Vinyl Packaging: 2LP in Gatefold jacket + download card. BORIS has always demolished expectations of what a band can do musically and aesthetically. In keeping with that tradition, they again flip the script for the bands first official release in three years by serving up their most all-encompassing effort to date. Noise is an amplification of BORIS endless pursuit of musical extremes while moving aggressive, intense rock into new territories. In writing Noise, BORIS was intent upon condensing all that the band had explored over the years, in order to create something more bold, streamlined and powerful. And, upon completion, the band considers Noise its most defining effort, stating, "If we had to suggest just one album for those unfamiliar with BORIS music, we will pick this for sure." Thats a bold statement from a band having released over 20 albums covering a vast array of sounds. Yet somehow throughout the albums 8 song, 58 minute duration, the band masterfully intermingles sludge-rock, blistering crust punk, shimmering shoegaze, epic thunderous doom, psychedelic melodies and just about everything else theyve ever done. Over the course of BORIS three previous Sargent House albums (Heavy Rocks, Attention Please and New Album) the band sought to expand its musical vision ever further. And, the results helped redefine the bands already iconoclastic sound. However, in early 2013 they decided to return to their classic trio lineup moving forward: drummer/vocalist Atsuo, guitarist/vocalist Wata and bassist/guitarist/vocalist Takeshi. Having been able to explore many new ideas as a quartet in recent years, the band was concerned about logistics, until their very successful residency shows and tour in the U.S. convinced them that BORIS could return to the simpler, solid trio without sacrificing artistic growth. Now, having rebuilt the classic trios "equilateral triangle" theyre heavier, louder, more confident and incisive than ever before.