Invisible Oranges is now playing the entire new 72 EP from Ontario-based exploratory rock outfit, SIERRA, the record recounting a harrowing true story of a small town murder, and the subsequent heartache, loss, regret, and retribution which have consumed those involved in the nearly fifty years since.
Produced by Phillip Cope (Kylesa), 72 tells the true story of a murder that took place in SIERRA‘s hometown of Kitchener-Waterloo, back in 1972. A man, now in his sixties, told the band how his girlfriend was taken and murdered by a group of men on her sixteenth birthday, and as he was the last person seen with her alive, he was accused and harassed by the town and police for a solid year. It wasn’t until one of the men killed himself and in a suicide note admitted what he had done that this man was cleared of all charges. 72 pays tribute not only to the bands love of all things progressive but also to a great friend of the band, and what he lost.
The heart-wrenching 72 is now playing in its entirety through Invisible Oranges; stream it now at THIS LOCATION.
SIERRA also recently released a video for one segment of the EP’s solitary twenty-three-minute track, “Prologue 72.” Directed by Torin Langen, while the segment is based on the tragic tale the EP tells, out of respect to the victim the video is in no way a re-enactment of the events, but simply the directors inspired vision to help convey the song’s depth. See the video HERE.
The 72 EP will see self-release by the band next Friday, March 4th, on both CD and digital formats. Preorders are available HERE.
SIERRA has confirmed several new shows, including providing support for Indian Handcrafts at their record release show in Toronto on February 26th, and a show just days after the release of 72 in Waterloo with Hawkeyes and Public Animal. Additional shows will be announced soon.
2/26/2016 Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON w/ Indian Handcrafts
3/18/2016 Chainsaw – Waterloo, ON w/ Hawkeyes, Public Animal
SIERRA dug deep into their prog rock roots and their local history for their 72 EP. This marks the first release since 2012’s Pslip (Retro Futurist Records) which took the three piece across the globe on tours with Kylesa and Karma To Burn across North America and Europe. The band traveled south once again to record with Philip Cope at The Jam Room in South Carolina to capture the new EP. 72 takes the listener on a journey of love, loss, grief, injustice, and revenge. The record and artwork is presented as a musical theatre piece, and comes with the script with the cast and acts. Musically, SIERRA has expanded the limitations of a three piece with added percussion, keyboards and other psychedelic noise. The EP gave the band a chance to flex a bit of creative muscle in-between albums, and to immerse themselves in their love of classic progressive rock. The package is completed with standout cover artwork by Felideus.