B O R I S

BORIS “Noise” Pre-Orders now online

BORIS' new album Noise is now up for pre-order at their US online store HERE. Also available are CD or Vinyl bundle that comes with “Noise” Album art shirt and 11x17 Album art poster. The Vinyl is a double LP available in Black or limited to 1k color Black/Marble and comes with Album download card. Special Bonus: ALL Vinyl pre-order customers will also be sent 5 Bonus Live tracks on or around June 17th via email. Bonus tracks will only be sent to pre-order customers.

Stream “Quicksilver” below and SEE ALL BORIS TOUR DATES HERE


BORIS Announce New Album Noise, Share “Quicksilver” stream - US & Canadian Tour Dates

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Wata visits Orange Amplifiers - Atlanta

Wata stopped by to play a secret show and talk about her love of Orange Amps while Boris was touring through Atlanta.


MTV IGGY: Boris Live Videos and Interview with Atsuo

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A trip through Boris’ catalog will have you drowning in fuzz-laden drone one minute, and floating on a buttery smooth beat the next. Known for unpredictability in all aspects of their art, the experimental rock band from Japan is altogether bizarre, fearless and wholly satisfying.  Visually, too, Boris is peculiar. Guitarist Wata’s small frame contrasts with the massive voice of her instrument, which she commands with grace amidst the heavy attack of distortion. Drummer Atsuo is an animated vision behind the kit. And singer/bassist/rhythm guitarist Takeshi lends his pipes as he stands with his signature double neck bass and six-string guitar in one, harnessing the trio’s energy and channeling it into an oftentimes baffled crowd. This is a Boris show – and there’s absolutely nothing else like it.

Let’s not forget Boris’s tendency to confuse the very people who worship them. In 2011, they released Heavy Rocks, an album of the same name as one they’d released nine years prior. In tandem with the release of the new Heavy Rocks, they dropped Attention Please, on which Wata unexpectedly took over vocal duties. Boris keep listeners on their toes, which is one of the many reasons why the band has attracted and held an international cult following throughout their long history together.

Atsuo recently gave us a glimpse into his creative headspace as he answered our questions about the writing and recording process, the importance of vinyl and riding the fine line between music and chaos.

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Boris to play two night residency in Tokyo before heading to Australia for June Tour

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Boris will perform two shows in Tokyo, one night will be a set of classics and the other night a set of Flood/ experimental on June 15 and 16. Boris will then head to Australia for tour there starting June 19th.  SEE ALL SHOW DETAILS HERE

BORIS - JAPAN/ AUSTRALIA
06/15 - Tokyo, Japan @ FEVER *
06/16 - Tokyo, Japan @ FEVER *
06/19 - Melbourne, AU @ Corner Hotel
06/21 - Sydney, AU @ Manning Bar
06/22 - Hobart, AU @ Dark Mofo Festival
06/24 - Perth, AU @ Rosemont Hotel



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A few weeks ago, Bay Area atmospheric black metal outfit Deafheaven supported Japanese heavy trollers Boris on a two night run at LA mainstay The Echoplex . See more pictures at The Holloweyed. The entire set will soon hit the Echo / Echoplex’s Flickr.


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Friday’s Boris set was a performance of their 2000 record Flood, an absolute behemoth in the annals of sludge and doom history. To refer to the Boris set as the dessert of the night would be insulting: this was more like a second entrée. Consisting of one 70-minute track, Boris took the audience on a crawling ride that began with the banging of a giant Zildjian gong cymbal and then descended into varying degrees of feedback for over an hour. The drone was endless, blurring the line between what is music and what is noise, only temporarily providing a definitive answer when sludge riffs would bubble to the surface.

With the smoke machines pumping to capacity, the entire room filled with a foggy haze where visibility depended entirely on whichever color light was illuminating the stage at any given moment. But through the fog, it was obvious just how much chemistry Boris has cultivated over the last two decades. A not often talked about complication to doom, especially when it’s in the form of one ludicrously long movement, is how seemingly easy it would be to get lost in feedback traffic. But guitarist Wata only needed to give a brief glance over at Takeshi and his double-necked bass/guitar to keep on track and figure out the right moment for Wata to lay down a solo or for Takeshi to shelve the droning guitar for plodding bass.

After the set, and after drummer Atsuo sprinted forward to crowd surf after having wrapped up such an epic musical journey, the drummer collected himself on stage and thanked the crowd for their attendance. And just as effusively, the crowd returned its thank yous to Boris tenfold. Arigato, indeed.

