A week from tomorrow, the new St. Elias disc Altered Beast will be released at the hi-dive, in the company of other fine bands such as Accordion Crimes, Ideal Fathers and Alan Alda. Said new disc is sporting a sweet cover, seen here, by local artist Adam Reker and a half-dozen moody, brooding tunes that fuse heavy riffage and chunky timbres to pleasant, almost floating vocals.
Cover art by Adam Reker
It's a solid slice of noisy, intricate space rock that suits the vibe of a stormy afternoon perfectly. Oh, and you don't have to wait to hear it -- the whole thing is streaming right now, and you can even grab two of the tracks to stick on your iPod type listening device.More >>