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The Soft Pink Truth - "Black Metal"

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https://soundcloud.com/thrilljockey/the-soft-pink-truth-black Drew Daniel, best known as one half of Baltimore-based electronic music duo Matmos, is back with his first album in ten years under his handle The Soft Pink Truth. The album is, strangely enough, a love letter to the black metal genre - just in case you couldn't discern that from the title of this lead single. And yeah, it's a compelling combination of black metal and house music, featuring vocal assistance from fellow Baltimorian artist Bryan Collins. There are some head-turning guests on this thing by the look of it - the album apparently opens with a gay spoken-word narration from Antony Hegarty and Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner lends her voice to a song called "Ready to Fuck." Color me intrigued.

Why Do the Heathen Rage? is due out June 17 via Thrill Jockey.