Remember the last post I did about Black Mare? Well, I hope you’re ready to hear what the other half of that RSD split is going to sound like, because it sounds pretty rad. Lycia have released a stream of their new track “Silver Leaf” over on CVLT Nation and it is a brilliant, beautiful piece of music. Again, not super familiar with the band, but I will definitely dig into them. It’s pretty killer. Check out “Silver Leaf” below. Continue reading
Black Mare, who, in case you (like me) don’t know is the ambient side project of Ides Of Gemini frontperson Sara Timms, are plotting the release of a split 7″ with Lycia on Record Store Day and a new music video has been released for the former’s track “Low Crimes.” Now, I don’t know much about Ides Of Gemini, let alone side projects such as Black Mare, but this track is pretty great. The video is also pretty cool and I suggest checking it out. As always, you can see it after the jump. Continue reading
Loveable rockers at Fight Amp will release their highly anticipated new record Constantly Off in June and the band has given us a sickeningly sweet taste of said album in the form of “Ex Everything.” This track is fuzzy, feedback-laden and fucking gorgeous. I adore Fight Amp and anything they release, so there is no doubt that Constantly Off will be a choice listen. Continue reading
Brooklyn noise rock/hardcore trio My America (formerly My America is Watching Tigers Die) have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Misses, over at Noisey. The new track is titled “Bad Hosts” and will bowl you over with its bass-heavy, driving hardcore stylings. On the track, frontman Matt Turner issued the following comments:
“‘Bad Hosts’ is the last song we wrote and recorded. The album itself is so serious and intense, ‘Bad Hosts’ is something we did for fun, to lighten the mood. We tracked the song live with Kevin. Although it’s not part of the album, it’s an essential part of our whole experience of making the album.”
Stream the track over at Noisey now.
Post-rock, noise rock, post-metal and everything in between can be found on Tyranny Is Tyranny‘s upcoming full-length, The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. The anti-capitalist Wisconsin quartet’s follow-up to to 2013’s Let It Come From Whom It May is nothing short of grandiose. Serene yet somber melodies build into lumbering, metallic monoliths or angular AmRep-style assaults, and are propelled by intelligent socially and politically-minded lyrics that work hand-in-hand with the instrumentation to create some emotionally-heavy opuses. Hopefully you have already heard the previously-released cuts (and if not, now’s the time) “Or Does It Explode?”, “Pillar of Cloud, Pillar of Fire” and “Kabuki Snuff Theater”. Now it is American Aftermath’s pleasure to present to you another track from the upcoming five-track behemoth, titled “She Who Struggles”. Guitarist and vocalist Russell Emerson Hall was kind enough to provide background information which influenced the track’s subject matter as well as the lyrics themselves:
If co-option and distraction cannot accomplish the goals of neutralizing dissent and maintaining the racist and classist status quo, there are other methods. In the late 60s, under J. Edgar “Speed” Hoover’s covert action program, COINTELPRO, the FBI began to target The Black Panther Party, called by Hoover “the most dangerous threat to the internal security of the country.” One of the objectives was to promote and foment street violence between the Black Panthers and other radical groups as well as gangs. Under the guise of fighting terrorism, the government destabilized and discredited groups challenging oppression. The harassment, attempted assassination, imprisonment, and subsequent exile of Black Panther Assata Shakur was a direct result of COINTELPRO efforts.
Sun king, sun king. Enforce the end for profit.
Speed king, speed king. Protect so none will suffer.
Sun king, sun king. You liberate oppressors.
Speed king, speed king. Until you run for cover.
Your son, your son. Paternalistic ardor.
Fly high, fly high. But never question structure.
Your sun, your sun. The cost of freedom’s profits.
Fly high, fly high. Live out your life in exile.
Darkness all around. Darkness in your town.
Darkness coming down. Darkness all around.
Feel free to stream the seven-minute, slow-burning epic “She Who Struggles” after the break.
The Rise of Disaster Capitalism will be released on June 13 via Phratry Records.
Rhode Island’s long-running noise rock duo Lightning Bolt have debut the official video for their track “The Metal East” off of their new record, Fantasy Empire. The storming, groove-heavy racket is set to a clip created by New York animator and illustrator Lale Westvind, which depicts a myriad of acid trip-spawned, marching creatures. You can check out the video after the break as well as the band’s upcoming tour dates.
Holy shit. You know how awesome Today Is The Day are? Well they are just as great when you haven’t listened to them in a while. Not sure why, but it has been a bit since I listened to the band and they are sooooo sick. The band has released a new music video for their track “Heathen.” This track is one of my favorites off of the bands most recent album Animal Mother. Check out the video below. Continue reading
I love Nothing. No, that isn’t some nihilistic way of life. The band, you dolts. J/k. You’re not dolts because you all love Nothing like me! You know what else I love? Nirvana. They are one of my all time favorite bands and they remain a constant listen for me. Well, when Nothing covers Nirvana and we get Nothvana, I damn near shit my pants. The band has covered “Something In The Way” and it’s a dark and deep rendition. It’s beautiful. The track will appear on Robotic Empire’s upcoming release Whatever Nevermind: A Tribute To Nirvana’s Nevermind. Check out the track below. Continue reading
Los Angeles sludge/post-metal titans Wovoka have premiered a new track from their forthcoming debut full-length, Saros, over at Metal Injection. The new track is the nearly nine-minute “The Sight”, which stomps about like an ludicrously-huge behemoth that could only exist in mythological texts. To say the track is simply devastating would be an understatement. Head over to Metal Injection to stream the track now.
Saros will be released on April 14 via Battleground Records. Pre-orders can be placed here.
Philadelphia noise rock outfit Fight Amp have announced the release of their first full-length record in three years, entitled Constantly Off. The Steve Poponi (Ladder Devils, etc) produced effort will be released on June 9 via Brutal Panda Records. LP pre-orders can be placed here, cassette versions can be placed here and CD and digital editions can be found here. An album trailer can be viewed after the break.
KEN Mode have premiered the official video for their new track “Blessed” from their upcoming highly-anticipated Steve Albini-produced album, Success, over at Noisey. The Christopher Mills-directed clip depicts a visceral live show and simultaneously captures the energy of the new track. The song itself is a cataclysmic double-bass assault that capitalizes on the group’s noise rock influences and features extra noisy debauchery from Full of Hell‘s Dylan Walker, murderous cello from Natanielle Felicitas and insanity-laced guest vocals from Oxbow frontman Eugene S. Robinson. Check out the video for yourself after the break.
Coliseum are an interesting band who keep getting more and more intriguing as they go along. Sometimes the band has a punk edge, sometimes they are straight up post-rock. Regardless, the band never puts out anything bad. Speaking of, the band has released a new music video for their track “Sunlight In A Snowstorm,” which will be on the bands upcoming album Anxiety’s Kiss. Check out the video 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:
Imagine yourself in the middle of a frozen wasteland, far from civilization. The snow has accumulated tremendously and has swallowed your feet completely. The bitter wind swarms about you, threatening to peel the skin from your face. You finally collapse in a heap from exhaustion and starvation. Unseen wild animals can be heard issuing their hunting cries in the distance. You are convinced that the end is nigh and you begin making amends with whichever god you believe in. The debut album from self-proclaimed “winterdoom” outfit Phantom Winter, “Cvlt”, recreates this scenario through their haunting compositions. Born out of the ashes of German post-metal group Omega Massif, Phantom Winter aim to rip any shred of hope you have in you and leave you for dead.