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Exclusive Track Premiere: “Army!” by Netherlands


Don’t let the name fool you: Netherlands are not from the Netherlands. They are, however, one of Brooklyn’s favorite local bands whose only mission is to melt some goddamn face — a craft they’ve been honing since 2010.

Their brand new single “Army!” is a crusty-yet-refined eneavor that checks off every box. It lurches and stumbles throughout, its only grounding force the warped synth-bass that gives Netherlands their bizzare allure. Tones from the synths, guitars, and vocals mingle in such a way that’s almost trance-inducing, leaving your mind in a perpetual state of wubwubwubwaaaaahhhhh long after the song’s ended.

The band’s innovative sound is largely influenced by frontman Timo Ellis’ smorgasbord of collaborations with the likes of Yoko Ono, Melvins, John Zorn, Cibo Matto, Gibby Haynes, Ween, and more. With a resume like that, it’s no surprise that Netherlands have been able to craft an aesthetic that draws from genres all over the board: psych rock, punk, sludge, doom, and even hints of pop. Listen to “Army!” from Netherlands’ upcoming record Black Gaia down below. AND make sure to catch Netherlands in the wackiest tour of the year with mothafuckin’ Mastodon and Dinosaur Jr this fall!

Mastodon, Dinosaur Jr, Netherlands – 2018 tour:
Sep 1 – Edmonton, AB @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Sep 2 – Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle Resort & Casino
Sep 4 – Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brian’s Event Centre
Sep 6 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
Sep 7 – Duluth, MN @ Duluth Heritage Center
Sep 8 – Sioux City, IA @ Anthem @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Sep 11 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
Sep 12 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
Sep 14 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Clyde Theatre
Sep 15 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
Sep 16 – London, ON @ London Concert Theatre
Sep 17 – Kitchener, ON @ Elements
Sep 19 – Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Concert Hall
Sep 20 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre
Sep 21 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
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