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THE PRESTIGE "Amer"

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"Amer draws a new face on the Parisian quartet and pushes even forward the boundaries set on their critically acclaimed debut album, entitled Black Mouths. Darker and heavier, the band’s new effort is driven by raw bitterness. But bitterness is not anger. Bitterness is not hatred. Bitterness is not a revolution. Bitterness is the rotten fruit of haunted memories and aborted innocence. Bitterness is the familiar frustration and underlying violence that one gets used to. It is the rage that was tamed. It is the golden hopes that don’t shine anymore. It is the mumbling of a disillusioned youth that grew up too fast. And that struggles to explode. “An album is a photograph of a band at a particular moment”, adds guitarist Raphael Jassin, “and bitterness is both the state of mind and the landscape of our personal lives today.” This new record is filled with passion and infatuated with shady melodies bearing an intimacy with the band throughout the tracklist.

For the new record, he band locked themselves up during six rain-soaked December days in Laval (France) with internationally acclaimed producer Amaury Sauvé (Birds in Row, As We Draw, Comity,..) to capture the adrenaline fueled aggressiveness of the band, its emotional climaxes, and haunting melodies. “Amaury was the fifth member during the sessions,” explains Julien Bouladoux, “he had as much importance as all of us during the recording and pushed us to give all we had for the very few takes we took of each song.” To enhance the artistic choices made during recording, THE PRESTIGE decided to entrust the mastering of Amer to legendary producer Bob Weston (David Bowie, Nirvana, Shannon Wright, Shellac, Om, Ceremony)."

Track Listing
01. Amer
02. Bête noire
03. Léger de main
04. Enfants terribles
05. Voir Dire
06. Négligée
07. Ingénue
08. Marquée
09. Apaches
10. Petite mort
11. Cri de cœur

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