Forest Nocturne (Southern Lord) is the debut full-length LP from The Lord, a solo project of the ever-prolific Greg Anderson, perhaps best known for his work with Sunn O))). The press release uses words like “pictorial” and “cinematic”, and mentions the influence of film composers such as John Carpenter and Bernard Hermann. Continue reading →
Alternative Rock icon Thurston Moore, best known for his time in Sonic Youth, has announced a new instrumental album, Screen Time. The album will arrive via Southern Lord Records on all DSPs on 25th February, 2022, with a vinyl version due out at a later date. Pre-orders are live for the album now. To tide you over, listen to two debut singles, “The Station” and “The Walk’ right now!
Well, that was quite the trip, but in like, a good way. There wasn’t some breakthrough moment of introspective self-discovery or anything of the sort for me but making it through Asclepius (Southern Lord) does feel nice. Where these songs written well ahead of time or were they discovered and jammed out through the recording process? Don’t know and don’t quite care. Iceburn somehow made it work and sound natural.
The role of mythology is to inspire both individual and collective growth through storytelling. Myths do that by making sense of the world. Vital (Southern Lord) byBIG | BRAVE is a mythical-sounding album that does just that. Of the colossal yet intimate Vital, theDoom-Sludge trio from Montreal featuring Robin Wattie, Mathieu Ball, and Tasy Hudson says, “This album involves what it means navigating the outside world in a racialized body and what it does to the psyche as a whole while exploring individual worth within this reality.”Vital tells a story through sound that makes sense of the modern world, prompting growth for those who listen.
Anna Von Hausswolff is a singer-songwriter who has always embraced a progressive attitude to creativity. Never unafraid to straddle genres as diverse as metal, Krautrock, and dark pop, and always remaining elusively undefinable, she has made waves over the past decade with her four previous albums and numerous illustrious collaborations. As well as following her own unique musical path, Von Hausswolff (to name just a few of her achievements and endeavours): runs a record label, has guested with Wolves in the ThroneRoom and Swans, has supported Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, and has hosted visual art exhibitions.Continue reading →
Anna von Hausswolff has shared a new single and video, “Sacro Bosco”. The track comes from her forthcoming new album “All Thoughts Fly” – on LP and digital formats September 25th from Southern Lord. “Sacro Bosco” (“Sacred Grove”) like all the tracks on the album, consists of just one instrument, the pipe organ, and her enchanting voice. Directed by Gustaf and Ludvig Holtenäs, watch the video now.
Legendary drone masters SunnO))) will release their new album Life Metal, due out digitally on April 26th, via Southern Lord. The band just held some special Record Store Day listening parties and exclusive vinyl and CD releases, and now thanks to NPR, you can stream the full album over a week early! Check it out!Continue reading →
Sunn O))) will host a U.S. listening session in addition to their events in London and Paris in the lead up to the release of Life Metal, due out April 26th, via Southern Lord. The listening session will happen on April 13th, in Brooklyn listening session at Future Space in collaboration with Southern Lord Recordings and The Tinnitus Music Series. The experience will feature a tower of loudspeakers, engulfing walls of fog, and throbbing color. This event is free, open to the public and available on a first come, first serve basis. RSVP now below.Continue reading →
Avant-garde rockers Big || Brave will drop a new album, A Gaze Among Them, this May 10th via the Southern Lord label. They just shared a new single and video for ‘Sibling’, directed by members Mathieu Ball and Robin Wattie. Watch the clip now! Continue reading →
Darkest Hour has announced the “Death To False Metalcore” tour of Canada this Winter. Unearth will co-headline and The Agony Scene will provide direct support. The bands performing across Eastern Canada from January 31st through February 8th. Tickets are on sale now. Darkest Hour and Unearth then head over to Europe with Misery Signals, Malevolence, and Left Behind supporting them from March 21st through April 1st. Darkest Hour is still supporting their 2017 album, the Kurt Ballou (Converge) produced Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora album, out now on Southern Lord.Continue reading →