Fotocrime release new song “Expulsion from Paradise”

Equal parts heathen and heaven, Fotocrime’s new album is summoned from a darkness that lives all around us, deep within us. Fotocrime not only survives, but thrives in the shadows—beneath a heaviness that cannot be escaped, within melodies that defy light and dark. With South Of Heaven, the second full-length chapter in the project’s narrative, Fotocrime has found comfort on the fringe.

As the release of South of Heaven looms overhead, Fotocrime has unveiled the album’s third single: the driving, world-weary “Expulsion from Paradise.” This is the first of the singles that features a full band in addition to electronic elements. Drums/bass/guitars— played by Hayden Menzies (Metz), Nick Thieneman (Young Widows), and Erick Denno (Kerosene 454), respectively— were recorded at Electrical Audio with Steve Albini, while the vocals from Fotocrime frontman R. were recorded and mixed with J. Robbins at the Magpie Cage.

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South of Heaven is the backlit highway slithering from 2018’s debut full-length Principle of Pain, and the stories comprising South of Heaven are winding and boundless, unfolding with unexpected paths and hairpin turns. Touching the myths of Saturn and Phaethon and mining the lives of Bruno Ganz and Francis Bacon, South of Heaven carves a landscape that spans both earthly and astral planes.

“It’s been a journey of persistence and obsession, more character actor than leading man,” R. says. “South of Heaven is deeply personal, an honest fiction, an exposed nerve pulsing in a blanket of fog.”

South of Heaven will be released via Profound Lore on March 13, 2020 and is available for pre-order here. Fotocrime will tour the world in support of the album – dates are listed below.

FOTOCRIME – ON TOUR:
March 4 Queretaro MX | Más Sabe El Diablo
March 5 San Luis Potosí MX | Loud Open Stage
March 6 Guadelajara MX | Palindromo
March 7 Mexico City MX | Centro De Salud
March 8 Tijuana MX | Black Box
March 13 San Diego CA | Whistle Stop
March 14 Los Angeles CA | 5 Star Bar *
March 15 Oakland CA | Elbo Room JL *
March 18 Portland OR | High Water Mark
March 19 Seattle WA | El Corazon
March 27 Louisville KY | Zanzabar +
March 28 Birmingham AL | Firehouse +
March 29 Atlanta GA | 529 +=
March 30 Raleigh NC | Slim’s +
March 31 Richmond VA | Fallout +
April 01 Baltimore MD | Metro Gallery +
April 02 Brooklyn NY | Gold Sounds +
April 03 Manhattan NY | Mercury Lounge +
April 04 Boston MA | O’Brien’s +
April 05 Quebec City QC | L’Anti +
April 06 Montreal QC | Casa Del Popolo +
April 07 Ottawa ON | Dominion +
April 08 Toronto ON | Bovine Sex Club +
April 10 Ann Arbor MI | Lo-Fi Bar +
April 11 Chicago IL | Subterranean Downstairs +%
May 06 Szeged HU | Grand Café ~
May 07 Cluj-Napoca RO | Form Space ~
May 08 Budapest HU | Robot ~
May 09 Bratislava SK | Kulturák ~
May 10 Brno CZ | Kabinet Muz ~
May 11 Warsaw PL | Chmury ~
May 12 Gdanks PL | Drizzly Grizzly ~
May 13 Dresden DE | Scheune ~
May 14 Bochum DE | Die Trompete ~
May 15 Darmstadt DE | Oettinger Villa ~
May 16 Lohr am Main DE | Stadthalle Lohr – Umsonst & Drinnen Festival ~
May 18 Koln DE | Bumann & Sohn ~
May 19 Liege BE | Kultura ~
May 20 London UK | The Black Heart ~
May 21 Paris FR | Espace B ~
May 22 Winterthur CH | Gaswerk ~
May 23 Rorschach CH | Treppenhaus ~
May 24 Tabor CZ | Stanek ~
May 25 Slavonice CZ | The Barakos ~
May 26 Vienna AT | Venster 99 ~
May 27 Mannheim DE | Forum ~
May 28 Siegen DE | VEB ~
May 29 Berlin DE | Kastanienkeller ~
May 30 Hamburg DE | TBA ~
May 31 Prague CZ | 007 Strahov ~

* w/ Primary
+ w/ Fool’s Ghost
= w/ Null
% w/ Sweet Cobra
~ w/ Bleakness

South of Heaven, Track Listing:
1. Invisible
2. Foto On Wire
3. Love Is A Devil
4. Up Above the World
5. Hold Me in the Night
6. Never Fall Out of Love
7. Expulsion from Paradise
8. Blue Smoke
9. Chaos & Cosmos
10. Tough Skin

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