SOM: Atmospheric Doom Pop Outfit Confirms Western US Tour With Holy Fawn; Tickets On Sale This Friday

Photo by Samia Zaidi

Atmospheric doom pop outfit SOM will support Holy Fawn on their western US tour this Fall! The journey runs from November 1st in San Diego, California through November 13th in Denver, Colorado. Additional support will be provided by Grivo. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 19th at 12:00pm local time. See all confirmed dates below.

SOM w/ Holy Fawn, Grivo:
11/01/2022 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
11/02/2022 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
11/03/2022 The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
11/05/2022 Starline Social Club – Oakland, CA
11/06/2022 Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA
11/08/2022 Chop Suey – Seattle, WA
11/09/2022 Mission Theater – Portland, OR
11/11/2022 The Shredder – Boise, ID
11/12/2022 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
11/13/2022 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO

SOM continues to tour in support of their latest full-length, The Shape Of Everything, released via Pelagic Records. Following the acclaim accrued by their 2018 debut The Fall, SOM — comprised of current and former members of Constants, Junius, and recent Grammy nominees Caspian — had planned to enter the studio in 2020 to record the follow-up. However, pandemic-induced lockdown forced them to improvise and record entirely remotely, producing 2021’s luscious Awake EP. This new workflow redefined SOM’s process, which carried into the completion of The Shape Of Everything. Its concise compositions balance gritty riffs with airy vocal lines that will appeal to fans of Deftones and Tame Impala alike and are just as primed for rock radio as for shoegaze-loving connoisseurs. The intentional, self-imposed paradigm of minimalism, the aim to reduce each musical idea to its emotive essence is what makes the band sound huge — and of course the flawless, modern yet incredibly warm and rich production by Benoit himself at his own Radar Studio in Connecticut, gives SOM’s The Shape Of Everything its compelling power.

View SOM’s previously released videos for “Animals” HERE,  “Moment” HERE, “Center” HERE, and “Wrong” HERE.

The Shape Of Everything is available on CD, LP, and digital formats. Find ordering options at THIS LOCATION.

SOM was co-founded by Benoit with drummer and former Constants colleague Duncan Rich, as well as Adai founder and now-Caspian drummer Justin Forrest. While touring on The Fall, the band recruited old friends guitarists Mike Repasch-Nieves and Joel M. Reynolds, both formerly of Junius and Driftoff. While many artists lumbered in inactivity, SOM used the darkness of recent times to create and heal. The Shape of Everything’s introspective bliss is an insight into the kind of harmony the quintet seek to cultivate in all facets of life.

“Thunderous AND dreamy!” — Metal Injection

“…the song recalls bands like Hum and Nothing with its huge riffs and sweet, ethereal vocals, and the video captures that energy with a dramatic love story….” — Revolver on “Center”

“…heavy/beautiful…” — BrooklynVegan

“…warm, inviting, and just plain beautiful…a compelling experience.” — Sputnik Music

Will Benoit – vocals, guitars
Justin Forrest – bass
Mike Repasch-Nieves – guitars
Joel M. Reynolds – guitars
Duncan Rich – drums