Tuesday, August 23, 2011
La Dispute: Half-Spoken Explosions
La Dispute has all the hooks of a pop-punk band raised on At the Drive-In, as well as a surprising sense of restrained propulsion for a hardcore band. But La Dispute's most distinctive weapon is vocalist Jordan Dreyer, who alternates an almost conversational, raspy scream with spoken word.
(((Stream new song "Harder Harmonies" and read an interview w/ frontman Jordan Dreyer here!)))
Monday, August 22, 2011
EXCLUSIVE FULL ALBUM STREAM: 400 BLOWS’ SICKNESS AND HEALTH
Replete with a name straight of a cinephile’s spank bank, noise rockers 400 Blows have returned after six years of relative silence with Sickness And Health, and let me tell you, ladies (ha!) and gents, it’s a beaut! If you don’t recall them from earlier albums like Black Rainbow or tours with bands including At The Drive In and The Locust, here’s your chance to catch up with our exclusive stream of the new record!
(((Read more and stream "Sickness and Health" here!)))
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Song: Icarus Line feat. Ariel Pink, “We Want More”
The Icarus Line’s Joe Cardamone has an itch for those forgotten days when you could turn on the radio and hear a classic tune that made you just want to break a few laws. In the band’s 13-plus years, they’ve morphed from a post-punk punch in the face into a swelling, poetic, often tender and eyebrow-raising refraction of Cardamone’s retrospection. But there’s nothing like some big guitars to get the juices (creative or other) flowing.
(((Read more and listen to new song "We Want More" here!)))
Friday, August 12, 2011
Stream of the month: Sainthood Reps, Monoculture
...the prettiness is periodically scraped away and chucked in the incinerator by Sherman and crew’s angular, post-hardcore noise-mongering. In fact, Sainthood Reps remind me at times of Frodus, and that’s a great thing.
(((Stream Sainthood Reps' debut album "Monoculture" here!)))
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Nazca Lines post new song featuring Cody Votolato from the Blood Brothers
Seattle's Nazca Lines have released a new track called "Spike Them All" from their debut album Hyperventilation, out August 23rd on Stressed Sumo Records. The track features the Blood Brothers guitarist Cody Votolato and can be heard below.
(((Read more and listen to new song "Spike Them All" here!)))
Download Bomb The Music Industry's new album "Vacation" here!
Bomb The Music Industry! Live
8/2/2011 - Lansing, MI Mac's
8/3/2011 - Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
8/4/2011 - La Crosse, WI Polka Place
8/5/2011 - Minneapolis, MN Dingus House
8/6/2011 - Lincoln, NE Mad Ave
8/7/2011 - Denver, CO M - Y Crawlspace
8/9/2011 - Sheridan, WY American Legion
8/10/2011 - Missoula, MT ZAAC
8/11/2011 - Longview, OR TBA
8/12/2011 - Seattle, WA Healthy times fun club
8/13/2011 - Portland, OR Backspace
8/15/2011 - San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
8/16/2011 - Cupertino, CA Homestead Lanes
8/17/2011 - Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst Atrium
8/18/2011 - Pomona, CA Aladdin Jr.
