We’ve been bursting at the seems to release this amazing album! It is of course Voices Out There, the fourth album by garage-dreampop trio [The] Caseworker. Voices Out There sees the band rein in the lo-fi guitar-pop impulses of acclaimed third album Letters From The Coast to explore a more expansive, minimal sound, akin to Conor and Eimer Devlin’s previous band Half Film. The band manage to channel the best of Flying Nun’s roster and merge it with their inimitably dreamy and atmospheric take on rock music.
“[The] Caseworker extract darkness from inside whispery, ambient pop… completely enraptured and awesomely dazed” – Rolling Stone
First single ‘Dependence Day’ marries [The] Caseworker’s trademark restraint with a strident, slowburning melodic sensibility, while the title track vividly surveys the morphine hallucinations Conor experienced while confined to a hospital bed in Switzerland. The album’s chiming guitars, gently bobbing rhythm section and warm yet dislocated vocals from both Conor and Eimer Devlin generate a sense of intimacy and fragility that is deeply affecting. What’s most apparent on these songs is of a band in absolute control of their craft, able to derive maximum emotional heft from minimal ingredients.
Voices Out There is available now in CD and digital formats. All CD orders include an immediate download of the album in mp3 or FLAC formats and all downloads come with a beautiful extended digital booklet. Head to the Hidden Shoal Store for all the details.
[The] Caseworker – ‘Voices Out There’ (Single)