If you know our friends over at Hardly Art, they’ve been dabbling in the softer side of indie rock for the last several releases (not that we mind at all #justsaying). But, when you hear this booming track, you’ll realize that the label has a new force to be reckoned with in K-Holes. Their new record, Dismania, should be out on the label on May 1st, and there’s something sonically sinister lurking. It’s got the reckless abandon you can recall from early Liars work, just a lot more demonic, but in only the best way, of course. Don’t be afraid my child, there’s no devil in this rock n’ roll, just killer noise!
Download: K Holes – Rats [MP3]
It’s been a busy few years for XRay Eyeballs, the project of several members of Golden Triangle; they released a full-length, a 7″, and now they’re back with a new album titled Splendor Squalor. Their new effort will come out on February 28th via Kanine Records, and you know we’ll be supporting this group. If you’re looking to make a musical connection, think of The Kills with a mid-70s Max’s Kansas City vibe to it; it’s fueled by bits of garage rock with hints of sexuality tied into it. These guys always make for a great listen, so get on it now.
Download:Xray Eyeballs – X [MP3]
A few months back we brought you news of Xray Eyeballs, a project featuring OJ from Golden Triangle, but now there’s a new track out there, thanks to MOKB, just before the band’s release of their record Not Nothing, which will hit stores net week via Kanine Records. Listening to this track, I definitely am digging the way it trudges along, slowly building towards the eventual musical release. It’s a less immediate track than others we’ve heard, giving us the impression that Not Nothing will definitely have all sorts of things to offer its listeners. Just you wait and see.
Download: Xray Eyeballs – Egyptian Magician [MP3]
Everyone seems to have their favorite style of punk or new wave or garage or whatever, but Brooklyn’s Xray Eyeballs seem to have all of that in mind when crafting their songs, that and a touch of down-trodden temperament. The songs could easily go double time on your turn table and sound like run of the mill garage punk, but in this time, they just sound like your party ran out of beer, and you lost all your money gambling on beer pong. Luckily, you can add this to the late night soundtrack of your life on April 19th when Kanine Records release the band’s full length, Not Nothing, to the rest of the world. I’d write more, but I’m sort of bummed from listening to this track, in a good way of course.
Download: Xray Eyeballs – Crystal [MP3]
Hardly Art band Golden Triangle might quite the stir during SXSW… So we have to pay attention to them right? Right!? Shortly after their trip to Austin, the band is prepping a highly anticipated split 7″ with Seattle boys The Fresh & Onlys. That tasty little vinyl is hitting stores today and features this new track from Golden Triangle “Cold Bones”. I am getting into this tune more than anything I’ve heard from the band so far. I’ll be buying this one.
Download: Golden Triangle – Cold Bones [MP3]
Another day, another interesting band from Brooklyn. So here we have Golden Triangle who are set to release their debut LP Double Jointer on March 2nd via Hardly Art. If this new single “Neon Noose” is your first exposure to the band, let us know what you think. We’re gettin’ kinda in to it.
Download: Golden Triangle – Neon Noose [MP3]