Greensboro, North Carolina-based IRATA has completed their second full-length, Sweet Loris. The album now sees release through Kylesa-founded record label, Retro Futurist. Additionally, the band is supporting Kylesa alongside Inter Arma and Indian Handcrafts on an Eastern US tour in conjunction with the album’s release.
Defying specific categorization, the IRATA sound dodges to the side or straight up smashes through genre barriers with a dexterous, infectious groove. Once an instrumental act, the lineup has shifted from a trio to a duo and back, and following several lineup shifts since their inception eight years ago, the band has finally solidified things with its most roaring setup yet. This is proven on their sophomore LP, Sweet Loris, with equal parts kicking and clawing with thunderous doom-inspired uproar as there are tranquil and melodious organic rock segues. With nearly forty minutes of material packed into seven new tracks, Sweet Loris was recorded by IRATA at The Jam Room, produced by Phillip Cope and engineered by Cope and Zac Thomas, and the record completed with artwork by Santos and graphic design by Phillip Yeary.
Retro Futurist will release Sweet Loris on CD and digital October 9th, with a vinyl pressing to follow later.