After nearly a decade-and-a-half of silence, Montreal-based experimental rock act Lae will release their long-awaiting debut full length, Break the Clasp, on November 25th.
The band were initially active in the mid 1990s under the name Lae-Tseu and impacted the Quebec art and post-hardcore/emo/indie scenes and earned a solid regional fanbase. As they were preparing to recorded their debut full length, the band dissolved and was put on hold in 2001. Now, nearly 13 years later, the newly reformed Lae are ready to unleash these songs upon the world.
We here at American Aftermath are excited to bring you your first taste of Break the Clasp in the form of the album’s seventh track, “Sister”. The song echoes psychedelic progressive rock and post-rock but the overall picture is far more expansive. The song, as well as the album in general, is wholly unique and escapes categorization. Stream “Sister” for yourself and read a quick interview with Lae mastermind Marc Lucas Ablasou after the break.
Today Is The Day have premiered their forthcoming 10th studio album, Animal Mother, over at Lambgoat. The new album combines the heaviest and strangest of the band’s discography into a 14 track (which also includes a cover of the Melvins‘ “Zodiac”) behemoth of an album. Animal Mother will officially be released next Tuesday, October 14th, and pre-orders are still being offered here. Stream the new album over at Lambgoat now.
Montreal-based experimental post-hardcore outfit LAE have unleashed the details surrounding their forthcoming, long-awaited debut album. The new album will be entitled Break The Clasp and will be released collaboratively through Battleground Records and The Compound on November 25th digitally and on CD, with an LP pressing due out in February of 2015.
The band were initially active in the mid 1990s under the name LAE-TSEU and impacted the Quebec art and post-hardcore/emo/indie scenes. As they were preparing to record their debut album, the band dissolved. Several years later in 2013, the band reactivated and revamped their lineup and set out to record their long-delayed album. The quartet recorded Break The Clasp with Today Is The Day frontman Steve Austin, who ended up providing lead vocals for the entire album, among other contributions. The band issued the following statement regarding the forthcoming release:
Today Is The Day‘s extensive U.S. tour in support of their forthcoming full length, Animal Mother, official begins next week. The trek will commence on Tuesday, October 7th, in Portland, Maine, and will extend through November 21st in Houston, Texas. The band will be supported by nihilist doom outfit Lord Mantis and sludge kings Eyehategod among others. More tour dates are expected to be announced in the weeks to come. The touring schedule as it currently stands can be seen after the break.
Animal Mother will be released on October 14th via Southern Lord. Check out the video for the new song “Masada” below.
Today Is The Day always pleases my earholes and I like seeing really intriguing, off-the-wall music videos, so today is a nice day because I get both. I get new Today Is The Day and I get an insane David Hall-directed music video for the bands song “Masada.” I’m not sure if it’s ignorance or my upbringing void people of the Jewish faith, but I wasn’t aware of what the name of the song was derived from until I looked it up. Apparently it’s the name of a plateau in which a bunch of Israelis committed mass suicide. METAL! Check out the video for “Masada” after the jump. Continue reading →
Today is the Day have unleashed the details surrounding their upcoming 10th full length album, Animal Mother. The album, which was produced and mastered by frontman Steve Austin himself, will be released through Southern Lord on October 14th on 2xLP and CD. Austin has described the sound of the record in the past as a mix between Temple of the Morning Star and In the Eyes of God, which means optimum heaviness. You can check out the album’s official artwork and track listing as well as a video trailer, which previews some of the auditory madness to come.
Today is the Day have announced that they will be joining forces with Southern Lord for the release of their 10th studio album. The new album, which is entitled Animal Mother, will be released through the aforementioned label later this year. The album will feature the group’s new lineup of drummer Jeff Lohrber (Enabler), bassist Sean Conkling (Regression, Burn Your Halo) and the iconic guitarist/frontman Steve Austin. Austin had the following to say on the recent signing and the impending LP:
An official trailer for the recently crowdfunded documentary on Amphetamine Reptile founded Tom Hazelmyer, The Color of Noise, can now be streamed below. The documentary will feature interviews with many of the label’s alumni, including the Melvins, Cows, Unsane, Today is the Day and others. The film is due to premiere at Thirdman Records in Nashville, Tennessee on May 30th. Check out the trailer after the break.
