Continuing with the dark, raw, and dance styled prog-punk from their previous groups, Nolan Sullivan and Noah Lapierre collaborated with Matt Schuman in 2016 to make Above Ground Basement. The trio spent the past year writing and recording their first album.
Above Ground Basement embodies contrast. In long form pop structures appears Nolan's speak-singing and terrifying pitch bending guitar solos, Noah's subtle, potent drumming, and Matt's gritty bass and experimental noise. These elements carom into a surprising listening experience.
released February 25, 2017
above ground basement is NOAH LAPIERRE MATT SCHUMAN NOLAN SULLIVAN
songs written and performed by ABOVE GROUND BASEMENT
all songs recorded at EMPYREAN CARPET
except ROOMS which was recorded live in LAVENDER TOWN
additional synthesizer by RYAN GARVEY on ESCAPE ARTIST
produced and mixed by MATT SCHUMAN
mastered by ANDREW OEDEL at GHOST HIT RECORDING
cd insert artwork by IAN TULUD
cd album artwork by MATT SCHUMAN
exclusive tape artwork by KEVIN HEWES