’ supercharged fourth album, “Vanishing Point” follows the J Mascis collaboration Grey and Blue, which was named one of Guitar World‘s essential guitar tracks.
You can watch Kestrels’ feline-filled Vanishing Point video below.
The band’s guitarist and vocalist Chad Peck commented like that:
I liked the idea of the record opening with the band kicking in with this intense and hypnotic riff as opposed to a synth overture or a bunch of sound effects. This is a song where John Agnello took out some of the layered rhythm guitars to open the song up, and as a result it really jumps out of the speakers. He also ran the vocals through a Leslie which is a cool effect. Lyrically, it’s about recognizing a relationship is ending and the unease that comes with the undeniable, inevitable feeling of collapse, and recognizing distortions in your thinking. It careens between “wanting to hide” and “I don’t want to lie”, reflecting the oscillating feelings involved in letting go. The title comes from the David Markson book of the same name, one of the best I’ve read in the past few years.
Living out a guitar freak’s wildest fantasies and featuring spellbinding mixing from John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Alvvays, Kurt Vile, Cyndi Lauper) and mastering engineer Greg Calbi (David Bowie, Lou Reed, Television, Blondie), Dream or Don’t Dream is a towering devotional to tone with blazing riffs, powerhouse drums, and swooning hooks emerging from an enveloping haze.
You can check the track-list of the new album below.
1. Vanishing Point
2. Grey and Blue (feat. J Mascis)
3. It’s a Secret
4. Don’t Dream
5. A Way Out
6. Everything is New
8. Keep it Close
9. Feels Like the End
10. Say Less
You can pre-order Dream Or Don’t Dream here.