Noise (Boris album)

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Studio album by
Released18 June 2014 (2014-06-18)
Recorded2013 at Sound Square
Length57:57 (International version)
81:31 (Japanese version)
LabelTearbridge Records, Sargent House, Daymare Recordings
Boris chronology
Urban Dance
Alternative cover
Sargent House, 2014

Noise is the nineteenth studio album by Japanese rock band Boris. The Japanese edition of the album was released on 18 June 2014 via Avex Group's sub-label Tearbridge Records and consists of the original album plus other songs previously released on other endeavors, like "Kimi no Yukue" which was used for a promotional video of Chunsoft video game Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward in Japan.[1] This is the second Boris album released through a major label (the first one being 2011's New Album, also released by Avex Group/Tearbridge). It was released on 17 June 2014 through Sargent House record label internationally on both CD and double vinyl.[2][3] A Japanese double vinyl edition was released by Daymare Recordings (without the bonus tracks on the Avex version).

The release date and the covers of the album were announced on April 8, 2014. Along with the announcement, an edit of the track "Quicksilver" was also released for streaming.[2][4][5] The band will embark a North American tour in 2014 in the support of the album.[6][3]

A studio re-recording of "Heavy Rain" appears on their collaborative album with Merzbow, Gensho; its deluxe CD version also features collaborative live performances of this song, "Melody," and "Angel."


The band began working on the album in early 2013.[6] In the press release, the band stated:

their most all-encompassing effort to date. It is an amplification of Boris’ endless pursuit of musical extremes while moving aggressive, intense rock into new territories. Here, the band masterfully intermingles sludge-rock, blistering crust punk, shimmering shoegaze, epic thunderous doom, psychedelic melodies and just about everything else they’ve ever done. (The result) is something more bold, streamlined and powerful.[6][3]

Track listing[edit]

Japanese Version CD 1 (本編)
1."Melody" (黒猫メロディ)6:40
3."Ghost of Romance" (あの人たち)5:49
4."Heavy Rain" ()6:12
5."Taiyo no Baka" (太陽のバカ)3:36
8."Siesta" (シエスタ)2:50
Total length:57:52
CD 2 (Another Noise)
2."Kimi no Yukue" (君の行方)4:51
3."Yuushikai Revue" (有視界 Revue)3:32
4."Discharge" (ディスチャージ)5:32
Total length:23:26
3."Ghost of Romance"5:50
4."Heavy Rain"6:13
5."Taiyo no Baka"3:36
Total length:57:59
Bonus Live Download Tracks
1."Riot Sugar (Karlsruhe, Germany 20110701)" 
2."8 (Madrid, Spain 20110624)" 
3."Spoon (Karlsruhe, Germany 20110701)" 
4."Flare (Montreal, Canada 20111024)" 
5."Window Shopping (Montreal, Canada 20111024)" 
6."Statement (Vienna, Austria 20110707)" 



  1. ^ ""Noise" on Boris' official website". Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  2. ^ a b Minsker, Evan (8 April 2014). "BORIS Announce New Album Noise, Share "Quicksilver"". Pitchfork. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Coplan, Chris (8 April 2014). "Boris announce new album, Noise, stream "Quicksilver"". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  4. ^ Bowe, Miles (8 April 2014). "Boris – "Quicksilver"". Stereogum. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  5. ^ Hogan, Marc (8 April 2014). "Boris Bring 'Noise' LP With Frenzied Blitzkrieg 'Quicksilver'". Spin. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  6. ^ a b c Adams, Gregory (8 April 2014). "Boris Announce 'Noise,' Map Out North American Tour". Exclaim!. Retrieved 8 April 2014.

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