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Noise rock legends Unsane have released a new track from their highly-anticipated forthcoming album, Sterilize, which is due out on September 29 via Southern Lord. The new track, titled “Aberration”, is true blue Unsane with its gritty, metallic sound. The band said of the track:
“‘Aberration’ is classic Unsane, raw and direct, it only took a couple of takes to lock it down. It’s essentially a ditty about the swirling thoughts that go through your head after being screwed over. I’m sure anyone can appropriate or relate it to their personal experiences.”
Check out the track after the break along with the band’s upcoming European tour dates.
With their unyielding abrasiveness and harrowing vocal performances, New York’s Couch Slut manages to effortlessly produce more “extreme” music than most of their metal contemporaries.
Couch Slut made their presence known in 2014 when they released their caustic debut, My Life as a Woman. With its X-rated cover artwork, sludgy and seedy noise rock sound, and boldly and bluntly violent, sexual and traumatic imagery, My Life as a Woman definitely caught some attention. While it is easy to slap some violent or sexual artwork on a release in attempt to come across as “transgressive” or “edgy”, this was not the case with this release. The feelings of degradation and venomous spite all felt genuine, potent and far from exaggerated, making My Life as a Woman quite the force to be reckoned with.
Guitarist John Johnston (Congress, Slow Learners, Brutal Poodle) along with bassist David Graham and drummer Ben Goldberg have unveiled a new track from their forthcoming release Alternative Classics.
Johnston’s work in the past has ranged from Neurot Records-Esque doom/hardcore, to power pop. The common thread seems to be a first rate ear for writing songs. “Bridge and Tunnel” is no exception. ViewMaster is not unlike elements of American 6 string aces like Castor, or Chavez.
With its orchestrated cacophonies and unorthodox song structures, Comity’s A Long, Eternal Fall proves to be quite the endurance test.
For nearly 20 years, Comity has continually broken musical boundaries within France’s underground scene as one of the country’s best kept secrets. Their chaotic brand of mathcore takes a page from the progenitors of the genre, such as Botch and Coalesce, while being unafraid to test the limitations of the genre and incorporate other eclectic elements as well. Their discography shows a band in continual evolution, with A Long, Eternal Fall being the apex of almost two decades of meticulous sonic refinement.
Noise is quite an interesting “genre” as it is like black metal in my mind: it can encompass multiple other genres yet still be solely in the main genre. (Post-black metal, I’m looking at you kid, although you do carry a lot of fucking gold.) Now, when I think of noise, I think of bands from Amphetamine Reptiles (I am fucking old), KEN Mode, Today Is The Day (their early records and later records are so much tits that conventional lingerie has trouble holding that shit in), and Fashion Chic. You know, musicianship where there is a musical know how to break rules, a driving rhythm section of doom, and lyrics that hint at possible hilarity but lead to an idea that there is pain and anger. And then comes along CHRMR with their self titled EP. This album…let’s talk about this album’s bandcamp first shall we?
Strap yourself in, we are about to stray into legitimate tl;dr territory my friends. In January of 2002, I found myself in Atlanta, Georgia sleeping in a warehouse of some kind that had been turned into every punk’s wet dream of DIY scene housing. Basically just a huge empty space where they could have shows in the middle, and little ad hoc bedrooms constructed along the walls. There were multiple hot plates. There was a living room “area” in the corner, because there was a rug and a couch. There was a pile of VHS tapes containing every episode of Mr. Show. There was someone’s dog hanging out. Continue Reading
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Brooklyn noise rockers Couch Slut have premiered a new track from their upcoming sophomore album, Contempt, via NPR. Titled “Company Picnic with Dust Off”, the nearly five-minute track crawls forth with sludgy, abrasive and brooding noise rock stylings that will excite any fan of Amphetamine Reptile’s catalog, or just intensely heavy tunes in general. Check out the single after the break.
Contempt will be released on July 28 via Gilead Media. Pre-order here.
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Noise rock pioneers Unsane have released the details surrounding their forthcoming eighth studio album, Sterilize, which will be released on September 29 via Southern Lord. The record, which follows 2012’s Wreck, was recorded by bassist/vocalist Dave Curran at Gatos Trail Studios in Yucca Valley, California, mixed by Andrew Schneider at Acre in New York City, and mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering in Chicago. The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break.
The band will be embarking on a July/August run with Fashion Week in support of the upcoming release. Those dates can be seen below.
A new song called “Fix It”, which will be featured exclusively on Amphetamine Reptile’s Bash 17 7″, can also be found below.
New York noise act White Suns have premiered their forthcoming new album, Psychic Drift, via Clrvynt. The album will officially be released this Friday, June 16, via The Flenser and can be purchased here. Psychic Drift is White Suns doing what they do best – creating suffocating walls of atmospheric noise that are completely unnerving at times. Check out the album after the break.