The avant-garde sludge bands Thou and the Body both released excellent albums of their own in 2014 — Heathen and I Shall Die Here, respectively — and they also teamed on a terrific collaborative effort called Released From Love. This month, Thrill Jockey is re-issuing Released From Love along with a brand new album from the two bands, called You, Whom I Have Always Hated. The new one includes a cover of the classic Nine Inch Nails song “Terrible Lie,” from that band’s 1989 debut, Pretty Hate Machine. The Body & Thou absolutely mutilate the song — in a good way! — leaving only its skeleton intact. It’s a terrorizing, haunted monster and you should listen.
Released From Love / You, Whom I Have Always Hated is out 1/25 via Thrill Jockey.