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Portland band Grails make nontraditional heavy music. Their last record, 2008's Doomsdayer's Holiday, depicted vast scorched-earth landscapes via slowly unfolding guitars and langorous drone; it fell nicely, albeit darkly, alongside Seattle doom metalers Earth and found-sound jammers Mammifer.

In the past I've pointed out this music's kinship with the romantic vision of the sublime: it speaks to the kind of overwhelming beauty that can be lethal (ie. the depthless ocean, an unclimbable mountain). Now I see that Grails is just enamored with lounge jazz.

Below is the NSFW video for "Daughters of Bilitis" off Deep Politics, out March 23.

DAUGHTERS OF BILITIS from The Fact Facer on Vimeo.