Boris join forces with Ian Astbury
Southern Lord proudly presents an incredible collaboration between label artists Boris and Ian Astbury (The Cult and The Doors) due for release at the end of August. Ian Astbury reveals that he was "absolutely blown away" when he saw Boris perform Pink live, it was that show in particular which turned him into a "devotee".
This finely-crafted four-song release, simply entitled BXI, was tracked and mixed in Tokyo in late April. Astbury's iconic rock vocals are a perfect match for Boris’s straightforward, laid-back, but still raw and imaginative song writing constructed for the mini album; another intriguing display within the band’s ever-morphing, extensive résumé of releases, tours and collaborations. BXI showcases the already unclassifiable rock of Boris in an entirely new light, and shows a new side to one of rock and roll’s most notorious singers. The release features three new original tracks, as well as a cover of The Cult’s song “Rain”, ethereally vocalised by Boris guitarist Wata. Ian Astbury has nothing but high praise for the cover commenting that it is "certainly my favourite interpretation of any Cult song by another artist"
Also in the words of Ian Astbury, he commented that the band are "amazing people", that this was "one of the best recording experiences I have ever had" and that he feels "incredibly honoured to work with Boris". Both Boris and Ian enjoyed working together so much that they have already planned to perform together on stage in the coming months. There is already talks of a follow up to this amazing recording. Art and design for the release was commissioned to Stephen O’Malley (Ideologic.org, SUNNO))), etc.). The result is stunning.