Boris

Agent: Mahmood Shaikh
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Boris was formed in 1992, reaching the current lineup of Takeshi, Wata, and Atsuo in ’96. Ever since the beginning, the members of Boris have explored their own vision of “heavy” with a unique methodology and stance that could almost be called aloof. A slender female guitarist who sings dusky melodies, a shadowy vocalist swaying with a modified guitar/bass double neck, and a drummer with a gong at his back who at times cries out both curses and supplications as he presides over the ritual…

Though Boris adheres to an unrelenting heaviness in everything they do, “thunderous roars”  and “explosive noise” are too light of words for their singular musicality that can’t be confined to a set genre or style. Using overpowering soundscapes embellished with copious amounts of lighting and billowing smoke, Boris has shared with audiences across the planet an experience for all five senses in their concerts, earning legions of zealous fans along the way. Boris plays every day even when they aren’t touring or doing a show. As a result  of single-mindedly delving into their sound in studio jam sessions and recording every bit of themselves, they now have a discography that includes 30 full albums like the iconic Pink (’05), Smile (’08), and Noise (’14), as well as nearly 20 collaborative works like Altar (’07) with Sunno))) and Gensho (’16) as Boris with Merzbow. All of their limited edition albums released with meticulous detail sell out almost instantly, and their already massive catalogue of albums shows no signs of stopping anytime soon.

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Boris’ compositions have also been lauded for their visual aspects that have garnered attention outside of the music industry. This in turn has led to them providing songs to films such as The Limits of Control (’09) and Confessions (’10), as well as three newly written tracks and one freshly recorded track for Ninja Slayer From Animation (’15), thus amassing a whole new layer to their fanbase. In recent years the members of Boris have emphasized balance and mutual interaction, moving away from the grid in a shift towards a more organic style of musical composition and live performance.

2017 marked the 25th anniversary of the band’s formation and saw them release their latest album Dear that summer.

Boris would then embark upon their largest-ever world tour to celebrate their 25th anniversary, with the final date held at Shindaita Fever on September 22, 2018.  However, this was not a sentimental finale so much as the roar of a new beginning.

Boris will continue their own musical creation and destruction while conjuring up fresh horizons.

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Boris Downloads:

Boris on Tour:

Date City Location Venue

Mon, 19 Aug 2019

SAN DIEGO

CA

THE CASBAH

Tue, 20 Aug 2019

PHOENIX

AZ

VALLEY BAR

Thu, 22 Aug 2019

SAN ANTONIO

TX

PAPER TIGER

Fri, 23 Aug 2019

AUSTIN

TX

BARRACUDA

Sat, 24 Aug 2019

DENTON

TX

RUBBER GLOVES

Sun, 25 Aug 2019

HOUSTON

TX

WHITE OAK MUSIC HALL

Wed, 28 Aug 2019

MEXICO CITY

MEXICO

GALERA

Fri, 30 Aug 2019

TAMPA

FL

THE ORPHEUM

Sat, 31 Aug 2019

GAINESVILLE

FL

HIGH DIVE

Sun, 1 Sep 2019

ATLANTA

GA

THE MASQUERADE - HELL STAGE

Tue, 3 Sep 2019

NASHVILLE

TN

EXIT/IN

Wed, 4 Sep 2019

ASHEVILLE

NC

THE ORANGE PEEL

Thu, 5 Sep 2019

RALEIGH

NC

HOPSCOTCH MUSIC FESTIVAL

Sat, 7 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON

DC

BLACK CAT

Mon, 9 Sep 2019

JERSEY CITY

NJ

WHITE EAGLE HALL

Tue, 10 Sep 2019

BROOKLYN

NY

ELSEWHERE

Wed, 11 Sep 2019

BOSTON

MA

PARADISE ROCK CLUB

Thu, 12 Sep 2019

PORTLAND

ME

PORT CITY MUSIC HALL

Fri, 13 Sep 2019

MONTREAL

QUEBEC

MTELUS

Sat, 14 Sep 2019

TORONTO

ONTARIO

LEE'S PALACE

Sun, 15 Sep 2019

GRAND RAPIDS

MI

PYRAMID SCHEME

Tue, 17 Sep 2019

CHICAGO

IL

LINCOLN HALL

Wed, 18 Sep 2019

ST. LOUIS

MO

DELMAR HALL

Fri, 20 Sep 2019

DENVER

CO

MARQUIS THEATER

Sat, 21 Sep 2019

SALT LAKE CITY

UT

METRO MUSIC HALL

Mon, 23 Sep 2019

SEATTLE

WA

NEUMOS

Tue, 24 Sep 2019

PORTLAND

OR

DOUG FIR LOUNGE

Thu, 26 Sep 2019

SAN FRANCISCO

CA

THE GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL

Fri, 27 Sep 2019

SAN JOSE

CA

THE RITZ

Sat, 28 Sep 2019

CAMARILLO

CA

ROCK CITY

Sun, 29 Sep 2019

LOS ANGELES

CA

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