By Lane Oliver
Such a ridiculous name as A Fucking Elephant is sure to garner a lot of odd looks. But their name works to their advantage because the music this band creates reflects the absurdity of their established name. If you have not been introduced to A Fucking Elephant yet, let me get you two acquainted. A Fucking Elephant is a two piece instrumental math rock band based out of New Jersey, whose split with El Drugstore is a must listen for anyone who likes a little drug induced violent rock n’ roll. It was spastic and dissonant in all the right places. Their new seven inch release, appropriately titled Seven Inches, increases the drug dosage and hysteria and begins to place the bands’ feet in the direction of new, wacky territory.
Kingston, PA post-hardcore/pop punk group Title Fight are poised to go embark on an extensive eighteen date tour extending from Western Canada to the U.S. starting off this month on the 11th. Some of those dates will see Title Fight supported by Vancouver, BC pop punkers Living With Lions while others will see Title Fight supporting the recently reformed hard rock legends, Quicksand. Peep the full tour details below as well my favorite song from Title Fight’s latest release, Floral Green. Continue reading
As previously reported, the trippy duo of A Fucking Elephant, will be releasing a new 7″ on January 22nd. The provocatively titled Seven Inches will feature two vertigo inducing tracks recorded and engineered by fellow technical musician, Colin Marston. Brooklyn Vegan is currently streaming the upcoming release in full weeks before the release date! I wouldn’t sit idly by and pass up the opportunity to have your mind blown by this dynamic duo. Stream Seven Inches below and order your copy of the 7″ at this location.
Oh fucking A. It’s the Finnish grind masters Rotten Sound, kings of their genre, masters of their craft. I knew from the moment the band released “Salvation” that the Species At War EP was going to decimate everything in it’s path and it fucking did, man. This crushing, crusty bastard will blow a hole in your skull and if you didn’t feel that way after hearing “Salvation” wait until you get your head wrapped about the newest offering from Species At War, a blistering track called “Peace.” Continue reading
Torrance, California’s Joyce Manor are set to embark on a Winter tour supporting the recently-reformed Desaparecidos, the short lived Nebraskan punk quartet featuring Conor Oberst, best known for his work in the indie Bright Eyes. The ten date trek begins mid-February and kicks off in New Jersey. Stream some tracks from the most recent releases of both groups and peep the full touring circuit below. Continue reading
Winnipeg, Manitoba’s arm of the Holy Terror Church, Withdrawal, return with an all new track entitled “Guardian Angel” off of their upcoming A389-released split with Charlotte, North Carolina’s atmospheric blackened crust Young And In The Way. Bridging the line between their debut EP Unknown Misery’s metallic hardcore thrash and their sophomore EP Faith, Flesh, and Blood’s more Slayer-esque approach, “Guardian Angel” pummels with triumphant double bass drum blast, Behemoth-ian riffs and the group’s usual brand of angular hardcore riffing. Withdrawal have also announced a string of East Coast US dates surrounding their appearance at the upcoming Baltimore A389 IX Anniversary Bash. Stream “Guardian Angel” and peep the dates below. Continue reading