Kayo Dot Album News

2013-03-14 by Elijah Andrew STAFF | 57 Comments
Experimental music group Kayo Dot have sent out a newsletter detailing their plans for a new record. Entitled Hubardo, the 90 minute, double album will mark the band's tenth anniversary. The press release can be read below:

Quote:
Boston-born, and now New York City-based veteran avant-metallers KAYO DOT, led by Toby Driver, are set to hit the studio for their 7th album, Hubardo, this April. This album will mark the 10-year anniversary of KAYO DOT's debut and landmark release, Choirs of The Eye, and the band will trek out to Avast Studios in Seattle, Washington, with producer RANDALL DUNN (SunnO))), Wolves In The Throne Room, Black Mountain) returning to the helm.

Hubardo is an approximately 90-minute conceptual epic double-album, with story and lyrics written by longtime lyricist and former MAUDLIN OF THE WELL vocalist, Jason Byron. Musically, the album covers the spectrum of all of the band's works, from the sparse doomy elements of Choirs of The Eye, to the blast-beat, woodwind-driven Gamma Knife, the chorus-bass goth fusion of Coyote, and even lush orchestrated prog moments harkening back to the days of their previous band, MAUDLIN OF THE WELL, and, as with all the band's releases, Driver and Co. venturing into new territory. The album sees a returning cast of characters with Toby Driver on Bass, Keys, Guitars and Vocals, Terran Olson on Keys and Woodwinds, Daniel Means on Woodwinds and Synth, Mia Matsumiya on violin, Tim Byrnes on Trumpet and Horn in F, the first proper studio recording with Keith Abrams on drums, and the first recording contribution of longtime live collaborator Ron Varod on Guitar. Hubardo will also feature a very special guest vocal appearance by Jason Byron - his first recorded appearance since MAUDLIN OF THE WELL's 2001 albums, Bath and Leaving Your Body Map.

This album will be self-released on the band's own imprint, ICE LEVEL MUSIC, and pre-orders will be taken to help fund the recording and travel costs. Pre-Orders will be offered in 3xLP Deluxe, Standard, and Digital-only editions, featuring limited 200g colored vinyl in a triple gatefold (6 huge panels of artwork), a 5-chapter poem by Jason Byron entitled The Sword Of Satan, signed poster, T-shirt, guitar pick, and sticker.


The preorder information can be found at http://kayodot.bigcartel.com.

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Xenophanes
Staff Reviewer
March 14th 2013
10706 Comments


Excited beyond words, but they're not giving themselves a lot of time to get the funds.

cfbassist
March 14th 2013
333 Comments


i've loved every kayo dot release in it's own way, some are easier listens than others, and for that reason get more plays, but when the mood is right, all of those albums are perfection

so excited for this

sixdegrees
March 14th 2013
18330 Comments


excited, this will rule

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MichaelSnoxall
March 14th 2013
12163 Comments


gonna be the best album ever

acorncheese
March 14th 2013
7133 Comments


fuck yeah. tbh i haven't listened since they released BLD

acorncheese
March 14th 2013
7133 Comments


wasn't big on coyote and didn't even know about gamma knife. wow.

Jruined
March 14th 2013
1301 Comments


Pre-ordered it when I got the email this morning. Done and done.



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Jruined
March 14th 2013
1301 Comments


Gamma Knife is fantastic.

zxlkho
March 14th 2013
3482 Comments


oh FUCK

FadedSun
March 14th 2013
1358 Comments


Holy FUCK.

zxlkho
March 14th 2013
3482 Comments


I have no idea where I'll be living in November so I can't even order this yet :/

PunchforPunch
March 14th 2013
6279 Comments


holy shiit 90 minutes

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
March 14th 2013
10434 Comments


Gamma Knife was one of the worst albums I've ever heard, so I definitely won't be checking this out!

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zxlkho
March 14th 2013
3482 Comments


ok fml i ordered the deluxe

Ire
March 14th 2013
41849 Comments


gamma knife rules

tacos N stuff
March 14th 2013
436 Comments


will fucking slay

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TheNexus100
March 14th 2013
2696 Comments


coyote and blue lamb were terrible, but gamma knife was ok and a step in the right direction. idea seems almost too ambitious even for toby and this could be a directionless disaster

someguest
March 14th 2013
22280 Comments


driver needs to lay off the mexican food

his shit's far too bloated for my taste

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Xenophanes
Staff Reviewer
March 14th 2013
10706 Comments


Gamma Knife ruled Jacob!

ILJ
March 14th 2013
6812 Comments


should be kool

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
March 14th 2013
10434 Comments


I listened to the album once, admittedly, but it was so unpleasant. My sound-off on the album says it all.

FadedSun
March 14th 2013
1358 Comments


"coyote and blue lamb were terrible, but gamma knife was ok and a step in the right direction."

There's no right or wrong direction to take your music. It seems the "right" direction is what you want Kayo Dot to sound like.

ILJ
March 14th 2013
6812 Comments


It's just his opinion yo

That's what this site is about, opinions and whatnot. Of course he would think the direction he likes is the right direction.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
March 14th 2013
10434 Comments


Word, ILJA.

