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Alex Lifeson's Envy of None project release new EP That Was Then, This Is Now tomorrow

Thu, Jun 8, 2023@1:15PM | comments

Alex Lifeson's Envy of None project with Andy Curran, guitarist Alfio Annibalini and vocalist Maiah Wynne released their self-titled, debut album last April, and it's currently available for purchase and streaming worldwide via several different online retailers and services, including Amazon and the official Envy of None merch store. Tomorrow the band is releasing a new EP titled That Was Then, This Is Now via Kscope Records. The EP includes one newly-recorded track titled That Was Then, remixes of Dumkoptf and Dog's Life, Lethe River, and You'll Be Sorry, which was previously released as part of the deluxe edition of their 2022 self-titled debut. Reviews of the EP are beginning to roll in, including this one from The Razor's Edge and this 8 out of 10 review from Distored Sound magazine:

... New song That Was Then has a hint of STEVEN WILSON's The Future Bites, and ends with a clattering of live drums and Lifeson's leads, bridging not only the band's influences but the gap between albums as well. What sets ENVY OF NONE apart from many of their prog peers is that, well, they're actually pretty cool. Lifeson's guitar work is smooth, Wynne's voice is full of breathy melancholia, and what the band achieve together is nighttime music that suits dancing, driving, intimacy, as meditative as it is propulsive. That Was Then, This Is Now is a welcome starting point for those who missed their debut, and is a chance to be grateful that one of the best to ever pick up a guitar is still delivering the goods as he approaches his fifth decade in music.

The EP is available digitally and on vinyl, and can be ordered via the Envy of None website and other online retailers. The vinyl edition can also be ordered via Amazon here.