I didn’t know a lot about IIVII before going into this post, but now I’m into it. IIVII is the space-worshipping soundscape project of Josh Graham, who has spent time in the ranks of Red Sparrowes, Battle Of Mice and A Storm Of Light as well as various other projects. Josh will release the debut, self-titled album will be released next month and a music video for the track “On The Shores Of Markarian 335″ has been released. It is a beautiful video with a great concept. You can check it out below. Please, do it. Continue reading
[photo by Ebru Yildiz]
Virginian experimental drone/ambient trio Harmonic Cross have announced the release of their debut full-length record. The new album will bear the title It Is Finished and will see a digitial release through Magic Bullet Records on July 17, with a vinyl pressing to follow on July 24. The release, which was tracked live and mixed by the band’s own Brent Eyestone and mastered by Dan Randall (“House of Cards”, “The Walking Dead”, etc), will feature six songs in the ambient vein that serve as a conceptual soundtrack to the Taman Shud Case. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found below.
No Clean Singing recently premiered the meditative, minimalistic “MLIAOI” from the album for your streaming enjoyment as well.
Chelsea Wolfe is preparing to release her new album Abyss in August and a stunningly beautiful new track has emerged online via NPR. I am an avid listener of the sites All Songs Considered podcast and this week they feature a new track titled “Carrion Flowers.” This is an amazing track and, while I have never been big on Chelsea Wolfe, I will definitely check out some of her past material (like Lane has been urging me to do anyway). Check out “Carrion Flowers” over here. It’s soo rad. Also check out Chelsea‘s new track “Iron Moon” below. Continue reading
The Early November recently released their amazing new album Imbue and the band have had a quick turnaround and have now released a music video for their new song “Boxing Timelines.” Admittedly, this is one of my favorite tracks on Imbue. It’s a really great song and I really like the video the band has crafted for it. You can check out the video after the jump. I honestly think this is some of The Early November‘s best work to date. Thoughts? Continue reading
Are you digging proggy rock that gives nods to Rush and bands of that ilk? Well, I might have something here you might be interested in. I was recently introduced to a band called Illogistical Resource Dept. who play a weird brand of spacy rock. Their music is definitely unusual, but it is pretty cool too. If you’re interested, may I present an official stream of the bands new track “March Of The Urchins.” The track is very bass-heavy and it’s got a fun groove to it. Check it out below and see if it’s your kinda jam. Continue reading
Well, fuck me. The Early November put their new album Imbue up for streaming in the middle of last week and I fucking missed it. Well, since the album comes out tomorrow I guess it’s a good a time as any to tell you folks about it. If you’re not into The Early November, give it a shot anyway. I love this band so much and Imbue is a wonderful album. Check out a full stream of the album below. Do it. Continue reading
Run The Jewels, the rap duo featuring El-P and Killer Mike have released a music video for their collaborative track with Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against The Machine. The track is titled “Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)”. The video exhibits expression of police brutality and racial profiling, all of which was summed up by the video’s director AG Rojas. You can see the video as well as read Rojas’ blurb below. Continue reading
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 12. 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.