It's silly to counter someone's thoughts with "well, that's what YOU think though!!," because of course we all have our own opinions on this stuff.

It seems the "right" direction is what you want Kayo Dot to sound like.


Well, duh, and we all feel this way don't we? There's nothing wrong with this.

ILJ
March 14th 2013
6812 Comments


Yeah calling someone an idiot for liking the wrong things is a much better counterargument here. You'll catch on, no worries.

Evreaia
March 14th 2013
4152 Comments


I''m going to fanboy 5 this the second it gets unto this site.

Will fanboy 5 a 5 review the second its released

Gonna 5 this on all my alts too

90 minutes filled of 5's

/5

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Yazz_Flute
March 14th 2013
18910 Comments


AOTY

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johnnydeking29
March 14th 2013
9885 Comments


Time to get into them, methinks (will wait until my motW boxset arrives)

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minty901
March 14th 2013
2124 Comments


havent guven a shit about any release since choirs. hopefully this changes that

zxlkho
March 14th 2013
3482 Comments


^ bro Gamma Knife was awesome

DarkNoctus
March 14th 2013
9056 Comments


>goes to buy deluxe
>$40 shipping
]:

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Gravitedious
March 14th 2013
11 Comments


"driver needs to lay off the mexican food
his shit's far too bloated for my taste"
have you heard the new Justin Timberlake?

GiaNXGX
March 14th 2013
4867 Comments




Ah

paxman
March 14th 2013
4084 Comments


Ok

Asdfp277
March 14th 2013
1646 Comments


Will be a mess.
Still enjoyable.

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AnimalsAsSummit
March 14th 2013
1146 Comments


Only thing that could make it better is a return from Greg Massi. Stoked otherwise. Kayo Dot hasn't released anything below a 4 imho. Probably the most exciting band in music atm for me.

Im gonna jizz on this shit.

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mryrtmrnfoxxxy
March 15th 2013
14177 Comments


as long as toby and mia are involved ill dig it

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North0House2
March 15th 2013
5901 Comments


Gonna be album of all eternity.

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MichaelSnoxall
March 15th 2013
12163 Comments


>goes to buy deluxe
>$40 shipping
]:



you have to expect that, bro. There's a lot in the deluxe package.

I'm gonna grab the deluxe package, granted it's still available next week. I went vinyl shopping yesterday and blew the cash I'd rather have spent on this. Dang it.

acorncheese
March 15th 2013
7133 Comments


" (will wait until my motW boxset arrives)"

deetz. now. is this new?

johnnydeking29
March 15th 2013
9885 Comments


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/maudlin-of-the-Well-5-CD-Box-Set-ULTRA-RARE-Ltd-150-Copies-ONLY-/110949371055?pt=Music_CDs&hash=item19d5190caf

Act fast, there aren't very many

acorncheese
March 15th 2013
7133 Comments


god DAMMIT. if i wasn't overseas traveling and in need of every cent in my account, i'd buy this fucker!

johnnydeking29
March 15th 2013
9885 Comments


You might be lucky; it's not selling particularly fast (has been out for a while)

VJ90
March 16th 2013
128 Comments


I am totally going to try and hang with them when they record in Seattle. Maybe we can all sit in some super obscure cafe and sip on some lukewarm chamomile tea while musing about astral projection.


DarkNoctus
March 16th 2013
9056 Comments


you have to expect that, bro. There's a lot in the deluxe package.


yeah, bullshit

one gatefold, a shirt and a few pieces of paper doesn't amount to $40 shipping

MichaelSnoxall
March 16th 2013
12163 Comments


It does in Australia!

That's just like usual for me so I'm not so outraged about everything.

And it also comes with a poster, and that will no doubt come in a poster tube, which no doubt will add greatly to the shipping costs because it's a long tube.

DarkNoctus
March 16th 2013
9056 Comments


i assumed it would have just been folded into the gatefold packaging like most posters

sonicdeplumber
March 16th 2013
21 Comments


lol aus

FadedSun
March 16th 2013
1358 Comments


maudlin vinyl boxset came with a poster too. It was a small one that was folded into the box.

MichaelSnoxall
March 16th 2013
12163 Comments


i assumed it would have just been folded into the gatefold packaging like most posters

I don't know, I've never ordered an album that came with a poster before, but I've ordered posters before and they always came in tubes. A poster isn't really worth having if it's folded, so if it does come folded in the box, that's shit.

JosiahTheAxeman
March 17th 2013
25 Comments


Man, I'm stoked. That's a lot of money for the deluxe bundle but me wants! ;)

MrElmo
March 18th 2013
1955 Comments


Awesome pre-order menu

tragic.details
March 18th 2013
626 Comments


I know it's a slim chance but I really want this to be as good as/better than Choirs.

UntilSunrise
August 30th 2013
2 Comments


It is

FadedSun
August 30th 2013
1358 Comments


This is the best thing Kayo Dot has done since Choirs.

johnnydeking29
August 30th 2013
9885 Comments


For sure

NightmareCinema16
September 2nd 2013
2016 Comments


This is stunning. Amazed.



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