It’s a music kind of day here on Bloody Disgusting, with two of my personal favorite bands dropping singles on the same day. (I’m not quite sure that’s ever happened before so I’m off to buy a lottery ticket.)
Digressing, if you’ve never heard of Kristina Esfandiari, she’s a super talent who refuses to be defined by a single band. Before coming into her own, she got her start with the popular shoegaze band Whirr and eventually branched off into several of her own projects; she’s dabbled in rap with Dalmatian (her single “Friday the 13th” is a must for horror fans); mutated industrial with NGHTCRWLR; and even soothed with shoegaze projects Sugar High and the (excellent) ’90s-inspired Miserable.
Every single one of those projects is great and yet, King Woman is somehow even better. After four long years, the doomgaze band has returned with a brooding new single and video for “Morning Star” off their forthcoming LP, Celestial Blues, out July 30th via Relapse Records. It’s unbelievably good.
The “Morning Star” video is a raw, one-take performance directed by Muted Widows…
Celestial Blues was recorded in Oakland, California by GRAMMY-nominated engineer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Amenra, Oathbreaker). The band is rounded out by drummer Joseph Raygoza and guitar player Peter Arensdorf. Visual collaborations featured in the album packaging were created by Nedda Afsari, Collin Fletcher, and Jamie Parkhurst.
King Woman has confirmed a series of performances in support of the new album. Tickets and VIP Fan Club passes are on-sale this Friday, June 4 at 10 am pacific.
July 30 Los Angeles, CA Lodge Room July 31 Los Angeles, CA Lodge Room October 15 Brooklyn, NY TBA October 16 Brooklyn, NY TBA October 17 Brooklyn, NY TBA October 29 Oakland, CA Starline October 30 Oakland, CA Starline October 31 Oakland, CA Starline (covers show)