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LISTEN: Dylan Carlson's New Solo Album  // The Quietus

Earth’s Dylan Carlson returns with a new solo album; check the album in full as well as a Q&A with the man himself below

As part of Earth, Dylan Carlson’s most recent projects have taken in a 2017 live album recorded at Jack White’s Third Man Studios in Detroit, and a collaborative record with The Bug released in 2016. He’s also been busy touring solo amongst live duties with Earth.

via The Quietus. 

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Audio Interview with Adrienne Davis of Earth // The Trap Set

Adrienne Davies joined long-running Washington band Earth in 2001. She brought with her the requisite aptitude for slow tempos, and–over the course of several albums–developed a command of sonic nuance that perfectly complements and differentiates the band’s meditative compositions. Adrienne…

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Rank Your Records: Earth // Noisey

The band’s founder plays favorites with the many records in a long, productive career.

Full feature by TJ Kliebhan via Noisey

In Rank Your Records, we talk to artists who have amassed substantial discographies over the years and ask them to rate their releases in order of personal preference.

When you define a genre with your first record, where do you go from there? Earth’s frontman and only consistent member Dylan Carlson was living in Seattle during grunge’s reign over popular music. Being a young contrarian, Carlson decided to outright reject every trend that defined what was around him at the time. To his label’s prediction, Carlson’s cerebral brand of engulfing drone metal was not an immediate hit. With Earth, Carlson was never looking to top the charts, participate in a movement, or even start one. He was looking to do something different and do it well.

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Dylan Carlson Track Premiere "When the Horses Were Shorn of Their Hooves" // Revolver

Full feature by Fred Pessaro via Revolver Magazine

Dylan Carlson replaces the glacially-paced heroin blues of his influential Olympia, Washington, band Earth with another view of the wild west on his solo debut Conquistador — this time an electrified, mildly droning approach that would sit comfortably underneath a spaghetti western of yesteryear. The latest single by the drone-metal pioneer, “When the Horses Were Shorn of Their Hooves,” isn’t quite as slow and dark as recent Earth releases would have you expect. The track would be a fitting prelude to a gunfight or soundtrack to a deeply meditative moment, and it rings out particularly powerfully cranked to 11 on your car speaker system. With just one instrument, a little bit of fuzz and a foundation of finely honed songwriting, “When the Horses …” is a compelling, must-hear track for fans of arty heaviness. You can order your copy of Conquistador via Sargent House ahead of the album’s April 27th release date.

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EARTH ‘EARTH 2: SPECIAL LOW FREQUENCY EDITION’ 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY // CVLT Nation

EARTH ‘EARTH 2: SPECIAL LOW FREQUENCY EDITION’ 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Photo by Charles Nickles

Full article by Tom Coles via CVLT Nation

February saw the 10-year anniversary of The Bees made Honey in the Lion’s Skull. Warm, bright and psychedelic, for many long-term fans this was a time to reflect on a landmark event in doom’s history. But before their expeditions into shimmering folk doom, Earth’s experiments were much more foreboding, oblique and abrasive.

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EARTH ‘The Bees Made Honey in the Lion’s Skull’ 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY // CVLT Nation

EARTH – THE BEES MADE HONEY IN THE LION’S SKULL 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Full article via CVLT Nation

Earth’s curious career has led them from drone-rock pioneers to gorgeous Americana-doom, fusing their natural aptitude for stark minimalism with a huge bank of influences. In their distinct second phase, The Bees Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull is a creative peak; warmer and busier and sunnier, and already celebrating its ten-year anniversary.

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