It’s been more than 10 years since Ohio trio Rebreather’s last full-length, so the December 10 release of their latest, The Line, Its Width, and the War Drone, is an early holiday gift for all of us. Rebreather self-released an EP in 2018, but this latest—anyone catch The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe reference?—will be issued via Brooklyn’s Aqualamb Records and is the band’s fifth full-length in its 20-plus years together.
The track we offer up for you today, “It Comes in Threes,” is a slow-burner that’s equal parts noise rock drone and stoner psychedelia. Vocalist/guitarist Barley Rantilla had this to say about it:
“It Comes in Threes” is definitely one of our moodier tracks on The Line, Its Width, and the War Drone. The verse navigates you through the ins and outs of a darker mushroom trip with the chorus lighting things up as you watch the sunrise pull the stars out of the night sky. Those types of adventures can be a struggle, but it’s nice that we were able to bring something positive back from it. We were overthinking how we wanted to attack the guitar lead at the end. So, Wish (bassist Steve Wishnewski) and I agreed to each write a simple lead and meet back at the studio the next day. We then blindly recorded the two leads and they sat perfectly on top of each other! It sounded like one guitar and we were stoked.
Have a listen and then get yourself in line for a presale here.