Published Jan 29, 2013Canadian sax prodigy Colin Stetson had already announced that his third and final New History Warfare album would be arriving soon and would include guest contributions from Bon Iver main man Justin Vernon. Now, Stetson has confirmed the full details of his latest disc. The collection's full title is New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light. It will be out April 30 through Constellation.
As promised, the album includes 11 songs, four of which feature guest vocals from Vernon. Aside from Vernon's parts, everything was recorded live by Stetson. It was mixed by returning collaborator Ben Frost.
A press release includes descriptions like "saxophonic sludge metal," "hardcore blast," "Cookie Monster barking," "ambient grindcore throb," and "massed, multi-tracked harmonies." Listen to the cyclical "High Above a Grey Green Sea" over at Soundcloud.
The song "What Are They Doing in Heaven Today" is a cover of gospel singer Washington Phillips. The tracklist is below and the album cover is above. Scroll past the tracklist to peruse Stetson's upcoming North American tour schedule.
New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light:
1. And in Truth
3. High Above a Grey Green Sea
4. In Mirrors
6. Among the Sef
7. Who the Waves Are Roaring For
8. To See More Light
9. What Are They Doing in Heaven Today
10. This Bed of Shattered Bone
11. Part of Me Apart from You
4/5 Montreal, QC - Musée d'art Contemporain
5/2 Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle *
5/3 Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa *
5/7 Burlington, VT- Burlington City Arts Center *
5/8 New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
5/9 Boston, MA - Museum of Fine Arts *
5/10 Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live *
5/11 Pittsburgh, PA - Andy Warhol Museum *
5/14 Cincinnati, OH - Contemporary Arts Center *
5/16 Chicago, IL - Schubas #
5/17 Ann Arbor, MI - The Blind Pig #
5/19 Toronto, ON - The Great Hall
6/29 Honolulu, HI - Honolulu Museum of Art
* with Sarah Neufeld
# with Justin Walter