So Hideous, one of my favorite bands of all time, will release their new record Laurestine in October. Now, while that is a bit away, I do come bearing good news. So Hideous have revealed a preview of their new album and have also unveiled their album artwork for the album. Now, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that this album is going to be in my top 5 of 2015. Just speculation. Check out the teaser below. Glory be. Continue reading
Nothing are not your average band. Their post-rocking, shoegazing psychedelic tunes have graced my ears for a few years now. Recently the band contributed to the Nirvana covers compilation with their rendition of “Something In The Way.” Their version is hauntingly beautiful and mesmerizing and now a music video has been released for said song. Nothing are very cinematic, and it is quite obvious in the below video. Check it out below. Continue reading
My good friend Sisters Of… will be releasing their amazing new album next week and, in anticipation of the release, have teamed up with Decibel to stream the album in full. the album is titled The Serpent, The Angel And The Adversary and trust me when I say that it is brilliant. If you’re looking for phenomenally crafted post-rocking sludgy goodness, look no further because Sisters Of… are about to destroy your world. Check out a full stream of the album below. Continue reading
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One of the best current post hardcore/shoegaze/art rock bands in the United States, CITY OF SHIPS, released their third full length record Ultraluminal today. Many an interviewer is quick to point out the influences in this band’s sound; namely HUM’S galactic bombast, and SWERVEDRIVER’S calculated guitar motifs. However, it should really be said that CITY OF SHIPS know the value of first rate songs and their new album is front to back, just that. I spoke to vocalist/guitarist Eric Jernigan about their new record Ultraluminal.
Philadelphia band Nothing released their phenomenal record Guilty Of Everything in March and more recently the band released a split with the band Whirr, who also released an amazing album this year. Well, Nothing has released a music video off of the split and it’s pretty great as well. As a band who never does anything wrong, I am not surprised that the video is good. Check it out after the jump and be sure to pick up all three of the aforementioned albums. Continue reading
We love Nothing here on AA and I am super stoked that the band will be releasing a split with Whirr, who in their own rite have released one of my favorite albums of the year. Well, Nothing has unleashed a new track off of said split for you listening pleasure. The track is titled “July The Fourth” and it’s absolutely beautiful. The track was premiered over on Vogue, but you can check it out after the jump. Hallelujah! Continue reading
A good friend of mine is constantly giving me compact discs that they’ve burned for themselves. Because of this, I was cleaning my apartment and unearthed an old copy of White Pony they had given to me. As any Deftones fan would expect, after listening to it, I was thoroughly blown away. It got me thinking about their discography and raised some curiosity in the process. What are your favorite Deftones albums? Here’s my two cents and I know that at LEAST one other AA staffer loves the band. Also, when was the last time you seriously sat down and looked at the album art for Saturday Night Wrist? Amazing! Get my two cents after the jump and don’t forget to complete the poll
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.
Pitchfork has unveiled pro-shot footage from their music festival in Chicago earlier this month of Deafheaven performing a new track entitled “From The Kettle To The Coil”. The video footage arrived yesterday with tweets of the above image and the caption “It is done. Come August, it’s yours.” with the PRP reporting that the newly performed track will be part of Adult Swim‘s free singles series for this year, scheduled for release and download on August 25th. The track is standard Deafheaven fare, continuing alongside the revamped direction of Sunbather, though there is a trudging number around the 2:00 minute mark that could foretell a harsher direction for the band in the future. Stream the video for “From The Kettle To The Coil” below and bookmark the Adult Swim Singles page for future reference. 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.
Earlier this month the amazing band Nothing released their Relapse Records debut Guilty Of Everything and it has begun garnering much praise, as it should. This band is phenomenal and their music is brilliantly crafted, haunting and soothing all at once. The band has just released their music video for their song “Bent Nail” and it is just fantastic. The video features the band playing in front of a crowd of people who just don’t want to see them. Check out the video 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.
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
New York’s purveyors of dreamy, post-blackened greatness So Hideous have just unleashed a new track from their astonishing new record Last Poem/First Light, which is due out later this month. If you’re anything like me, then you have to check this out. Continue reading