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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
This year has been more than gracious to my ears. I was fond of so many releases in 2012 that it was like pulling teeth trying to narrow this list down to JUST thirty. Since albums have the tendency to grow on me, this list was compiled without review ratings in mind, if I had a chance to review them that is. These thirty albums are the records that I continued to revisit throughout the year and have yet to stop jamming. These are the records that are still fresh and exciting upon the umpteenth listen. Without further adieu, these are my favorite albums of the year.