Thursday, October 13, 2011

Show preview: Boris at Metro, 10/19

By Andrew Hertzberg

(photo credit: Miki Matsushima)
Japanese drone metal group Boris are making their way through Chicago next week in support of their newest album Heavy Rocks from earlier this year. What’s that? Oh. It’s also in support of Attention Please released earlier this year also…seriously? Ok, I guess they also have a new album, New Album, coming out which is getting its official American release next month. So. They’ve got three new albums under their belt. And really, to simplify them as drone metal is quite inaccurate. Especially considering the influx of new material, you can expect some dream pop, sludge, post-rock, shoegaze, acoustic jams even? (I mean, they do have an album cover that’s a direct reference to Nick Drake) It’s gonna be quite the dynamic, ear-blistering episode to say the least, and may be the only show to go from haunting to abrasive with the click of a pedal.  

This is all happening next Wednesday the 19th at the Metro. Tera Melos and Coliseum open things up ($16 advanced / $18 day of, 8 PM, 18+). Click on over here for tickets. Below, check out the split black and white / white and black videos for ‘Hope’ and ‘Riot Sugar’ off of Attention Please and  Heavy Rocks (respectively). 

(Japanese noise bonus: can’t get your fix soon enough? Melt Banana play Subterranean this Sunday the 16th with just as noisy locals Rabble Rabble and Swimsuit Addition opening.

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