As the Ouroborean creative cycle of Seattle's EARTH circles into its twenty-fifth year, the band prepares to unveil their glorious tenth full-length studio LP, Primitive And Deadly, the album set to hit the streets in less than two weeks through Southern Lord.
With some of the most massive and straightforward rock movements in the band's continuing duration, and featuring the first vocal contributions since their seminal 1996 Pentastar album, Primitive And Deadly is undoubtedly a standout release in EARTH's impressive catalog. With founding guitarist Dylan Carlson weaving his slow-motion, organic dirges throughout the amazingly restrained percussion of his longtime cohort Adrienne Davies, the duo are here joined by bassist Bill Herzog (Sunn O))), Joel RL Phelps, Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter) and additional guitarists Brett Netson (Built To Spill, Caustic Resin) and Jodie Cox (Narrows). Rabia Shaheen Qazi of Rose Windows lends her angelic voice to the album's third composition, "From The Zodiacal Light," as heard via Pitchfork in recent weeks, while the fifth track, "Rooks Across The Gate" and second track, "There's a Serpent Coming," feature evocative vocal contributions from Mark Lanegan previously of Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age, Mad Season and more. The lyrics for "Rooks..." were written by Dylan Carlson and the lyrics for "Serpent.." by Lanegan.
A brand new trailer featuring audio clips of "Rooks Across The Gate" featuring Lanegan's vocals, the instrumental LP-opening track, "Torn By The Fox Of The Crescent Moon," a session of photos of EARTH in the secluded desert landscape of Joshua Tree, California, the entire inner and outer layouts of the Primitive And Deadly cover layout by Samantha Muljat and more has been published in advance of the album's looming released date.
Tap into Primitive And Deadly and view the new trailer at THIS LOCATION.
And hear all of "From The Zodiacal Light" playing via Pitchfork RIGHT HERE.
Southern Lord will issue Primitive And Deadly on colored 2xLP, CD and digital download in North America on September 2nd and just a day earlier In Europe. Preorders are posted at EARTH's new online store HERE.
With their tours of Japan, Australia, New Zealand and most recently Europe in support of Primitive And Deadly now behind them, EARTH is now preparing to bring their new material to American fans on a month-long tour from September 4th through October 3rd, with direct support from dark folk act, King Dude.
EARTH US Tour w/ King Dude:
9/04/2014 Crocodile - Seattle, WA
9/06/2014 Shakedown - Bellingham, WA
9/07/2014 Doug Fir - Portland, OR
9/08/2014 Midtown Barfly - Sacramento, CA
9/09/2014 Catalyst Atrium - Santa Cruz, CA
9/10/2014 Bottom Of The Hill - San Francisco, CA
9/11/2014 Hollywood Forever Cemetery - Los Angeles, CA
9/12/2014 SD Music Thing Fest - San Diego, CA
9/13/2014 Yucca Tap Room - Tempe, AZ
9/14/2014 Sister - Albuquerque, NM
9/16/2014 Red 7 - Austin, TX
9/17/2014 Club Dada - Dallas, TX
9/18/2014 One Eyed Jacks - New Orleans, LA
9/19/2014 Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA
9/20/2014 Kings Barcade - Raleigh, NC
9/21/2014 Rock N Roll Hotel - Washington, DC
9/23/2014 Great Scott - Allston, MA
9/24/2014 Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
9/26/2014 Boot And Saddle - Philadelphia, PA
9/27/2014 Midpoint Music Fest - Cincinnati, OH
9/28/2014 Pygmalion, Music Fest - Urbana, IL
9/29/2014 Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
9/30/2014 Record Bar - Kansas City, MO
10/01/2014 Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO
10/02/2014 The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
10/03/2014 Neurolux - Boise, ID
Open-minded music fans the world over have long praised EARTH's pioneering and visionary delivery of their slow-motion anthems from the Sub Pop albums of the early 1990s, to their more Americana-inclined direction of the early 2000s and beyond. Now, nearly two-and-a-half decades into their musical evolution, the band prepares to release Primitive And Deadly, a truly epic, diverse collection of songs which flow seamlessly, and while revisiting some of their earliest works, the album also explores massive new sonic territories for EARTH. The foundation of the record was laid in the mystic desert high lands of Joshua Tree, California at Rancho de la Luna where the band recorded after hours of meditation on each track's central theme. Upon returning to Seattle these were edited, arranged and expanded upon at Avast with the help of long-term collaborator Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Wolves In The Throne Room, Eagle Twin).