Eighteen Hours of Static, the debut LP from New York punk outfit Big Ups, is a refreshing half hour of caustic and cathartic post-hardcore. The mix here is muddy, the playing is messy, and the vocals of frontman Joe Galarraga are manic – often searing. But it’s all quite glorious in just how simultaneously sincere and abrasive its 11 songs are. Give it a listen above via Stereogum.
Eighteen Hours of Static is out now via Dead Labour and Tough Love.
Midwest post-hardcore act La Dispute is back with another installment of their uniquely poetic brand of melodic, passionate punk rock. The track “Stay Happy There” comes from the band’s next full-length, Rooms of the House, which is looking at a spring release this year.
While I don’t this track shows the same level of ambition as cuts that dropped prior to the band’s last album, Wildlife, I wouldn’t be surprised if this song felt bigger in the thick of Rooms–especially since each of the band’s records tend to revolve around a set of themes.
Check out a review for Wildlife below:
Hartford hardcore quintet Manners has a new LP out titled Pale Blue Light. Here, the Connecticut band delivers a remarkably tight post-hardcore project–churning out some expectedly dour punk leads, as well the occasional somber, clean guitar passage; and often not taking a second between tracks to catch its breath. Check it out above!
Watch the embedded playlist of videos to check out the five classics week reviews I did for the 2013-2014 classics week. Watch the playlist further to check out classics week reviews from the last few years as well. Woo!!!
If you like your rock music to have catchy hooks, wordy verses, and lots of smart-ass remarks, then I see no reason why you won’t dig the new Future of the Left album.
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.