James Rodgers of Teal is a busy man. When he’s not drumming with Creative Adult, he’s been recording and performing as Teal, which began as a solo project but has evolved into more of a full band over time. After a full length and a pair of split EP’s in less than two years, Teal is set to release yet another full length, Near The Ground, on Broke Hatrè May 13. Preorder your cassette now for just $5 (Rogers tells me it will jump to $8 after the official release).

One of the from Near the Ground has already premiered on CLT NATION, and right now you’re getting your first listen to a second song from the album, “See Myself to the Door”. Like much of Teal’s work, the track occupies a dark space where shoegaze gets industrial – muddy vocals laid over a relentless rhythm section, haunting synths, and shimmering guitars. The darkness doesn’t seem to translate into anger as much as a sense of desperation expressed as a wall of sound:

Teal’s official release will be at the Hemlock May 13, followed by a May 14 show in Santa Rosa.

Cross Record, Dark Materials, Teal
The Hemlock Tavern
May 13, 2016
9pm, $8

The Down House, Teal, Hiding Place
A house in Santa Rosa (ask a Santa Rosa punk)
May 14, 2016