4AD shared two bits of news regarding Soused — the catastrophic sound clash between Scott Walker and Sunn O))) — today, starting with the simple fact that it’s been pushed back a month, from September 23 to October 21. Which brings us to a more important point: the album now has an official trailer, and as you might expect, it’s mind-blowing. No really; we’re not exaggerating here. As you can see below, the nearly two-minute clip is sparked by a few snarling riffs but quickly lets Walker steal the show via profoundly Gothic vocals that sound like Nosferatu singing in the penultimate scene of a rock opera about how it’s hard being a blood-sucker. Toss the melodramatic/monochromatic visuals of Gast Bouschet into the mix and you’ve got the recipe for a record that’s easily as epic in scope as anything Sunn O))) has ever done. As for how it’ll fit into Walker’s oeuvre, that remains to be seen, especially since he sketched the songs on Soused with Sunn O))) specifically in mind.
Pre-order the double LP pressing here; we’ll be hitting rewind in the interim…
2. Herod 2014