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.
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.
Avant-rockers Kayo Dot have announced the release of their seventh full length album and follow up to 2013’s ambitious Hubardo. The new record will be entitled Coffins on Io and will see a release through The Flenser on October 16th. The new six track effort will represent yet another change in the ever-evolving sound of Kayo Dot. Frontman Toby Driver described the sound as ” a sexy combination of Type O Negative, Peter Gabriel, Sisters of Mercy”. Driver further comments on the overall theme and vibe of the upcoming album:
“Basically the vibe that we’re going for here is inspired by 80s retro-future noir— Blade Runner.”
“I wanted to make a good record to put on while you drive across the desert at night under a toxic, post-apocalyptic atmosphere…There’s a weird underlying theme of murder, shame and death.”
The album’s artwork and track listing are available for viewing after the break.
Bulbul, who are named after a family of songbirds found throughout Asia and the Middle East, truly live up to their name. This band creates exotic, expressive metal that I find myself trying my damnedest to describe, only to come up with “fantastic.” The band, hailing from Austria, will release their latest offering Hirn Fein Hacken in early June and I am proud to bring you a stream of one of the best tracks on the release: “Kanzla.” Continue reading
New York’s experimental metal outfit, Epistasis, have premiered a new track over at No Clean Singing for your ears’ punishment. The new track is entitled “Witch” and will appear on the group’s forthcoming EP, Light Through Dead Glass, which is out on April 1st via Crucial Blast. The track combines Deathspell Omega-esque black metal, noisy barrages, doom, and graceful trumpet playing, into an oddball amalgam that is quite mesmerizing as well as terrifying. You can stream the new track over at No Clean Singing now. Pre-orders can be obtained at this location.
If you’re in the Brooklyn area, be sure to check out the band’s record release show. Details after the break.