On The Stooges’ latest full-length effort, the band is sounding tighter than they did on 2007′s The Weirdness, but there’s still no effort to fix what was ailing the band lyrically and vocally.
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Stream: Savages – Silence Yourself
Raw, dark, and visceral, the new Savages record is up and streaming on the band’s website for all to hear. Away! Away with you! Click that sweet link!
The UK post-punk outfit’s full-length debut will be dropping on Matador Records on the 7th of May. Pre-order here.
Danish post-punk band Lower has dropped a new track in promotion of some North American tour dates that they have pasted onto the cover art for this song. Observe:
“Another Life” features some intensely busy drums, noisy guitars, and some really bitter vocals. The end result is enough to have me psyched for the band’s debut full-length. Stream the band’s Walk On Heads EP via the widget below:
Savages drop some visuals and a new track from their forthcoming debut album, Silence Yourself. The message behind that title comes through via some spoken word right at the start of this track, which, when the instrumentation kicks in, turns into a fast and driving piece of post-punk with reverbed guitars and crashing drums. The band’s lead singer even finds herself pulling off some dance moves eerily similar to that of Joy Division’s Ian Curtis.
Look for Silence Yourself, on May 7th via Matador Records, and enjoy!
Stream the second full-length album from Netherlands hardcore punk band This Routine Is Hell via the widget above. Howl was recorded by none other than Converge’s Kurt Ballou, and it shows through the mountainous punk guitars and sharp clarity this record has to offer. Pure rage. Enjoy!
Swedish punks Makthaverskan go a wee bit jangle pop on this sophomore album of theirs, and the results are pretty catchy.
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The Swedish post-punk outfit known as Holograms has announced a new album, and they’ve put out a new track to drum up excitement. Like many tracks on the band’s debut, “Flesh And Bone” feels dismal and emotionally defeated. However, the band seems to have gotten a better recording this time around. Not only that, but there are more melodic details to this track, and a pretty climactic ending as well. The band is really shooting for the stars on this one, and finding a niche of their own in this brave new world of downtrodden post-punk. Enjoy!
Check a review for Holograms’ self-titled album here:
EDIT: THE TRACK POSTED ABOVE IS SOME KIND OF “NEW VERSION,” APPARENTLY. WHAT WAS POSTED YESTERDAY, THE SONG I WAS REACTING TO, HAD A DIFFERENT SOUND TO IT. STILL, A LOT OF THE SINGS I SAID STAND IN THIS DIFFERENT VERSION.
Danish punk, post-punk, and noise rock act Iceage releases a session performance of one of my favorite tracks from their latest album, You’re Nothing. Morals” is one of the most ballad-like tracks on the album, and it’s the beautiful piano chords and steady march of the beat that help make it so.
This session performance of the track is both fierce and passionate, and brings a little more intensity than the album version, I think.
Check a review of You’re Nothing below: