Where the hell have I been? I have recently discovered Polar Bear Club for the first time and I can’t figure out why I haven’t listened to them until this point in my life. The band has been active since 2005 but I never gave them any notice until I received their new album Death Chorus which completely blew me away. Sure, it’s poppy and it’s not heavy, but it is really good. Continue reading »
Locrian have released a new video for their track “Two Moons” from their most recent album Return to Annihilation. The clip, directed by Rosamaria Montalbano, features an array of kaleidoscopic liquid imagery that beautifully fits the tone of the music in a simplistic sense. You can check out the video after the break.
Rolling Stone have premiered the new music video for Balance and Composure’s track “Tiny Raindrop” from their new album The Things We Think We’re Missing. The dreamlike clip was directed by Alex Henery and features frontman Jon Simmons endlessly pursuing a woman during a dream state. You can view the video by heading over to Rolling Stone now. Be sure to check out The Things We Think We’re Missing as well. Ross and I highly recommend it.
Sacramento’s own Death Grips have a history of surprising just about anyone that follows their exploits. 2013 proved to be no different due to various show cancellations and other controversies, but the band seems to be finishing the year out by dropping a new record for free on the internet with absolutely no warning whatsoever.
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Spin have an exclusive stream of the lovely new EP from Caspian, Hymn for the Greatest Generation, which officially comes out on November 11th. These three new songs (there’s remixes too!) are, according to guitarist Phil Jamieson, “an epilogue to the story that Waking Season presented a year ago”. Head over to Spin to stream the new EP now. Be sure to check out the band on tour with 65daysofstatic and The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die as well. Dates are posted below.
Crosses A.K.A. †††, the electronica-based band fronted by Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno, recently signed to Sumerian Records and started the prep for their upcoming album. They’ve already released one new track called “†he Epilogue” which ruled and now the band have released what very well could be my favorite song they have ever released.
“Bi†ches Brew” is phenomenal round and round. You need to stop everything you’re doing and listen to this song now. After the jump you can enjoy the madness. Continue reading »
Mogwai will be embarking on a new North American tour during April and May of next year in support of their forthcoming album, Rave Tapes, which is due out on January 20th. I am excited beyond belief, are you? You can check out the full schedule after the break and listen to their new song “Remurdered” here.
Defeater have announced an extensive European and UK tour that will commence in the middle of January 2014. Support for this trek will come from Caspian and Goodtime Boys. Extra support will come from Landscapes (Euro dates only) and More Than Life (UK dates only). You can check out the full schedule after the break.
The new solo effort from Blacklisted frontman G. Hirsch (AKA Harm Wülf), There’s Honey in the Soil So We Wait for the Till, is now streaming in full over at Revolver. If you like raw, acoustic folk by the likes of Steve Von Til and Michael Gira, then you should enjoy this work. Head over to Revolver to stream it and pick up a copy at this location.
We’ve already heard “Love in a Cold World” from Finnish post-punk outfit Beastmilk’s forthcoming album Climax, and now we have another sweet track to jam to. This new track is the energetic, echoing, and extremely catchy “Fear Your Mind”, which can be streamed over Stereogum. Vocalist and primary lyricist Kvohst comments on the song:
Brooklyn Vegan have premiered the debut self-titled EP from Creepers; a project featuring Deafheaven’s Shiv Mehra and Daniel Tracy and members of White Cloud and Golden Drugs. The four track EP features a very spacey, colorful psychedelic rock sound that is very calming and smooth. Head over to Brooklyn Vegan to check it out and purchase the EP at Creepers’ Bandcamp.
Above is the artwork for Mogwai’s forthcoming eighth studio album Rave Tapes, which will see a release on January 20th, 2014. The new album will sport ten new tracks of instrumental rock awesomeness. Mogwai released the first single from the upcoming effort earlier today, entitled “Remurdered”, which can be streamed below. It’s a slow burner, electronic centered track that reminds a little bit of Maserati’s work. You can check out the track below and download it for free here. You can also find the album’s track listing below as well.
Pre-orders are being offered at this location.
Das Seelenbrechen, the new full length album from Emperor riff maker Ihsahn, is now available for streaming over at ZT Mag. The album officially came out yesterday, October 22nd, so now is your chance to try before you buy. Head over to ZT Mag to check it out now.
The experimental musical outfits of Mamiffer and Circle are currently streaming their new collaborative effort, Enharmonic Intervals, over at Cvlt Nation. The album is out now on Sige Records and is definitely worth your time. The album is an expansive, droning collection of haunting pieces that will chill your blood; much like Mamiffer’s collaboration with Locrian did. Head over to Cvlt Nation to check it out.
Hoax are on the shortlist of hottest DIY hardcore bands. All on the strength of 3 superb EPs. With such a volatile style it’s always the fear of underground punks that a band like Hoax will breakup without putting out an LP. But lucky for us Hoax deliver on their many fans’ wishes and come through with one of the best releases of the year.