Stream the Diverse, Hook-Filled Debut Album From “Aging Former Punks” Sik Oheso
From heartfelt emo to punk- or pop-tinged indie rock, and more...
Random Roundup: March, 2020
Shit you should hear from Bent Blue, Friend of My Youth, Jars, Mundy's Bay, Saginaw, and Søøn.
Interview: Peroxide Blonde Triumphs Over Tragedy With New EP, Never Made Me Cry
Somber, eerily catchy alt.-rock that very much offers something different.
Stream Atlantic Tired South, the Breathtaking Posthumous EP From Winnipeg Post-Rock 'Gazers Projektor
The Failure and Quicksand covers are not at all out of place as loose reference points...
Dissolve, “Spider Squadrons,” from Until the Drugs Wear Off (Maitsuba, 2020)
Skull-crackingly vicious yet underrated metalcore on-and-off for nearly three decades.
Damokles, “It's Closing Time” (2020)
Slightly heavy/melodic post-hardcore-and-then-some from this new Norwegian outfit.
Stream a new two-hour collection of beat-laden experimental ambient excellence out of Oslo, Norway.
Review: Bovice/Hurtpiece, Flatline (Upstate Records, 2020)
Yet more A+ quality metallic hardcore heft from the mighty Upstate Records.
Review: Cruelty of the Heavens, Nothin's Cool (My Name is Jude Records, 2020)
The return of the best band that barely anyone is talking about...
Too Many Voices, “Head and Heart,” from Catch Me If You Can (Division Street Sounds/Not Like You, 2020)
Melodic and emotive hardcore/punk à la "Dag Nasty and H2O in a blender."
Interview: Lament Cityscape Dispenses First-Rate Industrial Excellence With The New Wet
"There are so many fucking ways to feel absolutely nothing at all..."
Review: Onespot, The Difference Between (Self-Released, 2019)
Perfect for any fan of the D.C./Maryland/Dischord Records niche of (post-)hardcore/punk.
Review: Just Ice, Just Ice (Moo Cow Records, 2020)
Groove-suffused metallic hardcore that's an absolute must for fans of early Turnstile, etc.
Silver Chains, “Under All the Light,” from All Hail! (Self-Released, 2019)
Sinewy, post-punk-infused noise rock from Vancouver, Canada.
Interview: Meet Greek “Weird Rock” Outfit Mammock
Propulsive, rhythm section-centric noise rock—and then some...
Chat Pile, “Mask,” from Remove Your Skin Please (Self-Released, 2019)
An atypically interesting and unsettled form of lightly industrialized "sludge-noise" that really leaves a mark.
Magazine Beach, “Trainwreck,” from Sick Day (Self-Released, 2019)
Up-and-coming emo-ish/pop-tinged alt.-rock out of Washington, D.C.
Review: Unreal City, Satyr/Sheol (Subversive Craft/Closed Casket Activities, 2019)
Fans of "holy terror"-styled hardcore can't lose with this one.