Official press release:
This summer, Nefarious Industries will deliver the destructive new LP by Aarhus, Denmark-based avant hardcore outfit Oxx, The Skeleton Is Just A Coat Hanger; These Are The Black Strings That Make You Dance. The record has been confirmed for August release while the band takes off on tour in support of the record, and pre-orders have been posted.
Oxx is shamelessly doing whatever pleases them. The band been working toward an auditory mindfuck since 2012. All three members of Oxx have previously been active in both the Danish punk/metal scene and heaps of weird shit such as avant/free music, afrobeat, and film scoring. Originally formed to bridge the gap between these seemingly disparate genres, the band has since grown into a feral beast of its own. Ripping feverishly through math, noise, sludge, crust, avant-garde, and whichever other subgenre of extreme music imaginable. One might perhaps call it clusterfuck-core, but if that’s hard to picture, try getting blackout drunk and beating yourself to death with a Thomas Pynchon door stopper; that should put you in the ballpark.
On their newest release, The Skeleton Is Just A Coat Hanger; These Are The Black Strings That Make You Dance, Oxx push their genre schizophrenia to its painstaking limits. Eschewing click-tracks, endless overdubbing, and micro-managing, the album is the sound of a cathartic, organic explosion bereft of glossy production and studio fuckery. The raw, spontaneous sound of the record acts as an extension of the lyrics; an unfiltered, feverish stream of thought – bits and pieces of novels, obscure cinema, video games, and more, all rushing by in a maelstrom of impressions of existence filtered through the eyes of the thoroughly unstable.
The Skeleton Is Just A Coat Hanger; These Are The Black Strings That Make You Dance, was recorded by Oxx, mixed by Klaus “Q” Hedegaard, mastered by ET Mastering, with artwork by Aske A. Hvidtfeldt, photography by Malte Riis, and design by Greg Meisenberg.
See a brief album teaser below:
Nefarious Industries will release The Skeleton Is Just A Coat Hanger; These Are The Black Strings That Make You Dance on LP and digital platforms on August 16th. Find pre-orders at the label webshop and Bandcamp. Watch for audio and video premieres from the album to be posted over the weeks ahead. Also watch for both Euro and North American tour dates to be announced.
The Skeleton Is Just A Coat Hanger; These Are The Black Strings That Make You Dance Track Listing:
- “Labyrinth (Minotaur Hymn)”
- “Screwdriver Hymn”
- “Birthday Song”
- “A Multiplicity of Endings”
- “The Skeleton Is Just A Coat Hanger; These Are The Black Strings That Make You Dance”