Listen to some abrasive, experimental, lo-fi noise rock on this new split between Designer and Bbigpigg. While the mix and production here isn’t that friendly to the ears, these two projects are incredibly eccentric, groove-centry, and hilariously absurd. The herky/jerky quality of these tracks makes them pretty seductive–at least to my ears anyway. Enjoy!
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:
If you can expect anything from New York’s The Men, it’s that you’ll never know what to expect from them.
The band’s discography thus far has been quite the trip, showing no limits in their ability to imitate the sounds of noise rock, post-hardcore, pop rock, and even country. In fact, their foray into that last genre made for my least favorite Men album thus far. That influence rings true in this new track of theirs as well, “Pearly Gates”; however, I think this fiery backwoods rock number is paying off big-time. It’s like what would have happened if the punk movement had somehow preceded Southern, horn-backed bar rock. There’s loads of guitar slingin’, piano bangin’, and horn squealin’ to be had here. Pay close attention, and try not to miss a single second of the action!
Get some more info on the band’s next album via Sacred Bones. Also catch a review for one of the band’s previous albums 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!
Be sure to check out this latest album from Chicago-based singer-songwriter Haley Fohr (a.k.a. Circuit Des Yeux). Overdue is her most expansive effort to date, with Fohr bringing in quite a few additional musicians to bring some structure and finesse to her swirling, psychedelic and abrasive, punky brand of folk-rock. But just because the LP opens with a string quartet doesn’t mean that Fohr is at all toning things done. These eight tracks have just as much force behind them as any of her past solo work–they’ve just been given a greater scope.
The first half of Overdue is available to stream above. Happy listening!
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!
San Diego surf-punk trio The Frights put out their self-titled debut LP this past Halloween, a fitting release date given that the band describes itself as the “house band for a 1950’s underwater Halloween party.” With its delightfully messy, reverb-drenched recording and “dirty” take on doo wop, The Frights is simply a rip-roaring good time through and through. Have a listen above and enjoy!