8/19/2011 - Los Angeles, CA TBA
8/20/2011 - San Diego, CA Che Cafe
8/21/2011 - Phoenix, AZ Trunk Space
8/22/2011 - Flagstaff, AZ TBA
8/23/2011 - Albuquerque, NM TBA
8/24/2011 - Oklahoma City, OK The Conservatory
8/25/2011 - Lawrence, KS TBA
8/26/2011 - University City, MO Cicero's
8/27/2011 - Indianapolis, IN Vibes
8/28/2011 - Cincinnati, OH Baba Budan's
8/29/2011 - Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
8/30/2011 - Pittsburgh, PA 222 Ormsby
8/31/2011 - Baltimore, MD Charm City Art Space
"Vacation is the album that will attract new fans, win over detractors, and stimulate longtime fans. In other words, Vacation is Bomb The Music Industry!‘s best material to date." - The1stFive
"Vacation sees the band write songs that are tight, anthemia, and with a bit more gloss could easily be filling up an arena near you." - Sputnikmusic
"...easily their most standout and varied effort in the band’s career." - Punknews.org
"Vacation" Track List
1. Campaign For A Better Next Weekend
2. Vocal Coach
3. Everybody That You Love
4. Sponge Board Baby Waves
5. The Shit That You Hate
6. Hurricane Waves
7. Sick, Later
8. Why, Oh Why, Oh Why (Oh Oh Oh Oh)
10. Can't Complain
11. Everyone That Loves You
12. Sunny Place Shady People
13. Felt Just Like Vacation
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
New Big Business EP - "Quadruple Single" (stream it here)
Big Business welcomes their Quadruple Single EP via their own Gold Metal Records. The offering is the band's first with Scott Martin (Crom / 400 Blows) and is streaming in full below! Meanwhile, the Big Biz/Torche/Helms Alee triple threat is ongoing. Full tour schedule is below.
TORCHE, BIG BUSINESS - 2011 TOUR DATES
07/27/11 Indianapolis, IN The Hoosier Dome*
07/28/11 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge*
07/29/11 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock*
07/30/11 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room-Street Stag*
07/31/11 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater*
08/02/11 Salt Lake City, UT Club Vegas*
08/03/11 Boise, ID Neurolux*
08/04/11 Seattle, WA Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room*
08/05/11 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
08/06/11 San Francisco Slim's**
08/07/11 Los Angeles The Troubadour**
08/08/11 San Diego, CA Casbah**
08/09/11 Scottsdale, AZ Martini Ranch**
08/10/11 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad**
08/12/11 Dallas, TX Club Dada**
08/13/11 San Antonio, TX Korova**
08/14/11 Austin, TX Red 7**
*w/ Helms Alee
(((Read more and stream "Quadruple Single" here!)))
Monday, July 25, 2011
Haunting The Chapel:
Årabrot – “Madonna Was A Whore” (Stereogum Premiere)
Norwegian noise-rock instigators Årabrot’s Bataille-referencing fifth album Solar Anus follows last year’s Bible and porn-influenced Revenge. Vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Kjetil Nernes expounds upon the collection’s concept:
"Gold indicates the sun as we hail Bataille’s take on the subject of abjection. Solar Anus betokened the Golden Calf — juxtaposed between utmost evil and greater sanctity. Such as the eternal radiance of heaven or the egregious iniquities of the abyss. Or the alchemist of The Holy Mountain converting faeces into gold."
(((Read more and download new song "Madonna Was A Whore" here!)))
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Exclusive full-album stream: Prurient, Bermuda Drain
As you might have gathered from our review today, we love Prurient’s new Hydra Head Records full-length, Bermuda Drain. The brainchild of veteran noise manipulator Dominick Fernow, it’s a harrowing, faint-hearts-be-damned masterpiece that’s sure to be in contention for our year-end list.
7/25 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
7/26 San Diego, CA @ Casbah *
7/27 Los Angeles, CA @ Los Angeles Ukrainian Center *^
9/8 Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Fest %
* = w/ Cold Cave and Austra
*^ = w/ Cold Cave, Austra and Soft Moon
% = w/ Cold Cave, Oxbow, and more
(((Stream "Bermuda Drain" here!)))
Monday, July 18, 2011
WATCH: The Icarus Line "All The Little Things" Live on The Daily Habit
Butthole Surfers w/ 400 Blows: US Tour
Following the news of their new album Sickness and Health out August 23 on ORG Music, LA noise-punk heroes 400 Blows have announced plans to set out on a series of US tour dates supporting the legendary Butthole Surfers. The shows will kick off in late August around the bands' upcoming appearance at Sunset Junction in Los Angeles, and bring them along the West Coast and into the Rocky Mountain portions of the US.
