Cult Leader Reveal 'Useless Animals' 7-inch, Cover Mark Kozelek

BY Gregory AdamsPublished Mar 6, 2015

Cult Leader have unveiled the details behind the first of their two scheduled releases for 2015, a 7-inch for Deathwish Inc. Their three-song Useless Animals arrives June 16 to annihilate us all.

As previously reported, the band recorded the tracks with producer Andy Patterson (DJ Shadow, Gaza) late last year. A press release now notes that new songs "Useless Animal" and "Gutter Gods" are "a grinding combination of otherworldly heaviness and deafening distortion."

The mini-release, which follows 2014's Nothing for Us Here, finds the band expanding their palette, though, with the B-side featuring a cover of Mark Kozelek and Desertshore's "You Are Not My Blood." The song is said to honour the sombre feel of the original while adding darker element of their own. Cult Leader's cover also features contributions from members of Salt Lake doom unit Subrosa.

As previously reported, Cult Leader are currently on tour. The band are making their way out towards Salem, MA's GodCity Studio, where they'll begin to work on an album with producer Kurt Ballou (Converge). After they wrap recording sessions, they resume their tour, hitting Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Waterloo on their way back home. You'll find the tour info beneath the tracklisting to Useless Animals.

Useless Animals:

1. Useless Animal
2. Gutter Gods
3. You Are Not My Blood (Mark Kozelek and Desertshore cover)

Tour dates:

03/06 Indianapolis, IN - 5th Quarter Lounge
03/07 Columbus, OH - The House with No Name*
03/08 Pittsburgh, PA - Rock Room*
03/09 Washington, DC - The Dougout*
03/10 Wilmington, DE - Claymont VFW *#
03/11 Montclair, NJ - Uncle Slevs*
03/12 Amityville, NY - Amityville Music Hall*
03/24 Burlington, VT - Monkey House^
03/25 Sherbrooke, ON - La Murdoch^ 
03/26 Montreal, QC - La PBR^
03/27 Ottawa, ON - Le Bistro^
03/28 Toronto, ON - Hard Luck^
03/30 Buffalo, NY - Sugar City^ %
03/31 Cleveland, OH - Now That's Class%
04/01 Detroit, MI - The Sanctuary%
04/02 Chicago, IL - Club Rectum%
04/03 Omaha, NE - Midtown Art Supply
04/04 Cheyenne, WY - Ernie November

* with Purge
^ with Old Wounds
% with Hollow Earth
# with Full of Hell

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