Yamantaka // Sonic Titan announce new album, Dirt, share the thunderous “Someplace”: Stream

The Canadian innovators will also be hitting the road in March for a relentless North American tour


    Yamantaka // Sonic Titan is an experimental “Noh-Wave” outfit that, on their excellent 2012 debut, YT//ST, introduced the world to their striking fusion of noise, pop, industrial, and metal. In March, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan is due to drop their third album, a narrative LP called Dirt, on March 23rd, and the band just shared the record’s first single.

    Called “Someplace”, the song’s placid opening evokes the sparkle of sunlight on an oceanic expanse, but clanging percussion, proggy synths, and thunderous guitars usher in a wave of storm clouds that don’t signal doom so much as darkness.

    ”’Someplace’ is about being in a situation that is familiar but isn’t really serving you or giving you purpose,” the band says of the song. “Wanting to move on, to blast past your old concerns and go on. You’d rather be someplace new and potentially dangerous than accept the slow decay of the situation you’re already in. It’s time to go faster, to get more and go further.”


    They also offered fans a glimpse into the album’s fantastical story, which, like its predecessor, takes place on the planet Pureland. “‘Someplace’ sets us off into the deep, plunging into another mythscape from the planet Pureland. Dirt’s heroine, Aentsik, is leaving everything she knows on a mission taking her from the bubble dome cities orbiting her flooded planet, to the colossal ruins and vestiges of humanity resting on the ocean floor, all to raise the abandoned turtle starship, Anowara, and retrieve the last sample of arable soil.”

    Has anybody scooped up those film rights yet? Listen to “Someplace” below.

    Dirt arrives March 23rd via Paper Bag Records. The band is also hitting the road in March for a North American tour. Check out the full list of dates, as well as the album’s artwork and tracklist, below.


    Dirt Artwork:

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    Dirt Tracklist:
    01. Karonhiake
    02. Someplace
    03. Dark Waters
    04. Yanders
    05. The Decay
    06. Beast
    07. Hungry Ghost
    08. Dirt
    09. Tawine
    10. Out Of Time

    Yamantaka // Sonic Titan 2018 Tour Dates:
    03/14-16 – Austin, TX @ South By Southwest
    03/17 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
    03/18 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
    03/19 – Durham, NC @ Duke University
    03/20 – Washington, DC @ Union
    03/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Sound Hole
    03/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
    03/25 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
    03/27 – Montreal, QC @ L’Escogriffe
    03/28 – Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti
    03/29 – Toronto, ON @ Baby G’s
    03/30 – Samia, ON @ Refined Fool Brewing Co.
    03/31 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
    04/01 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
    04/02 – Winnipeg, MB @ Handsome Daughter
    04/04 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
    04/05 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room — Lower Hall
    04/06 – Calgary, AB @ The Palomino
    04/07 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
    04/08 – Seattle, WA @ Vera
    04/09 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
    04/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
    04/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Resident LA
    04/13 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
    04/14 – Tuscon, AZ @ Club Congress
    04/17 – Wichita, KS @ Barleycorns
    04/18 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
    04/19 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
    04/20 – Indianapolis, IN @ Pioneer
    05/18 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret

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