Oxonian sludge quartet Undersmile have announced some new details for their forthcoming debut album Narwhal.
First, near the end of last week, it was revealed on their Facebook page that producer/engineer Billy Anderson (whose impressive resume includes work on albums by such luminaries as Eyehategod, Melvins, High on Fire, and many others) is currently mixing the record.
Then, earlier today, a press release from Future Noise gave a tentative release date of 9 April, 2012.
Hel Sterne, one of the band’s two vocalists and guitarists, personally has assured me that the new release will be “hideous”. She was also kind enough to provide the following video as a preview of what you can expect in April:
Narwhal will be the band’s first official full-length release, but is coming on the heels of their recent EP Undertaker (a split between Undersmile and Caretaker) which is available for streaming, or for purchase via either digital download or CD, at Bandcamp.
Also available for streaming or digital download at Bandcamp is last year’s EP A Sea of Dead Snakes, although sadly I have learned that the limited-run CD copies (which, like the split EP above, had been made available by Blindsight Records) recently have sold out.
Stay tuned right here for further information as it becomes available, or even better, “like” Undersmile on Facebook for updates direct from the source!