Frame and Mantle spent the last year revamping their sound and accumulating sketches they had been writing since the release of their 2016 EP, While Our Fields Lie Fallow. The band was included on that year’s Most Anticipated list by AbsolutePunk, garnering comparisons to Foxing, Pianos Become the Teeth, and The World Is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die. Having cultivated fans and peers through a series of independent tours, the band took time off the road to refine a collection of songs they felt confident in releasing as their first LP. Flanked by two new members, the band felt a need to emphasize their focus on dynamic compositions and intimate songwriting.
Assisting Frame and Mantle in the studio is Pittsburgh-based producer Matt Very, who has worked on a number of early releases from notable acts such as Code Orange, Heart Attack Man, and Swiss Army. Principal songwriter and guitarist Brian Thompson says that Very was unafraid of pushing the band into new sonic territory, taking the arrangements the band had provided him and transforming them into something fuller. As an end result, Lost Under Nighttime Sky touches upon universal themes such as grief, self-doubt, and mental illness through a highly personal lens, all against a hopeful backdrop of instrumental crescendos and effortless melodies.
Lost Under Nighttime Sky is available now on limited purple vinyl and digital download