Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s AMBASSADOR—which consists of musicians Gabe Vicknair (lead vocals, bass guitar), Jason Ourso (guitar, backing vocals), Dustin Borne (guitar), and Ean Savoy (drums)—has confirmed the upcoming release of their sophomore full-length, Care Vale, this September. Accompanying the album’s announcement is the lead single, “Colonial,” which can be heard below.
For those new to the group, expect a wondrous blend of post-punk/metal and dark rock, similar to what can be heard on their stunning 2018 debut LP, Belly of the Whale.
According to a recent press release, “[t]his new record benefits from both a lineup shift and the pressure of recording live at Hightower Recordings with James Whitton in just two days. The mastering by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege furthers the sumptuous music within. Care Vale demonstrates a finely crafted step forward artistically for the band. It gives them a more aggressive, atmospheric, and ‘live’ energy. Say what you will about these Southern boys, but Care Vale is a bold next step.”