How do you like your noise rock? Loud? Noisy (duh!)? Fierce and odd? Well, Invisible Things might be the band of your dreams. The band is comprised of members of US Maple and Parts & Labor and their brand of noise rock is something special. It’s heavy and it’s vicious and it sounds like someone put Lightning Bolt and Today Is The Day in a box and let them fight it out. This is the unholy sound that would rise from out of the box. Check out “Rockets” from Invisible Things new record Time As One Axis. Continue reading
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KEN mode have debuted a new track from their forthcoming album, Success, over at NPR. The new track is titled “These Tight Jeans” and much like the previously released “Blessed”, it continues to show the band’s more fleshed-out noise rock sound. The song revolves around a disfigured, surf rock-inspired riff that writhes around pummeling drumming and beefy bass lines. Vocalist/guitarist Jesse Matthewson offered the following comments on the new track:
“…post-punk-rock tribute to the absolute insanity of the ‘hater’ culture that plagues the media, social networking, and our daily lives as human beings alive in 2015. Stop disrespecting each other and go run a marathon, do some push-ups, read a book, create something: Get a life. Life’s too short.”
Get a life and listen to the track now.
Success will be released on June 16 via Season of Mist.
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
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.