Hudson Valley, NY five-piece rock band MANU share “Overturned”, the first single off their new full-length album ‘Earth’, out September 3, 2021. Combining the sonic portals of 90’s shoegaze with a unique blend of experimental/alternative rock, the lyrics echo the experiences of singer and chef Zach Berger’s journey of self-discovery through the Andes Mountains of Peru. New members John Bryan, Ryan Driver and Michael LaPick help expand and elevate the band’s sound to new heights of songwriting, sonic experimentation, and sheer volume.

“I try to approach songwriting by going backward from the idea that I have of the finished song, by deconstructing that idea into smaller and smaller parts, and then seeing what works and what doesn’t.” explains longtime Manu guitarist/ songwriter Bryan Caprari. “Thematically, the music touches on a wide range, from isolation and the feeling of disconnect (something most of us are all too familiar with these days) to being trapped within one’s own thoughts, running from something you can’t quite put your finger on, as well as the changes within our immediate environments and globally.”

The album was recorded in 2020 by Scot Moriart (Organ Dealer, Mitski, A Film In Color) at Backroom Studios in Rockaway, NJ and was mastered at West West Side Music by Grammy award-winning mastering engineer Alan Douches (Cave In, Deftones, Swans).

The band is releasing the album independently and will be available for preorder on CD and a limited-edition green cassette (one time only press) on their bandcamp, and will be streaming everywhere digitally starting September 3, 2021.

For fans of: Nothing, My Bloody Valentine, Smashing Pumpkins, Failure, Hum, Deftones, Lush, Sunny Day Real Estate

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Jason Gordon

Manu return with the fantastic new shoegazing single "Overturned" taken from their forthcoming LP "Earth" out Sept 3rd.

August 5th, 2021

I always get excited when I hear a band sucessfully drawing influences from some of my favorite bands of the 90s, and Manu's new single "Overturned" is no exception. Combining layers of guitars echoing in reverb and feedback, Manu bring a sense of melody and heaviness to their shoegaze infleunced alternative rock that is sure to please fans of Hum, Nothing, Deftones and the like. For an independent release, I'm thoroguhly impressed by the production of this as well. Mastering by Alan Douches certainly paid off. Meanwhile, make sure you listen all the way through, because the breakdown towards the end of this single wouldn't be out of place on a Quicksand or Deftones record! It definitely rocks! I know I'm looking forward to hearing the rest of this LP in full, so I can share some more thoughts on it. Check out single if you like this kind of thing, you won't be disappointed.