Friday, January 29, 2016

Stream 'Welcome To Our Church' now, and see Black Tiger Sex Machine @ Hoxton tonight

Masked Montreal trio, Black Tiger Sex Machine, are playing The Hoxton tonight ahead of their massive North American tour, playing almost every day until mid-march. All of this ahead of the Tuesday release of their first full-length album Welcome To Our Church, on their own Kannibalen Records, also home to frequent (and album) collaborators Apache, Dabin, Kai Wachi, Lektrique, and Snails. They've so generously taken control of the weekend by uploading their full album for streaming on spotify, Although I'm sure if you just listen to the Preview Mix (below) you'll be hooked.
You may already be familiar with one of the tracks, "Numbers," which has been online since May 5th and was once a free download, I played on Electronic Impressions. It fits in neartly, near the end of the 12 track album, including intro "The Virus," and outro "The Church." Welcome To Our Church presents the group's musical look into the future, by producing a nightmarish doomsday, sound-tracking a hostile apocalyptic wasteland. Each tracks thrives with combative, militaristic atmosphere, and a tremendously audacious tone. Each track exudes power, transforming listeners into a pompous, puffed up wrestler, strutting into the ring on a bigger ego trip than Donald Trump. The landscape the trio paint is so dismally dire, it could be the depiction of a future with the Donald as president.

Whether it's the foreboding gospel choir in "Broadside," the fanatical lyricism of Husser in "Crazies" or the dirge of an unholy "Armada," BTSM have injected the very ethos of their creed into their debut album. Anticipate the congregation to arrive early; as of this morning tickets were more than 70% sold out. If you want to observe tonight's ritual, you'll have to act with haste, otherwise you'll have to follow them around the continent. Expect hear many of the above tracks tonight, as well as much more Kannibalen bass with help from aforementioned, Apashe and Dabin. If you're still sanctimonious about the church, might I recommended two videos from Black Tiger Sex Machine's masses, after the break.


BTSM x NYE 2015
We had an awesome time ringing in 2016 at Decadence and Lights All Night! Last year we hadn't played a single show in the US. To be able to cap off 2015 with a pair of monster shows with all of you was an experience we will never forget. It was an incredible year thanks to all of our fans. The #BTSMChurch is really turning into an amazing community. We can't wait to hit the road in 2016 to meet you all!
Posted by Black Tiger Sex Machine on Thursday, 7 January 2016