The rumors of our Death are greatly un-exagerrated! With all the portent of a polite throat-clearing, NPR on Monday premiered one freshly disenterred vintage Death jam, "North St." - but this is just the jagged tip of the iceberg that will be fully cutting into the hull of your life-ship this Spring! Yes, a whole LP of previously unheard recordings spanning the early and late lives of Death is set for release in April: Death III! Word! Death III is the spiritual end of the triangular Death portrait, bookended by the dreamlike rock visions of David Hackney that created and propelled the band called Death.
Five years after Death was resurrected with the release of their revelatory 1976 album, For the Whole World to See, Death III slams the door on the vault with a powerful set of songs that bring equal amounts of rock and ethereal soul-searching - in high-fidelity, rich bottomed, studio-grade sound. Alongside songs from 1975, 1976 and 1980, Death III contains two songs from 1992, as the Hackney brothers reconvened nearly a decade after they'd stopped playing together. Death III serves as a companion piece of sorts to the A Band Called Death documentary, tracking the band's movement from spiritual young rockers to older and wiser, bruised-but-unbowed brothers, in pure musical terms.
The 7" single for "North St." b/w "We're Gonna Make It" hits streets of every direction next Tuesday, February 18th! But we get it - no one wants to wait that long for Death! So dig this, you can trip on some digital Death right now, as "North St." is available for purchase from both iTunes and Amazon! For those who like their Death to come naturally, (as well as spirtually, mentally and most of all, physically), get your 7" next Tuesday and make plans for Death III, coming April 22nd.
While you're at it, catch some live Death:
Sat 3/8/14 Monterrey, Mexico @ NRMALfestival
Fri 3/21/14Toronto @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
Sat 3/22/14 Fullerton, CA @ Burgerama III
Sun 3/23/14 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Fri 7/4/14 George, WA @ Sasquatch!