As Lane told you earlier this month, Anatomy Of Habit will be releasing a new album Ciphers + Axioms next month and the band has issued its first single from the album. The track is titled “Radiate And Recede” and it’s pretty rad. If you like doom, post-rock and styles of that ilk, I think you’ll be into Anatomy. I’ve been a fan of this band for a bit and I think they sound as good as ever. Stream the new track below. Continue reading
Rosetta, a band whom Lane and I adore, released their new EP Flies To Flame yesterday and we are both extremely excited about it. To coincide with the albums release, the band put the whole thing up on Bandcamp for all the world to stream. Trust me, if you know whats good for you, you’ll kick in the five bucks and purchase the album, but if not, just stream it after the jump. But yeah. Buy it. Continue reading
Remember when I interviewed Brian (bassist/vocalist) of Milk White Throat and he told us that the band were finishing up their new album Death Of Beauty? Well, the band has released the album and you can now stream it in full. It’s really a great album and the guys have totally outdone themselves. The band seems a bit different than they did on their last record, but I really dig it. You can check out the album after the jump. Great work, Milk White Throat! Continue reading
Belgian post-metal outfit Charnia have premiered their forthcoming debut full length, Dageraad, over at CVLT Nation. The record features 35 minutes of enthralling soundscapes and crushing doom that call to mind the most tranquil moments of bands like Mogwai and the intensity of early Isis material. Check it out for yourself over at CVLT Nation now.
Dageraad will be released on September 20th via Consouling Sounds. Pre-orders can be placed here.
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.
Post-rockers Pianos Became The Teeth have recently signed to Epitaph Records where they will release their new album Keep You later this year and the band has released the albums first single “Repine.” I absolutely love this track and, well anything PBTT have ever done. Am I excited? Yes. Am I ready to hear this album? Yes. Should you pass up listening to “Repine?” No. Check out the track after the jump. Continue reading
Instrumental patients Set And Setting will be releasing their debut album A Vivid Memory next week and as a treat to everyone the world over, the band is currently streaming the album in full. I was hesitant to check out Set And Setting initially, but I quickly fell for the bands tremendous sound. You can check out the full stream of A Vivid Memory after the jump, courtesy of AV Club. Enjoy the beautiful sounds, son! Continue reading
Psychedelic drone/doom outfit Megaton Leviathan have premiered a new track from their forthcoming record, Past 21 Beyond The Arctic Cell, over at Invisible Oranges. The track is the sprawling 13 minute “Past 21″; a track that floats down a path of kaleidoscopic melodies and drug-induced atmospheres. Head over to Invisible Oranges to stream the behemoth now.
Past 21 Beyond The Arctic Cell will be released on September 9th via Seventh Rule Recordings. Pre-orders can be placed here.
A few weeks back Deafheaven were seen in live footage performing their new song “From The Kettle Onto The Coil” and now the band has released a studio version of the track. Of course, the track will be released for free as a part of Adult Swim’s Summer Singles on the 25th of this month, so look forward to that, but until then check out a full stream of the track after the jump. Continue reading
Seattle’s post-metal/shoegaze hybrids He Whose Ox Is Gored have announced a string of West Coast tour dates that will commence in early August. The band will be touring in support of their forthcoming Rumours EP, which is due out later this year. The band is also working on their debut full length, though there is no word on when it will see the light of day just yet. You can check out the tour dates after the break and their past works on their Bandcamp Page.
A few months back I posted about a rad compilation featuring bands covering Misfits tracks. Well, the folk at CVLT Nation have come through again and have released a new compilation featuring covers of one of my all-time favorite bands: Joy Division. Some of the stand-out bands are Pinkish Black, Old Witch and Arctic Flowers, but that is only the tip of the iceberg. Check out a full stream of the compilation below. Continue reading
Camera Shy, which features Nick Bassett of Nothing and Whirr and Alexandra Morte of Whirr, released their debut EP Jack-O-Lantern last week and, as it ended up in my Junk Folder, I got to it late. This is by no means heavy whatsoever, but it is pretty hypnotizing. Simple guitar and vocals in a nice, smooth indie pop style. If you think this is up your alley, check it out after the jump. I’m enjoying the release and I regret not finding it sooner. Leave your thoughts in the comments section. Continue reading
Texas instrumental rockers have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Another Language, over at Tiny Mix Tapes. The new track is the sprawling and absolutely gorgeous six minute stunner “Dustism”, which will stay with you long after it draws to a close. Head over to Tiny Mix Tapes to check it out now.
Another Language will be released on September 16th via Suicide Squeeze.
Instrumental music can be somewhat challenging to make. Music that is devoid of vocals usually needs to be multi-faceted and grandiose in order to keep some listeners’ attentions. Luckily, it is not too difficult to find good instrumental-only acts. Whether it be on the more rock side of the spectrum (Explosions in the Sky, Tortoise, etc) or the more metallic side (Russian Circles, Pelican, etc), solid instrumental music exists in all different forms. But, just like everything else in life, a breath of fresh air is needed. That is where the Arizona’s Tempel come in. Though the duo of Ryan Wenzel and Rich Corle have been collaborating since 2003, it is not until this year that we see the full product of their efforts. Their 53 minute debut album, On the Steps of the Temple, is a metallic marvel and gives a lot of their contemporaries a run for their money.