Legendary Duo Earth Mine For Minimalism With CATS ON THE BRIAR

Legendary Duo Earth Mine For Minimalism With CATS ON THE BRIAR

Commemorating thirty trips around the sun as one of metal's most monolithic bands, Earth have announced plans to release their ninth studio album, Full Upon Her Burning Lips. A purge of the embellishment and panache from previous releases, Full Upon Her Burning Lips intimates Earth's commitment to the minimalism of their primordial days.

Listen to the album's first single, the six-minute Morricone-charged epic "Cats on the Briar," via Consequence of Sound (or directly on YouTube).

Deconstructing the tried-and-true dynamic consisting of Dylan Carlson on guitar and bass and Adrienne Davies on drums and percussion, Full Upon Her Burning Lips taps into the Platonic ideal of Earth-an incarnation of the long running band bolstered by the authority of purpose, where every note and every strike on the drum kit carries the weight of the world. In addition to scaling back the flourishes of their hulking, drone-driven opuses, Full Upon Her Burning Lipswas composed sans narrative, relying instead on their collective subconscious to hone in on the overarching muse as the songs developed.

The record was engineered, mixed, and mastered by longtime associate Mell Dettmer at Studio Soli. Showcasing Carlson's sepia-toned Bakersfield Sound guitars and Davies' death knell drums, Full Upon Her Burning Lips mines for the expressive, nuanced, and tonally rich components of Earth's arsenal of sound. And indeed, anyone that's followed Earth on their journey will bask in the unadulterated hums, throbs, and reverberations conjured by Carlson and Davies.

"I wanted this to be a 'sexy' record, a record acknowledging the 'witchy' and 'sensual' aspects in the music... sort of a 'witch's garden' kind of theme, with references to mind altering plants and animals that people have always held superstitious beliefs towards. A conjuror or root doctor's herbarium of songs, as it were," Dylan Carlson said of the record's aspirations.

Coinciding with the announcement of the new album (which is available for pre-order here), Earth has also announced an expansive U.S. tour with support from label mates Helms Alee. A full tour itinerary can be found below.

Full Upon Her Burning Lips - Track Listing:

1. Datura's Crimson

2. Exhaltation of Larks

3. Cats on the Briar

4. The Color of Poison

5. Descending Belladonna

6. She Rides

7. Maidens Catafalque

8. An Unnatural Carousel

9. The Mandrake's Hymn

10. A Wretched Country of Dusk

Earth - On Tour w/ Helms Alee:

May 24 Seattle, WA @ Neumos

May 25 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

May 28 San Francisco, CA @ Great American

May 29 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

May 31 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

June 1 Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge

June 2 Albuquerque, NM @ Sister

June 4 Austin, TX @ Barracuda

June 5 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada

June 7 Houston, TX @ The Secret Group

June 8 Baton Rouge, LA @ Mid City Ballroom

June 10 Orlando, FL @ Wills Pub

June 11 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

June 12 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle

June 14 Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5

June 15 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar

June 16 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's

June 18 Somerville, MA @ ONCE Ballroom

June 19 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge

June 21 Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit Hall

June 22 Detroit, MI @ El Club

June 23 Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle

June 24 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry

June 27 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre

June 28 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

June 29 Boise, ID @ Neurolux



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