Monday, May 11, 2015


"Noisy post-punk music, sometimes straying into early no wave territory... Textured and bleak... before the entire song transitions into a '60s psychedelic dreamscape drone spectacular."

"A racket all you Lightning Bolt lifers will dig."

"Driving, eccentric noise rock."

"Skronky indie rock zaniness... A tapestry of gloriously messy tones."

Invisible Things' new album, Time As One Axis, comes out tomorrow, May 12th, on New Atlantis Records and VICE is celebrating with the premiere of new track "Four Figures."

Stream "Four Figures," right here.

A Brooklyn/Chicago duo consisting of guitarist Mark Shippy, formerly of US Maple, and drummer Jim Sykes, formerly of Parts & Labor, Invisible Things combines bulldozing noise-rock, improv bursts, and ethereal lulls – like a free-jazz approach to post-punk, or as Self-Titled Magazine put it, "a racket the Lightning Bolt lifers will dig." Sykes, by day a professor of ethnomusicology at the University of Pennsylvania, is inspired by Sri Lankan drumming, among other things. 

Time As One Axis, the band's second album, was recorded by the legendary Martin Bisi at B.C. Studios in Brooklyn, NY. Bisi's long list of credits includes Sonic Youth, Swans, Unsane, Cop Shoot Cop, John Zorn, Bill Laswell, and Herbie Hancock. 

Hear other new Invisible Things tracks via Self-Titled and BrooklynVegan.

Invisible Things sets out on a short US tour this week. See 'em live:

May 15 - Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st St Pub
May 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Eris Temple Arts
May 17 - New York, NY @ Bowery Electric
May 21 - Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
May 22 - Chattanooga, TN @ Sluggo's
May 23 - Atlanta, GA @ 529
May 24 - Louisville, KY @ New Vintage
May 25 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
May 26 - Madison, WI @ Mickey's Tavern