Mat Sweet is bringing his new album Burnt Up On Re-Entry to venues across Europe. He will be touring with the delightful Jessica Bailiff, so there are two great reasons not to miss out.
Meanwhile please enjoy the second video from Burnt Up On Re-Entry, for “A Brilliant Shaft Of Light From Out Of The Night Sky”. You might also want to consider picking up one of the limited edition shirts (“Everyone will let you down in the end”) we have available from the web shop.
Boduf Songs and Jessica Bailiff European Tour Dates
Wednesday 17.04.13 UK – London / Cafe Oto
Thursday 18.04.13 UK – Bristol / Cube Cinema
Friday 19.04.13 UK – Brighton / Green Door Store
Sunday 21.04.13 D – Dresden / Tante Leuk
Monday 22.04.13 CZ – Prague / Rubinrot
Wednesday 24.04.13 IT – Padova / La Mela di Newton
Mathew Sweet will bring his new album Burnt Up On Re-Entry out on the road for the first time in a joint headline tour with Jessica Bailiff in April and May (dates below). In celebration, we bring you another video from the album, this time for the song “A Brilliant Shaft Of Light From Out Of The Night Sky”.
Wed 17 – Cafe Oto, London
Thu 18 – Cube Cinema, Bristol
Fri 19 – The Outer Church at the Green Door Store, Brighton
Mon 22 – Rubinrot, Prague
Sun 28 – Werkstatt, Linz
Mon 29 – Rhiz, Vienna
Tue 30 – Galeria U Mloka, Olomouc
Wed 1 – Boro, Brno
Thu 2 – [venue TBC], Pilsen
Fri 3 – Schokoladen, Berlin
Sat 4 – Hafen 2, Offenbach
Sun 5 – Portier, Winterthur
Wed 15 – Kavka, Antwerpen
We proudly present the first video from Boduf Songs‘ new album Burnt Up On Re-Entry. With sounds on the album recently described by Pitchfork as “like a mechanical valkyrie diving for your eyeballs”, “a La Brea tarpit of down-tuned doom guitars”, and “a rigor-mortis dance-pop groove”, one can barely begin to imagine what Mat Sweet might conjure up as a visual accompaniment to his audio creation.
And here we have it – a dark vision, a five minute epic, a heart-rending story of alienation and salvation (or is it?) told in stop motion animation. The entire video was crafted by the hand of Mr. Sweet himself.
Burnt Up On Re-Entry is available now on double vinyl and CD.
This week the world can welcome the Boduf Songs album. Burnt Up On Re-Entry is an adventurous, unpredictable and exceptional piece of music, which marks the evolution of Mat Sweet’s sound from the minimalist acoustic approach he has previously taken on his four albums for the Kranky label, to a more adventurous and experimental treatment of his songs.
Burnt Up On Re-Entry is a place – an infinite space – where dark psychedelics are crafted using a combination of raw electronics, manipulated samples and heavy rock guitar. Where once other instruments were rare interludes betwixt brooding vocals and carefully plucked guitar, now they have a much bigger part to play, shaping entire songs into an animated whole. The song craft remains centred around a heavy melodic and melancholic core, which has been prevalent across the entire Boduf Songs canon.
“Fiery The Angels Fell”, the album opener, is a fine example of this bold exploration into an even more dynamic form of composition. It begins with Mat Sweet’s hushed, mournful vocals and gentle string picks but quickly picks up the tempo, pushes the electric guitar to escape velocity and lurches out of its gravitational field. “Vermin Rend Thy Garments” and “Drexelious Sick Man Quarles Emblemes Closed Heaven” shift the planet on its axis yet again, the latter morphing into pulsing electronic tones with unearthly vocals and haunting synthesised dark matter. “Everyone Will Let You Down In The End” appears to provide a warm familiarity Continue reading →