In all of my days. This is pretty fucking rad, man. I love both Meek Is Murder and Tiger Flowers and I have been praying of a pairing of the two band for ages now. Well, I had a split 7″ in mind, but apparently these dudes had something else planned. Meek Is Murder and Tiger Flowers have released a split music video. Continue reading »
Two of my favorite New York based hardcore bands have come together to cover one of my ALL TIME favorite hardcore acts. I am referring to Meek is Murder and Tiger Flowers, whose members have joined forces to record a cover of Botch’s “Spaim/Japam” for the upcoming All About Friends: Volume Three Compilation. Meek is Murder is joined by Tiger Flowers’ vocalist Jesse James for this faithful and badass cover. Feel free to stream this bad boy below.
2012 was an amazing year for me. I’ve already put out two of my Best Of lists and I have two more to go. 2012 was great year for breakout EPs and 7″ releases. A lot of killer bands put out spectacular EPs this year and so I decided to put together a list of those also. Here goes. Continue reading »
Meek Is Murder is a Brooklyn, New York three-piece who play a spazzy, sometimes grindy, hardcore that defies all things that your mind can comprehend (and sometimes gravity). The band released a killer album called “Algorithms” last year and now have released a new, themed EP called “Into The Sun Where It Falls Off The Sky.” I caught up with vocalist and guitarist Mike Keller to get the scoop on the new EP, touring, stabbings and Back To The Future. Check it out.
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How the fuck cam you not love Meek Is Murder? This trio absolutely blows me away with each album they put out. They recently released a new EP titled Into The Sun Where It Falls Off The Sky and now have released a music video for the forth track on the album Marty McFly (88 mph). Of course the video has a theme and if you couldn’t tell from the title, it’s the classic film Back To The Future. Meek Is Murder take the famous school dance scene (in which Michael J. Fox plays Chuck Berry‘s “Johnny B. Goode”) and spins it to their advantage. Continue reading »
I’m not sure why I haven’t posted about this fucking beast yet. It was released last week and it’s so fucking good it’s ridiculous. Meek Is Murder is one of the gnarliest, uncategorizable bands out there and I love them. The viciousness rubs you in all the right ways. If you have yet to embrace the almighty…. might that is Meek Is Murder, definitely pick up Into The Sun Where It Falls Off The Sky as well as Algorithms and Mosquito Eater. Basically, get all of this bands material and listen to nothing else. Do it. Take in all of the awesomeness of Meek‘s new EP here.
I fucking love me some Meek Is Murder. This New York-based three-piece is a force to be reckoned with. Their last full-length Algorithms is still is steady rotation around Aftermath HQ. It’s just such a good record. A while back Josh posted about the new Meek Is Murder EP that is set for release next week. The EP is titled “Into The Sun Where It Falls Off The Sky” and Meek has released a studio video about the recording of the EP as well as a new track streaming on their Facebook page. You can watch the video after the jump and listen to the new track “Ellen Ripley (Into The Sun” here. Continue reading »
You may know Meek Is Murder best because they were founded by a former guitarist of The Red Chord, or possibly because Frank from Metal Injection plays drums for them.. But you really should know about them because of how fucking awesome of a band they are. These guys have come a long way since their debut “Mosquito Eater”, So much so that their 2011 release “Algorithms” ended up being one of my favorite albums of last year.
At the end of this month, October 30th to be exact, Meek Is Murder will digitally release a brand new 5 track EP. As in Meek fashion, the new album will be loosely inspired by some nerdy shit. The sci-fi themed release will also feature guest vocals from Jesse Korman (The Number 12 Looks like You). Awesome! Here is the official press release -
The 5-song EP assaults listeners with Meek’s special brand of techy, chaotic hardcore and manages to get in-and-out in about 7 minutes. The EP was engineered and mixed by Kevin Antreassian at Backroom Studios (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Mike Portnoy, and Foxy Shazam) along with producer and guest vocalist Jesse Korman of The Number 12 Looks Like You. Into The Sun Where It Falls Off The Sky was mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, Mastodon) at West West Side Music.”
Meek is Murder’s Mike Keller (guitars/vocals) comments on the sic-fi theme of the EP: “Much in the way Algorithms drew influence from computer science concepts as allegories for life’s many challenges, the songs of Into The Sun Where It Falls Off The Sky honor a couple of our favorite sci-fi films as metaphors for the comedy and tragedy of our lives.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Private William Hudson (Dead Meat)
2. Ellen Ripley (Into The Sun)
3. Doctor Emmett Brown (Endless In Our Fleeting)
4. Marty McFly (88 mph)
5. Captain Malcolm Reynolds (Out Of Gas)
– Josh Huddleston
adrian terrazas-gonzalez, American aftermath exclusive, Animals As Leaders, eric moore, Javier Reyes, meek is murder, sucidal tendencies, sxsw, T.R.A.M, the faceless, The Mars Volta, Tosin Abasi, TRAM
Instrumental jazzy prog band T.R.A.M originally seemed like they were going to make big waves in the undergound music pool, but now are slowly fading into another forgotten studio project. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this group, the band consists of Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders), Javier Reyes (Animals As Leaders), Eric Moore (Suicidal Tendencies)and Adrian Terrazas-Gonzalez (The Mars Volta). To date, T.R.A.M have only played one show.
