Last year, former Isis singer Aaron Turner joined forces with Baptists drummer Nick Yacyshyn and Botch/These Arms Are Snakes/Russian Circles‘ Brian Cook on bass to release their debut album as Sumac, The Deal. Today, they’ve announced the release of their upcoming album, What One Becomes, set to be released on June 10th.
The album is a five-song double LP that runs for just about an hour.
The first single off the 5-track LP is “Rigid Man.” The song takes up 10 minutes of the hour long track list. Check out the song for yourself below.
Turner said this of the album in a statement released on Pitchfork:
“Much of it has to do with questioning fabricated structures of identity and what it means when those structures are destabilized by contact with the outside. That has been a unnerving process to undergo, but also fruitful in terms of discovering the path to individuation and realized connection with the self. Another facet of experience I’m working to convey is about living with the sustained presence of anxiety, and avoiding reliance on musical devices of cathartic release to provide escape from this condition.”
Check out the album art and track list below.
What One Becomes
1. Image of Control
2. Rigid Man
3. Clutch of Oblivion
5. Will to Reach