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DOWNLOAD: Thou - "By Endurance We Conquer" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Thou - Baton Rouge, You Have Much to Answer For EP (RAR MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Thou - Dwell in the Darkness of Thought and Drink the Poison of Life Split EP (RAR MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Thou - Tears That Soak a Callous Heart EP (RAR MP3)
Bryan Funck of Thou, in close quarters.
Always moving, always progressing... that's how I envision New Orleans doom killers Thou. After a slew of EPs, splits, tapes, and every other imaginable format, the band have finally delivered their follow-up to Peasant, the new album Summit. The LP sees the band expanding its scope, incorporating (tasteful!) keys, elements of black metal, and post-rock touches into their approach, and the result is devastating. Download one track from Summit above, and order a copy of the CD via Gilead Media, vinyl soon via Southern Lord, or tape via Broadcloak / Sacred Tapes.
Thou have dropped a ton of releases in recent months, including the Baton Rouge, You Have Much to Answer For EP on Robotic Empire, Dwell in the Darkness of Thought and Drink the Poison of Life split EP on Hyperrealist, and the Tears That Soak a Callous Heart split EP on Feast of Tentacles. Their contributions to all three of those records, much like all of Thou's recordings (except Summit, currently), are available for FREE download at their site.
On April 10th, before Weedeater had sipped an ounce of that sizzurp (well, that day, anyway), Thou was killing the kids at a packed-out ABC No Rio matinee show as part of a tour with From The Depths. The NOLA band played a bit on the early side and unfortunately had to skedaddle ASAP in order to make a night show in Providence.
More pics from ABC No Rio, and all tour dates are below...
Mike Hill of Tombs recently interviewed Thou
THOU - 2010 TOUR DATES
07.22.10 - Northgate Taverne (BR) at ten pm with Altar of Plagues and Velnias.
07.23.10 - Big Top (NOLA) at seven pm with Altar of Plagues, Velnias, and Barghest.
08.06.10 - Brock Haus (BR) at seven pm with Fell Voices and Ash Borer.
08.08.10 - Dragon's Den (NOLA) at seven pm with Fell Voices, Ash Borer, and Streights.
08.22.10 - Baton Rouge with The Body.
08.23.10 - New Orleans with The Body.
09.25.10 - Hey Cafe (NOLA) at seven pm with Kowloon Walled City and Batillus.
09.26.10 - Baton Rouge with Kowloon Walled City and Batillus.