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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Stream A New EARTH Track

Earth have premiered a brand new song from their upcoming album over at Spin. They are streaming the track “His Teeth Did Brightly Shine”, which is my favorite song off of the new album. Go check it out and see why I love it so much. Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II will be released on February 14th.

Also, check out my review of the album if you haven’t already

-Lane Oliver

Review: EARTH-”Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II”

By Lane Oliver

I recently got my hands on one of my much anticipated albums of 2012. That album would be Earth’s Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II. Recorded in the same two week period as the Angels I, Angels II continues where its predecessor left of and expands upon it as well.

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Woah! An Electronic EARTH Cover!

Canadian electronic artist, Egyptrixx, has covered the song “Old Black” by Earth! This actually sounds pretty cool if I say so myself. It also features contributions from Canadian indie rock band, Ohbijou. Take a listen!
https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F26372659&Egyptrixx – Old Black (Out Now) by This Is Music
-Lane Oliver

New EARTH Album To Be Released In February

The drone kings, Earth, will release part two of their Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light series on February 14th via Southern Lord. The track listing is as follows:

01 – “Sigil Of Brass”
02 – “His Teeth Did Brightly Shine”
03 – “Multiplicity Of Doors ”
04 – “The Corascene Dog”
05 – “The Rakehell“

2012 looks like it really is going to be a good year for music. As you know, Part I made it to my Top 25 Releases of 2011 and I am sure Part II will make the cut as well. Here is my favorite track from Part I, “Old Black”.

-Lane Oliver