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This is not a split, but a total collaboration between both bands on all tracks.
THOU has been active for over 7 years, honing their sound over dozens of releases. Stereogum called their most recent full length, Heathen (Gilead Media), "...dark, bombastic, hugely ambitious album of great sorrow, but perhaps even greater beauty."
THE BODY is two men who have been recording, playing, and consuming heavy metal together for most of their lives. Their newest LP, Christs, Redeemers (Thrill Jockey), is so original and devastating that The New Yorker called THE BODY "...[One} of the most remarkable acts bubbling up from the extreme-metal underground."
On this collaboration everything comes to its peak. Everyone's voice is heard, through instrument or otherwise, clearly defining their role in the project. All the things that make both groups special are apparent and fleshed out.
This is a VINYL ONLY release. No CDs or digital distribution. All lps are on 180 gram black vinyl, heavy weight covers, and have letter-pressed inserts by Beck Levy.
1. The Wheel Weaves as the Wheel Wills
2. Manifest Alchemy
3. In Meetings Hearts Beat Closer
4. Coward (Vic Chesnutt)
Stream the first track here:
The bands have toured extensively together and apart and will be playing some special shows collaborating live this year.
Upcoming THOU and THE BODY tour dates:
06.30.14 - Baton Rouge
07.01.14 - Birmingham at The Forge (5505 1st Avenue) at seven pm with Lume
07.02.14 - Greensboro at Legitimate Business
07.03.14 - Richmond (matinee) at Empire the Bar at two pm
07.03.14 - DC
07.04.14 - Baltimore (matinee) at Sidebar (218 E. Lexington Street) at noon with Curse
07.04.14 - Philadelphia with Hirs, Pissgrave, and Backslider
07.05.14 - Jersey City (matinee) at WFMU (43 Montgomery Street)
07.05.14 - New York (matinee) at ABC No Rio
07.05.14 - New York
07.06.14 - New London (matinee) at The Orphanage (300 State Street) at one pm with Empty Vessels and Snow Orphan
07.06.14 - Amherst with Rozamov
07.07.14 - Boston with Curmudgeon
07.08.14 - Providence at Machines with Magnets
07.12.14 - Syracuse with Bleak and Blood Sun Circle
07.13.14 - Pittsburgh at The Shop
07.14.14 - Detroit at Trumbullplex (4230 Common Wealth) at seven pm
07.15.14 - Grand Rapids
07.16.14 - Michigan City at Carbon Room (9833 W 300 N) at eight pm with Angry Gods
07.17.14 - Chicago at Club Rectum with Ash Borer and Hell
07.18.14 - Oshkosh (collaboration sets) at Masonic Center (204 Washington) at five pm with Ash Borer, Hell, Inter Arma, Protestant, and Oozing Wound
07.19.14 - Oshkosh (Body solo) at Masonic Center (204 Washington) two pm with Bastard Sapling, Mutilation Rites, Kowloon Walled City, Geryon, False, Sea of Bones, Owlfood, Hexer
07.20.14 - Oshkosh (Thou solo) Masonic Center (204 Washington) at one pm with Barghest, Loss, Uzala, Lychgate, Seidr, Generation of Vipers, Alraune, and Northless