400 Blows Live w/ The Butthole Surfers!
Aug. 26 - San Diego, CA - 4th & B
Aug. 27 - Los Angeles, CA - Sunset Junction
Aug. 28 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl @ Palms Casino
Aug. 30 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
Aug. 31 - Reno, NV - Knitting Factory
Sep. 2 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre
Sep. 3 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
Sep. 6 - Missoula, MT - Wilma Theatre
Sep. 7 - Boise, ID - Egyptian Theatre
Sep. 11 - Austin, TX - Emo's East
Friday, July 15, 2011
DOWNLOAD: Sainthood Reps - Monoculture
Boy grows up in a suburb listening to local punk bands and picks up his own instrument. Boy makes demos and brings these to his usual partner in crime. The two realize they're onto something and find two more. So goes the story of Long Island's Sainthood Reps... "Monoculture," the title track from the group's upcoming LP, features a pointed distortion that ends up the driving force of its songs. Grab the record August 9 on Tooth & Nail.
Sainthood Reps Live
w/ Brand New
September 7th @ The Showbox Seattle, WA
September 9th @ Senator Theatre Chico, CA
September 10th @ The Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA
(((Read more and download the title track to "Monoculture" here!)))
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
MP3: Aficionado Fakes Their ‘Inspiration’ On New Track (FILTER Exclusive)
Nestled neatly in between the punk, hardcore, thrash, Troy-core, and pop-punk genres that make up the Albany, NY music scene, you will find Aficionado. Part indie, part rock, and a little bit of experimentation, Aficionado are set to release their new full-length on the world and we have a new track to premiere for you.
22 RECORD RELEASE SHOW @ Valentine's Albany, NY
23 RECORD RELEASE SHOW @ The Pine Box Rock Shop Brooklyn, NY
19 Pontiac, MI The Croofoot &
20 Columbus , OH Double Happiness &
21 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop &
22 Rochester, NY Bug Jar &
23 Boston, MA Great Scott &
24 New York, NY Mercury Lounge &
25 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's &
26 Washington, DC Red Palace &
27 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 &
29 Atlanta, GA The Earl &
30 St Augustine, FL Café Eleven &
31 Orlando, FL The Social &
01 Tallahassee, FL Club Down Under &
02 Birmingham, AL Bottletree &
03 Memphis, TN Hi Tone &
04 Little Rock, AR TBD &
06 Austin, TX Mohawk &
07 Dallas, TX The Loft &
08 Oklahoma City, OK The Conservatory &
09 Lawrence, KS Jackpot &
10 Omaha, NE Waiting Room &
& w/ Tim Kasher
(((Read more and download new song "Falsified Inspiration" here!)))
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Helms Alee "Weatherhead" (Hydra Head Records)
This Seattle-based trio fronted by Ben Verellen, formerly of sludgy rumblers Harkonen, can get heavy when they feel like it, but just as often, if not more so, they drift into more psychedelic, shoegazey spaces. Verellen is supported by bassist Dana James and drummer Hozoji Matheson-Margullis, each of whom also sing. In fact, the two women sing more than he does, and not just because he mostly barks and roars. James’ voice has a cool detachment that recalls Kim Gordon’s vocals on Sonic Youth’s “Shadow Of A Doubt,” and the women’s sometimes woozy, sometimes edgy harmonies are crucial to the band’s expansive, dreamy sound. When James and Verellen harmonize, on the other hand, it can be like the second coming of John Doe and Exene Cervenka of X. Ultimately, Weatherhead (the second Helms Alee full-length, following 2008’s Night Terror) sits comfortably somewhere in the neighborhood of Kylesa, Totimoshi, recent Melvins and even (maybe most of all) Baroness. There are riffs and vocal melodies on this album that could have been cribbed straight from Blue Record. This is one of the best heavy alternative rock albums of the year, combining ’90s throb with ’70s stoner riffs and thick coatings of fuzz, swirling it all into something that’s recognizably of a specific subgenre (see the work of all the bands cited above) and yet unique and heartfelt. Highly recommended.
