SAN FRANCISCO – Covet, the Bay Area trio who recently released catharsis, an album Guitar World dubbed as “pure escapism” and Kerrang! described as “a wondrous journey,” have released a third video from the eight song collection, debuting “coronal” this morning: https://triplecrown.ffm.to/covet-coronalmv.
“’coronal’ was the clear choice of an album opener,” Yvette Young explains. “It’s sonically so different from a lot of what we’ve previously released and I wanted to start this sonic ‘journey’ impactfully. It’s the only song with clear cut vocals and the lyrics with escapism from a crumbling world. I was hoping the final line, ‘I enter the void again,” would read like an open invitation to dive into the instrumental fantasy world that follows the first track.”
The Tom Flynn-directed video continues that theme of escapism, featuring the band, clad in matching red suits, performing against a neon-lit backdrop. Previous video releases from catharsis include “firebird,” which saw Covet, in a nod to Young’s mother’s first American adventure, enjoying a ride in a red Firebird, and “lovespell,” a single Young describes as “a tribute to that feeling of being totally smitten by the joy of creating and feeling things deeply.”
Up next for the band is the continuation of their North American tour, which plays Brooklyn’s Brooklyn Bowl this evening, and the launch of the catharsis gallery, a virtual exhibit featuring fan-curated photos, videos, artwork and other artistic mediums. Fans can submit their artwork here: catharsis.covettheband.com.
catharsis is available on a variety of limited-edition vinyl variants, as well as on CD, and digitally. A collection of catharsis-themed merch, featuring Young’s artwork, is also on-sale now. To order, and view the various pieces, visit: https://triplecrown.ffm.to/covet-catharsis.
Covet catharsis tour dates:
April 26 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl
April 27 Boston, MA Royale
April 28 Philadelphia, PA Brooklyn Bowl
April 29 Vienna, VA Jammin’ Java
May 1 Asheville, NC The Grey Eagle
May 2 Nashville, TN Brooklyn Bowl
May 3 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade (Hell)
May 5 Dallas, TX Studio at The Factory
May 6 Austin, TX Scoot Inn
May 8 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
May 10 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
May 11 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up
May 12 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
May 13 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
July 28 Indianapolis, IN POST. Festival
September 1 Osaka, Japan Soma
September 2 Tokyo, Japan Daikanyama Space Odd
September 4 Tokyo, Japan Shibuya Club Quattro
Covet is Yvette Young (guitar/vocals), Brandon Dove (bass) and Jessica Burdeaux (drums). The Bay Area-born band have released three full-length albums since their 20XX inception: effloresce (2018), technicolor (2020), and catharsis (2023). Young, the band’s founding member, vocalist and guitar player, has been hailed as one of the era’s most prominent guitar players, with Guitar World describing her as a “two-hand tapping mastermind” and “one of today’s most inspiring players.” Her signature line of Ibanez guitars are as effervescent as covet’s music, available in a bright lime green and orange cream sparkle. The band’s music has been described as “absolutely soaring” (Northern Transmissions) featuring “sugar-sweet melodies” (Brooklyn Vegan) that take listeners on “a wondrous journey” (Kerrang!).