“…Infinite Games is an industrialised trip worth taking.” – themusic.com.au

 

“Album #2 sees singer Greg Puciato (ex-Dillinger Escape Plan), and producers/instrumentalists Joshua Eustis (ex-Nine Inch Nails) and Steven Alexander (former TDEP and NIN tech) flexing at their most confident yet. What they’ve created here fits so nicely and effortlessly into their moody 80s soundscapes and bleak darkwave aesthetic in terms of composition, atmosphere, lyrics and instrumentation.” – Kill Your Stereo

 

“With the superb second instalment magically manifesting itself in Infinite Games, the group have created in a far shorter timeframe and offer a refining and defining of their sound, an underlining of their collective style and offer a collection genius. Pure genius.” – Silver Tiger Media

 

“Dreamy, electro, synth-y goodness that’s very well executed.” – Insert Review Here

The Black Queen, the unbridled experimental electronic-meets-alternative trio of Greg Puciato (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan), Josh Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv) and Steven Alexander Ryan (Nine Inch Nails/A Perfect Circle technician), release their sophomore album, Infinite Games today.
The Black Queen will perform their first-ever Australian shows in January 2019 with LA two piece, Drab Majesty. All shows are now SOLD OUT.
The 10-track album also marks the debut release to come from the band’s newly formed creative entity, Federal Prisoner, a joint collective between the band members and acclaimed fine artist Jesse Draxler (creator of the artwork for both Fever Daydream and Infinite Games). While the partners are keeping their plans for Federal Prisoner under wraps, the enterprise will serve as the creative homestead for the foursome, with future releases already in the works. “Federal Prisoner won’t function like a typical label,”says Puciato. “It’s an expression of passion and individualism in a way that opens more doors for us to create and to own what we create with minimal compromise. It’s as much an act of refusal as it is a statement of intent. We won’t be working within the current industry blueprint of premieres, ‘instant grat tracks’ or any of that nonsense. We’re concentrating on the music, videography and packaging, an aural and visual experience. It’s exciting to create our own path.”
INFINITE GAMES TRACK LISTING:

01. Even Still I Want To
02. Thrown Into the Dark
03. No Accusations
04. Your Move
05. Lies About You
06. Impossible Condition
07. Spatial Boundaries
08. 100 to Zero
09. Porcelain Veins
10. One Edge of Two

 

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Consequence Of Sound have premiered the video for Your Move HEREPuciato tells Consequence Of Sound, “We wanted a lot of negative space in the song so that the musical movements could be as small and nuanced and slow morphing as possible.”He adds, “Lyrically, the song is a reference to the intoxication felt when encountering someone similar, and realizing that you have the mutual ability to be open and vulnerable and unguarded with each other.”

Infinite Games follows a host of emotional moments for the band members, from Puciato’s Polish bus accident, the demise of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Eustis’ return to Telefon Tel Aviv, and a robbery of the trio’s storage space. It was these events that informed Infinite Games. Eustis, Puciato and Ryan seized the opportunity to rebuild and create their own studio, giving them a spot to regularly convene, to follow kernels of ideas to fruition (or not) and to re-cement their friendship that’s often been sidelined by touring with other outfits.
“This time, we learned how to do everything ourselves,” explains Puciato, discussing what’s changed since the band’s debut, Fever Daydream“There’s less uncertainty and more confidence. I’m speaking both about the artistic and business aspect of creating and releasing an album. As for what’s changed with Infinite Games, I think it feels more conceptual as an album. It’s less a collection of songs and more about the front to back listen. Probably because it wasn’t compiled over a four-year span of time like the last one. This one is actually hookier but more insidious, it’s a more delicate record.”

CARBON SUNSET PRESENTS

THE BLACK QUEEN (USA)
DEBUT AUSTRALIAN APPEARANCES
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS DRAB MAJESTY (USA)

THURSDAY 17 JANUARY – BLACK BEAR LODGE, BRISBANE (18+) SOLD OUT
FRIDAY 18 JANUARY – LANSDOWNE HOTEL, SYDNEY (18+) SOLD OUT
SATURDAY 19 JANUARY – NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, MELBOURNE (18+) SOLD OUT
SUNDAY 20 JANUARY – NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, MELBOURNE (18+) SOLD OUT