When Pallbearer released Sorrow and Extinction in 2012, the entire genre held its breath. The album was so vividly emotional, blending 70’s tinged doom with modern execution, that it was immediately etched on the minds of all who heard it. Since then, the band has enjoyed increasing popularity, touring with none other than DeafhavenWhen news of the tour was quickly followed by an album announcement, nails were bitten across the world and tissues readied. We are thrilled to inform you that the first track off the new record, Foundations of Burden, is now streaming in full over at NPR.

This track is pure Pallbearer. After a short introduction in the beginning, it quickly turns to slug paced riffing and the iconic vocals identified with the band. However, the true core of this song can be found somewhere along the seven and a half minute mark, when the music dies away only to return in a sorrow-drenched outro. This is definitely shaping up to be a stellar sophomore release and we are all waiting anxiously for it to finally drop.

Head over to NPR and stream the track in full. The album itself sees release on the 19th of August via Profound Lore Records.


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