According to Ground Control magazine, Japanese noise/rock heavyweights BORIS will release their new album, "Smile", on April 29 via Southern Lord Recordings. The follow-up to 2005's "Pink" features contributions from previous collaborators such as Michio Kurihara and SUNN O)))'s Stephen O'Malley.
"Smile" is the second BORIS album to feature vocals on every track (the first, excluding any one-track albums, was "Amplifier Worship"). Also, it delves more into experimental tendencies with a more manipulated sound and even experiments with samples.
"We are always looking for exciting, stimulating and interesting music at the moment and expressing in that way," the band says. Therefore our style is changing spontaneously and that change becomes its character at that point. Interesting experience and incident are way more important than surface style."
A full-length MP3 for the band's latest seven-inch single, "Statement", can be downloaded at this location.