Sumac Return with 'Love in Shadow' LP
Published Jun 14, 2018After delivering their collaborative album with Japanese experimental legend Keiji Haino earlier this year, Sumac have lifted the curtain on a new full-length all their own.
Titled Love in Shadow, the four-track LP will arrive September 21 through Thrill Jockey. A trailer for the effort can be found in the player below.
Love in Shadow was recorded by Kurt Ballou at Washington's Robert Lang Studios, with the trio of Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom, Mamiffer), Nick Yacyshyn (Baptists, Erosion) and Brian Cook (Russian Circles) playing in a single room.
"Since many of the surface level aspects of our being are often used as divisive tools to separate/alienate us from one another, the intent here is reveal that at our base level all humans desire and need to be loved and accepted for who they are, for just being," Turner said of the album's emotional themes.
Up above, you can check out the new album's artwork, while its tracklist is below.
UPDATE (6/21, 2 p.m. EDT): Sumac have now announced a North American tour in support of the album, and you can see all the dates below.
Love in Shadow:
1. The Task
2. Attis' Blade
3. Arcing Silver
4. Ecstasy of Unbecoming
09/01 Chicago, IL - Scorched Tundra X at Empty Bottle ^
09/02 Rock Island, IL - Rock Island Brewing Company #
09/03 Detroit, MI - El Club *
09/04 Toronto, ON - The Garrison *
09/05 Montreal, QC - Bar Le "Ritz" P.D.B. *
09/06 Allston, MA - Great Scott *
09/07 Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus *
09/08 Brooklyn, NY - National Sawdust *
09/09 Philadelphia, PA - PhilaMOCA *
09/11 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel *
09/12 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter *
09/14 Durham, NC - The Pinhook *
09/15 Atlanta, GA - The Earl *
09/16 Nashville, TN - The End *
^ with Yakuza, In The Company of Serpents, Couch Slut
# with John Mueller, Infernal Coil
* with Dalek, Infernal Coil