Self-described “alien pop” outfit Stern have premiered a new track from their forthcoming record, Bone Turquoise, over at Invisible Oranges. The avant-garde rock jam is titled “Trappings” and it features nearly eight minutes of calming, ethereal, yet off-kilter guitars that twist and turn unexpectedly, and eclectic vocals that become nearly maniacal at times. The addition of Kayo Dot alumni in the boundary-pushing project this time around just makes it even more wonderfully weird. Head over to Invisible Oranges to stream it now.
Bone Turquoise will be released on August 7 via New Atlantis Records.
When you think amazing, interesting music, you naturally think to yourself “Let’s see what The Flenser has.” I know. I do it also. The Flenser is one of my favorite labels because they constantly churn out amazing albums and amazing bands. Well, three bands on the label have teamed up for a west coast tour this summer. Specifically, Sannhet, King Woman and Planning For Burial have gotten together and will be hitting the western US in June. Check out the dates after the jump. Continue reading →
Have you, like me, been anxiously awaiting the arrival of avantblackmetallers Sigh‘s new record Graveward? Well, if you haven’t been, then you are wrong. That is all. Just wrong. Why are you wrong? Because Sigh have crafted some of the best and most interesting musical pieces of their career. I love Graveward and you should stop whatever menial task you’re currently involved in and check out the album below. Continue reading →
Bay Area hardcore/punk/post-punk/whatever band Ceremony announced today the release date for their new LP. Set for a May 19 2015 release once again thru Matador Records, The L-Shaped Man is a literal, metaphorical, and metaphysical quantum leap from their early days and even just from their last album Zoo.
Read on after the break for the details including pre-ordering info and tour dates:
If there is one thing you should know about Sigh at this point in life, it is that this band never does anything conventional or “inside the box.” This is very, very apparent in the bands new music video for “Out Of The Grave.” This video is being called NSFW everywhere else I’ve seen the story, but I think that everything is moving waaaay too fast in this video for anything inappropriate to be pinpointed. Regardless, check out the new Sigh video below. Continue reading →
Los Angeles-based experimental rock outfit Upsilon Acrux have premiered a new track from their upcoming seventh full length album, Sun Square Dialect, over at Steel for Brains. The track in question is the album’s dizzying opening number, “Pitch Mountain: Maps”. The song spirals about with a colorful array of instrumentation that runs the gamut of math rock, progressive rock, krautrock and free jazz. It defies categorization and dazzles simultaneously. Head over to Steel for Brains to stream the track now.
Sun Square Dialect will be released on April 14 via New Atlantis Records. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after break along with the band’s upcoming record release shows.
Texas experimental metal architects Pyramids have premiered their upcoming album, A Northern Meadow, over at Stereogum. The album will officially be released next Tuesday, March 17, via Profound Lore and can still be pre-ordered here. The record combines elements of black metal, shoegaze, drone and a plethora of other styles into one eight-track behemoth that fans of Kayo Dot or Locrian will have no issue getting all hot and bothered over. Head over to Stereogum to stream it now.
In addition to previously announced March tour dates marking their journey to Texas’s annual SXSW festival and plans for a Japan tour with Weekend Nachos, audio terrorists Full of Hell have announced dates for a Spring tour with fellow Portland, OR brutalizers The Body, the conclusion of which will see a collaborative record between the two entities. The Oceancity, MA crew are also preparing a record for release on John Hoffman’s (Weekend Nachos, SPINE) DIY label Bad Teeth Recordings. Peep the full tour details for Full of Hell below. Continue reading →
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.
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.
I have been quite excited about the new Kayo Dot album Coffins On Io, ever since Lane got me into the band earlier this year. The band is the perfect blend of weird and diverse and I have loved what I have heard off of the new album. Well, wait no longer. You can stream Coffins in full right now! All you have to do is click on over after the jump and click that magical play button. Enjoy! Continue reading →
Chicago experimental noise/doom ensemble Anatomy of Habit (Indian, Tortoise, etc) have announced the release of their second full length record. The new record, which was recorded by Sanford Parker at Soma Studios, will be entitled Ciphers + Axioms and will be released on November 10th via Relapse Records. The experimental outfit boasts an impressive lineup featuring drummer John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea and Cake), guitarist Will Lindsay (Indian), percussionist Theo Katsaounis (Joan of Arc), bassits Kenny Rasmussen (ex-Radar Eyes) and vocalist Mark Solotroff (Bloodyminded). The album’s artwork, track listing and audio trailer can be seen after the break.
Pre-orders for Ciphers + Axioms can be placed here. Bandcamp pre-orders can be found here along with the band’s back catalog.
Avant-rockers Kayo Dot have premiered a new track from their forthcoming full length, Coffins on Io, over at NPR. The new track is entitled “The Mortality of Doves” and it will envelop you in its sprawling soundscapes. The psychedelic behemoth carries an old-school progressive feel mixed with some jazz-elements and the standard Kayo Dot experimentation. Feel free to stream the new track, along with previous single “Library Subterranean”, after the break.
Coffins on Io will be released on October 14th via The Flenser.
Avantgarde rockers Kayo Dot will release their new album Coffins On Io in October and the band is currently streaming their new track “Library Subterranean,” which you can hear below. This is a pretty phenomenal track and it absolutely flies by and doesn’t seem like it was even close to eight and a half minutes long. Check out “Library Subterranean” after the jump or blow your brains out. Continue reading →
Bay Area one-man avant-garde act Botanist has premiered a new track from the upcoming album, VI: Flora, over at Tiny Mix Tapes. The new track is entitled “Stargazer” and it finds Botanist completely soaked in celestial instrumentation and glowing atmospheres. The speedy hammered dulcimer and the nearly inaudible, black metal-esque screeches offer an interesting contrast to the track’s overwhelmingly bright sound. Point your browsers here to stream the new jam.
VI: Flora will be released on August 19th via The Flenser.