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:
[photo by Becka Diamond]
Experimental noise architect Dominick Fernow (aka Prurient) has announced the release of the follow up to 2011’s well-received Bermuda Drain. The new full-length, titled Frozen Niagara Falls, will be released through Profound Lore on May 2. The album will boast a 90-minute runtime comprised of 16 new tracks. The record’s artwork, track listing and A/V trailer after the break.
The fourth and final installation in the Human Performance series of EPs by storied North Bay hardcore band Sabertooth Zombie is set for a March 3rd release on Twelve Gauge Recs. The legacy and roots of SZ go deep into the hardcore scene of the Bay Area. Some of their peers include Ceremony, Trash Talk, and No Statik, among others. No Sir, another top quality Bay Area hardcore band, share members with the Tooth. No Sir’s breakthrough Lp, ’13’s The Future Is Bright, was released on Twelve Gauge. Do you see what’s going on here ,people? Do you see a pattern? You see how everything ties in here?
Always the hardest rockin’ and bluesiest hardcore band of their scene or perhaps even their generation, SZ on their newest release Human Performance IV, draw upon a legion of disparate influences and inspirations for the recording, (recorded and mixed by Sam Pura at The Panda Studios and mastered by Piper Payne),
from Merle Haggard and Pink Floyd, to outlaw country, Jack Kerouac, and noise rock everything adds up to what is sure to make for an interesting headphone listen and hopefully, (fingers crossed), energetic live show.
Continue on after the break for the EP’s album cover art, track listing, and a link to live footage of Sabertooth Zombie’s performance at Anaheim’s Chain Reaction.
Holy shit. Circa Survive released an album last year? I had no idea. I haven’t listened to this band in a long time, but I really liked their first few albums. I guess I’m going to have to go back and check out Descensus soon, as the band has released a music video for their track “Child Of The Desert.” It’s a really cool song and a cool video as well. Check out the video below. Continue reading
Well folks, this is my final post of the year (aside from my Year-End List which will be posted on New Years). With my last post, I wanted to do something un-metal and still something I love. I have been listening to St. Vincent‘s self-titled album all year and I love it. The first track I heard off of it was “Birth In Reverse,” which is an amazing song. It just so happens that a music video for that song was released a few days ago. So, as I go away until next year, enjoy the new music video by the unbelievably talented St. Vincent. Farewell, readers. Continue reading
As the year draws to a close, music journalists and bloggers reflect upon what was released in order to construct their year-end “Best Of” lists. It can sometimes be quite a daunting task putting these silly little lists together. “Did I forget anything?” “Well, this album should be placed at number 10 and this one at 15.” “I’ve been staring at the same computer screen for three hours; my life is in shambles.” But luckily, there are certain releases that were so good that it makes the process a little easier. So good, that you just can’t not forget to mention them. For me, one of those albums is Wreck and Reference‘s Want. The bleak, experimental noise/ambient duo’s sophomore full length is unsettling and memorable in the all the right ways. American Aftermath recently caught up with the two musical architects Ignat Frege and Felix Skinner to talk a little bit about the record, the band’s sound and origins, pasta and sadness.
Michigan post-hardcore/emo heavyweights La Dispute have announced a handful of spring co-headlining tour dates with Pennsylvanian punks Title Fight. The 11-date trek will commence on March 21st in Houston and will see the bands supported by The Hotelier on all dates. You can check out the touring schedule after the break.
La Dispute‘s most recent effort, Rooms of the House, is available now.
Mogwai have premiered the official video for their track “Teenage Exorcists” from their forthcoming EP, Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1, which will be released on December 1st. The clip, which was directed by Craig Murray, is highly elaborate, trippy and very visually stunning. I can’t fully describe the video eloquently, so I will say just watch it for yourself after the break.
Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1 can be streamed here.
Between The Buried And Me‘s Tommy Rogers AKA Thomas Giles will release his new solo record Modern Noise next week and if you’re aching for some of his weird solo madness, then you can now hear a new track titled “We Wander Lonely.” Now, this isn’t exactly my taste, but it’s interesting. Check out the track after the jump, courtesy of Absolute Punk. Continue reading
Montreal’s experimental rock act Lae have premiered the title track from their forthcoming debut full length, Break the Clasp, over at Decibel. The nearly eight minute track takes you by the hand and escorts you through a plethora of ever-evolving psychedelic pathways that are both serene as well as haunting. Check out the track for yourself at Decibel now and stream the previously-released track “Sister” in case you missed it.
Break the Clasp will be released on November 25th.
The supergroup featuring members of The Mars Volta, Red Hot Chili Peppers and At The Drive-In will release their debut album next week, but if you can’t wait to hear it (*cough*Lane*cough*) then now is the time for you to get a face full of these jammin’ tunes. The band has teamed up with Noisey to present a full album stream of the bands debut, self-titled record. Check it out after the jump. I’m really digging this, especially the track “I Got No Remorse.” Continue reading
Japan’s post-rock legends Mono have premiered both of their forthcoming new albums over at A.V. Club. Rays of Darkness and The Last Dawn will officially be available on October 24th (Europe), 27th (U.K.), 28th (North America) and November 5th (Japan) and can be purchased here, here and here. But if you cannot wait one more minute for these huge, expansive albums, then head over to A.V. Club to stream them both now.
Stick To Your Guns will be releasing their new album next February and the band has stepped into promotion of the album very early. The band has release a music video for a new single titled “Nobody,”* which I really dig. I’ve always liked this band and I think the vibe they currently have going for them is pretty rad. If the rest of the album sounds anything like “Nobody,” I’m in for the long haul. You can check out the video for the track after the jump. It’s pretty cool.
Swedish instrumental rockers My Brother The Wind have premiered their forthcoming opus, Once There Was a Time When Time and Space Were One, over at The Sleeping Shaman. The nine track, entirely improvised album is officially available now and can be purchased here or here. Feel free to lose yourself in the captivated soundscapes of this album over at The Sleeping Shaman or stream it after the break.
While I am not a fan of We Came As Romans, I was intrigued when I heard that they had released their cover of Taylor Swift‘s “I Knew You Were Trouble” that will be featured on the upcoming Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6. The songs on the compilation are almost always awful, but I love it nonetheless because bad covers are my bread and butter. If you’re interested in how this track sounds, check out the music video for We Came As Romans‘ cover of “I Knew You Were Trouble” after the jump. Continue reading