Inter Arma’s Andrew LaCour Picks 10 Best Albums of 2019

After 13 years as a band and three explosive full-lengths, Richmond, Virginia’s Inter Arma took their alchemical sound — a mix of doom, death metal, post-rock and beyond — next level with album No. 4, Sulpher English, one of 2019’s finest offerings. 2020 looks to be a big year for the band, too, as they will be joining Deafheaven on the blackgaze trailblazer’s massive 10th anniversary tour (see Inter Arma’s itinerary below). With all this in mind, we caught up with bassist Andrew Lacour to find out what music ruled his world this year. Not surprisingly, he had some great picks — see them below, and watch the epic video for “Howling Lands.”

Andrew Lacour’s 10 best albums of 2019:
1. Flying Lotus – Flamagra
2. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib – Bandana
3. Danny Brown – uknowwhatimsaying¿
4. The Holy Mountaintop Removers – Tonight Machete Dreams
5. Big Business – The Beast You Are
6. Bon Iver – i,i
7. Eye Flys – Context
8. Torche – Admission
9. Tim Hecker – Anoyo
10. C.H.E.W. – Audiotree Live

Inter Arma 2020 tour dates with Deafheaven:
MAR 20 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall *
MAR 21 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater *
MAR 23 Lawrence, KS @ The Granada *
MAR 24 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
MAR 25 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
MAR 26 Detroit, MI @ El Club *
MAR 27 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace *
MAR 29 Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall *
MAR 31 Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom *
APR 01 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *
APR 02 Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere *
APR 03 Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere *
APR 04 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
APR 06 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
APR 07 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater *
APR 08 Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner *
APR 09 Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi*
APR 10 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar *
APR 11 Nashville, TN @ Exit In *
APR 13 Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle Music Hall *
APR 14 Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall *
APR 15 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade – Hell *
APR 20 Austin, TX @ Barracuda ^
APR 22 Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf ^
APR 23 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom ^
APR 24 Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room ^
APR 25 Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room ^
APR 27 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall ^
APR 28 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall ^
APR 30 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom ^
MAY 01 Seattle, WA @ Neumos ^
MAY 02 Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial ^

w/ Greet Death *
w/ All Your Sisters ^