Interview by Dave Cotton email@example.com
One of the best current post hardcore/shoegaze/art rock bands in the United States, CITY OF SHIPS, released their third full length record Ultraluminaltoday. 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 Chainsreleased 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 →
If any of you listened to rock radio in the early 2000s then you probably (at some point) heard Smile Empty Soul‘s hit single “Bottom Of A Bottle.” Smile Empty Soul is a band that I thought long gone. I haven’t heard anything about the band since, like, 2004. Well, apparently they are still going strong and they released a new album back in May on eOne Music. That’s not the point of this post, however because I care nothing about this band. The point of this post is that Smile Empty Soul along with HURT have recorded a cover of the Alice In Chains classic “No Excuses.” Continue reading →
Tacoma Washington based hardcore group, Wreck, are a fairly new act with thus far two releases under their belt, a 2010 Demo and a 2011 EP, Reap What You Sow(free download here). Wreck play a distinctive style of alternative hardcore that easily traverses the lines between metal, hardcore and grunge, a sandwich sound that is equal parts Trapped Under Ice, Corrosion of Conformity and Nirvana. An exclusive track off of the group’s debut 6131 Records release, Nervous Wreck, entitled “Searching My Roots” is currently streaming exclusively over at GlueHC. Barely reaching a length of a minute and a half, “Searching My Roots” is a short psychedelic romp that is surprisingly ample in content. Bathed in a rather unique warm production, Wreck assault with riffs that contrast within the same phrase, inciting both attack and surrender simultaneously. Stream “Searching My Roots” exclusively via GlueHC here and catch the group’s video for “Burn Out” below. Nervous Wreck comes out sometime during December, pre-order the release here. Continue reading →
I don’t know who the fuck Lana Del Rey is or if she has any credit at all (I’m guessing she does?), but she has just failed horribly at the attempt to cover the Nirvana classic “Heart Shaped Box.” You ma’am should never show your face again. This hurts, it really does.
It no secret that Lil Wayne has draw inspiration from the legendary grunge band Nirvana. Sure, Wayne‘s music and Nirvana aren’t even on the same end of the spectrum, but Wayne has expressed his love of Nirvana in numerous interviews including one with Nardwaur (view after the jump) and one with MTV’s Sway which you can see here.
More recently however, Lil Wayne was photographed with an enlarged version of Nirvana‘s Nevermind but instead of Spencer Elden’s naked baby-self, Lil Wayne has had the photograph altered and had himself put into it. You can actually see this photograph at the top of this post. Interesting, eh? Continue after the jump to watch the Lil Wayne interview with Nardwaur. [Continue…]