Cure for Gravity

Cure for Gravity

 Berkeley, California, USA
BandRockPost-rock

Cure for Gravity delivers an entrancing amalgam of atmospheric synth/alt/prog rock that is cinematic in nature.

Biography

Cure for Gravity delivers an entrancing amalgam of atmospheric synth/alt/prog rock that is cinematic in nature. The trio of Joe Markert (lead vocals, keys, guitar), Chris Gamper (drums and percussion), & Dave Walcott (lead guitar) will release their self-titled debut Cure for Gravity worldwide both physically and digitally on October 14, 2016.  Sometimes classified in genres ranging from Progressive Pop or Synth Rock to Cinematic Alt Rock, Cure for Gravity finds comfort in playing music to a rare world and its listening inhabitants, and will be touring in support of the release throughout 2016 and 2017.

 

On their new album, the band uses an eclectic blend of electronic and live elements to untether their listeners from this world and transport them into an audio landscape of their own design. Cure for Gravity draws inspirations from an eclectic range of sources, from classic Prog-Rock bands like early Genesis or King Crimson to the experimental electronica of John Cage, at times evoking The Cars or Emerson Lake & Palmer, as well as more recent references like Radiohead, Album Leaf, God is an Astronaut, and The National. It is precisely this eclectic delivery that keeps their fans engaged from track to track and show to show.

 

Lyrically, Cure for Gravity deals with isolation and helplessness in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. The theme not only fits well with the musical background, but also with the turbulent times we are living in. “BlackMetal,” the album’s first single, explores dark dystopian territory that eerily reflects today’s political landscape, and the band has produced a cinematic music video for the single that perfectly captures this mood. “Push,” their second single, delivers a more optimistic outlook while simultaneously retaining the darker feel of the albums co-inhabitants. “Sunspots,” another of the album’s standout tracks, is an unsettling and dark blend of a Pink Floyd inspired soundscape alongside lead singer Joe Markert’s haunting and Jeff Buckley-esque vocals.

 

The remainder of the album maintains this sonic thread, shifting us back and forth across the red line from the melodic anthem of “Tonight” all the way through the final John Barry-sounding closer “Killing for the Queen.”  With their new release, Cure for Gravity has displayed a full ownership of their sound, curating their diverse blend of influences into a unique musical offering while showcasing an impressive range of musical talents.

 

No strangers to hard work, the band has created their own independent record label, Cure for Gravity Records, to release this debut.  Cure for Gravity was recorded at 25th Street Recording in Oakland, CA, and produced by Gabriel Shepard and Joe Markert. Expect more new music, the release of the “BlackMetal” music video, and touring both in the USA and Internationally throughout 2016 and 2017.

 

The Cure for Gravity album will be released worldwide on October 14, 2016 on all digital platforms and in select retailers.

Lyrics

Push

Written By: Joe Markert,Dave Walcott,Chris Gamper,Dan Feiszli

Verse 1: In the Autumn when you'll hesitate
In the winter you'll hibernate
When the nights come back to back
In the fall fall when you fade to black

Couldn't Push You
Couldn't Push you away

Verse 2:
Wish the rain would go away
Even in the desert where the need is great
I can see for miles most every way
But still you manage to slip away

Couldn't push you
Couldn't push you away
Couldn't push you
Couldn't push you away

Chorus:
It feels like we're falling out
My soul shakes, my heart it shouts
When you push me away

Chorus Repeat

Verse 3: In the silver we'll levitate
In the winter we'll hibernate

Outro:
Push

Discography

Cure for Gravity - Self-Titled EP: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cure-for-gravity-ep/id1154669103
Released:  10.14.2016
Rock, Prog-Rock, Art Rock
Includes:
Tonight
Sunspots
Just Like Candy
BlackMetal
Push
Killing for the Queen


Fallen Stars EP: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fallen-stars-ep/id570897648
Released: 10.1.2012
Alternative Music, Electronic, Rock
Includes:
Casablanca
Living is the Pain
No One is to Blame
Fallen Stars

Set List

  Cure for Gravity

InnerNational

Tonight
Fallen Stars
Living is the Pain
Long Way Down

Sunspots

Love Will Bring You Down

 


BlackMetal
Push

RealThing

Killing for the Queen
Just Like Candy

Lost in your Rhythm