Holy shit. This is my first time of hearing Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, hailing from Toronto, Canada (originally formed in Montreal). After listening to this new track, One, I went and checked out their release from 2011 — and yup, I fell in love. Needless to say, I have another new release to be überly excited about this fall. Here is the band’s description of their music: “Asian Diasporic psychedelic noh-wave opera group fusing noise, metal, pop and folk music into a multidisciplinary hyper-orientalist cesspool of ‘eastern’ culture in giant monochrome paper sets.” Hell YES.
Their upcoming album Uzu is set to be released October 29, 2013. I. Can. Not. Wait.
The new song is currently available for download:
5. Hall of Mirrors
6. Seasickness Pt. 1
7. Seasickness Pt. 2
8. Bring Me The Hand Of Bloody Benzaiten
10. Saturn’s Return
Stream their 2011 release YT//ST here:
Since it’s not available, links below are for the 2011 YT//ST release, not the new upcoming release:
Check out this new track from his forthcoming LP “Guilt Trips” out Oct. 22, 2013.
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09-18 Vancouver, British Columbia – Faded
09-19 Victoria, British Columbia – 9one9
09-20 Kelowna, British Columbia – Level
09-21 Portland, OR – Rotture
09-26 San Diego, CA – Bang Bang
09-27 Los Angeles, CA – Lure Patio
09-28 Seattle, WA – Decibel Fest @ Crocodile
10-03 Montreal, Quebec – Le Belmont
10-04 Toronto, Ontario – Hoxton
10-05 New York, NY – Dark Disco @ 88 Palace
10-06 Boston, MA – Great Scott
10-10 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
10-11 Chicago, IL – The Mid
10-12 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
10-23 Washington, DC – TBD
10-24 Miami, FL – Bardot
10-25 Denver, CO – NORAD
10-26 Houston, TX – Something Wicked Festival
10-27 New Orleans, LA – Hi-Ho Lounge
10-30 Nashville, TN – Scene
10-31 Austin, TX – TBD
11-01 San Francisco, CA – 1015 Folsom ** with Nina Kraviz
I’m a sucker for darkwave/goth-pop/whatever you want to call it. Au Palais releases a new song called Blue Lights that is worth checking out.
Stream it here:
Last night, I was watching one of my favorite TV shows, Continuum, specifically Season 2 – Episode 11. Towards the end of the episode, an awesome song was perfectly placed into the scene. It wasn’t just Continuum’s brilliance of using the right song, but the song itself had great resonance and I had to find out who it was.
Au4 kind of reminds me of the music I listened to in the late 90’s and early 2000’s when I was in high school. I used to listen to a lot more post-rock and even industrial influenced music because it was more easily accessible. I may not feature music like this often on this blog, but I’m proud to share Au4 with you and I hope you give them a try. Their latest LP, …And Down Goes The Sky is available free on their website. The band has done a really good job bringing different styles of sounds in their album. If you like what you hear, support them by donating on iTunes. The song in particular that I’m referring to from the Continuum episode is called “Everyone is Everyone (and Everything is Everything)”.
Stream the song and the rest of the album here: