If you can expect anything from New York’s The Men, it’s that you’ll never know what to expect from them.
The band’s discography thus far has been quite the trip, showing no limits in their ability to imitate the sounds of noise rock, post-hardcore, pop rock, and even country. In fact, their foray into that last genre made for my least favorite Men album thus far. That influence rings true in this new track of theirs as well, “Pearly Gates”; however, I think this fiery backwoods rock number is paying off big-time. It’s like what would have happened if the punk movement had somehow preceded Southern, horn-backed bar rock. There’s loads of guitar slingin’, piano bangin’, and horn squealin’ to be had here. Pay close attention, and try not to miss a single second of the action!
Get some more info on the band’s next album via Sacred Bones. Also catch a review for one of the band’s previous albums below:
Stream: Stuntman – “Bag of Dicks”
Next month, French hardcore outfit Stuntman will drop its third studio album, Incorporate the Excess. The band flaunts its unremitting brutality with lead single “Bag of Dicks,” a song whose title pretty much says it all. It’s an exceptionally confrontational three minutes of sharp, noisy grindcore leads; frenzied, whiplash-inducing drumming; and snarled, caustic vocals. Give a listen above if you’re feeling brave!
Incorporate the Excess is due out January 18 via Solar Flare Records.
Demented and hellish, the new Soupcans EP does not mess around.
Scuzzy garage punkers Soupcans have a new EP out that you can stream via the embed above, and it’s gotta be one of the most manic, filthy, and wild collections of songs I’ve heard in this style in a while. The band holds nothing back with brittle guitars, primal drums, and vocals that border on psychotic. Enjoy!
Toronto experimental rock outfit Pretty Mouth certainly lives up to its creepy name, creating what sounds like a legitimate nightmare on the first track of this new album.
While the band does showcase white a bit of influence from grindcore and noise rock, the vocals on Fears are refreshingly eccentric–even if it’s pretty apparent that these guys were fans of Daughters’ final record.
Stream the record via the widget above, and enjoy!
Billy Woods and Elucid team up on Race Music to make one of the most dense hip hop albums to come out this year. With seventeen tracks laced with this duo’s esoteric lyricism, this one’s gonna require quite a few replays for maximum enjoyment and comprehension. A few shaky choruses on tracks like “Hand Over Fist” and “Renaissance Garments,” but still a rap album worth reading into!