The only show the group ever played, they headlined and it was a free event during SXSW 2011′ that featured The Faceless and Meek Is Murder. I was lucky enough to attend this show and bootlegged 3 out of the four songs they played. Continue after the jump to watch almost the entire set from the progressive super group (it includes some Eric Moore drum cam style footage).
I fucking adore Meek Is Murder. I have become a huge fan since first learning about them and I blew my load all over Algorithms when it was released last year. The band has been touring non-stop since the release of the album and aren’t planning on stopping any time soon. The band has announced that they will be hitting the road with Canadian psychopaths Vilipend in August. That tour is guaranteed to fucking destroy, so if you’re in the area, go see these dudes! You can check out the tour dates after the jump.
In other Meek Is Murder news, the band is planning a vinyl release of 2011′s Algorithms, which will be limited to 500 copies (400 clear and 100 white). This is an absolute must have and it will be released on July 31st via Granite House Records. You can see a picture of the white vinyl at the top of this post. Sweetness! Be sure to catch Meek Is Murder on tour and grab this vinyl when it’s released! You can stream Algorithms after the jump and pre-order the vinyl here! [Continue...]
Argonauts have begun booking their upcoming US tour. Below are the announced dates and more May shows with Meek Is Murder will be announced soon. If anyone goes to one of the following shows, be a dear and get some footage. Do it!
04/23 Baltimore, MD – The Ottobar (feat. Graven)
04/24 Pittsburgh, PA – 3030 House (feat. The Body, Icon Gallery, Barren Scepter)
04/25 Cleveland, OH – The Foundry
04/26 Toledo, OH – Frankies
04/27 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge (“The Rumble“)
04/28 Munster, IN – 3 Floyds (“Dark Lord Day“)
04/29 Louisville, KY – Cahoots (feat. Coliseum)
04/30 Roanoke, VA – Coffin House (feat. Doom Syndicate)
05/01 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter (feat. Zruda, Reckoner, Gnawed, Degeneracy)
05/04 TBA – TBA
05/05 Ithaca, NY – The Haunt (feat. Big Day In“)
05/06 TBA – TBA
05/07 TBA – TBA
Jesus. Meek Is Murder, everyone’s favorite spastic, experimental, whathaveyou band also released a new music video. Did no one have anything to do this week? Is it national “Let’s Make A Music Video!” day and no one told me? You know what, I’m gonna skip the bullshit. The video is for Meek Is Murder’s track “Foo” which comes off of Algorithms which was released last year. The video was created by drummer and Metal Injection co-owner Frank Godla on a budget of $12, all of which went towards Mexican food. Check it out below. Enjoy!
all pigs must die, amon amarth, Animals As Leaders, Devin Townsend Project, Dream Theater, east of the wall, Evan Brewer, Krallice, Maclyn Bean Photography, meek is murder, Mogwai, OBSCURA, rotten sound, russian circles, scale the summit, skeletonwitch, Stray From The Path, Textures, the black dahlia murder, Thomas Giles, Touche Amore, trap them, wolves in the throne room, wormrot
I was fortunate enough to see/will be seeing all of these bands live this year (excluding 2, 6, 7, 14, 15 & 20), and all of these live performances blew my mind.
Haters gonna hate. – Maclyn
23. Thomas Giles – Pulse
22. Touché Amoré -Parting The Sea Between The Brightness and Me
21. Russian Circles – Empros
20. Rotten Sound – Cursed
19. Skeletonwitch – Forever Abomination
18. Textures – Dualism
17. Dream Theater – A Dramatic Turn of Events
16. Scale The Summit – The Collective
15. East of The Wall – The Apologist
14. Meek is Murder – Algorithms
13. All Pigs Must Die – God Is War
12. Animals As Leaders –Weightless
11. Amon Amarth -Surtur Rising
all pigs must die, An Autumn For Crippled Children, An Isle Ate Her, Barghest, Best Of 2011, black tusk, Buried At Birth, Chasma, Children of God, Crooked Necks, Deafheaven, Heartless, Hordes, Krallice, Lake of Blood, Leviathan, little sister, Loss, meek is murder, OBSCURA, owen hart, Punch, Seven Sisters of Sleep, Sister, So Hideous My Love, The Atlas Mothh, Thrall, toxic holocaust, Water Torture, Weekend Nachos, Welkin Dusk, wolves in the throne room, Wolvhammer, Young And In The Way
Well, it’s that time again. Time for year-end lists. Last year I my list was kinda iffy around this time because I just started reviewing albums in September. This time around I have had an entire year to listen to, review and enjoy a shit-ton of records. God knows how many albums I’ve reviewed this year and I honestly don’t feel like counting them all. I know it’s a lot. On top of that, I’ve probably listened to and enjoyed twice as many albums as I reviewed, if not more. I managed to narrow my original list of 50 albums down to 22, that the best I could do. I absolutely love all of these albums and it was a privilege to listen to them and make friends with a lot of these bands.
Of course, as always there are albums that didn’t make my list because I didn’t get a chance to enjoy the albums. Some of those albums are new releases from Burzum, Raspberry Bulbs, Batillus, Full Of Hell, Entrails, Fuck The Facts and Ptahil as well as many, many more. Most of the albums that I didn’t get to include were not included because I didn’t get to give them a thorough listen. I regret this because I know a lot of these albums would be fucking amazing. I guess it’s time to get to the list, huh? This list includes signed as well as independent bands because I see no reason to exclude a band because they lack the support of a major label. A lot of these bands seem far superior to signed ones, so lets just see who ranked where, shall we? [Continue...]