As EARTH traverses onward through the South Pacific on their ongoing tour through Japan, New Zealand and Australia, building up to the release of their tenth magnum opus, Primitive And Deadly, Pitchfork has unveiled the very first single from the LP as an early surprise to the band’s incredible international fanbase.
Open-minded music fans the world over have succumbed to and praised EARTH‘s pioneering, visionary views on delivering their slow-motion anthems since the Sub Pop albums of the early 1990s, and when their revamped lineup returned in the early 2000s with a more Americana-inclined direction, entire new hordes of listeners began paying attention. Now, nearly two-and-a-half decades into their pioneering ways, the band prepares to release Primitive And Deadly, a sprawling and epic, very diverse collection of songs which flow seamlessly, and while revisiting some of their earliest works, explores massive new territories.
The third of the six movements on the hour-long Primitive And Deadly is today delivered to the masses by way of the sprawling eleven-and-a-half minute “From The Zodiacal Light,” now playing at Pitchfork. “Near the minute mark, EARTH incorporates one of the biggest shocks of their quarter-century: a vocalist, one of the first to lace around their instrumentals since Kurt Cobain. Rabia Shaheen Qazi, who leads the psychedelic Seattle eclectics Rose Windows, becomes a bewitching presence,” the review of the track and first true foretaste of the album states. “And Earth, now a pristine machine of a veteran band, doesn’t falter in fitting her into their mix. They find space for the song, just at the lip of their unwavering rhythm and the riff.”
Detach from everything else and tap into “From The Zodiacal Light,” as well as view the striking cover created by Samantha Muljat for the first time via Pitchfork at THIS LOCATION.
Southern Lord will issue Primitive And Deadly in all deluxe formats in North America on September 2nd, and in Europe September 1st; pressing details will be released alongside preorders and more in the coming weeks. In the meantime, Hex; Or Printing In The Infernal Method and The Bees Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull are being reissued on LP next week via Southern Lord; Hex available HEREand Bees HERE. Also check out the Southern Lord EARTH store HERE. Founding guitarist Dylan Carlson has also released his own debut solo LP in the form of the soundtrack, Gold, out now directly by Carlson on LP and digital, with Daymare handling the CD release.