I fucking love †††, one of the many projects involving Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno. This electronic-driven band, who I originally didn’t like but soon fell for, recently signed to Sumerian Records and announced that they will be releasing their debut full-length in November. Now, if that isn’t awesome enough, ††† have unleashed a new track from the album titled “†he Epilogue.” You can stream this radical jam after the jump and let it take over your mind. Continue reading
The post-rock project featuring members of Isis and Deftones front man Chino Moreno, Palms have just released a music video for their song “Future Warrior.” This track comes off of Palms‘ debut, eponymous release which is available now. The video is odd, and not very simple like Chino’s last music video that I posted about yesterday. It’s very artistic and deep and I really like it. Check out the video below. Continue reading
You may remember that we loved Deftones‘ Koi No Yokan here at American Aftermath, with the album landing in the top 10 of 2012 for Lane and myself. “Romantic Dreams” stands out as one of my favorite tracks on the album and I am pleased that Deftones have released a music video for the track. The video does not feature the band whatsoever, but instead focuses on a skateboarder, out on a night run, ripping it up.
I think it’s a very cool video and that might have something to do that I am both a skater and a Deftones fan. Check out the video after the jump. #A.D.I.D.A.S. Continue reading
The highly anticipated debut full length album from Palms (Deftones, Ex-Isis) is now available for streaming over at Spin.com. The album officially comes out on June 25th so here is opportunity to be induced in dreamy, post-metal pop bliss early. This album should satisfy fans of both Deftones and Isis. Check it out now.
Palms (Deftones, Ex-Isis) have released the official trailer for their upcoming self titled debut, which will hit store shelves on June 25th through Ipecac. Pre-orders for the new effort can be found here with a variety of bundles available. The “supergroup” will be playing a few shows in California with Crypts (ex These Arms Are Snakes) this Summer in support of the release. You can view the trailer and the tour dates after the jump.
Palms (Deftones, Isis) have released the official details on their highly anticipated self titled debut. The album will be released on June 25th through Ipecac and feature the following track listing:
1. “Future Warrior”
3. “Mission Sunset”
4. “Shortwave Radio”
6. “Antartic Handshake”
The band will be hitting the road as well for a few dates with Crypts (ex These Arms Are Snakes). Those dates are as follows:
I love Deftones! Their last album Koi No Yokan even landed in my Top 5 albums of 2012 (duh!) and it was for good reasons: amazing song writing and execution. There were tons of stand out songs on Koi No Yokan but one of my favorites was “Swerve City” which now has a music video to go along with it. Continue reading
The Dillinger Escape Plan’s intense, blood soaked and fiery performance at this year’s Golden Gods Awards has surfaced on the web. Watch as Dillinger perform an awesome three song set at the annual lackluster award show that includes their two new tracks “Prancer” and “When I Lost My Bet”. Chino Moreno of Deftones joins the band on stage as well for a cover of Depeche Mode’s “Behind the Wheel”. Then the band end it all with Greg Puciato’s signature fire blowing with the iconic “43% Burnt” riff. They seem so out of place performing at this. Check out their live set below.
Palms, the highly anticipated collaborative project from Chino Moreno (Deftones) and ex-Isis members Jeff Caxide, Aaron Harris and Bryant Clifford Meyer, has finally released a taste of what’s to come. Pitchfork is currently streaming the track “Patagonia” from their upcoming self titled debut which is due out on June 25th. The track is just what I expected this project to sound like; a culmination of the more melodious and ambient moments of Isis and Deftones. But that doesn’t mean the track exceeds my expectations for “Patagonia” is quite stellar. It’s totally entrancing and has a lot of that ambient Wavering Radiant era Isis sound I adore. You can stream the track at Pitchfork or stream it via Youtube below.
Above a still from Deftones classic music video for their song “Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)” from their 1997 album Around the Fur. Director Frank Ockenfels also made a video for the acoustic rendition of the track that has yet to surface, until now! Ockenfels took to the web uploaded the previously unreleased video. You can view the rare clip below as well as the original. I mean, who doesn’t want to watch Chino Moreno float under a bridge?
It looks as if progressive metal act Periphery have been recruited to support the mighty Deftones on their upcoming Spring North American tour. The trek will see both bands travel from Canada to Texas in March to spread awesomeness all over your face. Below is the full schedule and you’d be just plain silly not to attend.
Aeon, Agitator, Cattle Decapitation, Chelsea Wolfe, Code Orange Kids, Column Of Heaven, Death Grips, deftones, Departures, Disgrace, Dodecahedron, dying fetus, early graves, Expire, Fever Dreams, Fire And Ice, Gaza, Godstopper, hivesmasher, Homewrecker, Like Rats, Meshuggah, Misser, periphery, pig destroyer, Spawn of possession, The Love Below, Twitching Tongues, War Hound, Xibalba
Similar to the conflicted state of mind the character Jules Winnfield Of Pulp Fiction was in when he decided not to execute the characters of Honey Bunny and Ringo like “fucking fried chicken”, my American Aftermath writership came at a period in my life of transition, a time of both fleeting and returning tastes. In short, my idea of “music” was flipped upside down. What was once a streamlined process of music listening and discovery was overloaded and overridden by my previous months exploration into a multitude of realms and genres previously unexplored, most notable among that being my new found discovery of hardcore and the cascading effects of that discovery, which led to realms from sludge metal to pop punk.
The following thirty album list reflects the few difficultly chosen releases that stuck with me the most throughout both the bombarding ocean of releases this year and the aforementioned musical overturn. Before we actually begin, I’d like to thank the American Aftermath crew especially Ross Gnarly, Lane Oliver, and Josh Huddleston for allowing me to be a part of their team. I would also like to thank the musicians and bands that have created music for me to write about and those that have helped out in interviews and features. Last but not least I want to thank you, the readers, for giving a shit. See you all after the jump.
2012, Aesop Rock, Balmorhea, best of, birds in row, Bone Dance, Car Bomb, Cattle Decapitation, Converge Xiu Xiu, Cursive, Death Grips, deftones, Earth, El-P, Fiona Apple, Gaza, Gifts from Enola, godspeed you black emperor, Killer Mike, King Dude, Kowloon Walled City, Lilacs & Champagne, Locrain, Mamiffer, Marriages, pig destroyer, Sharon Van Etten, So is the Tongue, swans, The Mars Volta, The Men
This year has been more than gracious to my ears. I was fond of so many releases in 2012 that it was like pulling teeth trying to narrow this list down to JUST thirty. Since albums have the tendency to grow on me, this list was compiled without review ratings in mind, if I had a chance to review them that is. These thirty albums are the records that I continued to revisit throughout the year and have yet to stop jamming. These are the records that are still fresh and exciting upon the umpteenth listen. Without further adieu, these are my favorite albums of the year.