Tuesday, May 09, 2017
With its title borrowing from the band's 1996 album of the same name, "Absolutego" is somewhat of a return to form for Boris, their last few albums a series of pop-fueled excursions, hook-heavy and melodic. Having just toured for the 10-year anniversary of their much-celebrated album, Pink, Boris's want of muddied distortion seems to owe itself to that series of shows. Its oozing bass tone and rattling percussion generates a welcome mire of viscous delight. With a stinging cry from guitarist Wata, her notes ascend beyond the muck midway just before the song shifts into doom-laden shriek and battery. It's damn near perfect.
Dear is up for pre-order here, available in LP and CD formats. The official U.S. release date is July 14th via Sargent House.
Letters From A Tapehead
A new single from Jenny Hval called "Bonus Material" is streaming online. It's airy, light, and wanders as Hval gently sings,...
New Selections — Tera Melos, Wume, Zealotry, Under, Daniel Carter-Patrick Holmes-Matthew Putman-Hilliard Greene-Federico Ughi, Mackenzie Davis-Carrie Coon-Andrew BrassellSome songs to end the week. Enjoy! Tera Melos : "Lemon Grove" ft. Rob Crow (via Us-Them Group / Sargent House / YouTube) ...
Apologies for the quiet September. My time was needed everywhere but here. That said, I'm happy to end the month with some good singles ...