Edinburgh post-rock band Three Days From Retirement are set to release their new album Empty Chinese Cities via Infinite Hive on November 22 via streaming platforms. It’s an album “inspired by love, death and a fascinating article about social migration in the Far East.” If their preview track, ‘Mandy’, is any indication on how the rest of the album will sound like, fans are in for an emotional and incredible ride.
Joe Warnock, one of the guitarists in the band, recorded and produced their new album and listed the albums below as having influenced how he shaped their songs.
The album premiere presentation will be held on Saturday November 9th, 2019, at The Banshee Labyrinth Cinema Room, Edinburgh.
Pre-order the album here.
The Music – The Music
Love this band, every song is a banger. Disco beats, guitar crunch and falsetto vocals – just a perfect combination. They wrote the best riffs and melodies that ignites euphoria when you listen, we tried to do that with 3DFR with my and Floody’s guitars playing different melodies, it sparks deep emotion when you listen back, like it’s one entity. This is how The Music made me feel.
Exit Calm – Exit Calm
For me, guitarist Rob Marshall created the greatest sounding guitars on this album. You think you know what big reverb is? Listen to this! Notes appear out of nowhere, bursting through the cloud of overdriven space echo and reverb, yet you hear all the details. With huge drum sounds and emotion that you can truly feel, this album is phenomenal. Rob inspired how I play and use effects, I was bored of traditional post-rock tones, so I made my own and I feel it really defines what 3DFR are known for.
This Will Destroy You – Young Mountain
We love many post-rock, especially TWDY; they were never boring and they told stories through melodies and soundscapes. The guitar tones at times were so brutal in context to the songs in which they were used, I loved their dynamics, going from epic level 3 to level 11 in the time it takes to kick in that fuzz pedal. Again, you feel the emotion in their songs, they draw you back again and again, which is what I wanted people to get from our songs.