On April 5th we’re releasing “Beyond Drama” but you can buy it now and get it on that date or even before. It will be available on CD and digitally. We also have several t-shirts of the artwork that has accompanied the singles. Check all the options on the link below:
Great news! TIME (A CONVERSATION WITH MY THERAPIST), the sixth and final single from our upcoming album, Beyond Drama, is now available on streaming platforms. We invite you to listen to it, like it and share it with the link below:
Hello friends! It’s been more than a year since we released a new single, and we’re finally back on track. Today we’re sharing with you “Game Over”, the fifth single taken from our upcoming album, “Beyond Drama” which will come out on April 5th. It’s an instrumental track inspired by the music of Animals As Leaders, but still with a lot of our signature melodies.
Why did we choose such an apocalyptic name for this song? Well, when we wrote it, almost two years ago, we were still on lockdown, going through all the hardships of the pandemic, and thinking about how much time we were spending playing videogames, but not truly connected on a human level.
This song now takes a completely different meaning. Although we are very happy to release this music, “Game Over” also means the end of a cycle and the beginning of a new one: our drummer Felipe, our guitarist Rodrigo and our singer Israel have left the band, and now Aisles have reestructured and German (guitar), Juan Pablo (keyboards) and Daniel (bass), continue with the journey. It’s painful to share this with you, but we want to let you know that Aisles are still working and writing new music. We wish nothing but the best for them, and we will always keep our amazing memories alive in our hearts.
Let us know your thoughts about this track. We look forward to hearing all of you.
Excellent news!! We’re extremely happy to announce that on May 13th we’ll be opening Riverside’s show in Santiago at Teatro Caupolicán. We’ll bring the best of our repertoire, some classics, our newest singles and we may even unveil some unreleased tracks of our upcoming fifth studio album. We cannot wait to see you all there!
We’ve just released the song “Thanks to Kafka” on all digital platforms.
“Thanks to Kafka” was influenced by the darker side of Porcupine Tree and Steven Wilson and the melancholy of Radiohead. It is also the first single where guitarist Germán Vergara takes the lead, with a nod to Lou Reed’s interpretation, and marks a stylistic shift in relation to the three previously released singles, “Fast”, “Disobedience” and “Megalomania ”:“ ‘Thanks to Kafka’ is totally introspective. It is based on the idea of people who did not find answers to their existential problems or who lost the battle of life,” says the musician. The writer Franz Kafka was the perfect reference to define this internal struggle, because “he speaks from defeat and approaches it from those dark places,” says Germán.
The track was recorded at Estudio del Sur, produced and mixed by Angelo Marini and Germán Vergara and mastered by American engineer Randy Merrill (Muse, Paul McCartney, Beck, Liam Gallagher). In addition, it is the fourth single from the band’s new studio album, after the release of “Fast”, which came out on June 4, “Disobedience”, released on July 15, and “Megalomania”, on August 27.
The cover was created by designer Jean Pierre Cabañas from Médu1a (winner of the Pulsar Award for Best Art of the Year for “El vuelo del Pillán” by Kuervos del Sur in 2017). “We wanted to pay tribute to Kafka – Germán points out – you can see in the image that there is a skull with a hole like a person who committed suicide by shooting themselves, and the cockroach symbolizing depression”.
The group, formed by Germán Vergara, Felipe Candia (drummer), Rodrigo Sepúlveda (guitar), Juan Pablo Gaete (keyboard), Israel Gil (vocalist) and Daniel Concha (bass), has finished recording their fifth studio album, which will be released during the next months. In this new album, they have left behind the concept and sound of “Hawaii” (2016) to open up to a more direct and powerful sound influenced by bands like Porcupine Tree, Rush and Animals As Leaders. “We have done a very exhaustive job: we put pressure on ourselves to change our paradigm,” says the producer and guitarist.
We’re immensely happy to be sharing with you Megalomania, the third single from our fifth album. Megalomania is one of the first songs we started working on when we were leaving Hawaii behind. There are some versions of this song from band practices dating back to May 2018, with Sebastián still on vocals.
Felipe remembers Germán first showed them the intro and outro riff at a band practice where they and Juan Pablo were present. At the beginning, the song had a progressive-Latin feel (as a matter of fact, the name of the demo file was Post-Earth Latin), but as we added new parts and instruments it transformed and took a rockier direction. We finally added the 8-string guitars and the song found its final sound and mood.
It’s an important song because to a great extent it defined the sound of the music we would start making. When we were still playing the Hawaii shows we started wanting to try something different, heavier, more direct, and although the content, themes and lyric of our songs have always been crucial, and will continue to be so, we wanted something less conceptual, less baroque.
We like every person to have their own interpretation of our songs, but in general terms Megalomania is about being obsessed with pursuing an objective, about having a dream an trying to fulfill it at any cost, being willing to sacrifice everything for it. In our case it’s our obsession with the life project of being musicians, with committing to art, and the ambitions we have as a band. That dream has been a difficult, sometimes self-destructive road, and it’s been full of frustration and loss, but we have always kept on. It’s a recurring subject in our music, at least since 4:45 AM.
We have high hopes for this song and the video. Please let us know what you think. We really want to hear your opinions!
A huge hug from all of us
Rodrigo, Germán, Felipe, Israel, Juan Pablo, Daniel
We’re very happy to share with you ‘Disobedience’, the second single off our fifth album. As reflected by its title, the song is about disobedience to others, to dogmas, and creeds as a positive act of seeking identity, about commmiting to a genuine life project. There is also a sense of overcoming guilt, starting over and forgiving yourself.
Musically, we went for a heavier sound, slightly influenced by djent, and this is the first time we’ve used 8-string guitars so explicitly. In turn we wanted to combine that heaviness with catchy melodies and elements of fusion.
The song was recorded at Estudio del Sur, produced by Angelo Marini and Germán, mixed by Pepe Lastarria (Kuervos del Sur, Nunca Seremos Dichosos) and mastered by American engineer Randy Merrill (Muse, Paul McCartney, Beck, Liam Gallagher).
The day has come! Our first new song in five years, “Fast”, is out! The track has been released through Presagio Records on all digital platforms and it is a preview of our fifth studio album, which will be available during the next few months.
This frenetic song was influenced by the power of bands like Foo Fighters and Muse, but with our unmistakable exploratory touch. German says, “the song and the lyrics are inspired not only by my personal life, with a very hard break-up, and the departure of Sebastián, my brother, from the band, but also in the global social crisis that has this end-of- a-cycle feeling. Fast is about following a purpose with all the energy you have left”. That feeling was translated into an accelerated-paced vibe, with intense guitar riffs.
“Fast” is also the first new song with our vocalist, Israel Gil, after the departure of Sebastián in 2018. The track was recorded at Estudio del Sur, produced by Angelo Marini and Germán, and mastered by American engineer Randy Merrill (Muse, Paul McCartney, Beck, Liam Gallagher).
Friends! After more than a year being out of stock we’ll finally have more copies of our first album, The Yearning. It’s a beautiful digipack edition and we expect to start shipping in March but you can pre-order it HERE.:
We’ve also restocked some older t-shirts and added a new design which you can check out HERE.
Finally, we’ve renewed our website to make navigation easier, faster, and safer. The website is available in English and Spanish (you can choose your language on the main menu. We’re still working on some minor details but you can start browsing here.