Photo by Faith Coloccia
Sumac have announced the release of a limited 12″remix EP of tracks from their acclaimed sophomore album, What One Becomes. The four-track EP will be titled Before You I Appear and will feature remixed from Bleed Turquoise, Kevin Drumm, Endon and Samuel Kerridge. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break, along with a stream of Bleed Turquoise‘s remix of “Clutch of Oblivion”.
Before You I Appear will be released on December 9 via Thrill Jockey Records. Pre-order here.
With three celebrated heavy music stalwarts at its helm (Aaron Turner, Brian Cook and Nick Yacyshyn), Sumac delivered the perfect record for a post-Isis, post-Hydra Head world in 2015. Titled The Deal, this massive six-track powerhouse deserved all of the accolades it received upon its release. The record navigated familiar waters, but with a new vessel. These behemoth compositions presented an interesting take on post-metal and sludge that was rhythmically complex, experimental, semi-improvisational and most importantly, destructive. The Deal seemed to combine the best moments from its creators’ past work into a monolithic sound that will now be associated with Sumac and Sumac alone.
Sumac have announced a string of West Coast and Southwest U.S. tour dates in support of their highly-anticipated forthcoming album, What One Becomes. The trek will begin Bellingham, Washington on May 20 and conclude on June 4 in Dallas. Those dates can be seen after the break.
What One Becomes will be released on June 10 via Thrill Jockey.
[Photo by Faith Coloccia]
Sumac (ex-Isis, Baptists, etc) have announced the release of their highly-anticipated second full-length album and follow-up to 2015’s well-received The Deal. The new record will bear the title What One Becomes and will be released on June 10 via Thrill Jockey Records. Tracked at The Unknown in Anacortes, WA and mixed at GodCity Studios in Salem, MA with Kurt Ballou, the new record will feature five new compositions that collectively clock-in at around 60 minutes in length. Vocalist/guitarist Aaron Turner comments on the record:
“Much of it has to do with questioning fabricated structures of identity and what it means when those structures are destabilized by contact with the outside. That has been a unnerving process to undergo, but also fruitful in terms of discovering the path to individuation and realized connection with the self. Another facet of experience I’m working to convey is about living with the sustained presence of anxiety, and avoiding reliance on musical devices of cathartic release to provide escape from this condition.”
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break along with a stream of the new track, “Rigid Man”.
Pre-order the record here.