Daughters, the Rhode Island-based outfit whose very recently released album, You Won’t Get What You Want, has been widely praised with Rolling Stonesaying of the 10-track release: “If heavy music is supposed to be scary, Daughters have elevated it to an invigorating new level,” have partnered with fine artist Alexander Barton for a short film dubbed “Magic Relighting Candle” (https://youtu.be/KqntnTfFcHE).

“As a friend and collaborator of Daughters, I complimented six minutes of experimentation with a familiar household performance to their introductory track ‘City Song,’ explains Barton (alexanderbarton.com). “The flame teases the hopeful youth and rhythmically refuses his satisfaction. Flickering in and out of grain and noise, disappointment and smoke, ‘Magic Relighting Candle’ challenges the creative and superstitious.”

“Alex has been an important friend and cohort for about 20 years now,” adds guitar player Nick Sadler. “He is also one of my favorite creative thinks. We are always in good fortune when Alex has a project in mind for Daughters.”

Friday’s release of You Won’t Get What You Want was met with both anticipation and wide enthusiasm, Consequence of Sound’s Heavy Consequence awarded YWGWYW an A-, saying the band was “unafraid to tread new ground,” while Brooklyn Vegan dubbed the collection “awe-inspiring” and The AV Club smartly summarized the album’s place in Daughters’ discography by saying “Daughters have created an album that’s as uncompromising as anything they’ve done before, but with a matured take on aggressive music that suits them well.” YWGWYW is available digitally (http://smarturl.it/Daughters) and physically (https://revolvemerchandise.shop/daughters).

The band has also partnered with Fuzzrocious Pedals to create the Empty Glass pedal, which was used on “City Song” The pedal is for sale exclusively via Reverb.com with a demo of the pedal in action here: https://youtu.be/k2z-Ubmsqhk. Empty Glass takes the base circuit of Fuzzrocious’ M.O.T.H. and slightly alters it to expand its capabilities further. First, a dirty, monophonic octave up circuit slams the M.O.T.H., creating metallic, harsh octave up drive/distortion. Via the DRONE footswitch, users can activate an oscillator with controls for the volume of the droning oscillator, a blend to mix the drive/distortion signal with the oscillator, and a drone pot to control the sweep of pitched oscillation ranging from the guttural revving of a V8 engine to the ear-piercing screech of tinnitus.

“Ryan at Fuzzrocious came up w a modded version of one of his pedals that he thought might be a useful tool for Daughters,” said Sadler. “We traded the prototype and new ideas, back and forth, for nearly a year until I was able to sit down and begin applying the Empty Glass to this shelved self-referential percussion pattern. Empty Glass provides almost 100% of the music you hear in ‘City Song’ – the challenge being in how to turn a simple drone tool into performative music.”

Daughters’ fall tour, which already boasts several sold out dates, kicks off tomorrow night in Richmond.

Daughters tour dates:

October 31 Richmond, VA Strange Matter

November 1 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery

November 2 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church

November 3 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bazaar SOLD OUT

November 4 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus SOLD OUT

November 8 Los Angeles, CA The Echo

November 9 Los Angeles, CA The Echo SOLD OUT

November 10 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill SOLD OUT

November 11 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill

November 13 Seattle, WA Highline

November 15 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge

November 17 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen SOLD OUT

November 18 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen SOLD OUT

April 5 St. Petersburg, Russia Mod Club

April 6 Moscow, Russia Pravda Club

April 8 Munich, Germany Backstage Concerts

April 9 Stuttgart, Germany Juha West

April 10 Paris, France Point Ephemere

April 11 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Belgium Le Botanique

April 12 Berlin, Germany Cassiopeia Club

April 13 Hamburg, Germany Hafenklang

April 14 Tilburg, Netherlands Roadburn

April 15 Ramsgate, UK Ramsgate Music Hall

April 16 Bristol, UK The Exchange

April 17 Manchester, UK The Deaf Institute

April 18 Glasgow, UK The Hug and Pint

April 19 Leeds, UK Brudenell

April 20 London, UK The Dome

Daughters is vocalist Alexis Marshall, guitar player Nick Sadler, drummer Jon Syverson and bass player Sam Walker. Following the release of their 2010 self-titled album, the band took an indefinite hiatus, returning in 2013 for a pair of sold out hometown shows in Providence, and a subsequent smattering of live dates in the intervening years, including joining Dillinger Escape Plan for their final live outings in December of 2017. Daughters have been hailed for their visceral performances, both live and on record, with Pitchfork describing them as “manic” and “pummeling” and Punk News pointing to their “frantic energy” and “spastic urgency.”