Today, Brooklyn Vegan is hosting a stream of “Transition,” the second track from the pending self-titled debut album from Rhode Island’s ASSEMBLY OF LIGHT choir, now confirmed for release on August 28th. The song is an incredible example of the choir’s beautiful and haunting presence, and also showcases their versatility, with members of The Body and Braveyong adding some demoralizing vocal and instrumental torment to the hymn. Immerse yourself in “Transition” RIGHT HERE.
Assembly Of Light Track Listing:
4. Into The Woods I
5. Into The Woods II
6. Into The Woods III
Coinciding with the release of the album, ASSEMBLY OF LIGHT will take to the road, touring the West Coast alongside labelmates Braveyoung and The Body, where each band will not only perform their own full sets, but all of the members will also collaborate live on stage throughout each set as well.
The ASSEMBLY OF LIGHT Choir’s West Coast Tour w/ Braveyoung, The Body:
8/08/2012 Black Lodge – Seattle, WA
8/09/2012 Plan B – Portland, OR
8/10/2012 Burial Grounds – Salem, OR [*CHOIR ONLY]
8/11/2012 Oakland Metro (side room) – Oakland, CA
8/12/2012 Township – Sacramento, CA
8/13/2012 Sidebar – Los Angeles, CA
8/14/2012 Che Cafe – San Diego, CA
8/15/2012 Blue Star Cafe – Los Angeles, CA
8/16/2012 TBA – Santa Cruz, CA
8/17/2012 TBA – San Francisco, CA
Featuring nearly two dozen members, the ASSEMBLY OF LIGHT choir is a secular all-female choral faction, unifying their incredible range of voices into beautiful, and often undeniably eerie, ethereal hymns, which blend classical styles through their own artistic experimentation and tactics. Formed in 2008 by vocalist Chrissy Wolpert, the ASSEMBLY OF LIGHT has showcased their craft live regionally since their inception, and collaborate with other vocalists and musicians often. The most notable of these collaborations would inarguably be the choir’s inclusion on the 2010-released All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood, the acclaimed sophomore LP from apocalyptic doom duo, The Body. Following the release of the album, both bands toured the East Coast extensively, each performing their own set and collaborating on songs from All The Waters… live. The album was recorded at Providence’s Machines With Magnets, and features contributions from members of The Body, Braveyoung, Work/Death, Daughters, and more.