Today the sound slingers at BrooklynVegan are streaming Side A of Life, the debut LP from subsonic psychedelic doom duo TAURUS. The band features Stevie Floyd of Dark Castle and Ashley Spungin, formerly of Purple Rhinestone Eagle. Together they’ve crafted one menacing, 35-minute movement which Sea of Tranquility fittingly dubbed “a noisy, feedback drenched journey into your worst nightmare.” Officially released yesterday (July 5) on CD, LP and limited boxset, Life was recorded live at A Studio With No Name by Dave French and mastered by James Plotkin.
Turn up and tune out RIGHT HERE.
In conjunction with the release, TAURUS will take their stirring mantras to the stage next week with AGALLOCH. The month-long journey will begin on July 11. See confirmed dates below.
TAURUS Summer Tour 2012 w/ Agalloch:
7/11/2012 Branx – Portland, OR w/ Eight Bells [TICKETS]
7/12/2012 The Crocodile – Seattle, WA w/ Eight Bells [TICKETS]
7/13/2012 The Rickshaw – Vancouver, BC w/ Eight Bells [TICKETS]
7/14/2012 The A Club – Spokane, WA at w/Eight Bells [TICKETS]
7/16/2012 Zebra – Bozeman, MT [TICKETS]
7/17/2012 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO [TICKETS]
7/18/2012 Waiting Room – Omaha, NE [TICKETS]
7/19/2012 Miramar Theater – Milwaukee, WI [TICKETS]
7/20/2012 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL [TICKETS]
7/21/2012 Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI w/Musk Ox [TICKETS]
7/22/2012 Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH [TICKETS]
7/23/2012 Opera House – Toronto, ON w/ Musk Ox [TICKETS]
7/24/2012 Petit Campus – Montreal, QC w/ Musk Ox [TICKETS]
7/25/2012 Middle East – Boston, MA [TICKETS]
7/26/2012 Williamsburg Music Hall – Brooklyn, NY w/ Musk Ox [TICKETS]
7/27/2012 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA [TICKETS]
7/28/2012 Empire – Springfield, VA [TICKETS]
7/29/2012 King’s Barcade – Raleigh, NC [TICKETS]
7/31/2012 Orpheum – Tampa, FL [TICKETS]
8/01/2012 The Earl – Atlanta, GA [TICKETS]
8/02/2012 Bottletree – Birmingham, AL w/ Pallbearer [TICKETS]
8/03/2012 One Eyed Jack’s – New Orleans, LA w/ Pallbearer [TICKETS]
8/04/2012 La Grange – Dallas, TX w/Maleveller [TICKETS]
8/05/2012 Red 7 – Austin, TX [TICKETS]
8/08/2012 The Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ [TICKETS]
8/09/2012 The Casbah – San Diego, CA w/ Author & Punisher [TICKETS]
8/10/2012 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA w/Oskoreien [TICKETS]
8/11/2012 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA [TICKETS]
Their view; it is cosmic. Not of a man here, a child there, but an abstraction. Not honorable men, but of honor itself; the abstract is real, the actual is invisible to them, It is their sense of space and time. They see through the here, the now, into the vast black deep beyond, the unchanging. And that is fatal to life. Because eventually there will be no life; there was once only dust particles in space, the hot hydrogen gases, nothing more, and it will come again. This is an interval. The cosmic process is hurrying on, crushing life back into the granite and the methane; the wheel turns for all life. It is all temporary, and these — these madmen — respond to the granite, the dust. Order your copy of Life at THIS LOCATION.