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Flowerbomb is a four-piece band from Washington DC. Combining saturated guitars, ornate rhythms, intricate songwriting, and delicately raw lyrics, Flowerbomb creates a soundscape for nostalgia and heavy feelings accompanied with lush layers and dynamic sounds. Their upcoming debut album, Pretty Dark, available December 2020 on Mutineer Records, features nine songs that embody themes of sexuality, gender, trauma, loss, and healing. Among these songs are three singles that were released digitally over the summer: “sorry,” “II,” and “glass.”
Over the course of three years, Flowerbomb engaged in a meticulous writing and production process that culminated in the inception of Pretty Dark. Recorded at Bias Studios and The Lab Sound Studio, both located in Northern Virginia, Pretty Dark was engineered and produced collaboratively by Mark Reiter and Flowerbomb drummer and longtime friend, Dan ABH. The record was mixed by Reiter in spring 2020 and mastered by Mike Monseur. Shortly after the completion of Pretty Dark, Flowerbomb was invited to be a part of Mutineer Records, a label founded by Reiter in autumn 2020. This collaboration was built on a shared passion for using art as a tool for engaging with social and political issues, as well as a mutual devotion to keeping the local music community alive. The vinyl and CD release of Pretty Dark will ship in March 2021 and the pre-sale will be available December 2020, accompanying the digital release of the album.
Flowerbomb is the brainchild of Rachel Kline, who joined forces with Dan ABH, Nat Brown, and Charles Scheider in the summer of 2015. All four members bringing vastly different influences to the table, Flowerbomb combines elements of shoegaze, punk, alternative, emo, and indie rock to create their signature sound. A fundamental part of recording Pretty Dark was bringing together these different elements, with specific attention to overall sound, feeling, tones, and production, in order to create a truly unique record. Flowerbomb is locally known for their ability to put on an energetic and authentic live performance. Due to restraints brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the band is currently focusing on new ways to maintain that energy remotely and connect with people from afar. When they’re not playing music, Flowerbomb enjoys eating tater tots, watching bad 90’s sitcoms, and laughing...a lot.