Serious Beak Drop New Single (And Could Use Your Help!)


Experimental Australian instrumental prog-metal band Serious Beak have released the first official details for their long awaited follow up to their 2011 debut album Huxwhukw. After raising some eyebrows on their facebook page (go give them a thumbs up) by originally announcing they would be deviating from their (already crazy) path by releasing an album of re-imagined Sikh traditional devotional songs titled Yiewious Sikh, the group came through 2 days later and announced the actual details.

The Sydney-based psychedelic-proggers gave us the album title – Ankaa, and the track-listing, along with a stream of the new 10+ minute single Red (Laniocera hypopyrra). With Mell Dettmer (Earth, Sun O))) enlisted for mastering duties and the band promising the album to feature complex arrangements, plentiful polyrhythms and an intense psychedelic edge, Ankaa sounds like it has been worth the 4 year wait. Click play below and read on for more details.

The album will be released through Art As Catharsis Records and you can find the track-listing and more details on the album over at their bandcamp page, where you can pre-order ahead of the November 3rd release date. To help fund the release of an awesome gatefold vinyl edition, the band have created a little crowdfunding page with some delicious rewards depending on the amount of money you’re willing to chuck in. Don’t be timid, it’s not a donation style set-up either, with rewards starting from around $10 which gets you a pre-order of the album through to deals with;
  • prints of their intricate album art
  • various chromablast t-shirts
  • exclusive back catalogue material
  • band members remixing your songs
  • instrument lessons
  • even having the band play a gig at your house.

Stab here for more details for what’s on offer, but you’ll have to be quick, as they’ve already reached 2/3rds of the $3500 required for the pressing. While we await November, you can head back and buy/stream their killer first album Huxwhukw. It’s name your price but is most definitely worth some of your hard earned, as there is much to discover inside its controlled chaos. Each track swinging from stompy off-time fun to serene artistic obscurities (see track 4 – Gödel !Xun), and everything in between. The band themselves say it’s FFO: Meshuggah, Mastodon, King Crimson, Botch, The Mars Volta and Animals As Leaders. I’d add Behold…The Arctopus to that list.

More news on the album as it comes to claw.


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