“It’s raw and psychedelic with a massive snare crack of Steve Albini proportions, clear enough that every individual part comes through but still as noisy and weird and claustrophobic as you’d hope.” — BrooklynVegan
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BrooklynVegan is currently streaming Immaculada High, the latest full-length from Austin, Texas-based cult noise trio CHERUBS. The stream comes on the eve of the album’s release via Relapse Records.
Praises BrooklynVegan of Immaculada High, “It’s raw and psychedelic with a massive snare crack of Steve Albini proportions, clear enough that every individual part comes through but still as noisy and weird and claustrophobic as you’d hope.”
Stream CHERUBS’ Immaculada High, courtesy of BrooklynVegan, at THIS LOCATION.
View the band’s previously-released videos for “Full Regalia” and “18 The Number” below.
Immaculada High was recorded and engineered by Erik Wofford (Explosions In The Sky, The Black Angels, My Morning Jacket) at Cacophony Studio in CHERUBS‘ hometown of Austin with art by Connor Claver, Dayan D’aniello, and the band’s own Kevin Whitley (vocals). Immaculada High is eleven tracks of signature CHERUBS clamor with an added twist of Texas-sized, psychedelic racket. Smooth, rumbling, low-end rhythms interplay with feedback drenched, chugging guitars, relentless tone and Whitley’s shrill, life-of-the-LSD-party vocals. On Immaculada High, CHERUBS loudly proclaim their title as bonafide noise rock legends who continue to forge transgressive yet remarkably accessible punk for a jaded world.
Immaculada High will be released July 26th on CD, LP, and digital formats. Physical packages are available for preorder via Relapse.com HERE. Digital downloads and streaming services are available HERE.
CHERUBS will embark on a midwest headlining tour next month with additional dates to be announced in the weeks to come. See all confirmed dates below.
8/09/2019 Care Less Lounge – Louisville, KY
8/10/2019 Ruby Tuesday – Columbus, OH
8/11/2019 Small’s Bar – Hamtramck, MI
8/13/2019 Buzzbin – Canton, OH
8/15/2019 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
8/16/2019 Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
8/17/2019 Minibar – Kansas City, MO
Kevin Whitley – guitar, vocals
Owen McMahon – bass, vocals
Brent Prager – drums
Rightfully hailed as “the noisiest pop music on the planet” by Pitchfork, Texas-based cult noise rock trio CHERUBS have been purveyors of sonic bedlam since their inception in 1991. After an unforeseen return to the scene from a two-decade hiatus in 2014, the CHERUBS have now joined forces with the equally revered Relapse Records for the release of their fifth full-length, Immaculada High.
“Dripping with ’60s-style influences, the band turned what was once a government-contracted cartoon into a psychedelic Dr. Seuss-esque journey through the throne of the Western world.” – Alternative Press on CHERUBS‘ “Full Regalia” video
“Immaculada High is more than just a noise album. It’s abrasive and unrelenting. If the genre has been known for its tendencies to be transgressive against sensibilities, then CHERUBS are slowly dragging their nails across the chalkboard with sheer delight.” — Metal Injection
“The video… is a psychedelic mash-up of clips that reflects the band’s overall approach – antagonistic yet playful and mischievous. Musically, the track is a catchy and muscular exercise that will please devotees of their previous work as well as fans of Unsane, Melvins and the like…” — Revolver on CHERUBS‘ “18 The Number” video
“Calling this noise rock is accurate, but really unfair as it’s WAY more than that. Switching from pummeling heavy dirges to spastic ear-fuckery, Immaculada High does not mess with the CHERUBS legacy at all. This is relentless and it is noisy as peck and meant to be played at extreme volumes. Do yourself a favor and peck this up.” — Decibel’s for Those About To Squawk Column
“The trio have never sounded bigger or better…the appropriately spacious atmosphere remains as intimate and affected as classic noise rock while still elevating their newly profound psychedelic twinges into many of the finer moments… Highly recommended.” — Grizzly Butts
“…a welcomed academic exercise into the deep space of pop culture.” — Heavy Blog Is Heavy
“This album holds some of their most potent songwriting to date and is one of the more overpowering releases out in 2019…” — PureGrainAudio