Boris: Heavy Rocks/Attention Please (Stream)

Letters From A Tapehead favorites, the inimitably sonic and versatile Boris, will be releasing their two new albums, Heavy Rocks (not to be confused with the 2002 album of the same name) and Attention Please, on 5.24.  Both will be reviewed on No Ripcord and an interview with the band is also in the works.

In the meantime, if curiosity or impatience provoke immediate or temporary gratification, both Boris albums are available online.  See below for links and information, which come to you via the good people at Us/Them Group.

Boris post full album streams courtesy of NPR:Attention Please and Heavy Rocks out via Sargent House May 24th

Iconoclast Japanese trio Boris have served up full album streams of their all-new full lengths to be released in tandem via Sargent House on May 24th. NPR Music's First Listen has posted these exclusive listening opportunities -- follow the links to check out Attention Please and Heavy Rocks.

About both albums -- please see track listings and cover art below:

Boris -
Attention Please - LP/CD/digital
Boris are widely known for their ability to breach styles and stretch sonic boundaries of all that is heavy, psychedelic, droning and downright cathartic. But,
Attention Please is more like a complete redefining of their potential in several ways. First and foremost, it is the first album on which all vocals are sung by lead guitarist, Wata. While she has previously sung on a couple of songs for singles and her solo outings, the entire 10-song album features her intimate, multifaceted vocal style. Secondly, the songs on Attention Please have a sultry, intoxicating catchiness to them. It's melodic without sounding pop. It's psychedelic without sounding dated. It's heavy without relying on barre chord riffs.

Boris -
Heavy Rocks - LP/CD/digital
Boris has earned its rabid cult following for their ability to expertly harness music as power. Be it psychedelic metal, colossal drone, blistering punk or distortion-ravaged shoegaze, a Boris song is an exploration of sound as physical mass. The Japanese trio's classic 2002 album,
Heavy Rocks is a landmark of their mastery. So, it's fitting that the group's new album sharing the same title and very similar artwork to that disc, Heavy Rocks (2011) seeks to redefine "heavy" music in a culmination of the band's tireless efforts over the past two decades. This year's Heavy Rocks is beyond heavy, it firmly establishes Boris as a pillar of innovation and integrity in guitar-based music.

Artist: Boris
Attention Please
Label: Sargent House
Release Date: May 24th, 2011

01. Attention Please

02. Hope (MP3)
03. Party Boy
04. See You Next Week
05. Tokyo Wonder Land
06. You
07. Aileron
08. Les Paul Custom '86
09. Spoon
10. Hand in Hand

Artist: Boris
Heavy Rocks
Label: Sargent House
Release Date: May 24th, 2011

01. Riot Sugar (MP3)
02. Leak - Truth, yesnoyesnoyes-
04. Jackson Head
05. Missing Pieces
06. Key
07. Window Shopping
08. Tu, la la
09. Aileron
10. Czechoslovakia

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