Everyone’s favorite dreampop group Anne will be releasing a new album next week and they wanted the world to hear it! You can check out one of the new tracks after the jump and hear the rest of the album over on BlacKBook. It’s pretty cool, but much more electronic-y than their previous material. Weird. Not bad, though. Continue reading
Italian instrumental outfit Australasia have just made my day. The band have released a stunning rendition of the classic theme song from David Lynch and Mark Frost’s cult classic television series Twin Peaks; originally composed by Angelo Badalamenti. It’s faithful to the original tune but with their own, slightly electronic twist. You can stream the track after the break and download it for free at this location.
As you should know by this point, I am a huge proponent of post-rock, especially when it is done extremely well. Lane and I did a month-long column on the genre last year called “Post-Rockgust” and every day since I posted my last installation in that column, I have sincerely regretted leaving out one band: Dirge. This band is phenomenal in every aspect and I fell in love with them after listening to their 2011 album Elysian Magnetic Fields (albeit, quite a while after its release) and the other day I learned that the band was releasing a new record this year. And then I got the record, titled Hyperion and… Holy shit. It usually takes Dirge a while to release new albums and I can see why. They have a ton of shit to work through and perfect and they’ve done it. Continue reading
Boston’s own Junius will release their highly anticipated new EP, Days of the Fallen Sun, on February 18th via Prosthetic Records. For those who cannot bear the though of going without new Junius for another week, can happily stream the band’s new effort over at Exclaim. These eight tracks of glistening, low-end of beauty can now make sweet love to your ears. Head over to Exclaim to stream the EP and pick up your copy here.
Combine elements of post/sludge metal with alternative rock and you get a sense of what Seattle’s Helms Alee are trying to accomplish. But even that description doesn’t do them justice. The band’s third full length album and follow up to 2011′s Weatherhead, Sleepwalking Sailors, will be officially released on February 11th via Sargent House. Pitchfork is currently providing an exclusive stream of the album for your ears’ enjoyment. I feel it’s big stylistic step-forward from Weatherhead and a lot more focused as well. Head over to Pitchfork to decide for yourself.
We love Junius here at American Aftermath and I know at least two of us are highly anticipating the new EP that the band will release next month. The band unveiled a new track earlier this month and now they have released a second. This track comes in the vicious-yet-beautiful “Battle In The Sky,” which was premiered via Decibel. Check out the track after the jump. Continue reading
Alcest’s next chapter in their foray into dreamy shoegaze, Shelter, will arrive on January 21st. If you haven’t pre-ordered your copy yet, do so now at this location. While you do that you can stream the new album in full over at Pitchfork. It’s absolutely bright and gorgeous. It’s melancholic at times and upbeat at others. Could it be one of the band’s best? That’s up to you to decide. Head over to Pitchfork to check it out.
Infamous Connecticut duo Have a Nice Life is a project I’ve just started to dig into with their sole 2008 album Deathconsciousness taking up much of my listening habits lately. It’s a fantastic album, and I’m diving into it just in time for the band’s sophomore LP The Unnatural World to come along and shake up the band’s all-too-long dormancy. If “Burial Society” is any indication, this will be just as worthy a follow-up to such a revered album as any.
I am pretty new to You Blew It! although I have seen the bands name in print for quite some time. I recently checked out their 2012 album Grow Up, Dude and I really dig it. It’s indie post-whatever or somethingsomething. I don’t know what to classify music that isn’t distorted, I just know I’m really feeling these dudes and, lucky me, they will soon be releasing their new album Keep Doing What You’re Doing on Topshelf Records. You can stream the album over on Pitchfork and see if you’re digging it as well. Check out “Award Of The Year Award” after the jump to get a little taste of the album. Continue reading
Radical emo-post-rocking-indie-whatever band The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die has announced their 2014 European tour! Supporting TWIABP will be fellow emo-rocking husband-wife duo Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate). If you are anywhere in the vicinity, I suggest hitting one of these shows up. Lane recently saw The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die with Caspian and I still hate him for it. Check out the full poster and dates after the jump. Continue reading
Japanese post-rock masters Mono have just announced another stint in North America for next spring after their recent east coast run a couple months ago. Supposedly they’re coming to the States in April to record their follow-up to 2012′s For My Parents and following that with a tour going through the South, making a stop at Austin Psych Fest, and creeping up the west coast, ending in Vancouver. Luckily two of those dates are in my area, so I might have to hit up one of those shows. Full itinerary of tour dates after the jump. Continue reading
Blonde Bear, a band I discovered and interviewed for Post-Rockgust Day 21 and fell in love with, released a new track earlier this year titled “It Will Come To You” and now, as the year comes to a close, they have released a beautiful music video for the track.
The song is available as a pay-what-you-want track over on Blonde Bear‘s Bandcamp and I suggest grabbing it up because it really is an amazing track. You can check out the video for “It Will Come To You” after the jump. Continue reading
Between The Buried And Me are no strangers to the touring circuit but this round will be a pretty damn interesting tour. BTBAM will be hitting the road in February alongside Deafheaven, Intronaut and The Kindred. This is sure to be a diverse and destructive tour that you need to get to if you’re around one of the stops. Check out the full poster and dates after the jump. Continue reading