HNAF (HotNewAlbumFridays): Far Caspian – ‘Last Remaining Light’

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8/10 Rating – Great Album 

Far Caspian’s new album The Last Remaining Light is an ethereal, expansive and cosmic listening experience that will certainly be on repeat for most listeners. Far Caspian created the whole album himself and played all instruments. He craftfully approaches the work with precision and care, fine-tuning every instrument on the album. His catchy and melodic songs are sure to please you. Check out “Pet Architect” below and let us know your thoughts:

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Far Caspian today released his impressive new album The Last Remaining Light via his own Tiny Library Records; stream or purchase it here. The LP and its singles (“Arbitrary Task,” “Own,” “The Last Remaining Light,” and “Pet Architect“) arrived to early acclaim via Pitchfork, Bandcamp (New & Notable), Billboard (Cool New Pop Songs), Consequence (Top Songs), Brooklyn Vegan, FLOOD, Treblezine, Northern Transmissions, and more. Far Caspian will embark on a U.S. headlining tour this fall, including shows at his biggest NYC & LA venues to date: Le Poisson Rouge on November 10th and Teragram Ballroom on November 18th. The performances follow his SXSW and Primavera Sound Barcelona festival debuts this year. See below for a full itinerary of upcoming dates.

Far Caspian is the project of Leeds, UK-based Irish musician Joel Johnston, and the music he creates is anchored by his dogged attention to detail—he writes, performs, records, and mixes everything himself. As such, Far Caspian’s music consistently feels like its own self-contained world, full of densely packed hooks and guitar-based atmospherics. With The Last Remaining Light, he’s made his most cohesive and compelling work yet. The album is the result of Johnston streamlining his approach in the studio, finding inspiration in peeling back his tracks’ layers in a way that’s both rewarding and immediate in its simplicity.

Work on The Last Remaining Light began right after Johnston turned in mixes for his 2021 debut LP Ways To Get Out. Whereas that previous album was the result of almost two years of tinkering and finding his sound, Johnston decided to set clear limits and a hard deadline for its follow up. “This process was more about following my intuition rather than getting in my head and rewriting everything over and over,” he says.

Far Caspian Live Dates:
09/19 – Edinburgh, UK – The Speakeasy, Voodoo Rooms
09/21 – Belfast, UK – Ulster Sports Club
09/22 – Dublin, IE – The Workman’s Club
09/24 – Manchester, UK – YES (The Pink Room)
09/26 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
09/27 – Nottingham, UK – Bodega Social
09/28 – Bristol, UK – Rough Trade Social
09/30 – London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
10/07 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
10/09 – Hamburg, DE – Nochtwache
10/10 – Berline, DE – KANTINE AM BERGHAIN
10/12 – Cologne, DE – artheater Köln
10/13 – Brussels, BE – Witloof Bar
10/14 – Paris, FR – Point Éphémère
11/08 – Boston, MA – Deep Cuts
11/09 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
11/10 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
11/11 – Washington DC – Songbyrd
11/13 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
11/15 – Seattle, WA – Madame Lou’s
11/17 – San Francisco, CA – Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop
11/18 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom

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