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The Armed Announce New Album “Ultrapop” due April 16th Via Sargent House – Watch Live Video For “All Futures”

February 7, 2021
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THE ARMED ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ULTRAPOP DUE APRIL 16TH VIA SARGENT HOUSE

WATCH THE LIVE VIDEO FOR “ALL FUTURES”

ANNOUNCE EU TOUR FOR OCTOBER

The Armed have announced a new album, ULTRAPOP, available April 16th via Sargent House – their first album with the label. Featuring work from Mark Laneganand Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen this is the first album co-produced by the band’s own Dan Greene in collaboration with Ben Chisholm (Chelsea Wolfe)Kurt Ballou remains at the helm as executive producer.

With the announcement comes a live video for the first track, “All Futures,” explicitly revealing this album’s band member lineup for the first time. The video is a live take of the studio track, which can be heard here.

The Armed‘s new live video “All Futures” showcases the obliterating tendencies of this remarkable outfit. We need The Armed. Their work will move you, their energy captured in their live video, truly phenomenal. The most destructive arrangements we will ever experience. This mighty outfit construct far-reaching monumetal soundscapes that capture each musicians frantic power.

Immediately, this fierce soundscape hits you. The outfit challenge hardcore with accessibility. Focusing on this raw guitar-anthemic drive and creating this monolithic composition. The harmonized guitars glide through the crushing exploration, panning from the chiming and melodic guitar tones to the more brutal shredding and thick hooks. The Armed address and craft their own form of anarchy whilst rhythmically exploring ardent adrenaline inflicted rebellion.

The track hits relentlessly with the forcible drum kits smashing beat after beat, controlled stop-starts, and a lyrical authoritarian. Angular melodies mix with the colossal cymbal hits and the vocal notes drive this arrangement into another world.

Just Essential.

ULTRAPOP TRACKLISTING

ULTRAPOP

ALL FUTURES

MASUNAGA VAPORS

A LIFE SO WONDERFUL

AN ITERATION

BIG SHELL

AVERAGE DEATH

FAITH IN MEDICATION

WHERE MAN KNOWS WANT

REAL FOLK BLUES

BAD SELECTION

THE MUSIC BECOMES A SKULL 

Ultrapop is the genre of music that said album features. It reaches the same extremities of sonic expression as the furthest depths of metal, noise, and otherwise “heavy” counterculture music subgenres but finds its foundation firmly in pop music and pop culture. As is always The Armed’s mission, it seeks only to create the most intense experience possible, a magnification of all culture, beauty, and things. 

Dan Greene goes on to explain, “crafting vital art means presenting the audience with new and intriguing tensions—sonically, visually, conceptually. Over time and through use, those tensions become less novel and effective—and they become expectations. The concept of “subgenre” becomes almost the antithesis of vitality in art—itself a fetishization of expectation. ULTRAPOP seeks, in earnest, to create a truly new listener experience. It is an open rebellion against the culture of expectation in “heavy” music. It is a joyous, genderless, post-nihilist, anti-punk, razor-focused take on creating the most intense listener experience possible. It’s the harshest, most beautiful, most hideous thing we could make. “

THE ARMED ULTRAPOP LINEUP

JONNI RANDALL – VOCALS + BASS

CHRIS SLORACH – VOCALS + GUITAR

DAN GREENE – GUITAR + VOCALS

ADAM VALLELY – GUITAR + VOCALS

DAN STOLARSKI – GUITAR + VOCALS

CLARK HUGE – SYNTHESIZERS

URIAN HACKNEY – DRUMS

BEN KOLLER – DRUMS

CARA DROLSHAGEN – VOCALS 

EU TOUR DATES

09/10/21 – Bristol, UK – The Exchange

10/10/21 – Birmingham, UK – Dead Wax

11/10/21 – Dublin, Ireland – Whelan’s

12/10/21 – Manchester, UK – YES

13/10/21 – Glasgow, UK – Nice N Sleazy

14/10/21 – Leeds, UK – Boom

15/10/21 – London, UK – MOTH Club

16/10/21- Brighton, UK – The Green Door Store

18/10/21 – Antwerp, Belgium – TRIX

19/10/21 – Reims, France – La Cartonnerie

20/10/21 – Lorient, France – L’Hydrophone

21/10/21 – Nantes, France – Stereolux

22/10/21 – Rouen, France – Le 106

23/10/21 – Paris. France – La Boule Noire

https://www.thearmed.com/

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