Earth recruit Mark Lanegan for tenth album Primitive And Deadly; two reissues also on the way

Dylan Carlson’s super-heavy article test out “something approaching traditional pop structures”.

The mighty Earth will return this summer with their tenth album, Primitive And Deadly. This time round, core member Carlson and long-term drummer Adrienne Davies have “allowed themselves to be a rock band”, according to the press release, which reveals that the group’s heavyweight instrumentals have now been adorned with vocals from gravel-voiced bluesman Mark Lanegan and Rabia Shaheen Qazi of Rose Windows.

Other guests on the “melodically rich and enveloping” LP include Bill Herzog of Sunn O))), Brett Netson of Built To Spill and Caustic Resin, and Jodie Cox of Narrows. The album was recorded at Rancho de la Luna in Joshua Tree, California, and Avast in the band’s hometown of Seattle.

It’s out in September, but before that Southern Lord will be reissuing two vintage Earth records on vinyl – Hex; Or Printing In The Infernal Method and The Bees Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull – on June 24 in North America.

The band are touring across Japan, New Zealand, Australia and Europe this summer followed by another European tour in support of Primitive And Deadly – see dates below.

Read FACT’s 2012 interview with the band, where Carlson and Davies talked fairy encounters and music as collective experience. [via Exclaim]

Tour dates:

6/04/2014 Conpass – Osaka, Japan
6/05/2014 Earthdom – Tokyo, Japan
6/06/2014 Fever – Tokyo, Japan
6/12/2014 Chicks Hotel – Dunedin, New Zealand
6/13/2014 Bodega – Wellington, New Zealand
6/14/2014 Kings Arms – Auckland, New Zealand
6/17/2014 Crowbar – Brisbane, Australia
6/18/2014 Rosemount Hotel – Perth, Australia
6/19/2014 Manning Bar – Sydney, Australia
6/20/2014 Dark Mofo Festival – Hobart, Australia
6/21/2014 Hi-Fi – Melbourne, Australia
7/31/2014 Off Festival – Katowicw, Poland
8/01/2014 UT Connewitz – Leipzig, Germany
8/02/2014 Lido – Berlin, Germany
8/04/2014 Super Uho Festival – Sibenik, Hungary
8/05/2014 Arena – Vienna, Austria
8/07/2014 Schlacthof – Wiesbaden, Germany
8/08/2014 Bogen F – Zurich, Switzerland
8/09/2014 Point Ephemere – Paris, France
8/10/2014 Zuiderpershuis – Antwerp, Belgium
8/11/2014 Tivoli – Utrecht, Netherlands
8/13/2014 Whelans – Dublin, Ireland
8/14/2014 CCA – Glasgow, UK
8/15/2014 Gorilla – Manchester, UK
8/16/2014 Jabberwocky Festival – London, UK



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