Japan’s BORIS have released the first single, “Hope,” from Attention Please, one of two all-new full length BORIS albums to be released on April 26th via Sargent House.
Attention Please is this first to feature guitarist Wata on lead vocals the whole album, and showcases a distinctly different style from their previous drone/noise or doom/psych rock offerings. The album came to be after their round of touring in 2008. The trio set about recording new material and a new album was completed, then abandoned. The band sought to challenge themselves further, and the end results are two new albums, Attention Please and Heavy Rocks.
Heavy Rocks is the other album coming out on the same day, and carries the same title as their 2002 album, Heavy Rocks. Even the cover art is similar (purple instead of orange). This edition of Heavy Rocks, however, is an entirely different album.
Attention Please and its counterpart, Heavy Rocks will be available worldwide (excluding Japan) on CD and digital download via Sargent House on April 26th, 2011. The vinyl version of Attention Please will be available on Record Store Day, April 16th; the vinyl version of Heavy Rocks (featuring extended versions of “Missing Pieces” and “Czechoslovakia”) will be available on April 26th.
Listen to and download “Hope”: http://www.sargenthouse.com/boris/Hope.mp3
For the uninitiated, BORIS actually have a third album, New Album, coming out March 16th via Tearbridge/Daymare, though this is only being released in Japan. The track “Party Boy” (which also appears on Attention Please), is streaming over here: http://soundcloud.com/qetic-1/partyboy-boris