This Friday, Nefarious Industries releases The Skeleton Is Just A Coat Hanger; These Are The Black Strings That Make You Dance, the decimating new LP by Aarhus, Denmark’s avant-hardcore crew, OXX. Ahead of its release, Captured Howls is now streaming the entire album as the band posts the routing on their impending maiden tour of the US.
Following their crushing 5/5 review of the album, Captured Howls offers with their advance stream of the record, “OXX’s new album The Skeleton Is Just A Coathanger, These Are The Black Strings That Make You Dance bursts forth from the very first second like a vicious, starved animal lunging straight for you and never lets up. If you’re ready to experience the musical sensation of meeting your maker — you’re in luck. Listen exclusively for the first time down below to the full latest album from this wild Danish band.”
Stream OXX’s belligerently deranged LP in its entirety at Captured Howls RIGHT HERE.
Nefarious Industries will release The Skeleton Is Just A Coat Hanger; These Are The Black Strings That Make You Dance on LP and digital platforms this Friday, August 16th. Find preorders at the label webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE. Watch for new videos and more to be posted shortly.
OXX also hereby releases the routing for the band’s first US tour. The sprawling DIY-booked trek begins on September 25th in Philadelphia and rampages across the country for more than a month, ending in New York City October 26th. Along the way, OXX will perform the new LP in its entirety, and will share the stage with a wide range of artists including Gnaw, Blackthorne, and Nefarious Industries kin Nequient, PAK, Mine Collapse, Those Darn Gnomes, and Gridfailure, among many more. The band will also collaborate with some of the mentioned bands and additional guest musicians on many of the shows. See the confirmed dates below and watch for specific guest collaboration details to be issued in the days ahead.
OXX US Tour 2019:
9/25/2019 Century Bar – Philadelphia, PA w/ Gridfailure, Somnolent
9/26/2019 JC Studios – Jersey City, NJ w/ Cruelty
9/27/2019 Wonderland – Richmond, VA w/ Paint Store
9/28/2019 The Come – Cincinnati, OH w/ Lashes
9/29/2019 Part Wolf – Minneapolis, MN w/ Blackthorne, Conscripts
9/30/2019 High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI w/ The Swizzle, The Central, Hex House
10/01/2019 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO w/ Le Grand
10/02/2019 TBA – Denver, CO
10/03/2019 The Underground – Salt Lake City, UT
10/04/2019 The Shredder – Boise, ID
10/05/2019 Azøth – Portland, OR
10/06/2019 Highline – Seattle, WA w/ Turian, Minority Whip
10/07/2019 Old Nick’s Pub – Eugene, OR
10/11/2019 The Void – San Bernardino, CA w/ Those Darn Gnomes, Christian Lovers
10/12/2019 TBA – Los Angeles, CA
10/13/2019 Sweet Springs – Los Osos, CA w/ PAK
10/16/2019 Sister Bar – Albuquerque, NM w/ Belinda, Mephalta
10/17/2019 Unicorn’s Lair – Midland, TX
10/18/2019 Rubber Gloves Studios – Denton, TX w/ Nequient, Akkolyte, Funeral Horse, Vaults Of Zin
10/19/2019 Santos – New Orleans, LA w/ Nequient, Leafdrinker
10/20/2019 Valdosta DIY House – Valdosta, GA w/ Nequient
10/21/2019 529 – Atlanta, GA w/ Nequient, Apostle, The Lost Hours
10/22/2019 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN w/ Nequient, Naildriver
10/23/2019 State Street Pub – Indianapolis, IN w/ Nequient, Olam, Truus
10/24/2019 TBA – Chicago, IL w/ Nequient, Mine Collapse
10/25/2019 TBA – Pittsburgh, PA
10/26/2019 El Cortez – Brooklyn, NY w/ Gnaw, bbigpigg
OXX pushes their genre schizophrenia to its painstaking limits. Eschewing click-tracks, endless overdubbing, and micro-managing, the album is the sound of a cathartic, organic explosion bereft of glossy production and studio fuckery. The raw, spontaneous sound of the record acts as an extension of the lyrics; an unfiltered, feverish stream of thought – bits and pieces of novels, obscure cinema, videogames, and more, all rushing by in a maelstrom of impressions of existence filtered through the eyes of the thoroughly unstable. The Skeleton Is Just A Coat Hanger; These Are The Black Strings That Make You Dance, was recorded by OXX, mixed by Klaus “Q” Hedegaard, mastered by ET Mastering, with artwork by Aske A. Hvidtfeldt, photography by Malte Riis, and design by Greg Meisenberg.
“Thanks for checking in, and welcome to The Skeleton Is Just A Coathanger; These Are The Black Strings That Make You Dance; fucking stoked you’re here, OXX collectively states. “Seeing as the whole thing is finally out now, we figure that most of the talking should be left to the music at this point. Besides, all of this, and what we hope to convey above all else here, something very deliberately prepared, but thoroughly unhinged in its expression and execution. It’s a record created in a hysterical, phantasmagorical state, not so much psychedelic, as it was psychotic. Which is exactly the point here. The Skeleton… is both about, and a product OF a complete lack of control and orientation. And perhaps about figuring out, that once lost, there’s no reclaiming that control. That whatever the fuck’s pulling the strings, it’s probably not you. But at least you’re fucking dancing, right?”