See full photo gallery and show review here all Text & Photos by Matthew Grant Anson


Boris US Tour starts April 23rd - June Shows announced in Tokyo and Australia

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Boris ’ massive US Tour begins on April 23rd and will include a special series of residency shows. Just announced in June they will perform two nights in Tokyo before heading off to Australia. The residency shows, billed as “from the past, the present and through to the future” features Boris playing 2 consecutive nights in select cities. For the first night, the band will perform its all-time classics along with many new songs never before played in the US. The second night’s set features most of Boris’ cult classic album Flood along with a noise/drone/experimental set. On the additional one-off dates Boris will combine all-time classics with part of Flood and other songs’ US debut.  Boris will once again perform in their classic trio lineup.

SEE ALL SHOW DETAILS AND TICKET LINKS HERE

BORIS US TOUR 2013

04/23  San Diego, CA @ The Casbah %
04/24  Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom %
04/26  Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
04/27  Austin, TX @ Carson Creek - Austin Psych Fest
04/29  Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade !!
04/30  Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle !!
05/01  Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel *  !!
05/02  Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel * #
05/03  Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts !! #
05/04  Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall * !!
05/05  Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall * w/ Doomriders
05/06  New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge * !!
05/07  New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge * #
05/09  Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop !!
05/10  Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall * !!
05/11  Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall * &
05/12  St. Louis, MO @ Firebird &
05/13  Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater &
05/14  Denver, CO @ Bluebird &
05/16  Mexico City, MX @ Lunario / Aural Festival
05/18  Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile * w/ House of Low Culture
05/19  Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile * w/drcarlsonbion
05/21  San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop * w/ Bosse-de-Nage
05/22  San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop * ^^
05/23  Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex * ^^ %
05/24  Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex * ^^ also w/ Ides of Gemini

* = residency shows
% w/ Marriages
!! w/ Young Widows
# w/ Stephen Brodsky
& w/ Pallbearer
^^ w/ Deafheaven

BORIS - JAPAN/ AUSTRALIA
06/15 - Tokyo, Japan @ FEVER *
06/16 - Tokyo, Japan @ FEVER *
06/19 - Melbourne, AU @ Corner Hotel
06/21 - Sydney, AU @ Manning Bar
06/22 - Hobart, AU @ Dark Mofo Festival
06/24 - Perth, AU @ Rosemont Hotel


Boris announce Full US tour dates with all support bands

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Boris have added extra single-night headlining dates surrounding their special series of US residency shows in several major markets beginning in late April in addition to Austin Psych Fest on the 27th. All support bands for the shows are now finalized and listed below. The residency tour, billed as “from the past, the present and through to the future” features Boris playing 2 consecutive nights in each city. For the first night, the band will perform its all-time classics along with many new songs never before played in the US. The second night’s set features most of Boris’ cult classic album Flood along with a noise/drone/experimental set. These additional one-off dates will combine all-time classics with part of Flood and other songs’ US debut. Throughout the tour, Boris will once again perform in their classic trio lineup without any support musicians.   - SEE ALL SHOW DETAILS HERE

BORIS US TOUR 2013
04/23  San Diego, CA @ The Casbah %
04/24  Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom %
04/26  Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
04/27  Austin, TX @ Carson Creek - Austin Psych Fest
04/29  Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade !!
04/30  Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle !!
05/01  Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel *  !!
05/02  Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel * #
05/03  Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts !! #
05/04  Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall * !!
05/05  Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall * w/ Doomriders
05/06  New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge * !!
05/07  New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge * #
05/09  Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop !!
05/10  Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall * !!
05/11  Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall * &
05/12  St. Louis, MO @ Firebird &
05/13  Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater &
05/14  Denver, CO @ Bluebird &
05/16  Mexico City, MX @ Lunario / Aural Festival
05/18  Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile * w/ House of Low Culture
05/19  Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile * w/drcarlsonbion
05/21  San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop * w/ Bosse-de-Nage
05/22  San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop * ^^
05/23  Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex * ^^ %
05/24  Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex * ^^ also w/ Ides of Gemini

* = residency shows
% w/ Marriages
!! w/ Young Widows
# w/ Stephen Brodsky
& w/ Pallbearer
^^ w/ Deafheaven


Boris to play Austin Psych Fest in April 2013

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Boris has been announced to play at this years Austin Psych Fest. This year the festival will be outdoors  at Carson Creek Ranch, just off Highway 183. The festival runs April 26-28 and tickets are on sale now at www.austinpsychfest.com.

