SUPPORTING COUNTERPARTS WITH STOPS IN
TORONTO, HAMILTON AND LONDON
HOMETOWN SHOW IN WATERLOO
SEPTEMBER 21 AT MAXWELL’S
NEW ALBUM BINARY GARDEN OUT NOW
Following the success of their latest album, Binary Garden, AURAS have announced new tour dates supporting Counterparts. The tour kicks off in November with stops in Toronto, Hamilton and London. See below for a complete list of dates, including Auras’ hometown show in Waterloo this weekend on Saturday, September 21.
AURAS recently wrapped an extensive tour in support of Binary Garden, including a run with Night Verses and Red Handed Denial. Their video for standout single, Momenta, was directed by JP Charlebois, providing a bold visual aesthetic to the album’s sound.
“We had a blast filming in Montreal with JP Charlebois,” says guitarist, Josh Ligaya. “Thank you to Cosmodome for letting us film in their amazing space museum. Please enjoy part 1 of the music video series!”
Binary Garden is the follow up to Heliospectrum, the debut full-length offering from AURAS. Heliospectrum was the inevitable culmination of years spent perfecting their sonic brew in basements, clubs, and rehearsals, honing a mix of unrelenting heaviness, complex riffs, and melodic ambiance.
As New Noise raved in their four-star review, “AURAS specializes in chaotic intensity married with passages of staggering beauty (and nice melodic touches strewn about).” Canada’s Exclaim! observed, “Heliospectrum is an indication that, in a genre overflowing with imitators, AURAS are capable of carving out a place that is firmly their own.” Metal Injection’s Nick Abela even included the album on his list of the Top 15 Albums of 2016.
Ottawa native, Dean Hadjichristou (Parkway Drive, Protest The Hero, The Kindred), recorded Binary Garden, which was mixed by Jordan Valeriote (Silverstein, Counterparts, Structures). Nick Sampson (Of Mice & Men, We Came As Romans, Born Of Osiris) aided in pre-production as AURAS endeavored to crystallize their ambitious ideas.
Binary Garden sees the band members challenging themselves like never before, from the writing stage through the production process. They shook off preconceived notions and embraced a cleaner singing and simpler structure without sacrificing their signature sound. The end result features more atmospherics alongside a bigger feel.
AURAS continue to throw new curveballs, pulverizing through tight musical corners with precision, filling their songs with rhythmic twitches and warped riffs that beckon listeners down a new rabbit hole with each rewarding repeated listening. It’s all imbued with a deep sense of connection to the audience and an emphasis on communication.
AURAS shouldn’t just be listened to. This is music that simply must be experienced, and you can do so by check out the band live this fall.
Josh Ligaya – Guitar/Vocals // Aaron Hallman – Guitar
Nathan Bulla – Drums // Eric Almeida – Vocals
September 21 – Waterloo, ON @ Maxwell’s Concerts and Events
November 22 – Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall
November 23 – Hamilton, ON @ Absinthe
November 24 – London, ON @ Call the Office