New Album

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New Album
New Album (Boris).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 16, 2011 (2011-03-16)
Genre
Length45:39
LabelTearbridge, Daymare, Sargent House
ProducerShinobu Narita
Boris chronology
Klatter
(2011)
New Album
(2011)
Heavy Rocks
(2011)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic78/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[3]
The A.V. ClubB+[4]
Consequence of SoundB[5]
Fact4/5 discs[6]
Pitchfork Media6.5/10[7]
Sputnikmusic4/5[8]
Tiny Mix Tapes4/5 marks[9]
Under the Radar6/10 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 Recordings, and was released worldwide with a different mix and track list 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 with different instrumentation than the two versions used for this release.

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.TitleLength
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
Total length:45:40

Tearbridge CD[edit]

No.TitleLength
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
Total length:45:39

Sargent House CD[edit]

No.TitleLength
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
Total length:50:10

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. ^ "Boris". Pitchfork.
  12. ^ Aural Exploits release page
  13. ^ Daymare releases "Party Boy" track by Boris
  14. ^ "Stream Boris' Awesome, WTF-Worthy New Album 'New Album'". Spin.

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