California Black Vows, the new CLAY RENDERING full length, chronicles the group's move away from the comfort zone straight into the dark heart of the west. Since their last album, Snowthorn (2015) the band relocated from the suburbs of the Midwest to the sinister shine of Los Angeles. The cover's icicle is the last remnant of their time in familiar surroundings. More change was to follow; a duo for most of its existence, Clay Rendering's core of MIKE and TARA CONNELLY chose to invite two allies into their closed circle: SERA TIMMS of BLACK MARE on bass and JOE POTTSOF SOLLILJA on drums. The result is a dimly-lit journey into the wild nightside, where nothing is for sure, a hypnotic trek into the center of Clay Rendering's unique brand of gloom rock commences.