The Bug collaborates with Earth on new single, out November 28, because they are both adults and can do what they want

The Bug collaborates with Earth on new single, out November 28, because they are both adults and can do what they want

In the grand 2014 tradition of metal-ish-sounding bands collaborating with people who are less metal-ish (Exhibit A, Exhibit B), Kevin Martin’s The Bug project has announced a new collaborative single with Earth called The Bug vs. Earth featuring the tracks “Boa” and “Cold,” which I’ll admit, my news-addled brain originally interpreted as having something to do with Ebola. I will now list a few ways in which this collaboration makes a whole lot of sense.

1. Both The Bug and Earth released albums this year whose titles are made up in part by popular symbol the ampersand, namely Angels & Devils and Primitive & Deadly, respectively.
2. Bugs often come out of dirt. A synonym for the word “dirt” is “earth,” or “Earth,” if you prefer.
3. Martin has been feeling hella collaborative lately anyway (as per the list of collaborators on Angels & Devils, which included Liz Harris, Death Grips, copeland, and several others), and this particular collaboration was actually originally planned to make it on to Angels & Devils.
4. Both of them are adults and they can do what they want, Dad.
5. I’m tired of making this list.

As you can see, there are a great many reasons why this collaboration was perfectly natural, and indeed this small news post couldn’t even contain the full litany. All you need to know now is that the single is out November 28 via Ninja Tune, and it’ll be part of a Black Friday Record Store Exclusive series. You might also be interested in knowing that you can listen to the track “Boa” below via the embed, and that The Bug is currently in the midst of a tour, whose dates I will also list below. That is the end of the things I think you might want to know and is therefore also the end of this news post.

The Bug vs. Earth tracklist:

01. Boa
02. Cold

The Bug Dates:

10.29.14 - St. Louis, MO - 2720 Cherokee ^
10.30.14 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel ^
10.31.14 - Houston, TX - Gritsy ^
11.01.14 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent ^#
11.03.14 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex ^#
11.05.14 - Montreal - Underworld Cabaret *
11.06.14 - Toronto, ON - Coda *
11.07.14 - Calgary, AB - Ten Nightclub *
11.09.14 - Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl *
11.13.14 - Seattle, WA - Nectars ^
11.14.14 - Portland, OR - Rotture ^
11.15.14 - Chicago, IL - Evil Olive ^

* Flowdan
^ Manga
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