The Bug Vs. Earth – “Boa”

The Bug (Kevin Martin) and Earth (led by Dylan Carlson) are two of the more cultishly beloved forces in experimental music, and they’ve teamed up for a double A-side single to be released Black Friday as a Record Store Day exclusive. It features two tracks, “Boa” and “Cold,” both collaborations between the longstanding icons. Along with the announcement they’ve shared “Boa.” The track spends more than seven minutes building up tension and foreboding, but the clamor never boils over into an all-out onslaught. Hear it below.

The Bug Vs. Earth is out 11/28 (Black Friday) on Ninja Tune. Tracklist:

A “Boa”
AA “Cold”

The Bug is on tour right now:

10/28 Denver, CO @ Cervantes ^
10/29 St. Louis, MO @ 2720 Cherokee ^
10/30 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel ^
10/31 Houston, TX @ Gritsy ^
11/01 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent ^#
11/03 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex ^#
11/05 Montreal, QC @ Underworld Cabaret *
11/06 Toronto, ON @ Coda *
11/07 Calgary, AB @ Ten Nightclub *
11/09 Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl *
11/13 Seattle, WA @ Nectars ^
11/14 Portland, OR @ Rotture ^
11/15 Chicago, IL @ Evil Olive ^

* w/ Flowdan ^ w/ Manga # w/ Wolf Eyes