Brighton-based Exes (Narrows, Tropics) have premiered their forthcoming album, Phatasmaboring, over at Punktastic. The album will be self-released by the band on July 28th and can be pre-ordered here. The album comes across as a cross between These Arms are Snakes’s brand of math rock/post hardcore and Botch’s chaotic sensibilities. Check out for yourself over at Punktastic.
Throatruiner Records has yet to release an album that I have not enjoyed. With amazing records from Plebeian Grandstand, Cortez, Vuyvr, Bone Dance and more, you just can’t go wrong. The label will be releasing the new album from French post-hardcore band As We Draw and you can hear a new track from that effort right now. MetalSucks has premiered the track “Losing Ground” and for the life of me, I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t enjoy it. It’s heavy, it’s amazingly organized and it’s As We Draw. Check out the track below, courtesy of MetalSucks. Continue reading →
Holy Tongues (ex-Ruiner) have premiered a new track from their forthcoming debut album, Weak People, over at Brooklyn Vegan. The new track is the five minute, lumbering beast “Filters” and it channels a healthy amount of early post-hardcore aggression. You can stream the track over at Brooklyn Vegan now.
Weak People will be released on August 5th via Melotov Records.
Echoes are new to me, but I am glad that I learned about them. The band encompasses a lot of different genres and encase them in their own little box of Woah. The band has given you all the gift of being able to listen to their new album The Pursuit before it’s release later in the month. Other sites are saying that Echoes are similar to RussianCircles and while I can’t say they’re wrong, this band seems to be doing something all their own. Check out the album after the jump and leave your comments in the appropriate section. Continue reading →
Holy Tongues (ex-Ruiner) have announced the release of their debut full length record. The record, which was produced by Kevin Bernsten (Full of Hell, Magrudergrind) and mastered by James Plotkin (Isis, Earth, etc), is entitled Weak People and will be released through Melotov Records on August 5th. The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break.
A.V. Club have premiered the first taste of the new record, “92″. Head over there to check out the noisy, driving barrage of force.
Planes Mistaken For Stars, possibly one of my all-time favorite bands, has announced their plans for a reunion tour taking place next month. The band will be hitting the road with All Eyes West and it will definitely be memorable. Rumor has it that the band is also in the process of writing material for a new album, which would be unbelievably amazing. Like, truly. Check out the bands upcoming tour dates after the jump. Stoked? Continue reading →
So, shortly before starting this post I had no idea who Islander were. I have gotten a few press releases for the band, but never gave them the time. Well, I have now given them the time and I’m in love with this band. The press release states that this band is for fans of Deftones, but honestly I’m hearing something more. This band obviously draws influence from Def, but they are doing something all their own, which is very commendable. Well, luckily for all of us, Islander has released a music video for their fantastic track “Coconut Dracula.” I mean, with a title like that, how are you not already watching? Check it out after the jump. Continue reading →
Chicago post-hardcore outfit The Swan King (Pelican, Planes Mistaken for Stars, etc) have announced the release of their second full length album, and follow up to 2011′s Eyes Like Knives. The new Sanford Parker produced offering will be entitled Last So Long and will see a release through War Crimes on June 3rd. The album’s official artwork and track listing can be seen after the break.
The band have also shared the second track from the record, “At Who’s Expense”, which can be streamed below along with their first album, Eyes Like Knives. Tour dates with fellow Chicagoans Jar’d Loose can be seen below as well.
Boston metalcore outfit Vanna are something I have just gotten into over the last week or so. The band has existed for ten years now but for one reason or another, I always passed over them. I recently stumbled across them on Spotify and listened to their 2013 album The Few And Far Between and I loved it. I also recently downloaded the bands single from last December Preying/Purging which is also phenomenal. Well, the band will be releasing their next outing in June and the band has just released a lyric video for their track “Holy Hell” which you can see after the jump. Seriously digging this. Check it: Continue reading →
It has been announced that No Sleep Records will be releasing a split 7″ between screamo act Funeral For A Friend and emo band Boysetsfire . Now, while I’m not a big Boysetsfire band, I do love Funeral For A Friend, so this release is definitely a must hear. Along with the announcement of the album, it has also be unveiled that Funeral For A Friend will be covering Boysetsfire‘s “Rookie” and Boysetsfire will be covering FFAF‘s “10:45 Amsterdam Conversations.” Check out the originals after the jump to get you excited. Continue reading →
One of my favorite record labels in hardcore and metal music today is Deathwish Inc. (home of Deafheaven, Converge, Code Orange Kids, Modern Life Is War, Punch and many more). And over the past few days they’ve been teasing and counting down to a major announcement of some kind. None of us knew what it was, many assumed it could be an album release of some sort but the label dropped no hints until the announcement came today in the form of the picture you see above you.
As you should all know (and currently be celebrating), Fred Phelps, founder of the friendly, God Hates Fags family church, The Westboro Baptist Church, has died and to show their feelings, Touché Amoré have released the above t-shirt design, which should be available on their e-store later today. Good show, chaps. Approved. You can also check out the classic “WeHateFredPhelps.com” after the jump. Continue reading →
Well folks, a few days ago it was announced that my boys in So Hideous has inked a deal with Prosthetic Records, which means that the distribution of their amazing new album would reach many more people. That’s amazing and I wanted to catch up with the bands bassist/vocalist Chris Cruz to see whats been up in the ranks of So Hideous as of late. Check out what he had to say. Continue reading →
Noisey have premiered the forthcoming third full length album from Michigan post-hardcore band La Dispute, Rooms of the House. The album officially comes out next Monday, March 18th via Better Living Records, with pre-orders still being offered here. If it’s anything like their previous released album, Wildlife, then it is sure to take an emotional toll on you. Head over to Noisey to stream it now.
Brooklyn Vegan have premiered the opening track from Tiger Flowers’ full length debut, Dead Hymns, which is out on April 6th via Melotov Records. The track is entitled “Batesian Mimicry” and it showcases Tiger Flowers’ ability to pummel you with noisy, rhythmically bastardizing riffs, as well as craft post-hardcore-esque melodies. Basically, the song hurts oh so good. Head over to Brooklyn Vegan to check it out now.