Monday, June 27, 2011

Boris premiere new video via Pitchfork, continue European tour dates with Russian Circles

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"Boris' latest efforts are nothing short of stunning" -- Rock Sound

"Heavy Rocks is a monolithic take on everything from trippy Funkadelic acid sludge to galloping Blue Öyster pöp to lightning-riding '80s thrash; yet it all billows fluffily from the same dreamy doom factory they constructed on 2005's Pink. Farther into the cosmos is sister record Attention Please, the least "metal" thing the band have released to date, which focuses on icy rhythms and smoky moods, as if they're slinking up alongside The Xx." -- SPIN Magazine

"Despite Boris' wide sonic interests, everything comes together coherently on Attention Please, the band's best record since Pink." -- NPR

"These could easily be pegged as Boris' Zen Arcade -- the point where guitar music goes into the great beyond, pop hooks become heavier than hell and noise experiments become acutely accessible. These albums are a masterwork of feedback and fuzz, an epic symphony of sludge and speed, a blueprint for the future of heavy music." -- Cowbell Magazine

Iconoclast Japanese trio Boris premiere a new video today via Pitchfork. The clip combines two songs -- "Hope" (from Attention Please) and "Riot Sugar" (from Heavy Rocks) -- taken from each of their recently released albums cleverly mashed up into one video. Watch it HERE.  

Boris is currently co-headlining a European/UK tour with new label mates Russian Circles (see complete dates below) and will announce North American headlining dates soon.  

Boris' vastly different albums, Attention Please and all-new Heavy Rocks have already received a wealth of critical praise and fan anticipation. NPR Music's First Listen has posted exclusive full album streams -- follow the links to check out Attention Please and Heavy Rocks

Boris - Attention Please - LP/CD/digital 
Boris are widely known for their ability to breach styles and stretch sonic boundaries of all that is heavy, psychedelic, droning and downright cathartic. But, Attention Please is more like a complete redefining of their potential in several ways. First and foremost, it is the first album on which all vocals are sung by lead guitarist, Wata. While she has previously sung on a couple of songs for singles and her solo outings, the entire 10-song album features her intimate, multifaceted vocal style. Secondly, the songs on Attention Please have a sultry, intoxicating catchiness to them. It's melodic without sounding pop. It's psychedelic without sounding dated. It's heavy without relying on barre chord riffs.

Boris - Heavy Rocks - LP/CD/digital
Boris has earned its rabid cult following for their ability to expertly harness music as power. Be it psychedelic metal, colossal drone, blistering punk or distortion-ravaged shoegaze, a Boris song is an exploration of sound as physical mass. The Japanese trio's classic 2002 album, Heavy Rocks is a landmark of their mastery. So, it's fitting that the group's new album sharing the same title and very similar artwork to that disc, Heavy Rocks (2011) seeks to redefine "heavy" music in a culmination of the band's tireless efforts over the past two decades. This year's Heavy Rocks is beyond heavy, it firmly establishes Boris as a pillar of innovation and integrity in guitar-based music.

June 28 - Barcelona, Spain @ Apolo 2
June 29 - Lyon, France @ Grrrrnd Zero
June 30 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Rote Fabrik
July  01 - Karlsruhe, Germany @ Jubez
July  02 - Munich, Germany @ Feierwerk
July  04 - Rome, Italy @ Traffic Live
July  05 - Milan, Italy @ Miodi Festival /Magnolia (Outdoor Fest)
July  07 - Vienna, Austria @ Arena Vienna
July  08 - Leipzig, Germany @ UT Connewitz
July  09 - Prague, Czech @ Matrix Klub
July  10 - Berlin, Germany @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
July  11 - Hamburg, Germany @ HafenKlang
July  12 - Gothenberg, Sweden @ Truckstop Alaska
July  13 - Oslo, Norway @ John Dee
July  14 - Stockholm, Sweden @ The Strand
July  15 - Copenhagen, Denmark @Vega
July  16 - Dortmund, Germany @ FZW
July  17 - Dour, Belgium @Dour Festival 

July 19 - Nuremberg, Germany @ Zentral Cafe K4
July 20 - Innsbruck, Austria @ PMK
July 21 - Zagreb, Croatia @ Mocvara
July 22 - Budapest, Hungary @ Durer Kert
July 24 - Wroclaw, Poland @ Events New Horizon Festival 

Artist: Boris
Album: Attention Please
Label: Sargent House
Release Date: May 24th, 2011

01. Attention Please
02. Hope   (MP3) (VIDEO)
03. Party Boy
04. See You Next Week 
05. Tokyo Wonder Land 
06. You
07. Aileron
08. Les Paul Custom '86 
09. Spoon 
10. Hand in Hand 

Artist: Boris
Album: Heavy Rocks  
Label: Sargent House
Release Date: May 24th, 2011

01. Riot Sugar (MP3) (VIDEO)
02. Leak -Truth, yesnoyesnoyes-
04. Jackson Head 
05. Missing Pieces
06. Key
07. Window Shopping
08. Tu, la la
09. Aileron
10. Czechoslovakia
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Members of Boris are available for interviews. For more information, please contact Dave Clifford at 

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