Agriculture & The Flenser are pleased to announce the release of Living is Easy, the latest EP from the ecstatic black metal band. This new EP will be paired with the band’s debut release The Circle Chant. For the first time, both EPs will be pressed together on a single 12-inch vinyl record as well as a cassette format, available May 3rd, 2024 (pre-order here).
Living is Easy represents a significant new statement from Agriculture. With their self-titled debut full-length (released July 2023), Agriculture embarked on a journey to explore how heavy music can provide insights into the joys of life, both everyday and divine. Their extensive touring with this material led to a profound experience of ecstasy, surpassing expectations as they shared the intensity and joy of these songs with audiences worldwide. The experience was a catalyst for Agriculture, inspiring them to delve even deeper into the realm of ‘ecstatic black metal’ music. The band believes that with Living is Easy, they have pushed this concept to its limit, resulting in a transformative explosion of sound and meaning.
Today, Agriculture share the Living Is Easy title track alongside a music video that shares a snapshot of the aforementioned extensive touring, this one with The Flenser label mates Chat Pile circa last fall. Agriculture comments, “Making this music video while on tour with Chat Pile was some of the most fun we’ve ever had. We’re so grateful to Chat Pile and directors Sam Blakesberg and Jack Ebstein for helping us make this insanely dumb thing that we love.”