I just recently heard a track from Magic Shoppe called “Candy Flip,” and it let me down a short wormhole of the band’s work, which I’ve totally been digging today. I really dig this number, as it faintly reminds me of early Black Rebel Motorcycle Club; I think it has something to do with the shadowy echo of the vocals. But, this version has a full on barrage of squalling guitars and thunderous rhythmic bursts that are sure to rattle your speakers. You’ll find this number on the band’s last album, In Parallel, but if you dig it, consider stopping in on the new track too! Got em’ both below, because why not?
Tuesday seems like a perfect day for some noisy, sludge rock n roll. Why, no real reason other than today is Tuesday and I’ve just received this loud new song called “I Came Here to Eat” from Stockholm based Birthday Girl. It’s a little bit aggressive, yet also restrained with some heavy bass and washed out vocals. For me, it’s fitting in nicely during my Tuesday routine.
This track is out now via video and all digital platforms on the band’s own Sweet Cream Records.
It’s been an overwhelming year for Austin music…tons of really great releases…and this Vampyre EP is one that’s been thrown my way by several friends, so I sat down to spend some time with Death Dream Kingdom (I). It’s three blistering songs of noise rock, not unlike Death From Above, which you can imagine makes for an incredible live show. The words are delivered in such a manner that you can picture singer Brandon Brooker stalking the stage, interacting with the audience like very few can do. It’s easy to get pigeonholed in this city, but don’t think that’s happening to these guys any time soon. Check out their EP below.
After some albums where I felt like A Place to Bury Strangers hit some middling ground, they finally nailed it, for me anyways. The noisy propulsion of this track is remarkable, driving the song forward while the shadow of the vocals haunt you from the back of the mix. It’s definitely a spin on modern psych music, utilizing the genres combination of noise juxtaposed to the softness, or subdued quality of the vocals, as is the case here. This should make the release of the band’s new album, Transfixation, something to behold; it’s release date is set for February 17th courtesy of Dead Oceans.
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When a band resides in a country across a major ocean, in this case Greece, it is obviously difficult for we Americans to catch on immediately. Such is the case with Greek rockers The Noise Figures. These guys just released their new self-titled album last month via their countryman’s label Inner Ear. Though the band is from the other side of the world, their sound is eerily reminiscent to the current California punk/noise rock scene that the ATH crew has consistently supported.
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