Here’s the full line-up so far – Expect more announcements in January:

Acid Mothers Temple
The Black Angels
Black Bananas
Black Mountain
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
The Black Ryder
Boris
Clinic
The Cult of Dom Keller
Dead Skeletons
Deerhunter
Diiv
Dreamtime
Elephant Stone
Goat
Golden Animals
The Growlers
Holydrug Couple
The King Kahn & BBQ Show
The Laurels
Lumerians
Man or Astroman?
Quintron and Miss Pussycat
The Soft Moon
Spectrum
Tinarewin
Ttotals
Vietnam
Vinyl Williams
Gary War
The Warlocks
Warpaint
White Fence
Woodsman


Boris announce residency US tour performing Flood album & all-time classics

Boris have announced a series of US headlining residency dates following their performance at Austin Psych Fest in late April. The residency tour, billed as “from the past, the present and through to the future” features Boris playing 2 consecutive nights in each city. For the first night, the band will perform its all-time classics along with many new songs never before played in the US. The second night’s set features most of Boris’ cult classic album Flood along with a noise/drone/experimental set. Boris will also be selling a limited edition tour-only release available only at these shows.

BORIS US TOUR 2013
04/27  Austin, TX @ Carson Creek - Austin Psych Fest
05/01  Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
05/02  Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
05/04  Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
05/05  Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
05/06  New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
05/07  New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge 
05/10  Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
05/11  Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
05/18  Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
05/19  Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
05/21  San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
05/22  San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
05/23  Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex
05/24  Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex

SEE ALL BORIS SHOWS & DETAILS HERE


Boris Announce UK & EU Tour Dates December 2012


Boris have announced headlining shows in Europe for December including All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival in the UK and State-X New Forms Festival in Holland. Joining them on most dates will be Joe Volk and in Ireland will be No Spill Blood.

BORIS EU WINTER 2012
Dec 04, 2012 - Brighton, UK @ Coalition **
Dec 05, 2012 - Manchester, UK @ Islington Mill **
Dec 06, 2012 - London, UK @ Scala **
Dec 07, 2012 - Rye, UK @ All Tomorrow’s Parties ATP @ Camber Sands
Dec 08, 2012 - Leeds, UK @ Brudnell Social Club **
Dec 10, 2012 - Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s w/ No Spill Blood
Dec 11, 2012 - Cork, IE @ Cyprus Avenue w/ No Spill Blood
Dec 12, 2012 - Bristol, UK @ The Fleece & Firkin **
Dec 13, 2012 - Birmingham, UK @ The Rainbow Warehouse **
Dec 14, 2012 - Hasselt, BE @ Kunstencentrum Belgie **
Dec 15, 2012 - The Hague, NE @  The Hague - State-X New Forms Festival
Dec 16, 2012 - Karlsruhe,  DE @ Jubez **
Dec 17, 2012 - Lausanne, CH @ Le Romandie **
Dec 18, 2012 - Munich, DE @ Feierwerk e.V. **
Dec 19, 2012 - Dresden, DE @ Beatpol **

** w/ Joe Volk

SEE ALL BORIS SHOWS & DETAILS HERE


SPIN: Debuts Boris x Asobi Seksu Split 7” Cover tracks




It’s out November 23 on Pink, er, Black Friday for Record Store Day

Japan’s shoegazyiest heavy metal band and America’s most heavily stylish shoegaze band have joined forces for two sides of vinyl to be unleashed on Record Store Day’s Black Friday. Yes, Boris and Asobi Seksu are going the Mudhoney/Sonic Youth route and covering each others’ songs, and their respective labels (Sargent House and Polyvinyl) are footing the bill.

On the A-side, Asobi Seksu leans into a twinkling, shimmering version of “Farewell,” from Boris’ 2005 coming-out-party for thier shoegazer tendacies, Pink. Then on the flip, the mighty Boris cranks up the fuzz on Asobi’s breezy, blurry, “I Melt With You”-summoning “New Years” (as “Neu Years,” lol). We think there’s some theremins at the end. - by Christopher R. Weingarten


Record Store Day Exclusive Asobi Seksu x Boris 7” Split


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& Asobi Seksu announce their limited edition split 7” of covers of each others songs available as a Record Store Day exclusive release on Black Friday, November 23, 2012.  The vinyl includes a download card that features an additional 4 classic songs from both bands.

Format: 7” Vinyl
Labels: Sargent House & Polyvinyl