Yikes, scary read and photos. Glad everyone is relatively fine. I imagine this accident will help them proceed in great ways eventually…
Cannot. Wait. The splurge for tickets (fuck you LiveNation $10/ticket surcharge) will be well worth it.
Boris has had one prolific career thus far with seventeen albums released since its start in 1992 and multiple collaboration projects with artists like SunnO)))), Keiji Haino and Michio Kurihara of psychedelic band Ghost. Though based out of Tokyo, Boris found more of an audience for its own brand of heavy psychedelia in the United States where its spirit of experimentation fit right in with like-minded artists like Sleep and Wooden Ships, among others.
This year alone, Boris has released three excellent albums of its richly textured, atmospheric rock, including its latest, the appropriately titled New Album, which drew immediate comparisons to My Bloody Valentine for its gritty, dreamy soundscape pop songwriting. We recently had a chat with the band’s main spokesman, drummer Atsuo Mizuno, through the group’s excellent translator and spoke about the band’s collaborations and the artwork for its latest record.
Westword: You did an interview with Pitchfork when you put out Smile and talked about coming to terms with being Japanese and also not fitting in with the music scene in Japan. Would you say that you feel any kinship with some of those experimental bands of the ’60s and ’70s, like Flower Travellin’ Band and Les Rallizes Denudés?