Pitchfork premieres “Dust Collector,” the second track to be revealed off Texas duo CARA NEIR
‘s new LP, Portals to a Better, Dead World
. Preorders for the band’s first vinyl pressing have been selling quickly, leading up to an October 31 release date courtesy of BROKEN LIMBS
and HALO OF FLIES.
“Dust Collector” will see Cara Neir’s sound grow by leaps and bounds since the impressive Stagnant Perceptions
LISTEN: PITCHFORK – DUST COLLECTOR
Two weeks ago, NPR also included a track premiere, “Closing Doors,” in their 2013 Fall Music Preview.
LISTEN: NPR – CLOSING DOORS
Cara Neir is made up of multi-instrumentalist Garry Brents and vocalist Chris Francis. Portals to a Better, Dead World also features guest appearances by members of Lonesummer and Ramlord. Preorders are now available from both Broken Limbs and Halo of Flies. 500 12″ copies of Portals have been pressed, 100 on smoke green and 400 on black vinyl. Included with each order are an insert, download code and full color jacket with art by Nate Burns of Vit. Limited special packages featuring a limited Cara Neir shirt can still be purchased from Broken Limbs while supplies last.
HALO OF FLIES
“…Cara Neir have always been able to send their songs out to the universe with a relentlessly focused vision. Listening to a Cara Neir song is like a musical game of Twister, with one hand on grindcore, another on black metal, and another somehow on the better elements of post-rock, all without lowering itself to terms like “blackgaze” or anything with the phrase “post-” in it. Knowing Cara Neir is a shapeshifting beast doesn’t really help a listener know what to expect…”
– Black Metal & Brews
Those not yet familiar with Cara Neir are invited to explore the singular Stagnant Perceptions.
LISTEN: STAGNANT PERCEPTIONS
A split with Ramlord, released by Broken Limbs on cassette, is also highly recommended to fully appreciate Cara Neir’s musical journey.
LISTEN: CARA NEIR/RAMLORD SPLIT
“The impressive thing about the duo that is Cara Neir is their ability to change direction with successive releases whilst staying true to their sound”
– This Is Not A Scene
A brief promotional video of the album is available on Youtube for your viewing pleasure. Thanks to Zac Broughton for creating it and doing such a good job.
WATCH: PORTALS TO A DEAD WORLD VIDEO