I find it very hard to contain my excitement over the news that just broke: American drone doom/country-tinged post-rock legends Earth, led by guitarist and main songwriter Dylan Carlson, are set to release a brand new studio full-length later this year! Having formed in 1989, the group released a handful of highly influential records that laid the groundwork for an entire genre; among their many dedicated disciples are bands like the unquestionable drone presence Sunn O))). After spending some time away due to personal issues between 1997 and 2000, Carlson re-emerged with a distinctly less heavy, and more country music-infused take on his previous signature style. Apparently, this philosophy hasn’t changed over the years between the release of their last record Primitive and Deadly (2014) and the creation of this new record, as you are soon to find out.

Full Upon Her Burning Lips will be out on May 24 via Sargent House, who also published Carlson’s most recent solo album last year. In conjunction with this most joyous announcement comes the first single off the album, “Cats on the Briar”. People who have loved everything Earth put out since 2005’s Hex; Or Printing in the Infernal Method will surely get their money’s worth out of this track, but relative newcomers to the band/genre might easily be swayed by its soothing melodies rooted in ‘Bakersfield Sound’ country music, earthy (pun intended) guitar tones, and pleasantly minimalist song structure as well.

Mixed and mastered by longtime Earth collaborator Mell Dettmer at Studio Soli, Full On Her Burning Lips is meant to bring a new sensual quality to the group’s already bewitching music. The record’s full tracklist has already been made available – you can peruse it below:

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 have yet another treat up their sleeves, albeit only for their US fanbase (so far). Currently consisting of the core duo of Carlson and drummer Adrienne Davies, the band will be hitting the road in support of their upcoming record. Accompanying them will be special guests Helms Alee, who are yet another good reason to make the trip to a venue near you to see a show of this tour.

Find all tour dates listed below:

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

You can pre-order Full Upon Her Burning Lips in digital and physical formats. Be sure to also leave Earth a like on Facebook to keep up to date with future news regarding tours, singles et cetera.

Dominik Böhmer

Dominik Böhmer

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