Like most things that get detonated, heavy metal is an outward force. But it can and often does aim itself inward—as is the case with Set And Setting. The Florida band’s upcoming, post-rock-leaning full-length, A Vivid Memory (which is being streamed in its entirety here) is an instrumental sprawl of an album that sets its sights somewhere just behind the barricade of identity and consciousness. Meditative, emotive, and melodic, it’s the kind of record that lulls, levels, and unlocks secrets at the same time.
Set And Setting tour 2014
August 25—New Brookland Tavern—Columbia, South Carolina
August 26—Kings—Raleigh, North Carolina
August 27—Gallery 5—Richmond, Virginia
August 28—North Star—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
August 29—The Acheron—Brooklyn, New York
August 30—Great Scott—Boston, Massachusetts
September 1—Nectar’s—Burlington, Vermont
September 2—Casa Del Popolo—Montreal, Quebec
September 3—The Meatlocker—Montclair, New Jersey
September 4—The Pinch—Washington, D.C.
September 5—Hippo Records—Greensboro, North Carolina
September 6 —TBA—Atlanta, Georgia