Cara Neir – Portals to a Better, Dead World

PURCHASE:
BROKEN LIMBS
HALO OF FLIES

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Texas blackened punk duo CARA NEIR return with their newest and most powerful record to date: PORTALS TO A BETTER, DEAD WORLD, a followup to their sophomore full-length, 2011’s impressive Stagnant Perceptions. The LP, which will be released on October 31, 2013 by BROKEN LIMBS and HALO OF FLIES, will be Cara Neir’s first vinyl pressing. The result of painstaking, time-intensive attention to detail, Portals to a Better, Dead World sees Cara Neir on the very top of their game and a chance for fans and supporters to own something truly special. Those that have followed Cara Neir’s increasingly sophisticated and accelerating career will not be disappointed by this ferocious, catchy album.

LISTEN: PITCHFORK – DUST COLLECTOR

LISTEN: NPR – CLOSING DOORS

The fact that a band can bring together so many different sounds and still sound cohesive is a laudable feat.”
– The Inarguable

Broken Limbs has long been a supporter and fan of Cara Neir’s talented multi-instrumentalist Garry Brents and vocalist Chris Francis, releasing last year’s cassette split with Ramlord, and Halo of Flies was more than happy to jump on board. Members of Lonesummer and Ramlord have also lent their vocals on several tracks.

LISTEN: CARA NEIR/RAMLORD SPLIT

Available for pre-order in early fall, 500 12″ copies of Portals will be pressed, 100 on smoke green and 400 on black vinyl. Included are an insert, download code and full color jacket with art by Nate Burns of Vit.

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

PRESSING INFO:

Labels: Broken Limbs / Halo of Flies

12″ LP.
500 pcs.
100 smoke green, 400 on black.
lyric sheet, download code & full-color jacket.

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premieres/streams:
NPR (Fall Music Preview/”Closing Doors”)
Pitchfork (“Dust Collector”)
Stereogum (full album)

features/interviews:
American Aftermath (Interview with Garry Brents)
Decibel Magazine (Essential Albums)
Meat Mead Metal (Pick of the Week)
PopMatters (Mixturam Metallum VII/ Fall 2013 Metal Releases)
The Ritual (curated mixtape)

reviews:

2013 Lists
Stereogum (The 50 Best Metal Albums of 2013)
TZEEEAC (Volo’s best albums of 2013)
Through the Shattered Lens (My Top 10 Metal Albums of 2013)
Myspace (13 Overlooked Hardcore Records of 2013)
Metal Injection (Shayne’s Top 10 Albums of 2013)

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Cara Neir is an experimental black metal two-piece from Dallas, TX who formed in 2008. Drawing from a variety of influences, the duo shapeshifts throughout their discography in a disquieting and near-schizophrenic approach to black metal and crust.

Garry Brents – Guitars, Bass, Drum Programming, Backing Vocals, Production
Chris Francis – Vocals, Lyrics

Discography:
Part I, Part II (2009) [Self-Released]
Stagnant Perceptions (2011) [Self-Released]
Cara Neir/Ramlord split (2012) [Broken Limbs Recordings]
Sublimation Therapy EP (2012) [Self-Released]
Horseback/Njiqahdda/Venowl/Cara Neir split (2012) [Handmade Birds]
Portals to a Better, Dead World (2013) [Broken Limbs Recordings] [Halo of Flies]

CARA NEIR: