Some of you might have heard that the California synth pop, art rock, post-punk, experimental everything outfit Xiu Xiu has a Nina Simone covers album coming out on December 3rd. Well, that’s true, but this isn’t the only thing the band has had up their sleeve!
In February of 2014, the band will be dropping a new full-length of original material, and “Stupid In the Dark” is one of the many cuts to be featured on it, and it’s a killer track. The song starts with these tense, minimal synths and beats that remind me of a Suicide track or two. Once the chorus kicks in, though–DAMN–there’s a rush of harmony as Jamie Stewart’s trademark vocals howl into night and bring words like “passion” new meaning. Enjoy!
Stream the latest track from neo-no wavers Housewives. via the embed above. The track is titled “Medicine Bottle,” and features squawking guitars, a finicky sax, relentless drums, and some deadpan vocals. Enjoy!
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.
Sisu’s debut full-length features some pretty sharp choruses and vocal melodies. While I’m not in love with the album, I think this project is showing a lot of promise for the future.
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!
UK rock outfit Savages drops some visuals inspired by Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five, which were created by Gergely Wootsch and band guitarist Gemma Thompson. They fit the overwhelmingly dark tone of this closing track incredibly well. Enjoy the video above, and check a review for the album below:
The Industrially tinged noise rock act Haunted Horses has come through with one of the heaviest and overwhelming records I’ve heard in this genre in 2013.
West Coast screamo outfit Touché Amoré drops a video for one of the better tracks off their new album, which drops this week, Is Survived By. Look for it on Deathwish, and expect a review very soon! In the meantime, check a review for the band’s last full-length below:
New York rock outfit Crystal Stilts come through with an album that shot for a prettier sound, but only delivers about half of the time.