Infamous psycho-metallers Today is the Day have confirmed a new lineup and the release of their tenth full length album and follow up to 2011’s Pain is a Warning. Now joining the charismatic cult leader Steve Austin (guitars/vocals) is drummer Jeff Lohrber (Trap Them, Shai Hulud, etc) and bassist Sean Conkling (Jermflux, Burn Your Halo). The band is nearing completion of their blasphemous new full length and is due out the middle of the year. Steve Austin had the following to say on the forthcoming effort:
Today is the Day have teamed up with Metal Injection to bring you their new video for their new song, “Sick of Your Mouth”. It’s full of trippy visuals and images depicting media figures in a negative light. The song is also now available through Bandcamp for the measly price of a buck. Check out the new video below and be sure to catch these guys on tour.
After being teased by five chaotic tracks, KEN Mode are finally streaming their new record Entrench over at Pitchfork. Jesus H. Christ! This album is as vicious as I hoped it would be. Frontman Jesse Matthewson had this to add on the new album:
This is KEN mode’s statement: we are coming for you. ‘Entrench’ is our message, and we will not stop until it is jammed down everyone’s throats. This album is the most aggressive, catchy, and dynamic work we’ve ever done, and we refuse to quit or take prisoners. We’ll be on the road from now until the beginning of June straight supporting ‘Entrench’, blanketing North America and Europe with venomous hostility
The album will be officially released on March 19th. Be sure to check out the band with Today is the Day, Fight Amp and Black Tusk on the road this month! Dates are provided below.
Charismatic cult leader Steve Austin is really sick and tired of your mouth, at least that’s what Today is the Day’s new single implies. With Today is the Day embarking on their tour next week (dates below), the band decided to release this surprise single that they will be performing live. “Sick of Your Mouth” is a thrashy jam that pulls out all of the Today is the Day brand noisy riffage combined with the psychotic screeches of Steve Austin. The band plan on recording a new full length LP later in the year so this may be an indicator of what direction their heading in. Or they may surprise us, like they usually do. “Sick of Your Mouth” can be streamed over at Noisey right now. Be sure to check out Today is the Day on tour as well!
At a Loss Recordings always seems to have a knack for the unusual when it comes to the music they release. When I use the term “unusual” here, I intend for it to be a good thing. They have put out music from the uniquely odd types like The Body, Assembly of Light, Stinking Lizaveta, and so on. The newest addition to At a Loss’s roster is South Carolina experimental punk outfit, Burnt Books. Their self titled debut encompasses elements of hardcore punk, noise rock and others into a well executed onslaught of schizoid insanity.
Today is the Day have booked an extensive Spring North American touring schedule that will mark the band’s twentieth year anniversary. Support on this trek will come from Black Tusk, KEN Mode, Fight Amp and a yet to be announced special guest on certain stops of the tour. You’d be a complete dumbass to miss this. Check out the full schedule below!
David Hall, the mastermind behind not only Maryland Deathfest The Movie 1 & 2 but also music videos by bands such as Today Is The Day, Fuck The Facts and Hail of Bullets, among others, has decided to quit the music video business. After he finishes the videos he has on his place, he will be calling it quits, well not completely. He has decided to turn his focus towards what he calls “VHS Albums.” Read on to see what videos Hall has remaining and what a “VHS Album” is.
“Between now and the new year, I’ll be completing new videos for Jucifer, Maruta, Rottenness, Ladder Devils, Vilipend, Rwake, Brutal Truth and Fuck the Facts,” said Hall from his London, Ontario office, “and when the last one is done that’s it – no more music videos for me.”