Our friends over at Hardly Art currently have a dark soul brooding in their catalogue. Be it Grave Babies, K-Holes or this band, Broken Water, it’s clear that there’s a love for the dark underbelly of rock n’ roll. BW has their latest album, Tempest, coming out via the label on May 29th, and we’ve really been enjoying the jams they’ve already released. This one’s got a classic alternative rock sound attached to it, at least in terms of the song’s construction, but with hazier vocals, you get this feeling of being surrounded by angsty music-goers in some darkened concrete venue; don’t lie to yourself, you love those places, so you’ll love this jam.
Download:Broken Water – Underground [MP3]
K-Holes are one of the bands that you’re either going to love or hate, though I’d prefer if you loved them. Every time I listen to their single for their upcoming record, Dismania, I nostalgically wander back to the early days of Liars. We caught up with them via email before their trip to SXSW, and they threw some humor our way, which is always appreciated. Thanks Mr. Baxter for the interview hookup. Here’s answers from the band… Read more
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]