FiRES WERE SHOT continue to chart their way through the desolate sonic environments first conceived in their early recordings. In 'awakened by a lonely feud,' FWS carry on a time worn tradition, unraveling minimalist motives and gathering emotional richness along the way. Equal parts refinement, melody and textural grit, 'awakened' unveils breathtaking organic and ambient themes of discovery, finality, and renewal.
Clay Walton and John Wilkins formed FiRES WERE SHOT in 1998 and have been redefining the sonic possibilities of their instruments ever since. Armed with little more than their acoustic guitars and a few pedals, Walton and Wilkins are dedicated mappers of post-rock ambient soundscapes. Part Terry Riley, part Stars of the Lid, they effortlessly weave intuited pulse through a field of time.