Boris unveil music video performance of ‘Loveless’

Boris press photo

As they prepare for the highly anticipated releases of their landmark albums ‘NO’ (digital and vinyl) and ‘Flood’ (vinyl) on August 27th, Boris have unveiled a music video from their ‘NO’ WORLD TOUR IN YOUR HEAD streamed performance from last April.  Previously behind a paywall, the ’NO’ performance was broadcast as a 360 degree video stream on YouTube. The lead single lifted from ‘NO’, Loveless, was performed ferociously by Boris and now, the video is streaming for all to see in advance of the album’s digital and vinyl release. Watch the video for Loveless via YouTube below.

Formed in 1992, Boris boldly explores their own vision of heavy music, where words like “explosive” and “thunderous” barely do justice. Using overpowering soundscapes embellished with copious amounts of lighting and billow smoke, Boris has shared with audiences across the planet an experience for all five senses in their concerts, earning legions of zealous fans along the way.

Boris continue their bountiful output with two monumental vinyl versions of their milestone releases; 2000’s Flood and 2020’s ‘NO’. Third Man Records will release the albums on LP formats on August 27th, and ‘NO’ will be released digitally via Third Man as well.  Pre-orders for ‘Flood’ are available here, and pre-orders for ‘NO’ are available for vinyl here and for digital here .

Hailed as Boris’ “most compelling album in more than a decade” (Pitchfork), ‘NO’ was was furiously recorded in the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic and “surprise” released in July of 2020.  Initially released digitally (with a very limited vinyl run), the album was met with immediate and widespread praise. Meant to serve as a mirror that redirects the negativity of the global lockdown to something more positive, the content on ‘NO’ can be characterized as “extreme healing music.” 

Musically, ‘NO’ draws from influential noise-heavy hardcore group Gudon, even including a cover of their song Fundamental Error. ‘NO’ is a classic hardcore thrash record and is one of the band’s strongest efforts from start to finish. August 27th will also serve as the release of ‘NO’ on streaming services worldwide, for the first time ever.

Boris NO cover artwork

Additionally, on August 27th, Boris will release the highly-anticipated vinyl version of their essential 2000 album, ‘Flood’. The album was originally released in Japan on CD only. Delivered in four equally important movements, ‘Flood’ is simultaneously delicate, dense, undulating, devastating, emancipating, hypnotic and triumphant. Each season of the album has its own sense of place, best revealed listen-by-listen.

On ‘Flood,’ Boris broaden their vision of musical possibility, with a notable and imaginative influence from visionary American minimalist Steve Reich, weaving in prog, drone and slowcore into a multifaceted symphony. There simply has never been another piece of music like ‘Flood’.

Boris Flood cover artwork

These essential pieces of Boris’ extensive catalogue are a must-have for any vinyl collector and any fan of the band.  Look for limited edition vinyl versions of ‘Flood’ and ‘NO’ via independent record stores and Third Man Records on August 27th.

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