Use AYPKREEP10 during checkout for 10% Off All Non-Music Purchases
(excludes wholesale pin orders) CODE CANNOT BE APPLIED AFTER AN ORDER HAS BEEN PLACED)

King Woman- Celestial Blues LP (Blood Red Vinyl)

King Woman- Celestial Blues LP (Blood Red Vinyl)
King Woman- Celestial Blues LP (Blood Red Vinyl)
SKU: relapse7456red
Band/Title: King Woman
Label: Relapse
You can earn 20 AYP PUNK ROCK POINTS on this product!
Price: $19.99
Product Details

Release Date: July 30, 2021

 

PRESSING INFO:

Second Press

535 x Clear with Black Smoke Standard Gram 

First Press

3341 x Blood Red Standard Gram

354 x Milky Clear with Metallic Gold and Silver Splatter Standard Gram 

332 x Bone White with Blood Red Splatter Standard Gram

243 x Metallic Silver Standard Gram

251 x Metallic Gold and Blood Red Merge Standard Gram 

144 x Blood Red with Black and White Twister Effect Standard Gram 

100 x Clear (Not available to the public - Friends of band and label only)

KING WOMAN, the outfit featuring songwriter, vocalist and "tour de force of gloom and woe” (Rolling Stone) Kris Esfandiari, return with their eagerly-awaited sophomore album, Celestial Blues.

Feeling compelled to reshape the biblical archetypes that once bound her, Esfandiari has created a theatrical tale of rebellion, tragedy, and triumph — a metaphor for her own personal experiences over the years — Celestial Blues was born.

Esfandiari sets a dramatic tone for the record with "Morning Star” echoing the primeval account of Lucifer's fall from grace. Esfandiari smugly whispers: "you know it could have been you / so don’t you dare judge the things that I do” — the fallen archangel in deceitful persuasion. Esfandiari is accompanied by the beastly drumming of Joseph Raygoza and Peter Arensdorf's heavy-laden guitar flooding empty spaces with great fervor— masterfully stirring the listener with every sparse, emotional pluck. 

KING WOMAN once again takes us to church with hardcore gospel, "Coil". "Five wounds you rape me / but I resurrect” declares Esfandiari in unhinged jubilation. Esfandiari desperately begs to be absolved in the crazed offerings of "Psychic Wound”, ultimately regaining a powerful reflection of herself after a provocative and tormenting dance with the Devil.

Celestial Blues is at once a masterclass on crushing atmospheric doom, and at times a sobering take on the weightier sides of shoegaze. At the album's core, a palpable tension can be felt. Acoustic guitars soar before descending into a darkness of riff-heavy distortion. Drums build upon these moments and explode into a cacophonous groove.  Esfandiari's voice remains at the forefront; somber moments lead to burning intensity and crescendo. This ebb and flow is constant.

Recorded in Oakland, California by GRAMMY-nominated engineer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Amenra, Oathbreaker) Celestial Blues sees KING WOMAN take a daring step forward as one of the genre's luminaries, releasing one of the year's most evocative records.



AYP Customer Shots
Click An Image To Shop The Look!
Show off your gear! Tag #AngryYoungandPoor on Instagram to get featured!