Jakub Doubrava – drums & percussion
Electroslav Švelch – vocals
Honza Švelch – guitars & vocals
Vojta Tělupil – bass
Channelling Californian desert rock and Washington D.C.'s post-hardcore through the dark depths of the Bohemian woods and the gritty gambling parlors of Prague, REST IN HASTE combine the psychedelic and the mundane into muscular songs with danceable grooves, angular riffs, and bittersweet melodies. Their vision of rock goes far beyond revivalism and purposefully avoids genre clichés, constantly searching for new themes and unexpected combinations. What sets them apart from many of their peers is the focus on solid songwriting and strong vocals.
REST IN HASTE's latest album, called Hello Young Traveler, released on May 28, 2021 on vinyl and digitally on Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, and other platforms. It was recorded in Prague by Dan Šatra, known for his collaborations with prominent local bands such as Lvmen or Planety, and mixed by J Robbins of Government Issue and Jawbox in Baltimore, MD. Mastering was done by the Seattle-based engineer Ed Brooks, who has worked on records by bands such as Akimbo, Russian Circles, These Arms Are Snakes, Pelican, or Minus the Bear.
REST IN HASTE recorded the new album as pared-down four-piece. The resulting crisper arrangements create more space for incisive guitar licks, thundering bass, and intricate rhythms. At the same time, the band has focused on lyrics and songwriting more than ever before. The album’s mixing engineer J Robbins, a veteran of the Washington D.C. punk rock scene as well as onetime producer of stoner rock legends Clutch, brought a delicate balance between post-punk and stoner rock elements. The eleven tracks cover a wide range of moods, from the biting post-punk of Walking City, the country-rock verses and a psychedelic coda of 5000 Tractors to the stoner ballad Confirmation or the math-rock instrumental Day of Rest. As on previous recordings, the new album features the talents of the guest vocalist Markéta Broumová.
Hello Young Traveler (Vinyl LP), May 28, 2021
Fail to Retry (CD EP), April 11, 2017
The Realistic Sounds of Rest In Haste (MC LP), January 1, 2015
No One Regifts Liquor/Burn Out Desert Fuel (Vinyl SP), December 18, 2013
For The Common Good (Digital LP), September 17, 2011