Helms Alee Live
w/ Torche and Big Business
7/07 Houston, TX @ Walter’s on Washington
7/08 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
7/09 Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree Cafe
7/11 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
7/12 Miami, FL @ Churchill's
7/13 Orlando, FL @ The Social
7/14 Atlanta, GA @ EARL
7/15 Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club
7/16 Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
7/17 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
7/19 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
7/20 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
7/21 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
7/22 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
7/23 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
7/24 Newport, KY @ The Historic Southgate House
7/25 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
7/26 Detriot, MI @ Magic Stick
7/27 Indianapolis, IN @ The Hoosier Dome
7/28 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
7/29 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
7/30 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
7/31 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
8/02 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas
8/03 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
8/04 Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
Stream "Weatherhead" here!
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
"After more than two decades as the lead singer of Jersey punk kings the Bouncing Souls, Greg Attonito will move into uncharted territory this summer when he releases his first solo album, 'Natural Disaster,' Tuesday."
(((Read Attonito's interview w/ Jersey Shore Metromix and The Asbury Park Press here!)))
Goes Cube Bring Metal Flavor to 'Thunderheads' -- Video Premiere
Genre tags have no place in the world of Goes Cube. The Brooklyn-based power trio's riff-heavy, brash and unforgiving, material appeals to everyone from forward-thinking metalheads to snobby hipsters, but good luck trying to find a category to file them under. Stereogum came closest when they cited the band's "sledgehammer assault."
Friday, July 1, 2011
Controlled Bleeding releasing 'Odes to Bubbler' (song premiere), playing shows (dates)
Controlled Bleeding have stayed away from the studio for the past five years, but have returned with Odes to Bubbler, the band's new LP out NOW on Winged Disk/Soleilmoon Recordings. Check out the song "Controlled Bleeding", streaming below. It makes its premiere here.
Controlled Bleeding Live!
Saturday, July 23rd Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Saturday, August 13th Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron
Saturday, August 20th Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn
Saturday, August 27th Boston, MA @ The Great Scott
(((Read more and download "Controlled Bleeding" here!)))
"This raw and ragged New York band draws from the starkness and spiritual purity of Appalachian folk, the menace of punk and the rowdy theatricality of Tom Waits, jumbling sacred and profane." - Ben Sisario, The New York Times
In late July of 2010, New York quintet O'Death - Singer/guitarist Greg Jamie, Gabe Darling on banjo and ukelele, drummer David Rogers-Berry, bassist Jesse Newman, and violinist Robert Pycior - returned to the stage after a year-long hiatus to play a critically-acclaimed set at the Newport Folk Festival. In many ways it was the perfect start to a new era in the band's existence, and a logical precursor to their upcoming third LP, Outside. After endless touring on the rollicking one-two punch of their debut Head Home (Ernest Jenning) and sophomore barnburner Broken Hymns, Limbs and Skin (Kemado), the band was sidelined in the midst of their 2009 tour when Rogers-Berry was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma. Ten months of chemotherapy and a shoulder replacement later, the group returned to the studio with a new outlook on life, and began work on their most fully conceived project to date - an affirmation of sorts.
In the past, O'Death has been most visible via their chaotic live shows, but the band was determined to add more depth to their catalog. "I think we were interested in making something more personal, and trying to write songs that are melodically engaging and not just the crazed ravings of mad men," says Rogers-Berry of the process behind Outside. Jamie continues, "None of these songs were played live before recording, which is a first for us. I think that's important to why the album sounds the way it does. We gave ourselves the chance to explore sound in a way that is not concerned with a high-energy live show." The result is a record that lives up to its name with spacious and cinematic arrangements, layers of subtle percussion, and at times an impenetrable wall of found sound.
O'Death recorded the album over a two-month period, easily the longest they've ever spent on a production. Producer/Engineer Billy Pavone, who was also behind the board for Head Home, came along for the ride. The extended recording time allowed the band to write in studio, as well as cultivate the organic noise for the record in an intimate setting. As Pavone observed, "Creating the album in the recording, and not in the mix, was a leap of faith for me. It was challenging to let go and allow the album to breathe a bit, and be its own creation– unique and very different from some of the sounds we hear so often in the world of digital manipulation.
