New Album

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For the album by The Everly Brothers, see The New Album. For the album by Paul McCartney, see New (album). For the album by Lena Horne, see A New Album.
New Album
Studio album by Boris
Released March 16, 2011 (2011-03-16)
Genre experimental rock, dream pop,[1] shoegazing, electronica,drone rock
Length 45:39
Label Tearbridge, Daymare, Sargent House
Producer Shinobu Narita
Boris chronology
Klatter
(2011)
New Album
(2011)
Heavy Rocks
(2011)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 78/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
The A.V. Club B+[4]
Consequence of Sound B[5]
Fact 4/5 discs[6]
Pitchfork Media 6.5/10[7]
Sputnikmusic 4/5[8]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4/5 discs[9]
Under the Radar 6/10 stars[10]

New Album is the fifteenth studio album by the Japanese experimental band Boris. The album was released in Japan on March 16, 2011, on CD through Tearbridge (an imprint of major label Avex) and on double LP through Daymare, and was released worldwide with a different mix and tracklist through Sargent House on November 25, 2011.[11] The CD and LP feature different versions of several tracks.[12]

The label released the song "Party Boy" prior to the album, which also appears in an altered form on Attention Please. Other tracks shared with that album are "Hope" and "Spoon".[13] The album also shares the tracks "Jackson Head" and "Tu, La La" with Heavy Rocks. "Black Original" has appeared on Japanese Heavy Rock Hits Vol. 2 with different instrumentation.

Spin put up a full stream of the Sargent House CD version on November 29, 2011.[14]

Track listing[edit]

Daymare 12" LP[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "フレア (Vinyl Version)" ("Flare"; features introduction quoting the end of "Looprider") 5:02
2. "希望 -Hope-"   3:40
3. "Party Boy (Vinyl Version)"   3:43
4. "Black Original (Vinyl Version)"   4:33
5. "Pardon?"   5:54
6. "Spoon"   4:23
7. "ジャクソンヘッド" ("Jackson Head") 3:09
8. "黒っぽいギター (Vinyl Version)" ("Dark Guitar"; English title "Les Paul Custom '86") 4:06
9. "Tu, la la"   4:11
10. "Looprider (Vinyl Version)"   6:59

Tearbridge CD[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Party Boy"   3:49
2. "希望 -Hope-"   3:43
3. "フレア" ("Flare") 4:21
4. "Black Original"   4:27
5. "Pardon?"   5:59
6. "Spoon"   4:28
7. "ジャクソンヘッド" ("Jackson Head") 3:12
8. "黒っぽいギター" ("Dark Guitar"; English title "Les Paul Custom '86") 4:09
9. "Tu, la la"   4:15
10. "Looprider"   7:13

Sargent House CD[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Flare" (uses introduction from Daymare LP version) 5:04
2. "Hope"   3:43
3. "Party Boy"   3:48
4. "Luna" (alternate mix of song released on a split with Torche, Chapter Ahead Being Fake and Williams Street Records's compilation Metal Swim) 8:29
5. "Spoon"   4:29
6. "Pardon?"   6:00
7. "Jackson Head"   3:11
8. "Les Paul Custom '86"   4:10
9. "Tu, La La"   4:15
10. "Looprider"   7:01

Personnel[edit]

  • Takeshi - Vocals, bass & guitar
  • Wata - Vocals, guitar & keyboard
  • Atsuo - Drums & percussion

Pressing History[edit]

Year Label Format Country Out of Print? Notes
2011 Tearbridge CD Japan No
2011 Daymare 2xLP Japan No Ltd. 700
2011 Sargent House CD/LP US No

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ezell, Brice (24 April 2013). "Boris - Praparat". PopMatters. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "New Album – Boris". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  3. ^ Jurek, Thom. "New Album – Boris". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  4. ^ Heller, Jason (November 22, 2011). "Boris: New Album". The A.V. Club. The Onion. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  5. ^ Mojica, Frank (November 30, 2011). "Boris – New Album". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  6. ^ Jahdi, Robin (March 24, 2011). "Boris: New Album". Fact. The Vinyl Factory. Archived from the original on April 4, 2011. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  7. ^ Stosuy, Brandon (November 22, 2011). "Boris: New Album". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  8. ^ Andrew, Elijah (March 25, 2011). "Review: Boris – New Album". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  9. ^ Dorof, Jakob. "Boris – New Album". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  10. ^ Pace, J. (December 19, 2011). "Boris: New Album (Sargent House)". Under the Radar. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  11. ^ Pitchfork announcing Sargent House release of New Album
  12. ^ Aural Exploits release page
  13. ^ Daymare releases "Party Boy" track by Boris
  14. ^ Spin album stream of Sargent House release

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