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.
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.
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If you dig it (and really, if you clicked through after reading the description, you probably will -- it's pretty damn good), your options for owning the whole thing are manifold. Obviously, you can pick up a CD at the CD release show (Friday, August 13, hi-dive, remember?). If you like to keep your music virtual and/or are a cheapskate, you will be able to grab the whole thing for free via its Bandcamp page shortly thereafter.
You can also own a limited-edition print of the awesome Adam Reker cover art, too -- no word on pricing yet, but we'll update when we hear. In the meantime, have a listen to the stream below, grab a download of "Storm King," one of the two free tracks already available, or visit St. Elias on Bandcamp to grab the other and their previous album, too -- all free!