Tuesday, February 23, 2016

BLACK BLACK BLACK + PunkNews

"[Black Black Black] takes the heavy rumble of neo-metal bands like Mastodon and Torche and then compresses it into a pop format... The earthquake is over just as soon as it started, but it was just as massive."
–PunkNews

"Black Black Black traffic in the kind of good-natured misanthropy of bands like Whores or KEN mode, but the musical gestures beneath the noisy exterior are all forward-charging, Kyuss-worshipping sludge n' roll. It's basically underground metal's version of a radio banger."
–BrooklynVegan


Brooklyn "doom pop" rockers Black Black Black reveal new song "I Got Scabies" today via PunkNews. 

Get "Scabies" here:
https://www.punknews.org/article/60113/media-black-black-black-i-got-scabies-punknews-exclusive

The song, which PunkNews describes as "the heavy rumble of neo-metal bands like Mastodon and Torche," reconfigured into a "pop format," appears on sophomore album 
Altered States of Death and Grace, coming out March 25th via Aqualamb Records.

Psyched-out desert rock meets big-city darkness, in Altered States of Death and Grace's ten perfect gems of driving rock n' roll. Hip-shaking stomps and soaring hooks propel morbidly poetic songs about pills, decay, self-mutilation, Satanism, and other horror-flick delights. The album was recorded at Terminus Recording Studios and mixed at 28th Street Sound by Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Mutoid Man), and mastered by Carl Saff (Fu Manchu, Sannhet). It features guest vocals by Unsane's Dave Curran.

Co-owned by Black Black Black bassist Johnathan Swafford, Brooklyn-based label Aqualamb Records has put itself on the map by releasing albums in the form of meticulously designed, 100-page, softbound books. Album artwork and liner notes are beautifully stretched across 100 pages, with a download code for the music included inside. Black Black Black's Altered States of Death and Grace joins recent releases from The Space Merchants and Hiram-Maxim on Aqualamb's bookshelf.

Black Black Black plays a Craw reunion show at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn on March 12th.