Paul releases Lesser Key

Former Tool bass player Paul D’Amour released his the first album from his band Lesser Key on April 1 on Sumerian Records. You can stream the whole album officially via Youtube, and if and when you’re ready, buy the thing via Amazon.

“Freedom is a double-edged sword…we are inspired to create from the ugly as well as the beautiful.” The Los Angeles based rock group, LESSER KEY represents an exploration into personal and artistic freedom. The group consists of Andrew Zamudio, Brett Fanger, Justin Hanson and Paul D’Amour (founding Tool bassist)

For the video of their debut single, “Intercession,” the band collaborated with director Brian Butler who they first met at his performance of “The Bartzabel Working” (Butler, Kenneth Anger and James Franco’s adaptation of an Aleister Crowley ritual)

The group recently finished their debut EP with producer Sylvia Massy (System of a Down, Tool, Johnny Cash) seeing a street date on April 1st 2014 through Sumerian Records.

Sumerian Founder Ash Avildsen states:
“Lesser Key’s songwriting and passion for their craft immediately mesmerized me upon discovering them. Rock music needs a band like this right now: a hypnotic candle amidst neon lights.”

LESSER KEY added:
“It is exciting working with a label like Sumerian because they are willing to try new things. Most of the bands they choose to work with usually have a different flavor or progressive element to them that’s not typical of other bands. We are excited to add to the diversity of the roster with our artistry and music.”

Official Merch: http://bit.ly/1bTlnKZ

www.lesserkeyband.com
www.sumerianrecords.com
www.facebook.com/lesserkeyband
www.twitter.com/lesserkey
www.facebook.com/sumerianrecords

Here’s the track Intercession:

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Couteau
Couteau
6 years ago

I like it a lot even if it is difficult not to mention Deftones, APC, Tool, as influences in sound and it would be better with variations (I find it too linear from song to song except “Labile”). I’m really interested in a comparison between this 2014 EP featuring Paul with the 2009 EP (same songs) if someone listened both : did they rewrite some parts (lyrics, structure) or only re-recorded and changed the bass ?

Thanks

Couteau
Couteau
Reply to  hellboy1975
6 years ago

You are right, it’s close to Karnivool too. By the way I just listened to both original 2009 EP compared to the new 2014 edition and here are the differences to answer my first question : bass re-recorded by Paul but as far as I know the songs today the basslines compositions are still the same, didn’t change many parts anyway. All the other tracks seem to be exactly the same recordings and overall with a different mix (sometimes bass is much more present now like in “Intercession”, sometimes less like in “Parallels”) and so “Labile” is the exact same… Read more »

Z-Werewolf
Z-Werewolf
6 years ago

So what is Paul playing in the band? I haven’t researched anything yet. Just curious to know if he ended up sticking with bass or not?

Z-Werewolf
Z-Werewolf
6 years ago

Got it, he’s playing bass…

Couteau
Couteau
Reply to  Z-Werewolf
6 years ago

Indeed, see my new comment above.

lipanconjuring
lipanconjuring
6 years ago

This sounds really good.

jsjudjsryjsyjs
jsjudjsryjsyjs
6 years ago

Deftones-vibes for sure.

UndKeineEier
6 years ago

Paul released a Lesser God?!?

That’s not good.

Z-Werewolf
Z-Werewolf
6 years ago

Bought it… pretty good stuff. Also got Karnivool and I’ve put Intronaut off for long enough… really dig all of the recommendations you guys put out. Thanks. _Z_US_

tiresias
tiresias
6 years ago

Very Deftones. Also kind of like Silverchair meets APC. Still love the Paul bass tones, and great to see Sylvia Massey production. Her videos of the Undertow recording are some great stuff.

aperfectTOOL
aperfectTOOL
6 years ago

What happened with his other band Feersum Enjinn?