North Carolina Psychwave/Shoegaze Band ‘Spirit System’ To Release Debut Album March 2016


“…nothing less than class all the way’ with ‘gleaming and beaming’ resemblances for the brilliant 

era of darkwave, shoegaze, post-punk in ‘now present’ music catalogs.” – Forkster

“The notes themselves take residence on the stage like swarming ghosts and set the tone for 

wild distortion…” – CLTURE

“Its sound was like a marriage of Sisters of Mercy and M83, with subtle, but explicit 

nods to the Cure.” – Yes Weekly 


Spirit System, a North Carolina-based psychwave/shoegaze band, announces the soon to be released recording, “Nightfalling”, a  shimmery yet melancholy collection of music that transcends the listener with its haunting undertones and  blissed-out guitar, shadowed by gauzy layers of ethereal warmth. “Nightfalling” is scheduled for release Tuesday, March 1, 2016 with parties set for Snug Harbor in Charlotte and Krankies in Winston-Salem. The album is their debut full-length that features 7 tracks, which include the first 2 singles “100,000 Days” and “December, Solitaire”.

Listen to ‘100,000 Days’:

Spirit System initially began in 2013 as a recording project between Laurie Ruroden (vox, bass, efx) and Eric Gilstrap (gtrs, synth, efx) to reconnect as songwriters after the breakup of their former noise pop band, Telltale. After relocating from Brooklyn, New York to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in the spring 2014 they had fleshed the band out by adding another member, Gary Guthrie (drums, smplr, synth). Spirit System then took a break from regional touring to begin recording their debut album with Jeff Berner (Psychic TV, NAAM) at GaluminumFoil Productions in Brooklyn. At the beginning of the summer 2015, Spirit System released the  EP  “Afterblume”, 4 tracks containing the outtakes of their forthcoming debut full length, “Nightfalling”, due to be released March 2016.

Following their album release, Spirit System will be touring the east coast this May in cities that include Norfolk, Brooklyn, Boston and Philly. The dates, bands and venues will be announced in the upcoming weeks.




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