Earth’s “Primitive and Deadly” Sound gets props from Pitchfork.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 8:10 PM (PST)


Pitchfork has unveiled the very first single

“From the Zodiacal Light”

from the latest EARTH release, their 10th proper album.  An early surprise to the band’s incredible international fanbase, this is coolness brownies of them.


Open-minded music fans the world over have succumbed to and praised EARTH‘s pioneering, visionary views on delivering their slow-motion anthems since the Sub Pop albums of the early 1990s, and when their revamped lineup returned in the early 2000s with a more Americana-inclined direction, entire new hordes of listeners began paying attention. But if you need just one Earth song, listen to “Ouroboros Is Broken”  on repeat, forever.


Rabia Shaheen Qazi is a stunning guest on this trancey track of deep smiles.


Now, nearly two-and-a-half decades into their pioneering ways, the band prepares to release Primitive And Deadly, a sprawling and epic, very diverse collection of songs which flow seamlessly, and while revisiting some of their earliest works, explores massive new territories. I’ve been listening to The Golden Grass and Dio lately, so it is nice to hear another band who is so thouroughly in love with rock n roll.

I still have a phone number for some of the band from an interview but don’t call it out of respect, since I don’t know them well. But am a huge fan.

…from Camp Earth:


The third of the six movements on the hour-long Primitive And Deadly is today delivered to the masses by way of the sprawling eleven-and-a-half minute “From The Zodiacal Light,” now playing at Pitchfork. “Near the minute mark, EARTH incorporates one of the biggest shocks of their quarter-century: a vocalist, one of the first to lace around their instrumentals since Kurt Cobain. Rabia Shaheen Qazi, who leads the psychedelic Seattle eclectics Rose Windows, becomes a bewitching presence,” the review of the track and first true foretaste of the album states. “And Earth, now a pristine machine of a veteran band, doesn’t falter in fitting her into their mix. They find space for the song, just at the lip of their unwavering rhythm and the riff.”


Detach from everything else and tap into “From The Zodiacal Light,” as well as view the striking cover created by Samantha Muljat for the first time via Pitchfork at THIS LOCATION.



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