THE SECOND RECORD

RELEASED: JUNE 16 2017

BRAINTHAW RECORDS


WOE's "psychedelic impressionism is whimsical in its Flaming Lip assessments of the ghost of Syd Barrett." - Style Weekly

“Your guru today is Wall of Ears, a band coming out of relative nowhere and releasing an album, Hello Beautiful Nothing, that we desperately need. This thing is a holographic roadmap toward pataphysical transcendence” - City Arts 

“Lott vows to boldly go where no man has gone before: the intersection of boyhood dreams and the fucked-up now, the infinite space between the ears.” - Entropy Mag






HELLO BEAUTIFUL NOTHING

is both a reflection and a mantra on disintegrating the boundaries between ourselves and the hyper-complex world humming around us. 


"With his overlarge sunglasses, spiky hair, and meshy blouse projected a mashup of Elton John and John Lydon. And interestingly enough, Wall Of Ears’ sound artistically veered between those two as well, though definitely leaning more toward PiL than 'Rocket Man.'" - Seattle Music Insider


THIS AIN’T A DREAM 
NO THIS IS ACTUAL 

-’SEA LEGS’, CW LOTT


“Lush undulating ripples of synthesizers and samples mingle with warm, indie-guitar jangle to create a colorful sound which pushes to the fringes of weird.” - Barry Gruff Music Blog



HBN Record Trailer from Wall of Ears on Vimeo.






WALL OF EARS

is a Seattle-based psychedelic pop collective, centered around the ongoing musical vision of CW Lott (ex-As Cities Burn, Moon Honey). Wall of Ears performances are collaborative and immersive experiences, drawing from a number of artistic genres. Each Wall of Ears project seeks to create a surreality we can all live in together.

“The intial genesis for the record was to create songs in an absolute trance state,” says Lott. “Outside of mind, ego, logic, or any of my old traditional musical habits. When one quiets the hogwash flossing through their own mind and truly enters the black velvet of the blank state the aliens can finally sing through them! Then I shape these transmissions into something more diestible: a pop song in the shape of the void.”
 
Wall of Ears was birthed in 2009 as a way to documents Lott's unhinged lo-fi homemade experimental recordings, made on drum machines and loop stations and eternal layers of cheap Radio Shack synthesizers. This eventually swelled into the material that ended up on the debut record PERFECT ORGAN ASSEMBLY (Broken Circles, 2013) which showcased a wild palette of influences, from ambient pop weirdness to uncompromising forays into noise and texture.

They will be touring the country, curating Brainthaw (psychedelic happenings of local sonic and art collaborations), and writing new music at their Seattle based studio, The Sound Shrine, for the foreseeable future.

Their debut LP PERFECT ORGAN ASSEMBLY was released on Broken Circles Records in 2013.

CONTACT:

wallofears@gmail.com

MEMBERS: 

CW Lott: vocals, guitars, synthesizers, sampler, drum machines, field recordings
Tony Pettigrew: synthesizers, programming
Bryant Hammonds: drums, percussion
Derrick Wright: bass  

RECORD CREDITS:

recorded at Sonic Enviroments, CT & The Sound Shrine, WA 
engineered by Jeff Weed and CW Lott 
mixed by Stephen Keech and Colin Desha 
mastering by Dan Coutant of Sun Room Audio 
all music and lyrics bt CW Lott except
art by Colleen Louise Barry 


“An immersive sound with beautiful flourishes that can border on eerie and are abstract and are kind of mind bending and can flow into sultry flavors.” - American Pancake

















PRESS: 


Artist Home  

Senses Work Overtime on Wall of Ears’ “Hello Beautiful Nothing” 


City Arts 

Album of the Month : HELLO BEAUTIFUL NOTHING by Wall of Ears  


Impose

Wall of Ears’ “Floating Off the Line” - Video Premiere


Fuzzy Logic  

Video of the Day: We Go Outside (Premiere) 


Blurred Culture  

Wall of Ears Unleashes a Wall of Sound


Entropy Mag

Neon Moon Man : A Review of Hello Beautiful Nothing


American Pancake

Wall of Ears’ Hello Beautiful Nothing” is Really Something


Barry Gruff Music Blog

Wall of Ears - “Floating Off the Line”

YabYum

7 Strange and Wondrous Videos

American Pancake

Video for “Floating Off the Line” and West Coast Tour

Pretty In Noise

Videophile Music Videos - “Floating Off the Line”


Birp

Wall of Ears’s “Floating Off the Line”

Indeflagration

Bringing Them to Light 2017

IrockIroll

Wall of Ears - Floating Off the Line

American Pancake Podcast

Sounds From Another Dimension w/ Wall of Ears

Talking About The Passion Podcast

CW Lott of Wall of Ears