The Armed announce new album ULTRAPOP for April 16th via Sargent House

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PLUS THE COLLECTIVE ANNOUNCE EU TOUR FOR OCTOBER

The Armed have announced a new album, ULTRAPOP, available April 16th via Sargent House – their first album with the label. Featuring work from Mark Laneganand Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen this is the first album co-produced by the band’s own Dan Greene in collaboration with Ben Chisholm (Chelsea Wolfe). Kurt Ballou remains at the helm as executive producer. With the announcement comes a live video for the first track, “All Futures” explicitly revealing this album’s band member lineup for the first time. The video is a live take of the studio track, which can be heard here.

Ultrapop is the genre of music that said album features. It reaches the same extremities of sonic expression as the furthest depths of metal, noise, and otherwise “heavy” counterculture music subgenres but finds its foundation firmly in pop music and pop culture. As is always The Armed’s mission, it seeks only to create the most intense experience possible, a magnification of all culture, beauty, and things.

Dan Greene goes on to explain, “crafting vital art means presenting the audience with new and intriguing tensions—sonically, visually, conceptually. Over time and through use, those tensions become less novel and effective—and they become expectations. The concept of “subgenre” becomes almost the antithesis of vitality in art—itself a fetishization of expectation. ULTRAPOP seeks, in earnest, to create a truly new listener experience. It is an open rebellion against the culture of expectation in “heavy” music. It is a joyous, genderless, post-nihilist, anti-punk, razor-focused take on creating the most intense listener experience possible. It’s the harshest, most beautiful, most hideous thing we could make. “

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THE ARMED ULTRAPOP LINEUP
JONNI RANDALL – VOCALS + BASS
CHRIS SLORACH – VOCALS + GUITAR
DAN GREENE – GUITAR + VOCALS
ADAM VALLELY – GUITAR + VOCALS
DAN STOLARSKI – GUITAR + VOCALS
CLARK HUGE – SYNTHESIZERS
URIAN HACKNEY – DRUMS
BEN KOLLER – DRUMS
CARA DROLSHAGEN – VOCALS

ULTRAPOP TRACKLISTING
ULTRAPOP
ALL FUTURES
MASUNAGA VAPORS
A LIFE SO WONDERFUL
AN ITERATION
BIG SHELL
AVERAGE DEATH
FAITH IN MEDICATION
WHERE MAN KNOWS WANT
REAL FOLK BLUES
BAD SELECTION
THE MUSIC BECOMES A SKULL

EU TOUR DATES
09/10/21 – Bristol, UK – The Exchange
10/10/21 – Birmingham, UK – Dead Wax
11/10/21 – Dublin, Ireland – Whelan’s
12/10/21 – Manchester, UK – YES
13/10/21 – Glasgow, UK – Nice N Sleazy
14/10/21 – Leeds, UK – Boom
15/10/21 – London, UK – MOTH Club
16/10/21- Brighton, UK – The Green Door Store
18/10/21 – Antwerp, Belgium – TRIX
19/10/21 – Reims, France – La Cartonnerie
20/10/21 – Lorient, France – L’Hydrophone
21/10/21 – Nantes, France – Stereolux
22/10/21 – Rouen, France – Le 106
23/10/21 – Paris. France – La Boule Noire

The Armed Euro Tour Dates 2021

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