Boris announce new album, Noise, stream “Quicksilver”

    Japanese sludge-rockers Boris will return with their 19th studio album (!), the aptly-titled Noise, on June 17th via Sargent House. The eight-track effort serves as the follow-up to 2011’s trio of LPs: New Album, Attention Please, and Heavy Rocks. (However, the band did actually release an LP last year, the ultra-limited, vinyl-exclusive Präparat.)

    According to a press release, Noise is “their most all-encompassing effort to date. It is an amplification of Boris’ endless pursuit of musical extremes while moving aggressive, intense rock into new territories. Here, the band masterfully intermingles sludge-rock, blistering crust punk, shimmering shoegaze, epic thunderous doom, psychedelic melodies and just about everything else they’ve ever done. (The result) is something more bold, streamlined and powerful.”

    As our first taste of the lean, mean 58-minute album (for comparison, 2000’s one-track Flood LP spanned 70:32), the trio’s unveiled “Quicksilver”. Clocking in at a healthy seven minutes, the track clearly lives up to the album title, a maniacal shotgun blast of speed metal riffs, incendiary drums, and vocals that have more in common with screams of agony than actual singing. Still, after a few terrifying minutes, the pacing builds into something more sweeping than outright scary, making the lengthy journey more than worth any exploded ear canals.


    Listen in below:

    Noise Tracklist:
    01. Melody
    02. Vanilla
    03. Ghost of Romance
    04. Heavy Rain
    05. Taiyo no Baka
    06. Angel
    07. Quicksilver
    08. Siest

    In support of the album, the band has announced a U.S. tour scheduled for this July and August. Consult the full schedule below.

    Boris 2014 Tour Dates:
    04/27 – London, UK @ Desertfest
    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