Brooklyn’s black metal band Liturgy and experimental violin and harp duo LEYA were due to tour together last April before the pandemic hit. In support of that tour, the two outfits had teamed up for a collaborative single, ‘Antigone’, which they unveiled earlier this month. Mighty and otherwordly, ‘Antigone’ is named after the heroine in the Greek tragedy of the same name by Sophocles. As Liturgy put it, “it’s sort of a LEYA song inside a Liturgy song”. Take a listen below.
We’re getting excintingly close to the release of Liturgy‘s third album, The Ark Work. The effort is due out on March 24th via Thrill Jockey. The Brooklyn based band had already shared the mighty first single ‘Quetzalcoatl’, and if the latest mind-blowing single ‘Reign Array’ is anything to go by, we’re in for a hell of a treat with The Art Work. Take a listen now.
Liturgy are embarking on a world tour, starting in North America this spring. The band will head to Europe in late May, for several dates including a London show on June 11th at Electrowerkz. Check all the tour dates and info here.
Brooklyn’s Liturgy have a new album on the way, following the 2011’s Aesthethica. Their upcoming third full length, The Ark Work, arrives on March 24th via Thrill Jockey. Self-called a ‘Transcendental Black Metal’ band, Liturgy’s new effort is “a quantum leap forward, a radical change in sound that paradoxically sounds more like Liturgy than ever.”, as the press release describes. It adds that the album “supplements its metal energy with motifs from unlikely, disparate genres; cross-fertilizing hardstyle beats, occult-oriented rap, and the glitched re-sampling of IDM and with structures from Medieval sacred music, Romantic classical music, and minimalism.”
The mighty ‘Quetzalcoatl’ is the first single taken from The Ark Work and we can’t wait to hear more. Check it out below, and straight after check out the album trailer.
The compositions of Michigan-born, Montreal-based sax magician Colin Stetson are staggering and intense, like nothing we've heard before. On stage, his extraordinary songwriting is distilled into powerful, physical and raw performances where he layers sounds relying solely on his saxophone and breathtaking circular breathing skills. Needless to say he quickly became our favourite undercover super-hero, so we're ecstatic to present to you the tracks that Colin Stetson has handpicked for us this month. Get ready for a journey through a bonkers vortex of references and genres, from Ivo Papasov and Mobb Deep, to Liturgy and Jimi Hendrix!
- DJ Shadow – I Gotta Rock
- Black Dice – Kokomo
- Mwahaha – Love (w/ Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs)
- William Sheller – Introit
- Ducktails – Beach Point Pleasant
- Diabologum – Dernier Etage
- Liturgy – Generation
- Macaw – Five Minutes at the Rainforest Cafe
- Disco Inferno – Love Stepping Out
- Love Is All – Busy Doing Nothing
- Beck – 1000 Bpm
- OMO – Oversized
- Thomas Truax – Prove it to My Daughter
- Hind Ear – Origami
- John Shankie – A Song