Studio Sessions: HarborLights – Day 1

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Back in the studio, this time with HarborLights as they record album number three, potentially seeing a 2022 release via Deathwish Inc. Day one was at God City Studios in Witch City – Salem, Massachusetts as Jordan laid down drum tracks for a couple of songs with Zach Weeks.

At the end of August and early September, I will rejoin the band in New Hampshire for guitars and bass as they record with Mike Moschetto.

While in lockdown, isolation, and every other step along the way, the group went into writing mode. The Massachusetts natives last released their second full-length album Isolation Ritual in September of 2019 via Deathwish Inc.

Since joining forces in 2011, HarborLights have released two split EPs and a brawny, burly debut album titled Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree (2017). During a performance on their home turf alongside current labelmates Birds In Row, HARBORLIGHTS snagged the attention of the Deathwish staffers in attendance with their megawatt performance, a friendship was forged.

This past July the quartet regrouped for one performance in 2021, on home turf at the intimate Opus Underground in Salem, Massachusetts. This would be their first time taking the stage since the pandemic began, nearly two years ago. HarborLights graced us upon return with several new songs, which will appear on their forthcoming album. For a gallery of photographs from that night, look to NefariousRealm.com.