Crashing Diseases and Incurable Airplanes, the latest project from hard-to-explain Montreal act USA out of Vietnam, is capable of scratching many musical itches at once. Here, the band combines elements of drone, doom, prog rock, and psych pop so seamlessly that the result is equally cohesive and bewildering. Press play on the widget above and let the droning psychedelic doom pop magic begin!
Trioscapes is a heavy, new jazz fusion projected featuring Between the Buried and Me bassist Dan Briggs. It’s a surprising release for Metal Blade Recs, and I question whether or not it would have been released if it weren’t for the BTBAM connection. However, that’s not to say the music isn’t good.
Briggs and co. have some incredible chemistry on the seven-minute “Wazzlejazzlebof,” playing together with a level of tightness few band’s achieve. The trio progresses through moments that feel akin to jazz, metal, and Mahavishnu Orchestra-influenced jazz rock. However, the music doesn’t feel gimmicky as Trioscapes changes chameleon colors to another genre.
Look for this album on May 8th.
Some long, winding psych and prog rock tunes from the new EYE album, Center of the Sun. While these guys don’t exactly put a new face on this kind of stuff, they perform it with a lotta passion and attention to detail. Plus, a lotta the instrumentation is pretty friggin’ sinister. Stream it above, download it on Bandcamp, and stay awesome.
Back to duo status, California’s Hella recently dropped its fifth album, Tripper. The band has allowed fans to stream the album on Bandcamp, which is a nice trend I’m seeing with all new Zach Hill-releated projects. Of course, I hope this give people an incentive to actually buy the release if they like it. Stream, stream, stream above.