Tuesday, April 26, 2011
FREE MUSIC: LIL DAGGERS
Our friends from Miami have two tracks just for you.
When we arrived in Miami last year to research our annual America Issue, we expected to find swimsuit designers (check), surfers (check), and amazing rave nights (check).
But senior editor Natalie Shukur and art director Nicole Michalek also discovered a swarming punk scene, which featured homegrown, home-grimed bands like Lil Daggers.
(((Read more and stream two tracks from Lil Daggers' debut full-length here!)))
Monday, April 25, 2011
Original Broadcast:Apr 25, 4 PM ET
Miami's own CAPSULE swing by the Yowie HQ to chat with fans as they scorch the country on tour in support of their upcoming album "No Ghost" coming April 12th through Rorschach Records.
(((check out the full interview here!)))
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Check Out: Santah – “White Noise Bed” (CoS Premiere)
While the title immediately brings to mind images of explosive noise, the song is a restrained and tightly constructed track of pure ’70s influence. With a hazy kind of twang, it should also garner comparisons to a more folksy version of Vampire Weekend or a younger, slightly more poppy Wilco and/or Whiskytown. However they got their sound, it’s definitely one worthy of lengthy exploration.
(((Read more and stream the song "White Noise Bed" here!)))
Friday, April 22, 2011
Title Tracks "In Blank"
Where the first Title Tracks album was essentially a solo project, the new “In Blank” features a full band. Yet this set is more stylistically single-minded than its predecessor. Singer-songwriter-guitarist John Davis (late of Q and Not U) emphasizes headlong power-pop. Even the lone cover, a version of the Flamin’ Groovies “I Can’t Hide,” fits snugly into the album’s brisk, trebly mode.
The main change-of-pace number, “Forget the Ghost,” has a mid-tempo MerseyBeat feel that suggests Davis’s previous band, the ’60s-struck Georgie James. (So does “It’s Wrong,” but with more thump.) Placed at the middle of the album, the song is a nice breather. But the trio promptly increases velocity, with bassist Michael Cotterman (a Washington Post employee) and drummer Andrew Black galloping like ’70s popsters who sense that punk is gaining on them.
(((Read more here!)))
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Chaos in Tejas, the country's largest gathering of underground punk, hardcore, indie, grind, thrash, and heavy metal heroes old and new from around the world, has just announced the final additions to this year's 2011 event.
visit ChaosinTejas.com for full lineup and more information!
Quintron's latest album "Sucre Du Sauvage" is out this week and already receiving accolades from the likes of AOL, MTV, The LA Times and more!
click below to check out more!
AOL's Spinner.com streaming "Sucre Du Suavage"
The LA Times reviews "Sucre Du Sauvage"
MTV Hive interviews Quintron
DustedMagazine.com reviews "Sucre Du Sauvage"
Monday, April 11, 2011
LOUD: by Jason Heller
Stream of the Month: Former Thieves, The Language That We Speak
Before we crack open this month’s case of all things Loud, let’s warm up with our exclusive full-album stream: The Language That We Speak, the debut by Iowa’s Former Thieves. I’ll admit it outright: I’m a sucker for this kind of stuff. Taking Converge’s metalcore template and beating it into a blunter shape, the band shoots straight and cuts deep. But it also slips in plenty of gnarled riffs and knotty rhythms, not to mention an overall pall of twisted menace that feels straight out of Louisville circa 2003—namely Breather Resist and Black Cross. And with production by former These Arms Are Snakes drummer Chris Common at the famed Red Room in Seattle, the record doesn’t lack in attack.
(((Read more and stream "The Language That We Speak" here!)))
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Interview + Track Premiere: Nine 11 Thesaurus
Nine 11 Thesaurus will be performing two record release shows this weekend in support of their debut album "Ground Zero Generals" out April 26th on The Social Registry / Sockets Records. Friday's event will take place at The Beacon Center for Arts & Leadership in Brooklyn, while Saturday's show will take place at Don Hill's in New York City.
The new album serves as the second release in Sam Hillmer's Representing NYC series, and serves as a creative outlet for New York's inner-city youth.
(((Read The Village Voice's interview w/ Nine 11 Thesaurus conducted by Christopher Weingarten, and download new song "Stressin'" here * Read NY Press' interview w/ Nine 11 Thesaurus conducted by New York writer and musician Sam Mickens here!)))
Exclusive Premieres: Capsule's "Small Caps / Outline" + interviews w/ Eric Hernandez
Miami's Capsule (featuring Ryan Haft and ex-Kylesa member Eric Hernandez) will be releasing the followup to their 2008 "Blue" album, entitled "No Ghost," out April 12th via Rorschach Records. Catch them in a city near you as they tour the country in support of their new album throughout the Spring.
(((Read Revolver's interview w/ Capsule and download "Small Caps" here * Read Noisecreep's interview w/ Capsule and download "Outline" here!)))