sounds that first drew the individual players to the stage, yet unmoored by convention or
On Clairvoyant, the band’s distinctive fingerprints remain, even as their atmospheric
flourishes broaden to encompass ever-richer textures and mine the beauty of simplicity.
The Contortionist integrates seemingly disparate worlds to create their own sound, with a focus on tone, vibe, color, and atmosphere.
The band’s first two records, Exoplanet (2010) and Intrinsic (2012), are monstrously
heavy, though no less ambitious than their newer and more expansive creative declarations.
The character of The Contortionist’s sound expanded greatly with Language, the 2014
monolithic album that introduced the band’s current lineup of vocalist Michael Lessard,
keyboardist Eric Guenther, and bassist Jordan Eberhardt alongside co-founding members
Cameron Maynard (guitar) and brothers Robby Baca (guitar) and Joey Baca (drums).
Clairvoyant, which reunited the band with producer Jamie King (Between The Buried And
Me), takes the best elements of The Contortionist’s past and reshapes them as the band follows their individual creative muses toward the future.