Really enjoying this sweet, melodic, and jangly tracks from the new Smith Westerns album, Soft Will. It’s the pop rock trio’s third full-length record, and will be dropping on the 25th via Mom + Pop Records. Enjoy!
With …Like Clockwork, Queens of The Stone Age pulls together their dreariest album yet, but don’t forget to deliver plenty of badass alt rock numbers in the process.
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Some noisy, fast, intense, aggressive, and accurately executed thrash metal from the guys in NOISEM. From what I understand, Agony Defined is the band’s first full-length, and it’s out this week on A389 Recordings. Enjoy!
Trent Reznor comes through with an incredibly sharp single from the next Nine Inch Nails album, Hesitation Marks. The LP is currently looking at a September 3rd release date. Enjoy!
Mariam The Believer is the musical pseudonym of singer-songwriter Mariam Wallentin. You might already know her for her vocal work in the incredibly percussive Wildbirds and Peacedrums. On a personal note, I’ve always enjoyed Mariam’s soulful and emotive voice, but felt the music Wildbirds and Peacedrums put out only went so far with its emphasis on bare essentials.
However, the music coming from this new solo project of her’s is surprisingly dark, atmospheric, and layered. I’m really enjoying what the track “Invisible Giving” delivers. It’s a 7-minute mini-epic that moves through multiple phases. Of course, Mariam’s voice is the star of this slightly lo-fi show, and it’s very worthy of the pedestal. The vocals and winding guitar chord progressions here make for an intense listen that are making me want to repeat this song again and again just to soak in anything I might have missed.
The track “Invisible Giving” will be one of many featured on Mariam The Believer’s debut solo LP, Blood Donation. The album is looking at an October 7th release on Moshi Moshi.