February 14, 2020
HAYFITZ SHARES “DAYLIGHT” SINGLE VIA NORTHERN TRANSMISSIONS | ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM CAPSULES OUT MAY 2020 | ON TOUR NOW, PLAYING SXSW 2020
Today, NYC-based indie folk artist Hayfitz shares new single “Daylight” and announces his upcoming album Capsules, due out May 2020. Today, Northern Transmissions offers a first listen of the the new single. This is the second single to be released from the upcoming debut – lead single “Pinpoint” released last Fall, kicking off the new solo project. Hayfitz is currently on tour throughout North America, performing at various venues, private residences and other nontraditional venues, and will be a showcasing artist at SXSW 2020 – keep an eye out for more dates around the festival in March to be announced, along with more North American dates supporting the release. Capsules LP is out in May 2020.
The foundation of Capsules was recorded over eighteen days in a Seattle home surrounded by idyllic views of the Puget Sound and the region’s mountains and evergreens. The setting brought Hayfitz the emotional space to deliver the record with resolve, bringing intentional details to each song and distilling the franticness of a Brooklyn lifestyle.
Capsules took on its current shape in a secluded winter cabin in Parker, Pennsylvania where friend turned collaborator, Patrick Gregg, hosted Hayfitz for two separate week-long periods.
Each inspired by contemporaries like Andy Shauf and Chad Vangaalen, Gregg and Hayfitz collaborated to bring a range of woodwinds to the recording process, with Gregg playing everything from bass clarinet to saxophone. Gregg’s added aptitude in both modular and analog synthesis formed the underlying soundscapes that created a cohesive record, running Hayfitz’s demo midi sequences through various vintage synthesizers.
From there, collaboration became a key component to the album’s finesse, with Hayfitz bringing eight friends and acquaintances into his DIY studio spaces over the six month process, each collaboration painting a new layer of impactful, unfiltered work.
3/10 – The Tea House – Brooklyn, NY#
3/11 – Little Amps Coffee Roasters – Harrisburg, PA#
3/12 – Dwayne’s Place – Washington, DC#
3/13 – Orbital Park Music – Richmond, VA#
3/14 – Sunstroke House – Columbus, MS#
3/15 – The Wurst Biergarten & Public Market – Lafayette, LA#
3/17 – Killer’s Tacos – Denton, TX#
3/20 – Volcom Garden – SXSW Austin#
5/30 – Hotel Cafe – Los Angeles, CA
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