It’s been a little over a year since Phantastic Pigeon-Holes crossed my desk and now it looks like the musical partnership known as The Upper Strata is ready to unleash a new undertaking upon the world. Today, we’re very excited to offer folks a chance to hear the track “Anyway” from the band’s forthcoming release, Shadow Upon the Snow.
At the heart of The Upper Strata stands Jonathan Sanchez (vocals, guitar) and Regula Sanchez (bass, keyboard, vocals). Shadow Upon the Snow marks the first album from the band to incorporate the use of drums on every track (provided by Troy Maskelunas). I managed to score an early listening session with Shadow Upon the Snow. Fans will find more of the genre-muddling, indie goodness that we first found so enamoring on Phantastic Pigeon-Holes, but with a greater sense of self. Shadow Upon the Snow has a singular sense of identity, albeit it, a multifaceted one. Bluesy and mellow, but never boring, The Upper Strata continues to move forward with Shadow Upon the Snow.
The release show for the new album will take place early next year, but the band is planning a soft-release online to give fans a chance to learn the music before the show. We’ll keep you posted on the sing-a-long / release show sure to be a stellar 2015 event.
Until then, enjoy this sneak peak from Shadow Upon the Snow. Here’s the track “Anyway”.