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Stream Whatever Nevermind: A Tribute To Nirvana’s Nevermind

Robotic Empire has put together a second Nirvana tribute album for Record Store Day. The first one was released for last year’s RSD, and had various artists covering the entirety of In Utero. This year’s edition sees them tackling Nevermind with the cleverly titled Whatever Nevermind. Torche does “In Bloom,” Nothing does “Something In TheMore »

By: James Rettig / April 18, 2015 - 10:46 am

Boris – “Vanilla” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

On their upcoming Noise Boris revisit the riff-happy psych-metal of older releases like Pink and Akuma No Uta. That return to heaviness was apparent as soon as you hit play on the seven minute single “Quicksilver,” but even though “Vanilla” is a shorter song, it delivers even more with this video. The clip shows the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 19, 2014 - 10:56 am

BORIS – “Quicksilver”

A good trick to getting a handle on BORIS’ constantly shapeshifting style is paying attention to how they are spelling their name. If it’s lowercase then you can expect something experimental, droning, and maybe even gentle; if they spell it uppercase then you’re getting the heavy, hook-filled metal that they make with equal skill. After… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 8, 2014 - 2:46 pm

Photos: Boris, Deafheaven, Ides Of Gemini @ Echoplex, Los Angeles 5/24/13

Earplugs were mandatory for the insanely loud and pulverizing line-up of Boris and Deafheaven. Boris played their third album Flood in its entirety along with a few choice covers. Deafheaven were deafening and it was heaven as they tore through “Dream House” and “Sunbather.” Rounding out the bill were Ides Of Gemini. Check out the… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / May 27, 2013 - 1:39 pm

Listen To Boris And Asobi Seksu Cover One Another

Record Store Day Black Friday is going to bring with it a ton of cool shit but the Boris/Asobi Seksu split 7″ has to be one of the standouts. On the A-side, NYC shoegazers Asobi Seksu do a softened, brightened cover of “Farewell,” from Boris’s breakthrough 2005 LP, Pink. On the flip, the Japanese metal… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 12, 2012 - 5:30 pm

Boris – “Spoon”

Japanese style-shifters Boris conjure up their more gauzy pop sensibility with “Spoon,” a cut from their fifteenth album called, here we go, New Album. Kind of hard to Google. The ever-prolific outfit has already released an album this year, so be sure to check out “Hope” from that release. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 4, 2011 - 1:49 pm

Boris – “Hope”

“Hope” is the “sultry” single from Attention Please, one of two Boris albums out the same day in April. Guitarist Wata handles all Attention’s lead vocals so, again, the Japanese psych/doom/metal/pop/rock/etc explorers have switched things up and around the moment a discernible pattern seemed to be emerging. Note the buried black metal-style whispers:… More »

By: brandon / February 24, 2011 - 12:05 pm

ATP NY 2010: Sleep, Sunn, Skinny Dipping

At this point people know what to expect from Kutscher’s: The faded Catskills resort’s crumbling walls held together by mold, broken everything (we were forced to do our own DIY toilet plumbing, heard about another one that flushed boiling water), that lost-in-time Tammy Faye Makeup Counter. What we didn’t expect was the persistent skinny dipping… More »

By: brandon / September 8, 2010 - 9:30 am

ATP 2010: Curated By Pavement @ Butlin’s Holiday Centre, Minehead, UK

Pavement’s on their way to a long summer of festivals and one-off gigs, but curating an ATP is a sweet way to get things started. (It’s also a sweet way to get in some time with their side projects — both Spiral Stairs and Steve West’s marble valley played sets.) Avi Buffalo started the weekend,… More »

By: jessica / May 18, 2010 - 2:27 pm

ATP NY Adds Sunn O))), Boris, Tortoise, Hope Sandoval

We gave you a preliminary rundown of this fall’s ATP NY, but the folks at ATP have thrown Tortoise, Bardo Pond, and Sleepy Sun onto the bill and guest curator Jim Jarmusch added folks to his Sunday showcase. In addition to Jarmusch’s previously mentioned cast of Brian Jonestown Massacre, Raekwon, Girls, Fucked Up, Wooden Shjips,… More »

By: brandon / March 25, 2010 - 11:01 am

Boris To Play FREE East Village Radio Music Festival

That’s right, it’s free. And, yes, Boris was just added to the bill. If you’re in the NYC area on Saturday, 9/6, you can head to Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport between 1PM and 9PM and catch the free outdoor show that includes Atsuo and his awesome drums (see: pic), High Places, Vivia… More »

By: brandon / August 15, 2008 - 4:24 pm

Pitchfork Music Festival 2008: Sunday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy

Aaaaand we’re back. Quite a weekend in Chicago, and this is the post to put a Fork in our coverage of this year’s party in Union Park. For day last, the threat of storms were nonexistent, but after that sun set, and the weekend drew to a… More »

By: brandon / July 21, 2008 - 3:07 am

New Boris Video – “My Neighbor Satan”

If you’ve ever seen Boris live, you know their sets can get kinda long. (“Kinda” being a massive Sunn O)))-sized understatement.) The fangsanalsatan and Ryuta Murayam-directed video for “My Neighbor Satan” isn’t long, but it is a static long take — a different kind of duration. Very Replacements-y of them, no? It’s also out of… More »

By: brandon / March 20, 2008 - 11:08 am