Stream Axis: Sova Motor Earth

Stream Axis: Sova Motor Earth

When Axis: Sova shared “Violent Yellow” this past summer, it portended great things for the Chicago rockers’ forthcoming Motor Earth. Now the album is streaming in full, and — yup — it’s great! Brett Sova’s skuzz-bashers are releasing their latest through Ty Segall’s Drag City imprint God? Records, which should give you some idea of their preferred mode of guitar clatter. Motor Earth is post-Stooges, post-Hawkwind, post-Cheater Slicks rock ‘n’ roll, raw and elemental in execution but smarter than your average blare. Hear the whole thing below, and I do mean the whole thing — closer “Routine Machine” is a wah-wah kumbaya downward spiral worth waiting for.

Axis: Sova tour dates:

11/08 Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
11/09 Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar
11/10 Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
11/12 New York, NY @ Elvis’s Guesthouse
11/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool w/ The Hecks
11/14 Providence, RI @ Aurora
11/16 Pittsburgh, PA @ Gooski’s
11/17 Indianapolis, IN @ State Street Pub w/ Psychic Feel, Sitar Outreach Ministry
11/18 Chicago, IL @ Hideout w/ Purling Hiss, CCTV

Motor Earth is out 10/14 on God? Records. Pre-order it from the label or iTunes.

more from New Music