I don’t know a lot about Tidemouth, but after hearing a few of the bands new tracks, I am fucking stoked to learn everything I can about the band. The band has a strange edge to them that transcends genres and really has its own sound all together. Today the band has released not only a new song, but a new music video for a separate song all together. So TWO Tidemouth tracks for you to get buzzed to. Each track has it’s own vibe and they’re both rather different. Check out both “Vaccinate” and “Black Lung” after the jump. Continue reading
I’m always happy when my homies in Vattnet Viskar and I love their choices all around. From the music, to the art, it’s always great. Speaking of art, the band has released the album cover for their new record Settler, which currently holds a mid-June release date. The artwork doesn’t automatically scream post-blackened doom, but it is definitely intriguing. Check out the artwork at the top of this post and let us know what you think in the comments.
Remember the last post I did about Black Mare? Well, I hope you’re ready to hear what the other half of that RSD split is going to sound like, because it sounds pretty rad. Lycia have released a stream of their new track “Silver Leaf” over on CVLT Nation and it is a brilliant, beautiful piece of music. Again, not super familiar with the band, but I will definitely dig into them. It’s pretty killer. Check out “Silver Leaf” below. Continue reading
Black Mare, who, in case you (like me) don’t know is the ambient side project of Ides Of Gemini frontperson Sara Timms, are plotting the release of a split 7″ with Lycia on Record Store Day and a new music video has been released for the former’s track “Low Crimes.” Now, I don’t know much about Ides Of Gemini, let alone side projects such as Black Mare, but this track is pretty great. The video is also pretty cool and I suggest checking it out. As always, you can see it after the jump. Continue reading
I love my homies in Vattnet Viskar. The band is always compelling and entrancing, and I almost shit myself when I found out that they would be releasing a new album this year. The album has been dubbed Settler and it is due out this summer. Before the album drops, you can get stoked for the short run Vattnet will take with Early Graves! Check out those dates after the jump. Excite! Continue reading
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One of the best current post hardcore/shoegaze/art rock bands in the United States, CITY OF SHIPS, released their third full length record Ultraluminal today. Many an interviewer is quick to point out the influences in this band’s sound; namely HUM’S galactic bombast, and SWERVEDRIVER’S calculated guitar motifs. However, it should really be said that CITY OF SHIPS know the value of first rate songs and their new album is front to back, just that. I spoke to vocalist/guitarist Eric Jernigan about their new record Ultraluminal.
Italian noise experimentalists Father Murphy have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Croce, over at The Quietus. The new track is entitled “So This Is Permanent” and it features sprawling, unnerving ambience/industrial noise and equally unsettling vocal mantras. The track can be streamed after the break. The album’s artwork, track listing, album trailer and Father Murphy‘s upcoming tour dates can be found below as well.
Croce will be released on March 17 via The Flenser.
King Woman (Ex-Whirr, Miserable, Skin Like Iron, etc) have premiered a new track from their upcoming debut EP, Doubt, over at Noisey. The track is entitled “Burn” and revolves around hypnotic, buzzing doom riffs and vocalist Kristina Esfandiari’s smoky, haunting, crooning vocals. It’s hellbent to be stuck in your mind for the remainder of the day. You can check out the track at this location now.
Doubt will be released on February 17 via The Flenser.
As the year draws to a close, music journalists and bloggers reflect upon what was released in order to construct their year-end “Best Of” lists. It can sometimes be quite a daunting task putting these silly little lists together. “Did I forget anything?” “Well, this album should be placed at number 10 and this one at 15.” “I’ve been staring at the same computer screen for three hours; my life is in shambles.” But luckily, there are certain releases that were so good that it makes the process a little easier. So good, that you just can’t not forget to mention them. For me, one of those albums is Wreck and Reference‘s Want. The bleak, experimental noise/ambient duo’s sophomore full length is unsettling and memorable in the all the right ways. American Aftermath recently caught up with the two musical architects Ignat Frege and Felix Skinner to talk a little bit about the record, the band’s sound and origins, pasta and sadness.
When musical minds of various ilks come together, one can only assume that the byproduct of their union is one that is equally varied and experimental in scope. Anatomy of Habit is just that. The Chicago-based quintet is comprised of members who have shared their time in acts like Tortoise, Indian, Bloodyminded, Joan of Arc and Radar Eyes. With each member coming from a completely different musical background, what could their collective compositions sound like? The answer(s) is epic, dark, sprawling, traumatic and multifaceted. Ciphers + Axioms, the band’s proper sophomore full length is all of the adjectives previously listed and more. The 42 minute behemoth of an album effectively avoids being pigeonholed into one specific genre and provides enough twists and turns to keep the listener on the edge of their feet and interested despite the lengthy durations of the tracks.