Interesting news from camp Boris, with the experimental Japanese band releasing two new albums on the same day this April. According to Pitchfork, the drone-fuzz merchants will put out Heavy Rocks and Attention Please outside of Japan on April 26 on Sargent House.
Rather confusingly, Boris released an album called Heavy Rocks back in 2002, with the new Heavy Rocks actually a completely different album. The three-piece are apparently resurrecting the title because the new work “seeks to redefine ‘heavy’ music in a culmination of the band’s tireless efforts over the past two decades.”
The other album, Attention Please, marked the debut on lead vocals of guitarist Wata.
Boris’s last studio album proper was 2008’s Smile, though the band have been pretty busy with other projects since then, including a live album, a best-of, and their collaboration EP with The Cult’s Ian Astbury, BXI. In addition, this February sees the release of their latest album with Japanese legend of noise, Merzbow, called Klatter. Busy times for Boris.