At A Loss Recordings is proud to announce the pending release of one of the most unique musical acts in existence. Featuring nearly two dozen members, Providence, Rhode Island-based ASSEMBLY OF LIGHT choir is a secular all-female choral faction, unifying their incredible range of voices into beautiful, and often undeniably eerie, ethereal hymns, which blend classical styles through their own artistic experimentation and tactics.
Formed in 2008 by vocalist Chrissy Wolpert, the ASSEMBLY OF LIGHT has showcased their craft live regionally since their inception, at times simply with half of the group present, and others with the entire 20+ members performing, and have collaborated with other vocalists and musicians often. The most notable of these collaborations and appearances on record would inarguably be the choir’s massive inclusion on the 2010-released All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood, the acclaimed sophomore LP from apocalyptic doom duo, The Body. Following the release of the album, both bands toured the East Coast extensively, each performing their own set and collaborating on songs from All The Waters… live.
The forthcoming self-titled full-length from the ASSEMBLY OF LIGHT choir was captured at Providence’s Machines With Magnets, with members of The Body, Braveyoung, Work/Death, Daughters, and more taking part in the recordings. At A Loss will release the album later this Summer, with a final street date and full album info to be announced shortly.
Coinciding with the release of the album, the unit will take to the road, touring the West Coast alongside labelmates Braveyoung and The Body, where each band will not only perform their own full sets, but all of the members will also collaborate live on stage throughout each set as well.
The ASSEMBLY OF LIGHT Choir’s West Coast Tour w/ Braveyoung, The Body:
8/08/2012 Black Lodge – Seattle, WA
8/09/2012 Plan B – Portland, OR
8/10/2012 Burial Grounds – Salem, OR [*CHOIR ONLY]
8/11/2012 Oakland Metro (side room) – Oakland, CA
8/12/2012 Township – Sacramento, CA
8/13/2012 Sidebar – Los Angeles, CA
8/14/2012 Che Cafe – San Diego, CA
8/15/2012 Blue Star Cafe – Los Angeles, CA
8/16/2012 TBA – Santa Cruz, CA
8/17/2012 TBA – San Francisco, CA
Source: Earsplit PR
Photo Credit: Jaime Lowe