Eightfourseven

Eightfourseven

 Sacramento, California, USA
BandAlternative

LOSSLESS flourishes of electronica with warm organic rock for a sound that's as ponderous as it is pacifying. Ever since their emergence in 2002, the Sacramento quartet have been following a local tradition of not only "thinking outside the box" but musically rebuilding the box itself.-Rick Florino

Biography

EIGHTFOURSEVEN distort all sonic boundaries on their latest full-length album, LOSSLESS.

Released in June 2010 via Minus Head Records, LOSSLESS fuses flourishes of electronica with warm organic rock for a sound that's as ponderous as it is pacifying. "Chibana" pulsates with blips of incisive cyber riffing conjured by Anthony Sarti (Bass/Programming/Synth) and frontman Lance Jackman's hypnotic harmonies. Meanwhile, cuts like "Phantom Limb" and the title track segue through uncharted sonic territory rhythmically propelled via Ben Conger's drums and Sean Bivins ethereal guitar tones. LOSSLESS is the ultimate aural journey with no energy, feel or data lost along the way.

Ever since their emergence in 2002 with the Everlasting EP, the Sacramento quartet have been following a local tradition of not only "thinking outside the box," but musically rebuilding the box itself. The NorCal town has fostered a legacy of truly alternative music—most notably Deftones and Far—and EIGHTFOURSEVEN proudly continue that tradition. The band cultivated a diehard local following and it led to the self-released full-length The Allegiance in 2004 followed by the acclaimed Silent Raid EP in 2006. However, LOSSLESS is truly a milestone for the band.

About the album's direction, Lance comments, "While Silent Raid was a little more traditional, LOSSLESS is less of a regular rock album. It takes more chances, and it's just a sonic wall." That sonic wall was forged at the Red Bull studio in Santa Monica, CA with the help of producers Eric Stenman and Shaun Lopez (Deftones, Will Haven, Revolution Smile). Stenman proved to be integral to the album's development. Lance elaborates, "Eric Stenman did a lot to help with our sound and the overall vibe of the record." As soon as the band entered the studio and began track, their ever-evolving sound reached a new realm. Anthony explains, "Over the years, we've worked to perfect a streaming balance between programmed electronics and heavy instrumental sections. Ben's robotic verse style give the record a live performance aspect that many electronic records lack. LOSSLESS also has a very diverse range of guitar tones and the vocals explode with power."

That power remains palpable on "Youth Erratic" and "Claire," which illuminate the band's diversity. That diversity has allowed them to perform stunning shows alongside Dredg, the START, Tinfed, Auf De Maur, The Revolution Smile, Will Haven and many more. However, LOSSLESS signals a new beginning: this is EIGHTFOURSEVEN's true arrival. Anthony declares, "Silent Raid developed our sound, and Lossless defines the band.”

Signing with Minus Head Records in late 2009, the band has their sights on continuing to push further. Sean states, "Our songwriting and sound are grown from our individual experiences with music. We're not afraid to write and record a record that might not appeal to everyone. We write to appeal to ourselves, and it's nice to have a label that allows us to have that freedom and belief to back us. "

Ultimately, EIGHTFOURSEVEN make music that lasts because it doesn't conform. Anthony concludes, "I feel that we stay innovative in the sounds we create. We simply want to be a band that can inspire musicians and fans."

EIGHTFOURSEVEN will undoubtedly inspire everyone who loses him or herself in LOSSLESS.—Rick Florino

Lyrics

Sleeping Dragons

Written By: Lance Jackman

Keep it till now. Your wings have let you down, no recover. Earth races to you. As you fall towards the ground, what a bother. Falling through the air. No one can save you now, no one can save you now. Calling out for help. There’s no one inbetween the ground and you screams. Keep it from seeping to my cells. Where the fear begins to drown all the horror. Earth races into view. Falling through the air. No one can save you now, no one can save you now. Calling out for help. There’s no one inbetween the ground and your screams. It keeps slipping away from you, from you. As you fall though the air.

Phantom Limb

Written By: Lance Jackman

Hats off to you. You did it again. Upside down spade, bleeding it out. But that was then. I didn’t want you to go. Stay in bed just to make it through the day. Forget the outside world and sink away with me. But that was then. I didn’t want you to go. I do I do. So hats off to you. You’ve done it again. Upside down spade. Bleeding it out. I didn’t want you to go. I didn’t want you to go. Keep it on the up and up. I didn’t want you to go. Keep it on the up and up and up. I do. I do. I do. I do.

Chibana

Written By: Lance Jackman

The moon is the lowest it has been in months. Get it together wish me luck. Once I’m out. I’ll call for you. If we are fast enough this nightmare’s through. This place is torn apart. You’re still pulling on my heart. This place is torn apart. These little steps that I take. They move across the floor in grain. I’ll keep from myself my friend. As the blood runs towards the drain again. This place is torn apart. You’re still pulling on my heart. Just let me go. Can you just let me go. Trust that I find you are loosing. Bleed me, from every orifice that I can bleed from. I always wanted it to end like this anyway. Does it comfort you to see I’m trying this time. Does it comfort you to see I am dying inside. This place is torn apart. You’re still pulling on my heart. Just let me go. Can you just let me go. Just let me go. Can you just let me go. Bleed me, from every orifice that I can bleed from. Take me, I always wanted it to end like this anyway.

Lossless

Written By: Lance Jackman

It’s beautiful. Well I guess it’s hard to tell. It’s too far gone. You did this on your own. I’m sure you know. It doesn’t matter you said it yourself, you said. It doesn’t matter you said it yourself, whatever. It doesn’t matter you said it yourself, who cares. It doesn’t matter you said it yourself, you said. Be my guest, touch the waters. Just pull it back if you’ve gone too far. Hold your breath, go under. Longer than I hoped for. It’s to far gone, you did this on your own. All the way you slowly sink. It doesn’t mean you’ve been holding me down. It doesn’t mean you’ve been holding me down. All the way you pulled me in. It doesn’t mean you’ve been holding me down. It doesn’t mean you’ve been holding me down. Oh in decline, you did this to yourself. You think that you’re lucky, don’t you. Oh one last time, you did this to yourself. You think that you’re lucky, you’ve lost it. All the way you slowly sink. It doesn’t mean you’ve been holding me down. It doesn’t mean you’ve been holding me down. All the way you pulled me in. It doesn’t mean you’ve been holding down. It doesn’t mean you’ve been holding me down.

Youth Erratic

Written By: Lance Jackman

Capture the storm.
The flashbulbs make you stagger.
Slither away, all day long.
I've become un-pleasable.
Try to find the soul that gave you up. Up. Up.
Cause nothing stays new, as I can see threw all of you.
Somethings stay true, confused by your altitude.
Capture the front of the head storm, the flash flood leaves you tattered.
Slither away all day.
Slither away all day long.
Cause nothing stays new, as I can see threw all of you.
Somethings stay true, confused by your altitude.
Slither away all day.
Try to survive, hold and sway.
Slither away all day.
Try to survive, all day long.

Discography

Everlasting EP (2002)
The Allegiance (2004)
Silent Raid (2006)
Lossless (2010) available on 12 inch LP

-Radio airplay on: "Sleeping Dragons", "Phantom Limb", "Chibana", "Lossless" & "Recover in Circles".

Set List

Set list run 35-45 minutes