Archive for the ‘Post Punk’ Category

New Album From Mind Rays

Posted: September 11, 2019 in Alternative, Garage, Music, Post Punk, Rock
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Our favourite Belgian garage punk quartet Mind Rays are back with their second album Course of Action, due via ever reliable Swedish label PNKSLM Recordings on the 25th October.

It comes two years after the release of their incendiary, top notch debut Nerve Endings, and once more the band is offering up another collection of furious garage punk. It is a lean, high tempo punk rock affair that’s polished without being pristine, and carries with it a new kind of swagger that speaks to the four-piece’s sky-high confidence.

Check out Maker’s Remorse and Makeshift Weaponry from it below.

 

 

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It’s no understatement to say that Girl Band’s The Talkies album is our most anticipated upcoming record.

We’ve shared a couple of excellent tracks from it already and here is another – Salmon of Knowledge.

Just listen!

 

Round these parts we love Spray Paint who seemed to have carved out a completely unique sound and niche in the crowded post-punk arena. Since 2016’s Feel The Clamps long player, the band have shared their collaborations with Protomartyr, Ben Wallers, Ben Mackie, and Dan Melchior but not released anything new of their own.

That’s about to change with Into The Country, a new album with lyrics once again mined from the info wars comment section and various other stressful situations like airports and hospitals. It is out on October 25 via the 12XU label.

First single is the almost nine minute motorik menace of Cleaning Your Gun, a track that puts an unsettling, paranoid and disturbing dystopian near-future into vivid musical focus.

Listen here and pre-order the album here.

 

Beijing-based art punks Gong Gong Gong (who we got quite excited about last year) have shared their brilliant new single Some Kind of Demon 某一種惡魔.

This new track is a meditative slow-burner with lyrics and a vocal melody that creates a flowing framework for internal reflection. It is the second single from the duo’s debut LP Phantom Rhythm, and follows on from the shimmering and hypnotic Notes Underground.

Stream both below. Pre-order the album here.

 

 

Humanist is the music of multi-instrumentalist Rob Marshall. An album is due via Ignition Records and features a number of guest vocalists including Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan, Mark Lanegan and RIDE’s Mark Gardener, amongst others.

English Ghosts is the first official single from the album and has a stirring vocal performance by iconic post-punk front man, John Robb of The Membranes.

The nine minute track unapologetically tears through piercing psychedelic guitars and squeals. The deep pulse of gnarled bass keeping step through long episodes of meditative repetition; consider it a Joy Division-esque funeral march, reminiscent of Kraut Rock bands like Neu or Can.a

Watch the shadowy, menacing video below.

 

Last month, on July 12th, Sub Pop released Automat, a collection of METZ non-album singles, B-sides, and rarities dating back to 2009, available on LP for the first time, and including the band’s long out-of-print early (pre-Sub Pop) recordings. It’s a chronological trip through the lesser-known material of METZ, the delightfully noisy 3-piece punk band from Toronto.

The vinyl LP format of Automat also included an exclusive bonus 7” single of the band’s interpretations of three diverse cover songs – Sparklehorse’s Pig, The Urinals’ I’m A Bug and Gary Numan’s M.E.

From yesterday these three bonus tracks were available in digital services everywhere.

Watch the animated video for the excellent cover of M.E. here.

 

Love Girl Band.

Love Norway.

Love Going Norway by Girl Band. Obvs.

New album The Talkies is out on the 27th September on Rough Trade Records. ‘Til then, enjoy love this.

 

[Extract]

Heavy funk
Dystopia-punk canons
Lonnnnng jams
Bloated solos dribbling down your caved-in chest.
Human cattle like a beef avalanche, right on your burned out face hole.
Spider legs fuzz crawling in your brain.

Face Stabber, the latest long player from the Oh Sees is released on Friday. This is a very good thing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WIVES – Hit Me Up

Posted: August 7, 2019 in Alternative, Music, Post Punk, Rock
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Noisy Queens, NY-based post-punks WIVES have shared their new single Hit Me Up, taken from their forthcoming debut album So Removed.

Vocalist/guitarist Jay Beach says the track, which is reminiscent of Bossanova-era Pixies and the nonchalant swagger of the Replacements, “was written from the point of view of a New Yorker who can’t let go. His everyday reality does not jibe with what is going on in his head, and he’s holding onto a past that never existed in the first place.

Stream it here – a fuzzy, scuzzy, shuffling gem.

 

Here are ten new tunes all nicely collected up for you in one easy post – from the righteous fury of IDLES and Honey Lung to the traditional folk of Bonny Light Horseman and Devendra Banhart. We also have new songs from the likes of the Lumineers, Parsnip, New Pornographers, Sleater-Kinney, Angel Olsen and The Growlers.

Whatever floats your boat, there is something here to enjoy.