Past and current members of East of the Wall, The Postman Syndrome,You and I, El Drugstore among others, have joined forces in a new instrumental progressive hardcore outfit New York In 64. The quartet have announced their recent signing to Magic Bullet Records and have confirmed a full length LP release for early 2015. To get a taste of what is to come, check out footage of the group’s recent show in New Brunswick, New Jersey below.
NEW YORK IN 64:
Justin Hock – guitars
Thomas Schlatter – bass
Chris Alfano – guitars
Seth Rheam – drums
Ahoy, ya scurvy dogs! We here at American Aftermath are proud to present unto you, El Drugstore’s debut full length Plague Ship; the future of drug-induced technical wizardry. The album will officially be available for download on December 31st via Nefarious Industries. After the break you can stream the album in all its eclectic glory. As an added bonus, the band have provided us with a special track-by-track rundown of the album. You can check it all out below.
Hello there! Like my partners in crime, I am here to share my favorite music releases of 2013. I have listened to an ungodly amount of music this year and out of what I had a chance to listen to, these thirty albums/EPs/etc stuck with me well after my first listen. It’s not just heavy music either! I know you don’t care about my opinion, nobody should, but you may find something worth listening to in the following list. Here goes nothing!
Noisey have premiered a new track from El Drugstore’s forthcoming debut full length Plague Ship, which is out on December 31st. This new track is the wonderfully titled “Hipster Tits” and its spiraling instrumentation is sure to make you vomit. But in a good way, of course. Head over to Noisey to check it out now!
El Drugstore formed around 2008 by past and present members of New Jersey progressive outfit East of the Wall and have remained a rather silent entity since their inception. The trio of riff-manglers have released a handful of stand alone tracks and a split EP with noisy duo A Fucking Elephant, but are still relatively unknown despite being attached to East of the Wall, whose notoriety is slowly growing. But El Drugstore are bound and determined to change that with their mind-boggling full length debut, Plague Ship. The common brain is not prepared for this massive forty-five minutes of eccentric complexity and intricate musicianship.
Metal Sucks have premiered a new cut from El Drugstore’s (East of the Wall, etc) forthcoming debut full length, Plague Ship, which will set sail on December 31st through Nefarious Industries. The new track is entitled “The Natives Are Getting Useless” and I would liken it to the most frightening acid trip known to man in audible form. The instrumentation is spastic, dizzying, complex, and an all around good time if you like your music dripping with psychosis. Head over to Metal Sucks to check it out now.
The artwork and track listing for Plague Ship can be seen after the break.
Such a ridiculous name as A Fucking Elephant is sure to garner a lot of odd looks. But their name works to their advantage because the music this band creates reflects the absurdity of their established name. If you have not been introduced to A Fucking Elephant yet, let me get you two acquainted. A Fucking Elephant is a two piece instrumental math rock band based out of New Jersey, whose split with El Drugstore is a must listen for anyone who likes a little drug induced violent rock n’ roll. It was spastic and dissonant in all the right places. Their new seven inch release, appropriately titled Seven Inches, increases the drug dosage and hysteria and begins to place the bands’ feet in the direction of new, wacky territory.
Nefarious Industries’ first release of the year has been unleashed today in the form of a new single from three piece instrumental band Seven Nines and Tens. The release contains two live performance favorites specifically chose for this release; “Constants & Axioms” and “Kemptville”. The first track, which can be streamed below, is a six minute tour de force combining elements of post-rock, post-metal, math rock and even black metal in a glorious melodic display. “Kemptville” on the other hand, is a two minute soul crushing math metal bastard that will appease fans of Dysrhythmia and Loincloth alike. Check out “Constants & Axioms” below and pick up the digital single at this location for the low, low price of two dollars!
Footage has surfaced of instrumental spazz bastards, El Drugstore, performing a new song live on December 16th at the St. Vitus Bar in New York. The song is reportedly titled “By What Ill-Begotten Means Have You Procured This Meat?” and I can only assume it will appear on the trio’s upcoming full length, tentatively titled Plague Ship. This song is all over the place. It’s heavy, extremely jarring and features a badass lick near the end that is mind blowing. Anyways, check out the performance below.