Earth announce new album Full Upon Her Burning Lips, coming in May via Sargent House

Earth announce new album Full Upon Her Burning Lips, coming in May via Sargent House

30 years after their founding, drone metal luminaries Earth have come back to…well, Earth I guess. With a scaled back sound and a refined perspective that can only come with the clear-eyed confidence of having existed for one-third of a century, the Dylan Carlson-led outfit have announced their new album Full Upon Her Burning Lips, and it’s due in May via Sargent House.

Full Upon Her Burning Lips deconstructs the Earth sound a bit. Gone is the shell of auxiliary instrumentation that helped embellish previous works, leaving a core of Carlson on guitar and bass, and Adrienne Davies on drums and percussion. Carlson also opted to let the album develop and form itself during the recording process, rather than coming in with a conceptual arc for the process to follow.

In sonically limiting themselves though, Earth actually allow Davies’ drumming to shine more than it has been able to on past records. The sound may be drier and more upfront than it has before, but it’s nonetheless Earth: methodical, slow-burning, and powerful. And by losing the conceit of a “concept,” Carlson and Davies were freed up to to have a more open and intuitive approach to their writing.

Listen to proof of this on “Cats on the Briar,” the first new track off of Full Upon Her Burning Lips down below. While down there, you can also check out the album’s artwork and full tracklisting, as well as tour dates for both Earth and for Dylan Carlson as a solo act. Full Upon Her Burning Lips is out May 24 on Sargent House and can be pre-ordered here.

Full Upon Her Burning Lips tracklisting:

01. Datura’s Crimson Veils
02. Exaltation of Larks
03. Cats on the Briar 05:56
04. The Colour of Poison
05. Descending Belladonna
06. She Rides an Air of Malevolence
07. Maidens Catafalque
08. An Unnatural Carousel
09. The Mandrake’s Hymn
10. A Wretched Country of Dusk

Dylan Carlson Solo Tour:

03.21.19 — Newcastle, UK — The Cluny
03.22.19 — Bristol, UK — Rough Trade
03.23.19 — Manchester, UK — Soup Kitchen
03.24.19 — Birmingham, UK — The Flapper
03.26.19 — London, UK — St John of Bethnal Green
03.27.19 — Brussels, BE — Botanique
03.28.19 — Lille, FR — La Malterie
03.29.19 — Duisburg, DE — Explorado Museum
03.30.19 — Berlin, DE — Cassiopeia
03.31.19 — Prague, CZ — Futurum
04.01.19 — Vienna, AT — Grillx
04.03.19 — Munich, DE — Feierwerk
04.04.19 — Lausanne, CH — Le Bourg
04.05.19 — Zurich, CH — Bogen F
04.06.19 — Paris, FR — Sonic Protest Festival

Earth Duo Tour:

05.24.19 — Seattle, WA — Neumos
05.25.19 — Portland, OR — Doug Fir Lounge
05.28.19 — San Francisco, CA — Great American
05.29.19 — Los Angeles, CA — The Echo
05.31.19 — Los Angeles, CA — The Echo
06.01.19 — Phoenix, AZ — Rebel Lounge
06.02.19 — Albuquerque, NM — Sister
06.04.19 — Austin, TX — Barracuda
06.05.19 — Dallas, TX — Club Dada
06.07.19 — Houston, TX — The Secret Group
06.08.19 — Mid City Ballroom, LA — Spanish Moon
06.10.19 — Orlando, FL — Wills Pub
06.11.19 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade
06.12.19 — Carrboro, NC — Cat’s Cradle
06.14.19 — Richmond, VA — Gallery 5
06.15.19 — Baltimore, MD — Ottobar
06.16.19 — Philadelphia, PA — Johnny Brenda’s
06.18.19 — Somerville, MA — ONCE Ballroom
06.19.19 — New York, NY — Le Poisson Rouge
06.21.19 — Pittsburgh, PA — Spirit Hall
06.22.19 — Detroit, MI — El Club
06.23.19 — Chicago, IL — The Empty Bottle
06.24.19 — Minneapolis, MN — 7th St. Entry
06.27.19 — Denver, CO — Marquis Theatre
06.28.19 — SLC, UT — Urban Lounge
06.29.19 — Boise, ID — Neurolux

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