Imagine you’re a singer. You live the dream:. Your rock ‘n’ roll band gets successful enough, you tour, you record, your record charts, no one questions your fashion choices, etc. Nowhere to go but down, right? You get a bit older, some younger acts come around and capture the imaginations of the kids…what you gonna do? Then one day the motherfucking Doors call you up and are like, “Hey, dude, you’re the only person who can stand in for JIM MORRISON. What do you think?” So you play karaoke in front of one of the greatest rock bands in history for a couple years, thus completely living out any adolescent fantasies you’ve somehow managed to leave unrealized. What next? At age 48, what’s left for Ian Astbury? Joining the most famous experimental avant doom act in Japan. Duh.
The former front-man for The Cult has joined up with Boris for a brand new EP to be dropped in September, according to the latter’s label Southern Lord. Titled BXI (get it?) the EP will be four tracks long, all of which I’m going to list for you right now, because, well, they’re just too perfect: “Teeth and Claws,” “We are Witches,” “Rain,” and “Magickal Child.” And for those of you wondering what the hell this match-up would sound like, the nice folks over at Arthur have posted a video of Astbury performing a cover of the Doors classic “The End” with Boris. And for extra credit, you can dive into editor Jay Babcock’s 2002 piece from the LA Times “Empire of Doom,” a nice little introduction to the Southern Lord label.
Fuente: LimeWire Music Blog