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
Mogwai have announced the release of a new EP entitled Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1. which will follow up the band’s most recent full length, Rave Tapes, which was released earlier this year. The new EP will feature three new songs and three remixes by the likes of Blanck Mass, Pye Corner Audio and Nils Frahm. The EP will be released digitally and on CD and LP on December 1st via Rock Action The EP’s track listing and the band’s forthcoming fall tour can be seen after the break.
Mogwai have also provided a stream of opening track off the of the forthcoming release, “Teenage Exorcists”, which can be streamed below.
The instrumental collaboration between Porcupine Tree bassist Colin Edwin and guitarist/composer Jon Durant, Burnt Belief, have released a new track from their forthcoming record over at Pop Matters. The new track is entitled “Précis” and it will be featured on the duo’s sophomore album, Etymology, which is due out October 21st via Alchemy Records. The track is a progressive, dynamic jazz number that is highly complex and highly catchy. Edwin had the following comments on the track:
“‘Précis’ seemed like an appropriate title, as it condenses the ingredients that make Burnt Belief what it is: deep atmospheres, unexpected twists, dynamic changes and the evidence of Jon and myself reacting to each other.”
Feel free to stream the new track after the break and place your pre-order for the record at this location.
Post-punk/new wave outfit Publicist UK (Goes Cube, Revocation, etc) have announced that will begin recording their debut full length recording next month. The band will be recording the new effort at Wild Arctic Sounds in Dover, New Hampshire with Dean Baltulonis (Sick of It All, etc) and will be mastered by former Amphetamine Reptile in-house engineer Dave Gardner. A mid-2015 release through Relapse Records is expected.
The band’s demo tracks “Slow Dancing To This Bitter Earth” and “Never Gone To School” can be streamed after the break.
Publicist UK is: Zachary Lipez (Freshkills) on vocals, Dave Obuchowski (Goes Cube) on guitar, Dave Witte (Municipal Waste, etc) on drums and Brett Bamberger (Revocation, ex-East of the Wall) on bass.
Michigan indie-rockers Pity Sex have announced that they will be releasing a split 7″ with Code Orange side project Adventures. I love both of these bands, so I am stoked that they will be not only releasing new music, but that they will be together on wax. Freakin’ sweet, right? Well, don’t think that Pity Sex stopped at just that awesome announcement. The band is also streaming a rad new track titled “Acid Reflex,” which you can check out after the jump. It’s amazing. Simple as that. Continue reading
It’s difficult to reconcile that Happy Diving has only been a band for a little under a year. With only a four track demo out so far, the criminally unknown East Bay, California band embody a natural propensity for eased songwriting with catchy hooks and melodies that suggest a band in the long term, combining the groove and drive of early Weezer and California X alongside the depressive morose of shoegaze and dream pop into a unique concoction all their own. Today brings the second single, “Sad Planet”, off of the group’s recently announced, upcoming debut LP, Big World, recorded earlier this year with producer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Whirr). It’s a track that’s more of the same, in a best way possible. Stream “Sad Planet” along with the first single “Weird Dream” below and pre-order Big World, due October 21st via Father/Daughter Records, here.
The Japanese post-rock titans Mono have announced that they will be releasing two new albums this year, The Last Dawn and Rays of Darkness. Both albums will feature contrasting styles (The Last Dawn is reported to be “lighter” and Rays of Darkness “heavier”) and will both be released on October 24th (Europe), 27th (U.K.), 28th (North America) and November 5th (Japan). The band commented on the upcoming releases:
“When we started in 1999, we set out with a simple mission: from bliss to bludgeon, no matter how long or winding the path may be. After ‘For my parents’, we had finally reached the logical conclusion of that era, it was time to remember where we started and re-think where we were heading!
Less strings? Louder? Quieter? Lighter? Darker? Yes. “The Last Dawn” and “Rays of Darkness” are a pair of new albums. Recorded simultaneously yet conceptually, and creatively disparate, the two act as both opposing and complementary sides to a story. No strangers to narratives, the twin albums explore familiar themes: hope and hopelessness, love and loss, immense joy and unspeakable pain. Those elemental parts of life, and the complicated relationships that we create have, never been more resonant through our music.”
The band have also shared the track “Where We Begin” from The Last Dawn and can be streamed after the break. The band will also be embarking on Asian and European tours in support of the releases. Those dates can be found below along with album pre-order information and artwork and track listings.
Connecticut post-rock/emo collective The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die have announced the release of a new eight track EP. The new EP, which will be released on October 7th, will be entitled Between Bodies and will be a collaborative effort between the band and spoken-word artist Chris Zizzamia. The release’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break.
The band will also be heading out on tour this Fall with support from You Blew It!, Citizen, Hostage Claim, the Grizzly, Rozwell Kid and The Hotelier on select dates. Those dates can be found after the break as well.
Swedish fully-improvisational progressive rockers My Brother The Wind have released a new trailer for their forthcoming album, Once There Was a Time When Time and Space Were One, which is due out on October 14th. The clip previews some material from the upcoming record, and it sounds like it will be quite the epic affair. You can check out the trailer after the break.