Swedish rock outfit MANKIND has a few songs floating up on SoundCloud at the moment, and they’re absolutely over-the-top, ballsy, and in-your-goddamned-face! UGH! GOD! BELHDLHDLGHG!
There are some loud, abrasive elements to this band’s music that reminds me quite of bit of progressive punk bands like Refused, but they’ve got some eccentricities of their own as well. Not only that, but some clear influences coming from the world of garage rock and soul, too. Enjoy!
Be sure to give this debut album from California post-hardcore artist, Tony Molina, a listen. Dissed and Dismissed is comprised of 12 tracks that pack plenty of sick-ass riffs into their seemingly paltry 11-minute total runtime. Notably, the penultimate track is a cover of “Wondering Boy Poet,” by the similarly crunchy and breezy Guided By Voices.
Dissed and Dismissed was released earlier this year via Melters. Stream it in full above and enjoy!
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!
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.
West Coast screamo outfit Touché Amoré’s third record is easily the most ambitious in their discography so far, featuring some incredibly dynamic and melodic punk guitars and lyrics that dive into the depths of mortality, legacy, and the band itself.
Some pretty invigorating and melodic post-hardcore from the guys in Native on their latest release, Orthodox. I’m loving the raw presentation of the instrumentation, and some of the guitar tones these guys are conjuring as well. I could see this band appealing to those who like a softer approach with their vocals, too. These guys are definitely bringing some power and subtlety to the table. Enjoy!
Conor Oberst’s recently regrouped punk band Desaparecidos continues its trend of dropping new songs in twos with the single “Te Amo Camila Vallejo” b/w “The Underground Man.” The reunion still appears to be going in full force, with the band’s take on post-hardcore being as angular, breezy, and melodramatic as ever.
The two songs are also available as an independently-released double A-side 7″ that can be ordered here: http://shop.desaparecidosband.com/products/te-amo-camila-vallejo-underground-man
With all of the skramz revivalism floating around the Internet these days, it was only a matter of time before I was talking about some German screamo, right?
These guys are a Münster-based rock trio, I believe. They’ve lovingly named themselves after WWII activist Karl Jungbluth, too. Their new record is stitled Part Ache–hah, I get it–and the nine tracks they present on this LP have much of what I look for in records of this style: intense vocals, tight playing, anthemic guitars. The added bonus is the album’s mix is pretty dang heavy, too! Give it a stream via the widget above, and enjoy!
Is Survived By will be the third full-length LP from California’s Touché Amoré, and it’s currently looking at a September 24th release date on Deathwish.
“Just Exist” is the first track to drop from the forthcoming album, and it features all of the band’s best qualities: tight instrumentation, muscular drumming, harmonious guitar playing, and poetic lyrics delivered with the utmost intensely. Screamo is alive and well.
Check a review for the band’s last album below: