Detroit’s off-kilter punks Child Bite have released a new track from their forthcoming Strange Waste EP over at Invisible Oranges. The track, entitled “Molestation of the Arts”, spirals about in a manic, drug-induced fashion . It’s odd and catchy in the best ways possible. Vocalist Shawn Knight comments on the lyrical nature of the track:
“I am an artist and a designer. I often have internal debates about where the line is between the two; what is pure art, the difference between art and design, and is it ok for the two to blend. Sometimes it’s clear, sometimes not so much. This song is a very cynical critique on the art director/ad agency side of things, coming from an artist’s point of view. One way of looking at advertising is that it’s pure manipulation; a commercial’s job is to sell you a product or service; to make you want it more than the other options available. One tactic agencies use is hijacking whatever the latest trends are to seem hip… This way whatever they are selling comes off as ‘cool.’ Cool sells. That’s what this tune is about; major corporations attempting to appear trendy in order to trick people out of their money.”
Stream the new track over at Invisible Oranges and check out their video for “Ancestral Ooze” after the break.
XTRMST, which features members of AFI, will release their debut album next week and the straight-edge hardcore group have unloaded a pretty rad music video. The video is for their track “Conformist,” which is an amazing song, and it’s a really cool video. You can check out the video after the jump. Become. Conform. Extreme. Continue reading →
As you all know, I am a HUGE fucking fan of Alexisonfire. I have loved the band for years and I was saddened when they called it quits back in 2011. We have seen numerous bands arise out of the ashes of Alexisonfire, such as Gallows. Well, it appears that AoF screamer George Pettit has been working hard on creating music that sounds absolutely nothing like Alexisonfire. I present to you, Dead Tired. This band is fronted by Pettit and has it’s head in the hardcore/punk/sludge variety of savage tunes. After the jump you can stream a track from the band and trust me, you want to hear this. Continue reading →
I adore Cancer Bats. That is all you need to know. I have always loved the band and I have been anxiously awaiting new material from them. Well, it looks like the time is upon us all, as Cancer Bats have released details about their upcoming album Searching For Zero. In addition to the track list, album title and album art (see above), the band has released a lyric video for the track “Arsenic In The Year Of The Snake,” which is a phenomenally crushing track. After the jump you can peep the track list and listen to the new track. JAM IT OUT. Continue reading →
Baltimore hardcore outfit Old Lines(Ex. Pulling Teeth and Ruiner) have released their new album, No Child Left Behind, out tomorrow on No Sleep Records, for full streaming over at their official bandcamp. The Baltimore fiends will be touring the US in support of the record later this month, hitting Brooklyn on the 24th and ending their run on the 24th of November. Peep the stream of No Child Left Behind along with full details for Old Lines’s tour below and pick up the album via No Sleep Records here.
Philadelphia rising post-punk outfit Dark Blue (members of Clockcleaner, Paint It Black and Ceremony) are streaming their October 7th-due Jade Tree Records debut LP, Pure Reality, over at Death And Taxes Magazine. Check the stream via here, pre-order Pure Reality here and catch Dark Blue at one of their upcoming shows, details below.
Newly groovy California metallic hardcore act Mizery (formerly Half Time) have made available for streaming their wicked debut EP, Survive The Vibe. Recorded by Taylor Young at the Pit Studios and mixed by Brad Boatright of Audiosiege, the Leeway-recalling Survive The Vibe will be available first to attendees of the band’s record release show this Friday at Programme Skate & Sound In Fullerton, California and is due up for online order the following day via Lion’s Share Records. Alternatively, it is available for 1000 bones for digital download now for true players. Check out Survive The Vibe below along with details for the record release show. Continue reading →
Kansas City/Chicago “skin” hardcore group Spine (members of Weekend Nachos, Sorry Excuse) have made available for stream “Counterfeit”, the first single off of their upcoming, long-delayed and awaited debut LP, Time Has Gone. The full record will be made available sometime in November on John Nachos’s label Bad Teeth Recordings with a record release show set for the 15th of that month in Kansas City. In addition, the band have announced plans for a California weekend tour in December. Stream the vicious “Counterfeit” below and follow Bad Teeth Recordings here for the latest updates on Time Has Gone as well as all future Bad Teeth releases.
Spine’s latest release was their split with The Repos, out last year on Bad Teeth Recordings.
Recent Revelation Records signees Soul Search have announced dates for a full US tour alongside their peers in Fury, kicking off early November and ending mid-December. In addition, the duo will see their California contemporaries in Violent Situation, Forced Order and Skinfather as support depending on date. Peep the full details below. Hopefully, the imminent tour signifies the release of Soul Search’s long-coming debut full length. Continue reading →
Hostage Calm have released their new album Die On Stage and the band has quickly followed up with a music video directed by the one and only Max Moore. I love this guys videos and I think Hostage Calm are incredible so, put the two together and you get awesome. Check out the bands music video for “A Thousand Miles Away From Here” after the jump. Enjoy! Continue reading →
Back in July, Lane told you about Teen Death, a new band that everyone should have on their radar because their EP Crawling is amazing and it is definitely end-of-the-year-list worthy. I have listened to this album numerous times and, even if it’s just once, listen to it. Do it for the good of all humanity. Do it for grungepunk in 2014. It’s unique and it’s magical. Stream Crawling over at New Noise Magazine.
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.
Out of the blue, Greensboro, NC grindcore/crust unit Torch Runner have returned, along with details for their upcoming sophomore LP, Endless Nothing, which if the debut single “Godlust” is any sign, signals only an amplification of brutalistic quality for the group. Due out September 30th via Southern Lord Records, Endless Nothing is an effort “reaching new depths of auditory violence”, according to the group’s press release. As the evidence stands so far, I believe it. Check out the new track “Godlust” along with full album artwork and tracklistings for Endless Nothing below.
Thrashpunks Iron Reagan will be unloading their new album next month and the band has already graced us with a handful of rad singles, but now the band has provided us with the new albums opus “Four More Years.” This is the bands four-minute track that is tucked nicely into the end of the album. Oh, did I mention that this rocks really fucking hard? Check it out after the jump or get bent, dude. Continue reading →