On Jan. 21, French shoegazers (and former part-time black metallers) Alcest will release Shelter, their dreamy, excellent and altogether not-very-metal follow-up to 2012’s Les Voyages de L’Âme, via Prophecy. The album was recorded in Iceland, in Sigur Rós’ own studio, and it shows. The band has never released anything quite so blissful and pretty. But then again, you don’t have to take our own word for it, because the album is streaming in full courtesy of Pitchfork Advance.
Listen to the Alcest Shelter stream here.
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