The Body and Big|Brave are both known for their takes on pulverizing, minimalist postmetal, but their new collaborative album, Leaving None but Small Birds (Thrill Jockey), gazes at the infinite possibilities of traditional folk music through a warped and weathered all-seeing eye. Crafted in the studio with engineer-producer Seth Manchester (a frequent collaborator of the […]
The U.S. could’ve had live music back already, but at least Bandcamp is still helping the artists making do without.
Categorizing the doomsday sonic bludgeon wielded by Providence duo the Body over their two-decade reign of terror isn’t an easy task. Guitarist and screamer Chip King and drummer Lee Buford slice and dice doom, sludge, noise, and avant-metal into a monolithic, nails-on-chalkboard wall of sound. Buford’s hip-hop-mangled thumping and pounding and King’s six-feet-under caterwaul could […]
Japanese metal trio Boris have been at it for nearly 30 years, and over the course of nearly 40 full-length releases and collaborative albums they’ve covered nearly the entire spectrum of loud, harsh, and heavy music. On the band’s latest single, “Love” (the first taste of the upcoming album LφVE & EVφL), they blur the […]
Brooklyn’s Uniform and Portland’s the Body are two of the world’s harshest purveyors of postindustrial noise, so it was really only a matter of time before these like-minded duos joined forces to up the ante. On this summer’s Mental Wounds Not Healing (Sacred Bones), the members of both bands bring all their signature tricks to […]
Thrill Jockey’s two heaviest bands sit down and talk about metal and friendship.
Oozing Wound discharges its first album, Teen Witch throws a sexy alien party, and more.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Tuesday, May 14
The best shows to see for the first half of this week
Plus: Miles Raymer on Gucci and Waka Flocka, and Blackbird pastry chef Bryce Caron on Big Science, Sissy Mena, and Population
Part of “The Body,” on display at Kasia Kay Gallery
This year’s fest, themed “The Body,” kicks off Sunday, October 24.