New Jersey gloom band Planning For Burial will release its first full-length in almost four years on May 13th via dark music label The Flenser. Titled Desideratum, Planning For Burial will premiere new songs from this album on tour, which starts this Saturday in Philadelphia and ends April 2nd in Pittsburgh. A full tour routing can be found below.
Planning For Burial is the product of a single wunderkind taking healthy obsessions with certain influences and filtering them through a droning, gloomy spyglass that evokes only the most concrete blues (the emotion not the music) this side of the gray waters of the Atlantic. While Planning For Burial gets lumped in with the whole wave of “bedroom recording artists” (which is where the project toiled for years until Leaving finally was released), the mastermind behind the project sets himself apart from his peers due in no small part to his background in sound. Like labelmates Have A Nice Life, Planning For Burial’s brand of dark shoegaze/gloomgaze is hard to categorize, but it’s sound contains elements of slowcore, shoegaze, doom, drone, 90’s alt rock, 80’s goth, and black metal, while never being defined by any one of those genres.
Over the course of the last four years, Planning for Burial has been sporadically popping up in live venues (sharing the stage with a wide breadth of musical compatriots from Chelsea Wolfe to Deafheaven while seeming out of place at none) along the east and west coasts and releasing a slew of EPs and splits on various labels (including 2010’s cult hit Leaving ([Enemies List]). Now, as Planning for Burial gears up to release Desideratum, the band will hit the road once again around the east coast and midwest.
More information and song premieres coming in mid April.
PLANNING FOR BURIAL – ON TOUR:
03/22: Philadelphia, PA @ Fort Tender
03/23: Norfolk, VA @ The Iguana
03/24: Asheville, NC @ Mothlight w/ Deafheaven
03/25: Augusta, GA @ Vice Versa
03/27: Louisville, KY @ Haymarket Whiskey Bar
03/28: Cincinnati, OH @ Rake’s End
03/29: Champaign, IL @ Thee Deathtower
03/30: Muskegon, MI @ The Pothole
03/31: Columbus, OH @ Carabar
04/02: Pittsburgh, PA @ Star Command
Planning For Burial, Discography:
Leaving (2010) Enemies List Home Recordings
Desideratum (2014) Flenser Records
Untitled (2011) Music Ruins Lives
Late Twenties Blues (2011) self-released
Quietly (2013) Enemies List Home Recordings
Glowing Windows, Walk Alone (2013) Self-released
w/Lonesummer (2010) Music Ruins Lives
w/Dreamless (2013) Altar Of Waste
w/Lonesummer (II) (2013) Music Ruins Lives
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