I love Nothing. No, that isn’t some nihilistic way of life. The band, you dolts. J/k. You’re not dolts because you all love Nothing like me! You know what else I love? Nirvana. They are one of my all time favorite bands and they remain a constant listen for me. Well, when Nothing covers Nirvana and we get Nothvana, I damn near shit my pants. The band has covered “Something In The Way” and it’s a dark and deep rendition. It’s beautiful. The track will appear on Robotic Empire’s upcoming release Whatever Nevermind: A Tribute To Nirvana’s Nevermind. Check out the track below. 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.
New York noise rock outfit Fashion Week have premiered their forthcoming debut LP, Prêt-à-Porter, over at Invisible Oranges. The album will officially be released on February 23 via Solar Flare Records and can still be pre-ordered here. If you enjoy the tunes of the likes of Unsane, Helmet and pretty much anything tied to Amphetamine Reptile, then you will enjoy this record thoroughly. Stream the rambunctious yet catchy opus now.
Back in July, Lane told you about Teen Death, a new band that everyone should have on their radar because their EP Crawling is amazing and it is definitely end-of-the-year-list worthy. I have listened to this album numerous times and, even if it’s just once, listen to it. Do it for the good of all humanity. Do it for grungepunk in 2014. It’s unique and it’s magical. Stream Crawling over at New Noise Magazine.
Remember that awe-inspiring Nirvana tribute album we heard about a while back? We have already heard Thou‘s cover of “Milk It” and now you can hear the whole album in full. The release came out on Friday, which as most of you know was Record Store Day, but if you didn’t have a chance to snag yourself one, the release has made it’s way online.
Who wouldn’t want to hear Nirvana covered by the likes of Thursday, These Arms Are Snakes, Whirr, Daughters and more? Check it out: Continue reading
I’m a few days late on this, but my homies in Captain Overboard–Radio Earth! have released their latest album Waiting Oblivion. Like all of CO–RE!‘s releases, the album was recorded, mixed and released by them, solely. The guys are truly on top of their shit on this release. The crunchy, sludgy riffing, heavy-handed drumming and exasperated grunge-y vocals, I think this is Captain Overboard‘s best release to-date.
After the jump you can stream the album and download it for “name-your-price.” Do the guys a favor however, and if you’re into it, throw them a few bucks. They’re hardworking chaps and they deserve your money. The stand-out tracks, to me, are “Dress Up” and “10.5.” Expect a full review of Waiting Oblivion in the coming days. Continue reading
Just a few day ago Alice In Chains released a new lyric video for their song “Stone” and now the band has returned with their second consecutive music video in promotion of The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. Both of the singles from Alice In Chains‘ new record have completely blown me away and I am beyond stoked for the new album.
The band’s first music video was a very Space Odyssey-inspired piece about plants getting stoned. The second video is about people actually becoming stone. Some folks aren’t digging this video, but I really dig it. Even if you don’t like the video, the fucking song rules. Continue reading
Remember that cool fan-made music video for Alice In Chains‘ “Hollow?” You should because it was great. Not only was it a really awesome video, the song is incredibly infectious. I cannot get it out of my head. Ever. Well, luckily for me and everyone else, the track has finally been released digitally and you can download it here. Not only that, Alice In Chains have also released an official music video for “Hollow!” Continue reading
My homies in Captain Overboard–Radio Earth! have released their latest offering Winter for free download and you all need to go check it out right now. I have been friends with and following these guys for a long time now and I have loved watching them mature and form themselves into a killer band. If you’re new to them, I can best describe their music as a sludgy mix of grunge and metal. Their songs are very catchy and this is especially the case for their latest album Winter. Continue reading
Well, well, well. This is pretty great. I have expressed my undying love for Layne Staley-era Alice In Chains before but I don’t think I ever expressed me feelings about the last record, and William DuVall’s vocal debut, Black Gives Way To Blue. When it was first released, I didn’t listen to it. I couldn’t. Layne Staley was one of the greatest vocalists of all time and seeing Alice In Chains push on just didn’t settle right with me. I finally did listen to Black Gives Way To Blue and it’s not bad. Not bad at all, actually. William DuVall has an amazing voice and he is clearly influenced by Layne’s vocal styling.
Well, a new Alice In Chains song has surfaced and it is absolutely beautiful. Continue reading