The result is a record that is both the most subtle and massive accomplishment of the band's career, a darkly triumphant and free-flowing album that represents exactly where the songwriters have found themselves in this moment. As Pycior notes, "I love the dynamic disparity in the album: the fragile parts of 'Bugs,' 'Ourselves,' and 'Don't Come Back...,' the huge endings in 'Alamar,' 'Look at the Sun,' and 'Pushing Out.' and the demented final tone of 'The Lake Departed.'"
Watch the video for "Bugs" here!
8/31 Red Palace Washington, DC
9/1 The Pinhook Durham, NC
9/2 The EARL Atlanta, GA
9/3 Muddy Roots Music Festival Nashville, TN
9/4 Hi Tone Memphis, TN
9/6 The Bottletree Cafe Birmingham, AL
9/7 One Eyed Jack's New Orleans, LA
9/8 TBA Baton Rouge, LA
9/9 Warehouse Live Houston, TX
9/10 Mohawk Outside Austin, TX
9/11 Rubber Gloves Denton, TX
9/13 Off Broadway St. Louis, MO
9/14 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
9/15 Musica Akron, OH
9/16 The Crooked I Erie, PA
9/17 The Bug Jar - Rochester Indie Music Fest Rochester, NY
9/18 Space Gallery Portland, ME
10/8 The Bell House Brooklyn, NY
"Outside" Track List:
02. Ghost Head
04. Black Dress
06. Look At The Sun
07. Howling Through
08. Don't Come Back
09. Pushing Out
10. Back Of The Garden
11. The Lake Departed
For more information, visit:
Monday, June 27, 2011
Yes In My Backyard
Download: Tracks By Charlie Looker's Extra Life And Sculptress
Charlie Looker has spent 10 years in New York art-rock anomalies -- Lavender, Zs, Period, Extra Life, Sculptress, even (briefly) Dirty Projectors. The common thread is always the place where the vulnerable sentiment of indie rock collides with the jagged rhythms of contemporary composition; Looker's unique cluttercore works like Antony channeling Anthony Braxton. His latest EP with Extra Life maintains the disjunctive bluster of bands like Kayo Dot or Xiu Xiu. Looker is increasingly hunching towards a sexually charged, darkly hued and perpetually windswept new romantic woosh—think Morrissey or Ian McCulloch had they grokked on 12-tone composition. Extra Life's recent Ripped Heart EP (out now) takes him down colder, synthier hallways; the six-minute title track is a heartbroken piece of progpunk that's somehow equal parts 4AD and Louis Andriessen.
(((Read more and download new tracks from Extra Life and Sculptress here!)))
What a life - from sweat-soaked basements to sun-drenched outdoor festivals; making music with his band The Bouncing Souls, his wife Shanti, his contemporaries; making art, making food and making the most of every second. It’s the life of Greg Attonito - world famous rock frontman, children’s author, athlete and life enthusiast;. a creative wellspring who has learned over time to become timeless, invoking the same spirits as history’s great minstrels, jesters and Renaissance men.
With all the layers of Attonito’s creative resume to consider, it’s sort of perfect that his new solo record, "Natural Disaster," is an exercise in simplicity. These songs capture an intangible combination of spirits old and new - they're wistful, intimate, plaintive.. A waking dream of the most genuine kind, because Greg is a dreamer of the highest order.
"I'm happy I've been able to capture the vulnerable, sweet and loving parts of myself in these songs," says Attonito. "Its been liberating to let those parts of myself go."
So tell your ears to pack a bag, because they are going on a trip. And getting there is all the fun. - Ronen Kaufman
* Pre-order "Natural Disaster" at Chunksaah.com!
"Natural Disaster" Track List:
1. How Many Songs
3. Cincinnati Dream
4. Sexiest Girl
Greg Attonito Live!
GREGORY ATTONITO "Natural Disaster" Record Release Party. Tuesday, July 12th at 7:30pm at Watermark
(Boardwalk at First St., Asbury Park,NJ). All Ages Show. Five dollars to get in.
