Following months of buildup to the release of the Seattle outfit’s newest works, this week, Primitive And Deadly, the immense tenth album from EARTH, is officially available to the public worldwide. Additionally, having already toured Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Europe in advance of the LP’s release, the band embarks on their newest venture this week, bringing the album to American fans in conjunction with the release of the new album.
The New York Times today reviews Primitive And Deadly, issuing in part, “Now, EARTH is reconciling its two moods, rugged and contemplative, and doing something it hasn’t done since 1996: hire vocalists. Mark Lanegan, once of the Seattle band Screaming Trees, appears on a few tracks, sounding like dread and survival and the white blues; when he sings, you almost feel a crust forming. But the clear-voiced Rabia Shaheen Qazi, of the younger Seattle band Rose Windows, suggests something fresher on ‘From the Zodiacal Light,’ a long song at the record’s tasty heart, essentially a series of long approaches to beautiful choruses, with dark words and uplifting chord changes.” Pitchfork offers kudos to the album, stating, “Since the band’s reboot a decade ago, Dylan Carlson’s guitar has purred and glistened, cut free from the webs of feedback and distortion that made the earliest EARTH LPs cavernous and canonical. But he rumbles at the start here, caking Adrienne Davies’ steady meter with a burly, bristling tone,” and Drowned In Sound praises the album and band, with “Primitive and Deadly is the latest in a recent suite of triumphs – by this point EARTH are masters of their game, making music that’s bigger and more powerful than anything mere mortals should be able to create.”
Primitive And Deadly is out now via Southern Lord. The entire album is now streaming AT THIS LOCATION.
An extensive visual trailer for the album is also playing RIGHT HERE.