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FILM SCHOOL returns in September 2018 with ‘Bright to Death’, their fifth album and first full-length LP since 2010’s ‘Fission’. Recorded over 8 days in November 2017 on the outskirts of Joshua Tree, this luminescent collection of 11 songs is the finest showcase yet for the band’s signature layered sonic tones, psychedelic atmospheres, and seductive melodies. The album gets its title from text on an artwork singer and guitarist Greg Bertens had seen, part of an exhibit by Chinese students on the topic of global warming. “Bright to death” popped into his head as the band was recording in sun-blistered Joshua Tree, and it stuck. In addition to four members of the original lineup, the album features drummer Adam Wade (Shudder to Think, Jawbox) on several songs, and was mixed by Dan Long at Headwest Studios and mastered by David Gardner at Infrasonic Sound. “When this lineup first came together in the early 2000s, I never thought we’d be doing some of our best work 15 or so years later,” says Bertens. “Our [self-titled] album came out in 2006, when bands like the Strokes and Franz Ferdinand were in full swing. The music landscape was totally different then—shoegaze was a bad word. That’s changed.”

...lush, languid beauty, chiming guitars, and widescreen, empyrean atmospherics.” BlackBook

Bright To Death exceeds expectations… their best album (yet).” PopMatters

“...lovely, laconic dreampop.” Brooklyn Vegan

not only a loyal adherent to its genre’s tradition, but also exhibits some of the band’s sharpest work to date” FLOOD Magazine

...a honeyed, unhurried confessional that rolls in on a thick bass line and envelops every ounce of longing in twinkling guitar and washes of reverb.” buzzbands.la

Hometown: Los Angeles / San Francisco, CA

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