THE GREAT TYRANT: Premieres NewSingle via Decibel; PINKISH BLACK: Announces Additional US Tour Dates
“With each scuzzy opus pumped from the billows of their industrial warehouse headspace, the Fort Worth, TX-based duo Pinkish Black continue to erase the boundaries between the metal, post-punk, and doom traditions.” – Tiny Mix Tapes
“Pinkish Black is the real deal… a dense mix of transformative metal spanning every genre or itch you could want.” – Noisey
“Pinkish Black resemble a Popol Vuh that suddenly became obsessed with denim and leather” – Pitchfork
Avant-garde post-punk innovators PINKISH BLACK have added a number of headlining dates as adjuncts to their fall tour supporting fellow Relapse synth fanatics ZOMBI! The tour kicks off shortly after the release of the band’s new album, Bottom of the Morning (out 10/30 on Relapse Records).
In celebration of the impending tour, PINKISH BLACK predecessor project THE GREAT TYRANT has shared “Softly, Everyone Dies.” THE GREAT TYRANT’s long-unissued final record The Trouble With Being Born is finally being released via Relapse in conjunction with the new PINKISH BLACK album.
“Softly, Everyone Dies” has premiered via Decibel and is available for streaming HERE. You can find a full list of dates below.
PINKISH BLACK Live:
The history of experimental duo PINKISH BLACK is as mournful and tumultuous as the band’s music. The Fort Worth, TX band originally formed in 2005 as a threepiece doom/jazz project known as THE GREAT TYRANT, but THE GREAT TYRANT never got the chance to release any music – in February 2010, midway through a battle with technical problems, the band’s bassist Tommy Atkins tragically committed suicide, bringing the album’s recording and production processes to a halt. After Atkins’s passing, remaining members Jon Teague (drums/synths) and Daron Beck (vocals/synths/ keyboards) set out to redefine current conceptions of heavy music with an unorthodox and forward-thinking synth- driven approach, furthering the work they had started with THE GREAT TYRANT.
The band, now a duo, changed its name to PINKISH BLACK in 2010, and released its self-titled debut that same year on Handmade Birds. Pinkish Black was critically acclaimed, as was the band’s 2013 follow-up on Century Media, Razed to the Ground. Since Razed to The Ground, PINKISH BLACK have solidified both their confidence and their direction – they signed to Relapse in December 2014, and have steadily refined their songwriting and style over the course of the last two years. October 2015 will see the release of PINKISH BLACK‘s newest opus, Bottom of the Morning,a 7-track dark music journey that runs the full gamut of influences PINKISH BLACK have touched on in the past in addition to many new experimentations that have been added to their palette. Recorded at Echo Lab Studios in Argyle, TX by Matthew Barnhart and mastered by James Plotkin (Cave In, Electric Wizard), Bottom of the Morning stands to see PINKISH BLACK affirm themselves as one of the most interesting and far-thinking experimental duos currently active.
The Trouble With Being Born Tracklist:
1. Closing In
2. The Trouble With Being Born
3. The Apple of Your Eye
4. Softly, Everyone Dies
5. I Don’t Come Down
7. Take Care
8. Recounting Scars