Random Roundup: June, 2021
Shit you should hear from Anxious Arms, No Stress, Onsloow, Rid of Me, Sunrise Dreamer, and The Uptights.
Song of the Day: Neckscars, “Jarring,” from Don't Panic (Sell the Heart/Engineer, 2021)
For once, the promo text nails it with, "FFO: Hot Water Music, Leatherface, Seaweed, etc."
Oslo Trio Flight Mode Expertly Captures ‘90s Emo Nostalgia With “Sixteen”
Nothing short of absolutely superb emo/indie, inspired by the '90s in more ways than one...
Endtimers, “Epilogue Saint”: Track Premiere + Interview
Oslo/Stockholm duo announces their forthcoming—and fantastic—debut with a deluge of emo/indie intensity.
Song of the Day: Olly Steele, “Open” (2021)
Technical and progressive instrumental shred metal with sleek melodies and stellar writing.
End You, “Widowed”: Track Premiere + Interview
Gritty 'n' grungy punk-infused noise rock and beyond...
Review: Webbed Wing, Bike Ride Across the Moon (Self-Released, 2019)
An impressive assortment of "alternative rock" featuring former members of Daylight/Superheaven.
Song of the Day: ShotClock, “Cross My Heart,” from Side A (Say-10, 2020)
Catchy, no-frills pop-punk that really hits the spot.
Bushido Code Debuts Title Track From Forthcoming Thrashterpiece, The Ronin
Scorching thrash metal that raises the bar on the genre's latest resurgence.
Random Roundup: April, 2021
Shit you should hear from Ayanyss, Far Away From All of This, Inverted Tower, Ryan Allen, Spark, and Taklamakan.
Song of the Day: Zero Trust, “Birch” (Equal Vision, 2021)
With lineup ties to Train of Thought, Bulldoze, Ghidrah, GMK, and even Coheed and Cambria—get those hopes up!
Sik Oheso Figures Out How to Stick Around With Catchy New Single, “Gum”
Punky emo/indie vibes guaranteed to stick with you!
Finnish Hardcore Unit 647 Teams With Former Elements DEC Frontman for New EP, “Binary” and “The Fiction”
Welcome to "Hel Jersey"...
Neighboring Sounds, “Spolia”: Track Premiere + Interview
Stellar '90s-influenced emo/indie rock from this well-versed Norwegian crew.
Vegas, “Recovery”: Track Premiere + Interview
Hear a brand new cut from the group's forthcoming full-length release.
Merauder's The Minus Years Will be One of the Most Important '90s Hardcore Reissues Ever
Plus, Mario Cangemi (Upstate Records) speaks with Bob Riley (Stigmata) on the Stigmata/Merauder connection...
Norwegian Post-Punk Unit This Sect Explores Dystopian Depths on New LP, Everything We Know Into a Black Hole
The long-awaited new LP surprises with lustrously dark, synth-cloaked post-punk.
Song of the Day: Sound/Escape, “Deep Field” (2021)
Spectacularly heavy shoegaze with an energetic approach that's much-appreciated.