Hello there, readers. Lane and I came up with the idea to do a Bandcamp Spotlight to highlight some of the bands that we have trouble dedicating entire posts to. Nothing against the bands, it’s just a time issue. So, let us proceed into the first edition of SVB’s Bandcamp Spotlight series.
The first band that I want to shine a light on currently has an album sitting on my turntable that I just cannot stop listening to. The band is I Hate Sex from Edmonton, Alberta. They are doing the screamo genre a major service in 2017. I’ve praised them on my YouTube channel and I will amp them up again here. They are making brilliant, true screamo that makes me emotional and takes me back to my high school days (as depressing as that is…). The band released a new album titled World Of Grief earlier this year. It’s awesome and you should definitely be into this. Stream/download it below.
Next up is a band from my home state of Arkansas who are also doing something interesting that takes me back: true, early 2000s emo-tinged, shoegazing rock. The band is I Was Afraid and, after seeing them in the summer, I’m a lifer now. The band puts on an amazing show and their new 7″ record Lonely Frontier is one of my favorite slabs of wax that I’ve picked up this year. I know Lane is digging this bands work also. Good shit. Check it out below.
Third on my list is a band that I’ve just gotten into over the last week or so. I have seen the name over and over this year, but now that I’ve actually checked into The Callous Daoboys, I’m fucking hooked. This band is playing a brand of mathcore that is new to my book. Southern-tinted (the band is hailing from ATL, GA). The band makes me think of later-era Dillinger Escape Plan through a vicious, comedic filter. Brilliant. Check out all of The Callous Daoboy’s material from 2017. There’s quite a haul. I have their first EP My Dixie Wrecked streaming below.
Last but not least is a band that I’ve only recently heard and gotten into. The band is Hinin from Tulle, France and they are self-described as power pop and post punk. I’m honestly not sure what I would describe this band as, but I’m really digging it. There is that element of British post-rock and post-punk from the ’80s, but there are other things at play here. All I can say is check out their new EP Noyés below.
All of these albums are available to download for free, but be sure to support the art in any way you can. Buy a shirt, a record, a cassette, stickers. Anything. Thanks for reading and listening. Stay trve.