Buy a record at the door and get in for free!
The Bouncing Souls Live
07.06.11 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
07.07.11 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
07.08.11 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
07.09.11 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
07.13.11 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
07.14.11 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
07.15.11 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
07.16.11 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
29.07.11 - ESP, Viveiro - Resurrection Fest
30.07.11 - D, Bausendorf - Riez Open Air
01.08.11 - UK, London - O2 Academy Islington
02.08.11 - UK, London - O2 Academy Islington
03.08.11 - UK, London - O2 Academy Islington
04.08.11 - UK, London - O2 Academy Islington
05.08.11 - UK, Blackpool - Rebellion Festival
06.08.11 - UK, Kent - Heavy Fest
08.08.11 - D, Stuttgart - Universum
09.08.11 - A, Vienna - Arena Club
10.08.11 - A, Vienna - Arena Club
11.08.11 - A, Vienna - Arena Club
12.08.11 - A, Vienna - Arena Club
13.08.11 - SLO, Tolmin - Punk Rock Holiday 1.1
14.08.11 - CRO, Zadar - Trg Pet Bunara
16.08.11 - HU, Budapest - Durer Kert
17.08.11 - PL, Katowice - Klub Studencki Arkada
19.08.11 - BE, Hasselt Kiewit - Pukkelpop Festival
20.08.11 - D, Borkenberge - Area 4 Festival
21.08.11 - D, Grossposna - Highfield Festival
22.08.11 - SWE, Malmo - Malmoestivalen
11.02.11 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
11.03.11 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
11.04.11 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
11.05.11 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
11.09.11 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
11.10.11 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
11.11.11 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
11.12.11 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
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Thursday, June 16, 2011
The Icarus Line Announce New Album, "Wildlife," Out August 30th on Cobraside / Roar Scratch Records!
Exclusive Premiere: Listen to The Icarus Line's New Song, "King Baby"
Los Angeles punks the Icarus Line have just announced that their new album, Wildlife, will be released Aug. 30 through Cobraside Distribution / Roar Scratch Records.
Today, we're pleased to bring you the exclusive first-listen of "King Baby" from that album. And if that's not enough for you, as an added bonus we're also throwing in "We Sick" from last year's "We Sick/Holy Man" single. Listen to both those cuts below.
(((Read more and stream new song "King Baby" here!)))
Friday, June 10, 2011
Album Stream: Santah - White Noise Bed
PasteMagazine.com has premiered an exclusive stream of the debut album from Chicago's psychedelic Americana band Santah, entitled "White Noise Bed." Click the band's photo above to hear their new album in its entirety.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Bomb The Music Industry! Announces New Album "Vacation" Out July 26th on Ernest Jenning / Really Records
Bomb the Music Industry! announces new album, Vacation
If you’re not up in your DIY punk collectives, Bomb the Music Industry! is a Long Island-based band led by Jeff Rosenstock (who, along with other members, was formerly apart of The Arrogant Sons of Bitches). Formed in 2004, the group has released a dozen or so albums, EPs, and splits since 2005′s Album Minus Band. Now, the outfit is readying their newest album, Vacation, which is set to hit stores July 26th.
(((Read more and listen to new track "Vocal Coach" here!)))
Exclusive: 400 Blows- “We Killed Like Champions”
Noise punk. That’s a term I don’t get to swing around often enough. And 400 Blows are fucking noise punk. It’s been six arduous years since the release of Angel’s Trumpets and Devil’s Trombones but the half-crazed virtuosos are back with Sickness and Health.
The band can clearly still flagellate their instruments as Scott Martin (Crom/Big Business) winds caterwauling riffs and feedback around the bloodthirsty Whack-A-Mole rhythms of Kevin Fitzgerald (Circle Jerks). And Skot Alexander is still that incredible, sunglassed frontman, less a singer and more a drunken savior telling his disciples that we’re all doomed.
(((Read more and listen to new song "Sickness and Health" here!)))