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Experience the Cleansing Post-Rock Fire of LESOTHO ‘Summer Wars’ EP Live

The pandemic has not been the worst of my trials. It’s been dark days for a long time now. The past few years have been heavy and difficult for me and my family, and in some ways, this pandemic put me in a position to focus on what I have to be grateful for in my life. One of the things I remind myself about every day is that Sean and I have created a world for ourselves where we get to spend time connecting with creativity and music. Sitting down to watch this live performance from Boston post-rock band LESOTHO is exactly what I’m here for. Their music pulls me into a dreamlike state where I feel like I’m able to rest while my soul travels the timelines of all of my lives in order to remind me of my inner wisdom. There’s something about these compositions that’s able to break through my emotional control and trigger what I need to release. Lesotho makes the kind of music that I can astral travel on, and while I do I remember that we’re all forged in the fire, so I might as well feel the flames. Their Summer Wars EP comes out this Friday, August 20th via Suspended Soul Tapes And Records — pre-order it here. Today we’re excited to share this live performance of the full Summer Wars EP—including an unreleased track from their forthcoming full-length—captured by Pine Street Studios and engineered by Alex Allinson at The Bridge Sound & Stage while the band recorded the EP. Enjoy this full set below…

It was important for us to capture our sound in a live setting against the backdrop of the pandemic and everyone being so isolated. Not being able to actually play a show in front of a live audience allowed us to focus on fueling the songs with more raw emotion, so we decided to strip things back in the studio and tune all the songs down a step to truly capture what we were going through emotionally at the time. Feelings of isolation, pain, frustration, but also an acceptance that because of this pandemic, this is how it is and how it’s going to be for the time being at least. We hope that struggle and acceptance comes through to anyone who watches this performance.

Captured by Pine Street Studios and engineered by Alex Allinson at The Bridge Sound & Stage
photo by Pine Street Studios
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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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