Published Apr 08, 2014Three years after issuing a trio of genre-jumping albums, Japanese outfit Boris have announced their next eclectic offering, Noise. The band's latest album arrives June 17 through Sargent House.
A press release for the album notes that the group's upcoming eight-song effort features the pared-down lineup of drummer/vocalist Atsuo, guitarist/vocalist Wata and bassist/guitarist/vocalist Takeshi, and together the trio "masterfully intermingles sludge-rock, blistering crust punk, shimmering shoegaze, epic thunderous doom, psychedelic melodies."
The band began working on the set in early 2013 as a streamlined three-piece formation, with goals to further explore the extremities of "aggressive, intense rock." First single "Quicksilver," which you can hear below, takes on thrash and hardcore properties via hyper-speed runs and screaming, while "Heavy Rain" is described as a "heavy and ethereal" approach to shoegaze, and "Vanilla" is apparently marked by "frenzied psychedelic metal riffing."
Shortly after the album hits shelves, Boris will head out to North America for a stretch of summer tour dates. The schedule, which you can see below, includes Canadian appearances in Toronto and Vancouver.
Noise follows 2011's New Album, the shoegaze-inspired Attention Please and Heavy Rocks.
3. Ghost of Romance
4. Heavy Rain
5. Taiyo no Baka
04/27 London, UK - Desertfest (headlining day #3)
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