Posts Tagged ‘noise rock’

May 18, 2018
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We don’t really believe LINES when they name their song “We Will Never Rule The World”. I’m pretty sure with some sly planning, the Swedish project could take over the globe with their kinetic music. Just listen to LINES’ razor-sharp new single, a prickly slicing dance pop and dark electro-pop jam with thrilling industrial undertones. We Will Never Rule The World features female noise rockers Dolores Haze on guest vocals. They add a whole lot of spice and spunk to the already feisty chopper of a tune. LINES music has been described as “unadulterated euphoric nihilism”. We Will Never Rule The World is easily the quintessential embodiment of that statement with its pulsing beats, frenetic synths, and vociferous vocals. Listen to LINES’ music on Spotify, here.

May 16, 2018
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Come August 24th, Canadian indie trio Basement Revolver will be releasing their long awaited debut full length, Heavy Eyes. And what a gripping dose of heavy weighted guitars and thickly thrumming rock they’ve brought us on their new single, Baby! It’s a sludgy delight through and through, delivered in a rhythmic lilting pace. It feels like Basement Revolver has engulfed us fully with their vociferous droning noise rock, which drips with raw angst and disconsolate restlessness. Yet its armor of crashing clamor and tumultuous commotion shelters such beauty, so ardent and heartfelt, sincere and vulnerable, yet tenacious and obstinate. Baby is glorious, to say the least. Pre-order Basement Revolver’s album Heavy Eyes, here.

April 2, 2018

Mourn, a rock quartet who hails from Barcelona, recently announced their third full length, Sopresa Familiar, out June 15th via Captured Tracks. They’ve also shared a fantastic new tune and video named Barcelona City Tour. I actually did take a city tour in Barcelona a couple years ago, and it would’ve been a massive treat to have had this energizing song to accompany my adventures. It’s a raucous and boisterous extravaganza with riotous drums, angular guitars, and yelping vocals. Obviously, there’s nothing to mourn here, only some glorious and unruly, mathy rock to celebrate. Barcelona City Tour’s music video was directed by the band itself. Mourn’s new album will delve into themes including experiences with toxic figures in the music industry, being abandoned as touring teens in a foreign country, and letting go of the past. Pre-order the album, here.

March 10, 2018
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Let’s continue on this fine Friday rock and guitar pop journey with some Danish post punk, because who doesn’t love some angular chugging, vivacious whirring, riff walloping music? Alcabean brings us all of that and more on Running, a fuzzy whirling, gazey muddled track from the group’s new EP, Still Remember. The quartet enthrall us with an explosive concoction whose video has plenty of “running” in it. Watch the visuals for Running below. Keep up with the band on Facebook, here.

January 24, 2018

Last fall, Sleigh Bells’ Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller blessed us with a new 7 track mini-LP named Kid Kruschev. And now the Brooklyn noise pop duo has unveiled a new video for LP track Favorite Transgressions, a potent and emphatic congregation of the pair’s scaly sawing, cacophonous jarring sound. The video, directed by Derek Miller, is described as a manic, lo-fi thriller full of dynamic energy and playful morbidity. Sleigh Bells kicks off an extensive U.S. tour this week with a sold-out show at Rough Trade. The full run of tour dates can be found, here. Unfortunately, no Bay Area show is listed, but it looks like we might get to catch them in Austin at SXSW come mid-March considering their slot at the Mohawk on the 18th. Sunflower Bean and Dream Wife joins Sleigh Bells on select dates on their tour, too, making it a can’t miss for those lucky enough to catch them on this voyage. Kid Kruschev is available, here.

January 20, 2018
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It’s apparent from our inaugural encounter with Candy Ambulance that their grunge rock is oodles of fiery spirited, resolutely unabashed fun. New single Spray is a surge of raw chaotic power, a wild and untamed two minute voyage that leaves us craving for more. The New York trio breathes new life into DIY punk and 90′s grunge with the punchy driving pop rock eruption, which vocalist and front-woman Caitlin Barker describes as a reflection of mania. Manic we are for the vociferous anthem, which arrives ahead of Candy Ambulance’s east coast spring tour. Spray, a riotous combination of SLØTFACE’s punk and Savages’ noise rock, is the second single and title track from the band’s upcoming EP, scheduled for release on February 16th. Stream their music on Spotify, here.

January 16, 2018

As mentioned in our last post, Moaning will be heading out on tour with Canada’s Preoccupations this spring, and they’ll be complementing the band’s post-punk by slinging plenty of their own gloriously kinked post-punk tracks when they do so, too. The Los Angeles based trio will be releasing their self titled debut album on Sub Pop come March 2nd, and they’ve just shared a second single from the release. Rock out to the video for Artificial, a noisy seething, moody brooding masterpiece that borders on math rock with its vehement drum and guitar patterns. You can also watch the video for the lead single from Moaning’s self titled debut below. Don’t Go is just as thrilling and blearily inebriating tune. Pre-order the band’s debut album, here.

January 16, 2018

Today’s a mighty fine Tuesday for a fan of dark angular post-punk and restless bristling noise rock like me. Lots of fine new music has surfaced in the arena, including a new track from Preoccupations, the acclaimed four piece Canadian band formerly known as Viet Cong. They make their return in 2018 with news of what’s being reported as their strongest and most powerful album to date, named New Material. First single Espionage is a glorious and exultant, exhilarating and jarring anthem. Rough and contorted, ominous and gnarled post-punk greets our ears on this heady new overcast track, which lead vocalist, songwriter, and bassist Matt Flegal says is an ode to depression and self-sabotage. Preoccupations will start their world tour in North America this spring, with a stop at the Rickshaw Stop with fellow post-punkers Moaning on May 14th. I know where I’ll be that night… I caught Preoccupations the last time they played the Rickshaw Stop and it was magnificent. Pre-order New Material, which arrives on March 23 via Jagjaguwar, here.

December 16, 2017

Our Friday evening rock adventures continues with a new music video from Indigo Husk, a lo-fi indie rock band who just finished touring the UK in support of IHM favorite, Will Joseph Cook. They wrap up the year by unleashing the visual accompaniment for their jaunty bopping, crunchy riotous garage punk single Waste Of A Year. Our year is obviously no waste now that we’ve come across this English quartet and their wildly infectious song, which sort of sounds like a cross between The Libertines and California’s very own rising punk stars, SWMRS. Snag the jam, here, and listen to more of this budding four piece’s music on Soundcloud, here.

December 13, 2017

Texas project Cross Record and Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg surprised us a few weeks ago by partnering up and announcing a new band named Loma. Accompanying the news was first release Black Widow, an icy haunting, willowy gusting beauty that came with an eerie visual accompaniment. The trio will be releasing their self-titled debut album on February 16th via Sub Pop, which I’ve heartily pre-ordered today after hearing their second single, Relay Runner, an avant-garde krautrock infused experimental piece that draws us into a deep hypnosis. It’s an edgy and restless meditation, strange and delightful in every way. You too can pre-order Loma’s debut album, here.