The self-titled debut album from mind-melting metallic jazz trio BRAIN TENTACLES is a journey in improvised and structured experimental sound from three venerable scene veterans. Featuring Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Bloodiest, etc) on horns, voice, electric piano and synth, Dave Witte (Discordance Axis, Municipal Waste, etc) on drums, and Aaron Dallison (Keelhaul) on bass, voice, and synth, Brain Tentacles sees the threepiece weaving their way through twisted, seizure-inducing compositions that call to mind the insanity of John Zorn’s storied project Naked City and Mike Patton’s most erratic experiments. BRAIN TENTACLES are masters of tension: the album moves unpredictably from mathy chaos to ponderous, juddering grooves that warp time in their wake, darting from one extreme to the other via insane rhythms and truly progressive, expansive songwriting. Occasional vocals (including a guest appearance from Oxbow’s Eugene Robinson) lend an even sharper edge to the album, which is sure to blow away fans of instrumental and vocal-driven music alike. Produced by Sanford Parker (Minsk, YOB, etc) and features artwork by Jef Whitehead of Leviathan!
The first new song from the album, “The Sadist,” has premiered via Decibel Magazine – hear it now.
Brain Tentacles is due out this September 30 on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical and digital pre-orders are available at this location.
Additionally, BRAIN TENTACLES will be supporting dissonant death metal legends Gorguts and stoner/prog heavyweights Intronaut on a month-long tour of North America this coming October. The tour will kick off in Boston on October 3 and will trek through Canada to the US West Coast and back again.
***All Dates With Gorguts & Intronaut***
Oct 03 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
Oct 04 Montreal, QC Les Foufounes Electriques
Oct 05 Ottawa, ON Maverick’s
Oct 06 Toronto, ON Hard Luck
Oct 07 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
Oct 08 Chicago, IL Subterranean
Oct 09 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze
Oct 10 Winnipeg, MB The Park Theatre
Oct 11 Regina, SK The Exchange
Oct 12 Edmonton, AB The Starlite Room
Oct 14 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
Oct 15 Seattle, WA Studio 7
Oct 16 Portland, OR Panic Room
Oct 19 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
Oct 20 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
Oct 21 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
Oct 22 Mesa, AZ Club Club Red
Oct 24 Fort Worth, TX Rail Club
Oct 25 Austin, TX Dirty Dog Bar
Oct 27 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Oct 28 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
Oct 29 Philadelphia, PA Voltage Lounge
Oct 30 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge