SWEET COBRA Streaming New Track “Complaints”

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Chicago dynamic rock/hardcore trio Sweet Cobra have premiered a new track from their forthcoming full-length, Earth, over at Lambgoat. The new track is titled “Complaints” and it barrels forth with catchy yet pummeling riffs. The track’s eclectic sound sits somewhere between sludge and post-hardcore, but not favoring one over the other. Share your “complaints” at Lambgoat now.

Earth will be released digitally on July 17 and on CD/vinul on July 24 via Magic Bullet Records.

EARTH Announce Eastern US Tour Dates

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Seattle’s drone rock titans Earth has booked a new East Coast tour in support of their 2014 album, Primitive and Deadly. The trek will commence on July 18 in Portland and will conclude on September 11 in Urbane, Illinois at the Ellnora Guitar Festival. Holy Sons will provide support on a majority of the dates. As an added bonus, Brett Netson (Built to Spill) will provide second guitar for the band on August 22 through the 28. The touring schedule can be found below.

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Best Of 2014: Lane’s Top 30 Releases Of The Year



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EARTH Announce U.S. Tour Dates

Earth have announced, in addition to their forthcoming European stint, a string of U.S. tour dates in support of their forthcoming album, Primitive and Deadly. The trek will span from September 4th until October 3rd and will see the band supported by the doomy songwriter King Dude on all stops. You can check out the full touring schedule after the break.

Primitive and Deadly will be released on September 2nd.

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EARTH Streaming New Track “From The Zodiacal Light”

Earth have premiered the first taste of their forthcoming album, Primitive and Deadly, over at Pitchfork. The new track is the lengthy, psychedelic “From the Zodiacal Light” that is marked by expansive instrumentation and the haunting guest vocal work of Rose Windows frontwoman Shaheen Qazi. You can stream the 11 minute, trance-inducing beast over at Pitchfork.

Primitive and Deadly is due out sometime in September; the official street date is still pending. In related news, Southern Lord will be reissuing their albums Hex: Or Printing in the Infernal Method and The Bees Made Honey in the Lion’s Skull on LP June 24th.


DRCARLSONALBION Streaming New Album/Soundtrack “Gold”

The debut soundtrack work from Earth guitarist Dylan Carlson under his Drcarlsonalbion moniker, Gold, can now be streamed in full at Noisey. The album, which is the soundtrack to the German western of the same name, is officially out today. You can stream the album at Noisey now and check out Earth’s forthcoming tour dates below.

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EARTH Announce New Album “Primitive And Deadly”

Earth have announced the release of their forthcoming 10th studio album and follow up to two-part Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light albums of 2011 and 2012. The new record will be entitled Primitive and Deadly and will be released sometime in September, with an official street date still pending. The album was produced by long-term collaborator Randall Dunn and will feature guest vocals from Mark Lanegan and Rabia Shaheen Qazi. More details are slated to be released in the coming weeks.

In addition to the new record, Southern Lord will be reissuing Earth’s Hex; Or Printing in the Infernal Method  and The Bees Made Honey in the Lion’s Skull on LP on June 24th. Earth leader Dylan Carlson will also be releasing the soundtrack he composed for the film Gold on June 17th via Daymare Records. You can stream a track from the album here.

DRCARLSONALBION (EARTH) Streaming New Track “Gold I”

Earth’s Dylan Carlson has premiered a new track from his upcoming soundtrack work, Gold, over at Pitchfork. Much like Earth, the song “Gold I” revolves around drawn out, droning, bluesy guitars and minimal percussion accompaniment. You can check it out at Pitchfork now or stream it after the break.

Gold is the soundtrack to a German western film of the same name. Carlson will independently release the effort under his Drcarlsonalbion moniker digitally and on vinyl (limited to 1,000 copies) on June 17th, while Daymare Records will handle the CD pressing. Pre-orders for the effort can be purchased here.

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EARTH Announce Midwest U.S. Tour

The giants of drone and minimalistic rock, Earth, have announced a handful of Spring Midwestern tour dates. The band will be entrancing audiences in six cities on their trek, including appearances at Knoxville’s Big Ear’s Festival and Iowa City, IA’s Mission Creek Festival. You can check out the dates after the break.

Earth is currently mixing tracks in Seattle for their new album. Earth’s founder and guitarist, Dylan Carlson, has stated the material is heaviest they’ve written in years. Are you excited yet?

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EARTH Announce Extensive Fall Touring Schedule

The mighty Earth have announced an extensive fall touring schedule that spans from September to late November in support of their stellar record, Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II. This tour will take the band to New Zealand and Australia, Japan and the US. I will be seeing the band at this years Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, so expect some footage from that. The complete schedule is below along with a cut from the new record, “The Rakehell”

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Generic Mid Year Post: Lane’s Favorite Releases of 2012…So Far

It’s currently July which means that 2012 is half way over. Just like any other run of the mill music blogger, I want to share with you the releases that have stuck with me for the past 6 months. So far, 2012 has brought me a plethora of good music but these few releases below have not been able to release their grip on me. In fact, some of these records grew on me quite a bit.  I could go into detail on why I loved this releases but since I am lazy today, I’ll let the songs speak for themselves. Check them out and tell me what you think:

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Exclusive Interview: EARTH’s Dylan Carlson

The highly influential Earth just recently released their new full length LP, Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II. It is a phenomenal piece of work and is one of my favorite records so far this year. I recently caught up with front man Dylan Carlson to shed some light on the making of the Angels series and more.

-Lane Oliver

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