Music Blues (Stephen Tanner Of Harvey Milk) – “91771”

It’s been just about four years since we heard from sludge metal veterans Harvey Milk (2010’s A Small Turn Of Human Kindness) who broke up in 1998 and reformed 10 years later sounding even stronger than they did in their heyday. Now, member Stephen Tanner has announced a solo album for Thrill Jockey, and with that comes the album’s first single, “91771,” named for Tanner’s birthday. The song overflows with doom and dread: It’s two minutes of slow and awesomely heavy guitar noise, which hopefully sets the tone for even more drones to come. Considering it’s the opener to an album called Things Haven’t Gone Well this might be the soundtrack to the worst birthday ever. Listen below.

Things Haven’t Gone Well is out 8/26 via Thrill Jockey.