The new Sadsic album is one of the heartiest collections of beats that you’ll come across this year, featuring over an hour’s worth of psychedelic, kick-heavy odds ‘n’ ends.
Recording for Allentown grindcore quartet Orphan Donor’s new EP Empty apparently took place over the course of three years – starting in January 2011, in a barn, and ending in November 2013, in a basement. Clocking in at a seemingly meager 15 minutes, Empty might just be the most rawly affecting extreme music listen you’ll have all year. Check it!
If you dig this, be sure to check out the band’s live (and incredibly murky) self-titled EP here. You can also look forward to the band’s first full-length, which is in the works.
Check out MGMT’s new video for the song “Alien Days;” it’s a delightful, farm-set romp! Our main characters, a young rural couple, appear to be in a constant state of elation – frolicking, swimming, spinning in gyroscopes, experiencing childbirth…Erm, actually, that last one proves to be not so much fun. But there’s also a couple of dancing aliens, so overall, the video’s a joy. Check it out above!
You can also watch the review of MGMT’s latest self-titled LP here:
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!
The members of Seattle “spazzcore” quartet Postmadonna appear to be in desperate need of some Ritalin. But the animated, effervescent results of their latest self-titled effort are cause for us all to hope that they never want to shake their ADHD. Released earlier this year, Postmadonna is comprised of nine frenetic tracks that giddily and abruptly bounce from one math rock riff and prog-pop hook to the next; so many times within a single track that listeners will be left trying to catch their breath once the album’s deceptively breezy 25-minutes are up. Stream the LP in full via the bandcamp widget above, and enjoy where the sugar rush takes you!
If you’re in the mood for a no-frills power pop project in the Ramones tradition, then look no further than the latest, self-titled effort from Dirtnap Records signee Radioactivity. Being a Jeff Burke project, Radioactivity is expectedly filled to the brim with infectious riffs and hooks and is performed with both a Portland and Texas flare. Happy listening!
Beatmusic producer Sadsic psychedelically blends elements of drum ‘n’ bass, hip hop, wonky, IDM, and more into this menagerie of tracks from the self-titled album embedded in the widget above. It’s a pretty dizzying group of songs, and are loaded with nutty samples, infectious grooves, and detailed rhythms. Enjoy!
Factory Floor drops a new series of austere dance tracks with this self-titled album on DFA Records.
Oakland hardcore punk act Nervous has its self-titled debut full-length scheduled to drop on September 24 via San Francisco’s Twelve Gauge Records. Considering how rough and wild the band’s approach is, it should be no surprise that one of the group’s members plays with Loma Prieta, too. Above, you can pre-order the album on 12″ as well as stream its anthemic opening track “Good Morning.”
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes third full-length album feels even rougher than last year’s Here. However, the band is going in a slightly more retro direction, embracing the sonic palate of 60s psychedelic pop.