New Zealand noise rock legends Bailterspace are releasing their first new album in 13 years.
Revered as one of the loudest and most intense live bands of all-time, they haven't lost any of their bite or their love of tone, dissonance, and melody.
The band were once described by indie music powerhouse Pitchfork as "simultaneously beautiful, jagged, atonal, and supremely melodic" while another review described their sound as "one part Superchunk, one part Pixies, and one part Dinosaur Jr."
Strobosphere will be released on Arch Hill Recordings (NZ/Aus) and Fire records (USA/Europe) in August.
Originally a member of The Gordons, Alister Parker formed Nelsh Bailter Space with former Clean drummer Hamish Kilgour in 1987.
Shortening the name to Bailterspace, they eventually incorporated his former band mates from The Gordons, including Brent MacLachlan who has remained integral to the band since 1989.
Often dubbed "the Sonic Youth of the Southern Hemisphere" Bailterspace soon earned fans here as well as overseas.
The band, signed to New Zealand label Flying Nun, relocated to New York in the early 90s and started to release albums also on NY indie label Matador Records.
After announcing a hiatus in 2004, the band never truly stopped working together, occasionally sneaking out to play an unusual show. A career-spanning retrospective, Bailter Space, was released in 2004.
Listen to Bailterspace's new single No Sense or download it on Bandcamp.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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