We can't speak for our fellow Decibloggers, but our own goal for these weekly dispatches is to entertain, inform and occasionally enlighten. Beyond that, anything goes, just as long as it's within the "extremely extreme" wheelhouse. So, today we're offering up the premiere of a track from a band that we could hardly argue is "metal." That said, O'Brother definitely have plenty of extreme influences, which you can witness for yourself below. We love "Malum," the lead track on O'Brother's soon-to-be-released debut album, Garden Window. If Radiohead's Thom Yorke cut a record with the Melvins (never say never...), it'd probably sound a lot like this track—hypnotic, weird and heavy as fuck. Soundcloud O'Brother: "Malum" by Decibel Magazine
Garden Window, which will be made available digitally on November 15 from Triple Crown Records/Favorite Gentlemen, has other heavy moments, but much of it veers toward post-metal, noise and indie rock, thus making the bludgeonous effort of "Malum" all the more impactful.
The band is currently wrapping up a tour with Thrice (dates below) and will be releasing the physical version of Garden Window in early 2012.
Nov 8: Mayan Theater, Los Angeles, CA Nove 9: House of Blues, Anaheim, CA Nov 10: House of Blues, Anaheim, CA Nov 11: House of Blues, San Diego, CA