Oxbow Announce Thin Black Duke, Their First Album In 10 Years

The Bay Area band Oxbow have been putting out noisy, experimental rock music and putting on intense and confrontational live shows since 1989; frontman Eugene Robinson probably still holds the informal “toughest man in underground rock” championship. But it’s been a solid decade now since the band put out their last album, 2007’s The Narcotic Story. So it’s very cool to learn that Oxbow will return this spring with a new LP called Thin Black Duke. Just like Oxbow’s other records, this one promises to be equally influenced by classical music and mash-your-face hardcore. And below, you can watch a trailer and check out the album’s tracklist.

01 “Cold & Well Lit Place”
02 “Ecce Homo”
03 “A Gentleman’s Gentleman”
04 “Letter Of Note”
05 “Host”
06 “The Upper”
07 “Other People”
08 “The Finished Line”

Thin Black Duke is out 5/5 on Hydra Head, former Isis frontman Aaron Turner’s label, which went dormant in 2012 but which is apparently back now.

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