Dean Blunt teases Black Metal with a visio/aisling/statement, plays both coasts this week

Dean Blunt teases Black Metal with a visio/aisling/statement, plays both coasts this week

Dean Blunt, ever the lovable hellion, has done it again. As you already know, Black Metal is out tomorrow via Rough Trade, his first label-backed release since last year’s The Redeemer (one of our favorite albums of 2013). But as if that weren’t enough, he has now put out a statement to tease the LP — a hallucinatory piece he uploaded to, which basically amounts to this in written form:

I’m not even going to try to sum up what the text file touches upon, but “I’m not here to put smiles on peoples faces, I’m here to SPEND, and blaze all races” is a pretty representative quote. Add a rogue Daniel Lopatin reference (“How to break a brick? Point Never”), a list of (not-so)-tongue-in-cheek “excuses” in case his album flops — the album’s already befuddled a few critics with its abundance of Sarah Records-esque guitar riffs — a whole lot of sentimental evisceration (?!¿), and a couple of Beyoncé and Wu-Tang Clan verses, and you still haven’t got a clue. So why don’t you just go read the whole thing yourself?

And as if all that weren’t enough either, Blunt will be playing two shows this weekend, in what is nothing short of a bi-coastal marathon: he’ll be in New York on Friday and Los Angeles on Saturday. I saw him in Barcelona last Friday; he still had the (infamous) Redeemer tour bodyguard in tow, but was also joined by a sax player and (presumably) Joanne Robertson. He did the usual bit of stepping down the stage to play 15 minutes of noise, but also dropped a couple of tracks from The Redeemer among a whole lot of Black Metal songs, and finished it all with a lights-out stare down with the audience that went on for what felt like some very angry five minutes. Trust me, this something you do not want to miss. Check the dates below:

11.06.14 - New York, NY - The Studio at Webster Hall
11.07.14 - Los Angeles, CA - Jewel’s Catch One

Black Metal is out tomorrow on Rough Trade.

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