The fantastic Nothing released a phenomenal album titled Guilty Of Everything last month and the band has now released a new track in commemoration of Record Store Day. This track is a cover of Low‘s “In Metal.” It’s haunting, it’s dark and it’s beautiful. Check out the cover below as well as the original. If you haven’t yet, I highly suggest picking up Nothing‘s new album Guilty Of Everything, out now on Relapse Records. Continue reading
Agalloch have unveiled the dates for the first, west coast, leg of their Serpens In Culmination tour. The band will be supported a lot of awesome bands along the way including Jex Thoth, Obsidian Tongue, YOB and more. This tour will most definitely be amazing. Check out the dates below. Continue reading
I am a huge can of post punk, especially when it is done correctly. I have recently (and by recently, I mean yesterday) learned of a new post punk artist who creates haunting and mesmerizing tunes under the moniker This Cold Night. The guys name is Chase Morledge and he is a phenomenon. I mean, it’s like the nineties and two-thousands never happened. This is so ’80s reminiscent that it’s fucking insane. Check out a full stream of his new album We Of Like Minds after the jump. Continue reading
Noisy black metal supergroup Twilight, which features members of Leviathan, Sonic Youth, The Atlas Moth and Minsk, released their third album yesterday and if you have yet to pick it up or want to check it out before snagging it, you can now stream the album in full over on Pitchfork. It’s sickening, depraved and unholy. So, in short, it rules. Check out my favorite track off of the album, “Lungs,” after the jump and peep the whole record over here. Continue reading
CVLT Nation have premiered a new tune from Portland psychedelic doom duo Taurus’ forthcoming album, No/Thing, which is out on April 1st. The new track is entitled “No Thing Longing… Human Impermanence”, and for its five minutes Taurus pummels you with buzzing, droning riffs that cycle around in an almost hypnotic fashion. All the while, Stevie Floyd and Ashley Spungin layer their hums, screeches and growls, to add to the song’s unsettling atmosphere. Head over to CVLT Nation to stream it now.
No/Thing can be pre-ordered at this location.
Zvi is the pseudonym under which guitarist Ron Varod crafts his aching, abysmal dirges. Varod has been linked to his work as the guitarist and vocalist of So is the Tongue and currently swings his axe with the avant-garde heavyweights Kayo Dot. One could attribute the sound of Zvi to the time Varod spent in both of the aforementioned bands. But the overall product is much darker and sinister than a lot of the music put out by both musical outfits, if you can believe that.
As you should know by this point, I am a huge proponent of post-rock, especially when it is done extremely well. Lane and I did a month-long column on the genre last year called “Post-Rockgust” and every day since I posted my last installation in that column, I have sincerely regretted leaving out one band: Dirge. This band is phenomenal in every aspect and I fell in love with them after listening to their 2011 album Elysian Magnetic Fields (albeit, quite a while after its release) and the other day I learned that the band was releasing a new record this year. And then I got the record, titled Hyperion and… Holy shit. It usually takes Dirge a while to release new albums and I can see why. They have a ton of shit to work through and perfect and they’ve done it. Continue reading
I remember stumbling upon the Connecticut duo Have a Nice Life randomly about four years ago. I was perusing the internet, doing Satan knows what, and came across a picture of Aaron Turner (Isis, Hydra Head, etc) wearing a Have a Nice Life t-shirt. I was strangely drawn to the name, so I did a little research and found their 2008 album Deathconsciousness; the debut full length that started their “cult” following. The album was certainly ambitious and not just for being a double album. The album’s amalgamation of drone, post-punk, Gothic rock, noise, shoegaze and so one, was definitely something I had not beheld before. I honestly regret not learning of the band sooner. Since that album, Have a Nice Life’s activity has been fairly sparse, besides the 2010 Time of Land EP. Tim Macuga and Dan Barrett have been using their time in other various side projects, such as Giles Corey and The Flowers of St. Francis. But this year the duo reunited by fate, as a song title suggests, to release Have a Nice Life’s long awaited sophomore album. The Unnatural World takes what the band have done in the past and progress it ten steps further; even rivaling that of their 2008 cult classic.
Alcest’s next chapter in their foray into dreamy shoegaze, Shelter, will arrive on January 21st. If you haven’t pre-ordered your copy yet, do so now at this location. While you do that you can stream the new album in full over at Pitchfork. It’s absolutely bright and gorgeous. It’s melancholic at times and upbeat at others. Could it be one of the band’s best? That’s up to you to decide. Head over to Pitchfork to check it out.
Infamous Connecticut duo Have a Nice Life is a project I’ve just started to dig into with their sole 2008 album Deathconsciousness taking up much of my listening habits lately. It’s a fantastic album, and I’m diving into it just in time for the band’s sophomore LP The Unnatural World to come along and shake up the band’s all-too-long dormancy. If “Burial Society” is any indication, this will be just as worthy a follow-up to such a revered album as any.
Alcest is a beautiful band that I have been in love with for some time now. The band was one of the first post-black metal bands that I got into and they remained one of the genres forerunners for quite some time. That is, until now. It seems the band has chipped away layers of itself and what we are left with is beautifully crafted dream pop.
If you have listened to and love Anne, you will totally be into this. I’m digging the path that Alcest has chosen to walk. It’s dreamy. Check out the bands new video for “Opale” after the jump. Continue reading
Brooklyn based experimental/drone musician Dana Schechter (Insect Ark) has premiered the new music video for her track “Symbols” over at CVLT Nation. The haunting track comes from her new EP Long Arms and is set to an equally eerie and interesting video. You can check it out after break if you feel like being tripped out.
Back in October I interviewed the main-man behind The Howling Void and we talked a bit about his forthcoming album Nightfall, admittedly not enough. The album is slated to be released on December 2nd and you can now hear a new The Howling Void track called “In Subterranean Temples” which is a fantastic display of doom. Trust me, you want to hear this madness. Check out the track after the jump. Continue reading