Electronic duo Zombi will release their new album Shape Shift in October. The band will also be heading out on tour with Pinkish Black in November, meaning that it’s going to be a pretty cool couple of months. Zombi want to keep everyone pumped, so they have released their new track “Mission Creep” today. You can check out the track below. Continue reading
Michael Kadnar is a busy guy. As a musician, he spends his time drumming for NY/NJ experimental metal band Black Table, as well as German post-metal/black/neocrust unit Downfall of Gaia. He also runs a forward thinking boutique record label called Silent Pendulum Records, that already has a short string of solid releases under its belt. I spoke with Mike about balancing the duties of being in several bands on two different continents, pushing a label forward, booking a fest, and about the musical landscape as he sees it. The label’s latest release is a reissue of the s/t record from Australian band Hope Drone:
Bands like Locrian don’t really sell themselves visually for music videos. When bands like this do happen to release a “music video” it is usually more of a visualization. This is how I would classify Locrian‘s new video for “Arc Of Extinction.” It’s mesmerizing and beautiful, but it’s not a music video. Check it out for yourself below. Continue reading
Electronic, instrumental space rockers Zombi haven’t been on my radar in a long time. I mean the band hasn’t released anything since 2011, so the fact that they are back and prepping the release of their new record Shape Shift is pretty cool. The band has released a new track for us to enjoy and it’s pretty rad. If you’re familiar with the band, you know what you’re in for and you’ll dig it. Check out the track below, it’s called “Pillars Of Dawn.” Continue reading
Have a Nice Life‘s Dan Barrett has premiered a new track from his new electronic-centered Black Wing project over at Tiny Mixtapes. The new track, which comes from the upcoming album …Is Doomed, is the eight-minute closing number “I Let Him In”. The track features melancholic yet bright and buzzing synths and atmospherics that will bring to mind the likes of Zombi, Salem, or the “Drive” film soundtrack of which Black Wing was partially inspired by. Head over to Tiny Mixtapes to check it out now.
…Is Doomed will be released on September 25 via The Flenser.
Oh, snapmachine. Apparently I have been overly excited about the new Locrian, but the shit has taken me by storm. I really dig the record and I’m stoked when I hear new shit from it. The album is a beast and if you doubt me, check out “Arc Of Extinction” below. This track builds and builds through the first half and then explodes. Greatness. Continue reading
Louder-than-life act Ecstatic Vision, who feature former members of A Life Once Lost, will release their debut album Sonic Praise next Tuesday and the band is currently streaming the effort in full. The album is very interesting and kind of weird to behold. I’m honestly not sure I know what is going on with some of it, but I do want to listen to it all. You can check out Sonic Praise after the jump. Continue reading
So, you remember when I was really stoked about that last Locrian track I heard? Well, guess what, I am suuuuper excited about latest track that emerged today. The track is titled “Heavy Water” and it is weird, spacy, loud and powerful. Locrian were a late find for me, but I am totally looking forward to the bands new record Infinite Dissolution. Check out “Heavy Water” below, thanks to Noisey. It’s sick. Continue reading
Shit, I love Team Sleep. This collective released some amazing music and then not much for a while. Luckily for all of us who love and miss the band, we are getting some new Team Sleep! The band has released a re-recorded version of their song “Blvd. Nights” which you can hear after the jump. The song sounds as great as ever and I cannot wait to hear more. BRING IT ON! Continue reading
Have a Nice Life and Giles Corey‘s Dan Barrett has announced the release of the debut full-length for his electronic-centered, Black Wing project. The new seven-track record will bear the title …Is Doomed and will be released through The Flenser on September 18. Barrett commented on the project:
“A while back I released a short, digital EP of me messing around with a lot of software instruments. This was after I watched Drive and enjoyed the soundtrack, and was really just me fiddling around. It got released as the ‘Drive 2 Soundtrack’ under the name ‘Dan Barrett and the Cruisers.’ I gave it away for free and promptly forgot about it. About a year later I ended up listening to it again and decided that there’s something fast and enjoyable about all digital stuff – no tuning, no strings breaking. It came at a good time (we [Have A Nice Life] were just finishing up recording songs from The Unnatural World), so I decided to jump in….Black Wing started as a sort of opposite to Giles Corey – whereas Giles started as ‘only acoustic instruments allowed,’ Black Wing started with ‘only digital instruments.'”
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break along with the video for the track “My Body Betrayed Me”.
Oooooh, shit. Locrian! Locrian, mother fucker! The band is back and they will release their new album Infinite Dissolution next month and you can hear a killer new track right now. The track is titled “An Index Of Air” and it is an extremely awesome block of odd. If you know Locrian, you know they are very hard to define, but they are killer. Check out the new track below. Continue reading
Oh my stars and garters. New Author & Punisher? Yes, please. I want it. All over my face, neck and chest. All over my– You know what? Not the point. The point is: yes! There is a new Author & Punisher track and it is a-mayz-in-guh. Tristan Shone and his merry band of machines bring more death industrial madness and I love it so much. Check out “Callous and Hoof” below. Continue reading
Bay Area experimenters Mamaleek have premiered a new track from their up upcoming album, Via Dolorosa, over at Noisey. The new track is titled “Nothing But Loss” and it features misshapen psychedelic folk-like instrumentation turned on its head and accompanied by harsh, screamed vocals. The track is odd to say the least and that is a plus. Get weird at Noisey now.
Via Dolorosa will be released on May 26 via The Flenser. Pre-orders can be found here.
[Photo by Dani Ransom]
Portland one-man soundsmith Kyle Bates, a.k.a. Drowse (Sloths, etc), has announced the release of his debut full-length and follow up to the 2013 debut EP, Songs to Sleep On. The new record will bear the title Soon Asleep and will see a release through Oligopolist Records and APNEICVOID on June 9. Recorded by Bates himself, Soon Asleep features six new tracks that offer up highly-textured, hauntingly beautiful dream-like soundscapes. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break along with a stream of Songs to Sleep On.
I’m do not have a wide knowledge of math rock and the like. That is more Lane’s territory. That’s not to say that I don’t like the music, I just don’t know much about it and I don’t find myself looking out for it. That is, until Upsilon Acrux was recently introduced to me. I don’t know how I went this long without knowing this band. They have released six albums and I’m waaaay behind. The band is currently streaming a fantastic new track titled “Remnants Of The Habitable Epoch” and it is good enough to introduce you to Upsilon Acrux and give you an idea of what to expect from their forthcoming seventh album Sun Square Dialect. Check out the new track below. Continue reading