Mixing a driving beat, punk riffs, church bells, synthesizers, and a soft coo from the singer, in Japanese no less, doesn't exactly sound like a recipe for success, but Boris
makes it work in their new single, "Spoon." The song, off their astutely titled new album, New Album
, is a smorgasbord of sound and noise that, if left in lesser hands, could leave a listener reeling. But Boris' digits are finely tuned and perfectly capable of guiding us through the chaotic sonic mix.
, out on 11/25, is not totally new. The LP offers new takes on songs off of the band's previous two albums, Heavy Rocks
and Attention Please
, plus a couple of new tracks thrown in for good measure. In support of New Album
, Boris is also headlining a slew of shows around the U.S. Check out dates and "Spoon" below.
Oct 07 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brew *
Oct 08 - San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom *^
Oct 10 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater *^
Oct 11 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret *^
Oct 12 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo's *^
Oct 15 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater * !
Oct 16 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room * !
Oct 17 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater * !
Oct 18 - Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater * !
Oct 19 - Chicago, IL @ Metro * !
Oct 20 - Oberlin, OH @ Dionysus Disco /Oberlin College * !
Oct 22 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick + !
Oct 23 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace +
Oct 24 - Montreal, QU @ Cabaret du Mile End +
Oct 25 - Boston, MA @ Royale Nightclub + #
Oct 27 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza + #
Oct 28 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer + #
Oct 29 - Washington DC @ Black Cat + #
Oct 30 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle + =
Nov 01 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade + =
Nov 02 - Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live + =
Nov 03 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Engine Room =
Nov 04 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks + =
Nov 05 - Austin, TX @ Red 7 - Fun Fun Fun Nights (with Russian Circles)
Nov 06 - Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
Nov 07 - Oklahoma City, OK @ ACM@UCO w/ Joe Lally
Nov 10 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse *
Nov 11 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah *
Nov 12 - Los Angeles, CA @ EL Rey *
* w/ Tera Melos
^ w/ Master Musicians of Bukkake
! w/ Coliseum
+ w/ Asobi Seksu
# w/ Liturgy
= w/ True Widow
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MP3: "Spoon" [Right-click, save as]