While the Debauchees songs and sound are admirably weird, there’s a certain stiffness in their playing that leaves me cold on a few tracks on this full-length debut.
Some emotional hardcore that features some crushingly passionate melodies on this new EP from Atlas At Last. The second track exemplifies some close attention to detail on the lyrics as well. While I can’t see this EP appealing far outside of the already set fanbase boundaries for genres like emo and screamo, it’ll surely hit hard for those who are into said style.
Stream it via the widget above, and grab it via a pay-what-you-want sorta thing via Bandcamp. Enjoy!
I’ve been on the fence about many albums this year, but this is one of the few where I’m torn. For every great moment on the new Arcade Fire record, there’s one that falls incredibly short of whatever stylistic mark the band was shooting for. Rather than deliver another cohesive set of songs, Reflektor embarks upon a stylistic hodgepodge full of hits and misses.
Like a cross between the Raincoats and Screaming Females, this new track from the Debauchees is funky, off-kilter, and danceable. The band’s debut album Big Machines and Peculiar Beings is dropping on November 12th via SonaBlast! Records. Enjoy!
Washington D.C.’s the Dismemberment Plan return after more than ten years of studio album silence, but this latest release of there’s feels like a less peppy and eccentric version of their former selves.
Featuring members of Cap n’ Jazz, Into It. Over It., and Loose Lips Sink Ships, you could say Their / They’re / There already has a track record to live up to in the world of emo and indie rock. And “New Blood” definitely lives up to the legacy with a catchy chorus, tightly wound guitar leads, and a sharp drum beat.
Their / They’re / There’s new EP, Analog Weekend, is coming out on Topshelf Records.
Foxygen has put out a new video for the title track from its latest LP, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, and it’s a real trip. The duo appropriates recognizable old-school psychedelic visual effects–the graveyard setting evoking the LSD sequence in Easy Rider, in particular–but the twosome’s immense energy and modern sensibility still come through strong, making for a captivating viewing experience rather than a tired one.
Like the video, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic is a thoroughly fantastic blend of nostalgia and modernity. Check out the review here:
Connecticut duo Violent Mae has shared a track from its upcoming self-titled debut. On “Hole in My Heart,” Becky Kessler, winner of “Best Singer-Songwriter” at the 2012 Connecticut Music Awards, proffers an enchanting vocal melody and crisp guitar part. Drummer Floyd Kellogg, frontman of fellow New England act You Scream Scream I Scream, adroitly backs her; resulting in a smooth, sultry piece of indie rock.
Violent Mae is due out sometime this fall via Casa de Warrenton.