Yamantaka // Sonic Titan

Canadian two-piece Yamantaka // Sonic Titan (aka Alaska B and Ruby Kato Attwood) finished off 2011 by releasing their fantastic self-titled LP that we just can't seem to put down. As BrooklynVegan's Andrew Sacher explained, "The band combines progressive rock, psychedelia, sludge metal, noise, and a handful other genres, coming out with an undeniably eclectic sound. Both members are of Asian ethnicity and are practicing Buddhists, which they openly express as having influenced their sound." Stream the album in its entirety via their bandcamp.

As mentioned, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan will join up with Xiu Xiu for a number of West Coast dates in late-May and have also started to announce a few headlining dates of their own. Xiu Xiu and Dirty Beaches visit Lincoln Hall on May 17 and YT // ST are set to headline Schubas the following night (May 18). Tickets go on sale this Friday (March 9), at noon CST. Support for the Chicago show is TBA. As of this post, their only other headlining date seems to be June 13 at the Mercury Lounge in NYC.

Check out their full 2012 schedule and some song streams/videos, below..


03/09 Minehead, UK ATP
05/18 Chicago, IL Schubas
05/27 Seattle, WA Neumos ^
05/28 Vancouver, British Columbia Biltmore Cabaret ^
05/29 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge ^
05/31 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill ^
06/01 Los Angeles, CA Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock ^
06/02 San Diego, CA Soda Bar ^
06/05 Marfa, TX Padre's ^
06/06 Austin, TX The Mohawk ^
06/07 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks ^
06/08 Birmingham, AL Bottletree ^
06/09 Atlanta, GA The Earl ^
06/13 New York, NY Mercury Lounge

^ w/ Xiu Xiu