Monday, February 25, 2013

Foxing/Send Away Stranger split 7"

Kind of Like: Empire! Empire!, Joie de Vivre, Hunter Gatherer | Nai Harvest
Genres: Emo, Indie, Post-rock, Screamo
Buy: Carucage

Both of these bands have been featured on this blog recently.  I have been fortunate enough to have one of the guys in Foxing, Josh, be a frequent visitor to this site, and he has sent me tunes along the way.  Hunter and Gatherer was the first band of his I listened to and it was pretty rad post-rock.  This split has been sitting in my inbox for about a month, and I am just now getting to listening to it.  But holy shit, this is one of the better split 7"s that have come out in the past year.  As with previous efforts (by both bands), just really great thematic development which is what really gets me invested into a band, but these songs are something else.  Pick this one up on powder pink or black vinyl.  I was about to say this weird ambient, tinkling part is really kind of overdone though, but I realized my music player just moved on to Frances the Mute by Mars Volta without me noticing.  Whoops.

Friday, February 22, 2013

free tunes

Sorry, obligatory post on this comp I put out.  But new music from Nai Harvest, SRVVLST, and stuff is fun.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sore Subjects EP by Best Practices (2013)

Kind of Like: Sirs, Dikembe, Weak Teeth
Genres: Punk, Indie, Pop Punk

I saw Best Practices when they were just starting out.  Chris (Weak Teeth) helped set up a show in Providence when Peace Be Still came into town, and he got these guys to play.  Since then, Tiny Engines has put out a record of theirs and they just released this little diddy.  Getting a Sirs vibe in a really good way.

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Lowball by Nicknames (2013)

Kind of Like: Nai Harvest, Girl Scouts, Bleeding Fractals
Genres: Emo, Math Rock

So this just dropped from out of Cape May, New Jersey.  I saw a bunch of posts on it on my news feed, and so I checked it out.  This is my first listen of this band, so I can't compare it to their older stuff (which is also available on their bandcamp).  This is a pretty gritty EP and if you liked Feeling Better by Nai Harvest, you will probably do yourself good to listen to this as well.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Regenerative Landscape by the Cabs (2013)

Kind of Like: Climb the Mind, This Town Needs Guns
Genres: Emo, Screamo, Math Rock, Post-hardcore

I know a couple people besides myself that are going to be absolutely stoked about this album.  I had no idea this band was still up to stuff, but I fell hard for their last little EP, Recur Breath (or whatever the proper translation is).  This is their debut LP, so after that little cock tease of an album last year, you are getting your brains fucked out by this one. I know a few people have been requesting a new link for Climb the Mind but I had a really hard time finding all of that so I am not sure when I will get around do that, so for now I think this will tie you over.  I just wish they sang in english, then it would be perfect because I could sing along along...

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Friday, February 1, 2013

All Hail Bright Futures by And So I Watch You From Afar (2013)

Kind of Like: Fang Island, Adebisi Shank, You Slut!
Genres: Indie, Math Rock, Post-rock

ASIWYFA's last release in 2011, Gangs, was easily one of my favorites from that year.  As far as fast-paced, epic, math rock goes, these guys along with Adebisi Shank are the front runners.  If you don't like Adebisi Shank, you definitely won't like this because as soon as the intro track starts, that's who I started thinking of.  That and Invalids because the track is called Eunoia (Quick trivia: Eunoia is the shortest English word containing all five main vowel graphemes).  This album hasn't come out officially yet, so all the links are disappearing fast...

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A.M. Transmissions by NyE (2012)

Kind of Like: Nujabes, Will Sessions, Flying Lotus
Genres: Electronica, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Ambient

This kid from California is only 17 years old, but he is already starting to make some waves with this debut album.  I feel like it can get redundant at times, but that's the ambient influences bleeding through.  Overall, this creates some really chill soundscapes that I can get down with.  He also seems to be experimenting in other areas as well; "Cellular-17" is dangerously close to what I would call dubstep (womp, womp, womp, womp) but fortunately it still fits with the rest of the album.  It is only fitting that this young producer is still finding his comfort zone with the first release, but I think the real challenge will see how he grows and what he ends up making next.

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