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Boris announce new album, Noise, stream “Quicksilver”

on April 08, 2014, 1:55pm

Japanese sludge-rockers Boris will return with their 19th studio album (!), the aptly-titled Noise, on June 17th via Sargent House. The eight-track effort serves as the follow-up to 2011’s trio of LPs: New Album, Attention Please, and Heavy Rocks. (However, the band did actually release an LP last year, the ultra-limited, vinyl-exclusive Präparat.)

According to a press release, Noise is “their most all-encompassing effort to date. It is an amplification of Boris’ endless pursuit of musical extremes while moving aggressive, intense rock into new territories. Here, the band masterfully intermingles sludge-rock, blistering crust punk, shimmering shoegaze, epic thunderous doom, psychedelic melodies and just about everything else they’ve ever done. (The result) is something more bold, streamlined and powerful.”

As our first taste of the lean, mean 58-minute album (for comparison, 2000’s one-track Flood LP spanned 70:32), the trio’s unveiled “Quicksilver”. Clocking in at a healthy seven minutes, the track clearly lives up to the album title, a maniacal shotgun blast of speed metal riffs, incendiary drums, and vocals that have more in common with screams of agony than actual singing. Still, after a few terrifying minutes, the pacing builds into something more sweeping than outright scary, making the lengthy journey more than worth any exploded ear canals.

Listen in below:

Noise Tracklist:
01. Melody
02. Vanilla
03. Ghost of Romance
04. Heavy Rain
05. Taiyo no Baka
06. Angel
07. Quicksilver
08. Siest

In support of the album, the band has announced a U.S. tour scheduled for this July and August. Consult the full schedule below.

Boris 2014 Tour Dates:
04/27 – London, UK @ Desertfest
06/14 – Tokyo, Japan @ Fever
07/24 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
07/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
07/26 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
07/28 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
07/29 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
07/31 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
08/01 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
08/02 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club
08/03 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
08/05 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
08/07 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
08/08 – Buffalo, NY @ Tralf
08/09 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
08/10 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
08/11 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
08/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
08/16 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
08/17 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
08/18 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
08/20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

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