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King Woman announce new LP & tour, share new song, made top 10s of 2016

King Woman

Bay area doom outfit King Woman are prepping for a big 2017, as they’ve formally announced their debut LP. It’s called Created in the Image of Suffering, and it’s due out on February 24 via Relapse. They’ve shared the first song from that album, a thundering doom crusher called “Utopia.” You can listen to that here.

King Woman have some tour dates coming up behind that album in 2017, including one in NYC. They’ll be at Saint Vitus on March 14. Tickets for that aren’t yet on sale, but should be available soon via ticketfly.

King Woman were also just announced for Roadburn next year, joining another new round of bands that have been added to the already-great, John Baizley-curated lineup. The new adds also include Integrity, Disfear, Oathbreaker, Trans Am, Cobalt, Forn, Pinkish Black, True Widow and more.

And while 2017 promises to be great for King Woman, 2016 was pretty good in its own right (although it was not without its own garbage). In that spirit, all four members of King Woman have shared their top 10 lists from the past year. Between the four of them you get a diverse group of artists, from metal stuff like Oranssi Pazuzu, Oathbreaker, Conan Agoraphobic Nosebleed, SubRosa and Sumac, pop-leaning stuff (which vocalist Kristina Esfandiari especially seems to be a fan of) like Frank Ocean, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Blood Orange, Solange, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar and Anderson .Paak, as well as stuff on the indie side of the spectrum like Steve Gunn, Nothing, The Radio Dept, Angel Olsen Sheer Mag and DIIV.

Check out tour dates, the full lineup of Roadburn additions, and all of those lists below.

King Woman — 2017 Tour Dates
February 17 Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club
February 24 Sacramento, CA @ Starlite Lounge
February 26 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
March 14 Brooklyn, NY @ St Vitus
April 21 Tilburg, Netherlands @ Roadburn

Roadburn Fest 2017 — New Additions
Alaric
Author & Punisher
Cobalt
Disfear
Forn
Gnaw Their Tongues
Harsh Toke
Hedvig Mollestad Trio
Integrity
Joy
King Woman
Locus
Oathbreaker
Pinkish Black
Pontiak
Radar Men From The Moon
Ruby The Hatchet
Serpent Venom
The Devil & The Almighty Blues
Trans Am
True Widow

KRISTINA ESFANDIARI (KING WOMAN, MISERABLE)
Top 10:

1. Frank Ocean – Blonde
2. DVSN – Sept. 5th
3. ABRA – Princess
4. PARTYNEXTDOOR – PX3
5. Solange – A Seat at the Table
6. Blood Orange – Freetown Sound
7. Anderson Paak – Malibu
8. Rihanna – ANTI
9. Kendrick Lamar – Untitled
10. Super Unison – Auto

Honorable mentions: VRTRA – My Bones Hold A Stillness
Culture Abuse – Peach
NOTHING – Tired of Tomorrow

PETER ARENSDORF (KING WOMAN)
Top Ten Albums:
1. Oathbreaker – Rheia
2. Blood Orange – Freetown Sound
3. Sun Worship – Pale Dawn
4. True Widow – AVVOLGERE
5. Kendrick Lamar – Untitled Unmastered
6. The Radio Dept – Running out of Love
7. Sumac – What One Becomes
8. Oranssi Pazuzu – Värähtelijä
9. The Exquisites – Home
10. Steve Gunn – Eyes on the Lines

Honorable Mentions:
VRTRA – My Bones Hold A Stillness
Mamiffer – The World Unseen
Pity Sex – White Hot Moon
SubRosa – For This We Fought The Battle Of Ages
Graves at Sea – The Curse That Is
Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service

Top 5 re-issues/re-presses
1. John Zorn – Naked City (reissue)
2. Avalanches – Since I Left You (vinyl repress)
3. This Will Destroy You – Young Mountain (10th Anniversary Edition)
4. Slum Village – The Fan-Tas-Tic Box Set
5. William Basinski – 92982

Top 6 Tour Meals 2016:
1. Lucy’s Vietnamese Kitchen: Pho Banh Mi – Brooklyn, NY
2. Vinnie’s Pizza – Brooklyn, NY
3. Terry Black BBQ – Austin, TX
4. Millies on Sunset – Los Angeles, CA
5. Primanti Bros. – Pittsburgh, PA
6. Some tiny log cabin diner in Arizona

COLIN GALLAGHER (KING WOMAN)

Anderson Paak – Malibu
True Widow – AVVOLGERE
Sheer Mag – III
Vanity – Don’t Be Shy
Super Unison – Auto
Agoraphobic Nosebleed – Arc
Oathbreaker – Rheia
All Your Sisters – Uncomfortable Skin
Wild Nothing – Life of Pause
DIIV – Is The Is Are

JOSEPH RAYGOZA (KING WOMAN)

1. WRONG – Wrong
2. Angel Olsen – My Woman
3. Conan – Revengeance
4. Sumac – What One Becomes
5. Busted Outlook – Not Defined By Violence
6. The Exquisites – Home
7. True Widow – AVVOLGERE
8. Warthog – Are You A Functioning Human In A Functioning World?
9. Super Unison – Auto
10. The Body – No One Deserves Happiness

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