Previously loved Danish post-punk, goth rock, and noise-rock outfit Iceage has been leaving nothing to the imagination on their upcoming album, Plowing Into The Field Of Love. They’ve been dropping one track after another from it, and the two latest songs showcase the same appreciation for both chaos and finesse that previously released singles like “The Lord’s Favorite” do.
“How Many” takes Iceage’s typically noisy, busy guitars and drums, but some wonderful piano seems to weave its way into the mix. “Glassy Eyed, Dormant and Veiled” is the much more brooding of the two tracks here, and reinforces the Nick Cave influence I was feeling on “Forever” a little while back.
Dig on these two tracks below, and look for this new album via Matador on October 6th.
Praise to this up-and-coming band from Sweden. Their name: AHRM. They’ve got a debut, self-titled album on Bandcamp here, and it’s a barnburner. Punchy, sharp drums combined with some impassioned vocals and blaring guitars. It’s as informed by hardcore punk as it is the moodier, darker side of post-punk.
Previously mentioned and up-and-coming noise rock band Girl Band have released a new song and video right heretitled “De Bom Bom,” and I’m quite smitten with it. The song ain’t exactly musical, well, not in the traditional sense. However, it’s very distorted, textured, and intense. The performance is especially riveting between the yelping vocals and tightly wound drums. The band moves from one intense rush of sound and emotion to another until they bring the song to a close just before the 4-minute mark.
If you’ve got a soft spot for bands like Drive Like Jehu and Obits, this is a must-listen!
Some twisted, eerie, raw, nasty, and misbehaved post-punk coming from Iceland’s Börn. Definitely a record for those who dig their rock on the dark side of things; because this record reeks of goth rock.
The guitar chords run pretty dreary, but the vocals are sharp, wailing, and strange. Nice contrast on there, and some great punk-y grooves are running throughout these tracks, too. Enjoy!
Few musical comebacks have been as hotly anticipated as Death From Above 1979′s. A few years after the Ontario duo’s electrifying debut album dropped, they splintered and began working on other projects instead. I vividly remember being disappointed upon first hearing this news, because You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine left such a strong impression on me–and most of the independent rock world, too.
To hear that Sebastien Grainger and Jesse F. Keeler were getting the band back together a few months ago was exciting, and it’s tracks like “Government Trash” that make it feel like the hiatus never happened. The track’s riffs are the sonic equivalent to an adrenaline shot, and the vocals could be more on point, too!
Look for The Physical World on September 9th via Last Gang Records.
Denmark’s Iceage have proven themselves to be savvy in numerous fringe genres across their two full-length records: post-punk, goth rock, noise rock. However, this new–and surprisingly melodic–track of their delves unexpectedly into alt-country, it seems. Everything from the guitar chords to the bassline feels distinctly Western, but Iceage performs it in their trademark sloppiness. Like usual, a good song shines through despite the slurring vocals and loosely played instrumentation. Enjoy!
Thanks for the good people at Gimme Tinnitus for this noisy, sluggish jam from Bueno. The track “Little Joe” sounds like a sedate James Chance guesting on a Modern Lovers demo that’s never seen the light of day until now. It ain’t half bad.
You can check out the b-side to this single over at Bueno’s Bandcamp. Enjoy!
Ibibio Sound Machine’s debut is the beginning of a journey that fuses the sounds of afrobeat and highlife with electronics.
Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, the Baltimore duo comprised of vocalist/percussionist Ed Schrader and bassist Devlin Rice, has released a follow-up to its 2012 full-length Jazz Mind. Party Jail proffers a slight expansion of the sound of its predecessor, being comprised of 13 dynamic and breezy post-punk tunes that have been seasoned with just a soupçon of a glam pop zest. You can check it out in full above; happy listening!