Methadone Skies to release new studio album “Retrofuture Caveman” on May 7th 2021

Methadone Skies Retrofuture Caveman cover
Romanian psychedelic doom and post-rock collective Methadone Skies has announced the details of their upcoming, fifth studio album, entitled “Retrofuture Caveman”, which is slated for a released on May 7th, 2021.

Following their highly acclaimed, 2019 album “Different Layers of Fear”, the instrumental quartet did not waste any time and started working on their new record during the pandemic. Methadone Skies, who formed in 2009, has released 4 full length records so far; each LP shares its own musical direction, often leaning into stoner, post-rock and doom metal territories. Never fearing any boundaries, every album highlights the sum of the band’s various influences and constant sonic exploration.

“Retrofuture Caveman” dives even deeper into the post-rock and doom metal worlds. These contrasting styles are ultimately blended with progressive elements, a stoner rock touch and psychedelic spheres. While this eclectic mix flows in a perfect balance, “Retrofuture Caveman” will easily become the band’s most ambitious and mature work to date. But let the music speak for itself, as Methadone Skies has just premiered a brand new music video for their first album single, “Infected by Friendship”! The track is one of the most straight-forward and uplifting songs you will find on their new record, gradually exploding into a massive wall of sound. Its surreal music video was created by the band’s drummer, Flavius Retea, and Alexandra Dragu, watch the clip below.

“We usually pick a heavy song as an album teaser, but this time we tried something different”, the band comments. “We really dug the song right from the beginning of the creation process and it feels more soothing than many others in our catalog. The title obviously references the pandemic, yet we wanted to give the term a positive twist. Music became even more important for people in these complicated times, so we hope it acts as a sonic getaway from the listener’s daily routine”.

“Retrofuture Caveman” was recorded in Timisoara, Romania, at Consonance Studio by Edmond Karban, Cristian Popescu and Andrei Jumuga (all of them members of DorDeDuh and Sunset in the 12th House), and was mixed and mastered by James Plotkin. Additional keyboard layers were added by Marius Muntean (The Thirteenth Sun, Black Water). The album will be released on May 7th as LP Gatefold, CD, Digital formats and a limited Cassette Tape edition through Methadone Skies’ own imprint, Haywire Records. The artwork was created by Mihai Manescu (aka Obsidian Nibs).

You can pre-save “Retrofuture Caveman” on digital platforms here, while the album pre-sale just went up here.

Tracklist:
1. Retrofuture Caveman
2. Infected by Friendship
3. The Enabler
4. Western Luv ‘67
5. When the Sleeper Awakens

Line-up:
Alexandru Wehry - Guitar
Casian Stanciu - Guitar, E-Bow
Mihai Guta - Bass
Flavius Retea - Drums, Percussion, Keyboards

Weblinks:
www.facebook.com/MethadoneSkies
methadoneskies.bandcamp.com