Tuesday, June 27, 2017


"cleaves the Earth in two" - NPR
"full of powerful walls of noise as heavy as they are entrancing" - Consequence of Sound
“…evolved in ways most only dream of doing and their expansive catalog has always pushed the boundaries of what people would consider possible in metal…” - Metal Sucks

Long-running Japanese power trio Boris are preparing for the release of their twenty-third studio album Dear on July 14th (Sargent House). Today, the legendary amplifier worshippers have unveiled the album’s second single, “Memento Mori,” which juxtaposes deluges of fuzz with hints of ethereal dream pop in ways only Boris can.  Listen to the track on Consequence of Sound (or directly on Soundcloud) now.

Following the release of Dear, Boris will traverse the United States on an extensive headline tour that will feature Endon (Japan) on the tour’s entirety, as well as support from Sumac, Subrosa, Helms Alee, Mutoid Man, Thou and Torche in select territories.  Check out the expansive tour routing, which runs throughout October and November and includes performances at Desert Daze (Joshua Tree, CA) and Sound on Sound (Austin, TX) festivals, below.

Dear marks Boris’ 25th year of existence and while the 10-track album is chockfull of early-Boris calling cards, the avant-garde mavens aren’t learning on old tricks, describing the album as “heavenly—far beyond heavy.”  Though Boris have crisscrossed a broad swath of sonic territories, they have always been consistently embraced the excess, pushing their myriad of approaches and stylistic forays to points of intoxicating absurdity. Eventually the band reached a crossroads in the early years of their third decade together, leaving them wondering if there were any new horizons left to explore. The renewed vitality yielded an album that fortifies their monolithic wall of sound while also allowing the individual band members to explore the nuances and intricacies of minimalist riffs played at maximum volume.  Songwriting for Dear initially yielded three albums’ worth of material by the end of 2015, but as the band was slated to spend a large chunk of 2016 on their “Performing Pink” worldwide tour, they decided to hold off on releasing any new material. The tour further rekindled their passion for the craft, spurring the band to return home to crank out even more new material while scaling down three records’ worth of sonic deluge down to one.

Dear will be released to the world on July 14, 2017 on CD, 2xLP, and digital formats and is available for pre-order from iTunes and HelloMerch.

October 3  Fresno, CA @ Strummers *
October 4  Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s *
October 6  Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall ^
October 7  Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s ^
October 8  Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre ^
October 9  Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge ^
October 11  San Francisco, CA @ The Independent ^
October 12-14 Joshua Tree, CA @ Institute of Mentalphysics (Desert Daze Fest)
October 14  Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole %
October 16  Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall %
October 17  Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater %
October 19  Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre %
October 20  Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room %
October 21  Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club +
October 22  Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall +
October 23  Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall +
October 25  Detroit, MI @ El Club +
October 26  Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop +
October 27  Millvale, PA @ Mr Smalls +
October 28  Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer +
October 29  Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live! (Days of Darkness)
October 31  Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall =
November 1  Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw =
November 4  Durham, NC @ Motorco =
November 5  Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse =
November 7  Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade, Hell Stage =
November 8  Nashville, TN @ Exit / In =
November 9  Birmingham, AL @ Saturn $
November 10  New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks $
November 10-12  McDade, TX @ Sound on Sound Fest
November 14  Albuquerque, NM @ Sister +
November 15  Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom #
November 17  San Diego, CA @ Casbah #

* w/ Endon
^ w/ Sumac, Endon
% w/ Subrosa, Endon
+ w/ Helms Alee, Endon
= w/ Mutoid Man, Endon
$ w/ Thou, Endon
# w/ Torche, Endon

Dear Track Listing:
1. D.O.W.N. (Domination Of Waiting Noise)
4. Beyond
5. Kagero
6. Biotope
7. The Power
9. Distopia Vanishing Point
10. Dear

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