Canadian prog rock cohort Yamantaka // Sonic Titan continues to tease the already hotly anticipated release of their third album, "DIRT"—this time, with a walloping new single. The collective’s latest offering, "Hungry Ghost," is a riling four-and-a-half minutes that begins with ethereal vocals and sparse instrumentation, carefully ascending to a crescendo of hacksaw guitars and acid jazz horns. Listen to the track via Revolver here:

"DIRT" is YT//ST’s followup to their Polaris Prize shortlisted sophomore effort UZU. While DIRT is poised to be the band’s most narratively ambitious project yet, the album is nevertheless a masterful leap in their musical evolution. Funneling influences like Judas Priest, Killing Joke, and Jordan Knight through their own unique lens, YT//ST resists being pigeonholed into any one idea, sound or cultural perspective.

Yamantaka // Sonic Titan were never ones to fit neatly into one category—or even one artistic discipline. Functioning principally as a Noh-Wave prog collective, YT//ST marries Asian diasporic and Indigenous influences with rock sludge and pop sensibilities. No matter what direction they choose to pursue, though, it can only come from Yamantaka // Sonic Titan.

"DIRT" is due out via Paper Bag Records on March 23, 2018 and can be pre-ordered HERE. Catch Yamantaka // Sonic Titan on the road beginning this March!


1. Karonhiake
2. Someplace
3. Dark Waters
4. Yanders
5. The Decay
6. Beast
7. Hungry Ghost
8. Dirt
9. Tawine
10. Out Of Time


Tuesday, March 13 @ Dan’s Silverleaf (Denton, TX)
Wednesday, March 14 @ Swan Dive, Outdoor Stage (SXSW // Austin, TX)
Thursday, March 15 @ Hotel Vegas (SXSW // Austin, TX)
Friday, March 16 @ Swan Dive (SXSW // Austin, TX)
Saturday, March 17 @ Gasa Gasa (New Orleans, LA)
Sunday, March 18 @ The Earl (Atlanta, GA)
Monday, March 19 @ Duke University (Durham, NC)
Tuesday, March 20 @ Union (Washington D.C.)
Thursday, March 22 @ The Sound Hole (Philadelphia, PA)
Saturday, March 24 @ Baby’s All Right (Brooklyn, NY)
Sunday, March 25 @ Middle East (Cambridge, MA)
Tuesday, March 27 @ L'Escogriffe (Montreal, QC)
Wednesday, March 28 @ L’Anti (Québec City, QC)
Thursday, March 29 @ Baby G’s (Toronto, ON)
Friday, March 30 @ Refined Fool Brewing Co. (Sarnia, ON)
Saturday, March 31 @ Cactus Club (Milwaukee, WI)
Sunday, April 1 @ 7th Street Entry (Minneapolis, MN)
Monday, April 2 @ Handsome Daughter (Winnipeg, MB)
Wednesday, April 4 @ Amigos (Saskatoon, SK)
Thursday, April 5 @ Starlite Room — Lower Hall (Edmonton, AB)
Friday, April 6 @ The Palomino (Calgary, AB)
Saturday, April 7 @ The Bartlett (Spokane, WA)
Sunday, April 8 @ Vera (Seattle, WA)
Monday, April 9 @ Doug Fir Lounge (Portland, OR)
Tuesday, April 10 @ Bottom of the Hill (San Fransisco, CA)
Thursday, April 12 @ Resident LA (Los Angeles, CA)
Friday, April 13 @ Soda Bar (San Diego, CA)
Saturday, April 14 @ Club Congress (Tucson, AZ)
Tuesday, April 17 @ Barleycorns (Wichita, KS)
Wednesday, April 18 @ Riot Room (Kansas City, MO)
Thursday, April 19 @ Empty Bottle (Chicago, IL)
Friday, April 20 @ Pioneer (Indianapolis, IN)
Friday, May 18 @ Biltmore Cabaret (Vancouver, BC)

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