Since their debut album Equanimit (2013), set and setting has been very active throughout the underground and extreme music scenes in the U.S. and Canada. In 2014, set and setting released their second album, A Vivid Memory via Prosthetic Records and continued to tour internationally and locally with bands such as Mouth of the Architect, EyeHateGod, Inter Arma, and Kayo Dot throughout 2015. 2016 brought a tough year of writing and recording while battling injuries within the band limiting live performances. In 2017, set and setting released their third full-length album, Reflectionless, and toured Europe for the first time, including an appearance at Dunk! Festival. Set and setting are now returning with their 4th album, Tabula Rasa, the band’s heaviest album to date and their debut on Pelagic Records.
“We purposely tried to extend the boundaries of our sound by adding more extreme metal and punk influences all while still sounding like ourselves“, guitarist Shane Handall comments. The album was recorded and mixed during 10 straight days in Miami, FL by Ryan Haft (Torche, Wrong). In October 2018, set and setting are returning to Europe as part of the Pelagic Roadfest, with label mates Abraham and Future Usses.
Tabula Rasa will be released on October 12th on LP, CD and digital download, and is available for pre-order through here. Listen to the track ‘Ecdysis’ below. The band comments: “When we were writing this album, we had a new lineup and felt a new energy. We named this song Ecdysis because it felt like we we were shedding old skin and pushing new boundaries we haven’t reached yet.”