Cover by Craig Cirinelli of Housewithoutwalls Design
Long-running Tulsa based music collective ESCAPING THE ORDINARY are set to premiere the fourth instalment in their compilation series this Friday, June 15th. The collective was founded by Ty Griffin with a simple yet effective modus operandi that good music needs to be heard. The first three compilations were a mix of well-established artists like JUNIUS, THURSDAY, DREDG, (DAMN) THIS DESERT AIR, CONSTANTS, and CASPIAN, among others, but also aimed the spotlight at smaller artists.
Gatherers craft an infectious and emotionally-heavy post-hardcore opus with their sophomore full-length album, We Are Alive Beyond Repair. Continue Reading
French post-hardcore trio Birds in Row have announced the release of their sophomore full-length album. The forthcoming record, which is the band’s first full-length since 2012’s You, Me & the Violence and follows 2015’s Personal War EP, will be titled We Already Lost the World and will be released through Deathwish Inc and Throatruiner Records on July 18.
The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break alongside the new track “15-38” [via Revolver]and the band’s forthcoming tour dates.
Pre-order the record here. Continue Reading
Death Engine crank out a half-hour of pure abrasiveness on their sophomore full-length, Place Noire.
From the caustic post-hardcore of 2013’s Amen EP, to the cacophonous and angular chaos of 2015’s Mud, Lorient’s Death Engine have been on a steady path to noisy glory since their inception. As such, it comes as no surprise that Place Noire sees the band embracing their noise rock elements more than ever before. This results in six tense, gritty tracks full of hypnotic rhythms, atonal guitars, and swirling murks of feedback and noise. The band’s sound may have changed yet again, but their visceral heaviness remains. Continue Reading
Pennsylvanian duo Vulturepeak unleash 10 new tracks of seething, bitter hardcore on their newest full-length, Snake Body. Continue Reading
Wrong’s debut ep Stop Giving marked a shift in the songwriting canon of Eric Hernandez/Ryan Haft. Previously the pair logged many miles in post-hardcore outfit Capsule. The latter was more than capable of countless arrangement and feel changes in literally under 60 seconds whereas the former adopted an approach more akin to New York jazz/noise/groove legends Helmet. With Haft and Hernandez time-tested work ethic, Stop Giving was followed by an 11 song, self-titled full-length album a short time later. Wrong was notable for not only its release on powerhouse Relapse records but also for it’s marked growth in songwriting, execution, and overall intensity. Continue Reading
New York post-hardcore legends Glassjaw have released the official music video for their track “Shira”. The track, which comes from the band’s newest album Material Control, is set to an energetic live performance clip. Check out the video after the break as well as their upcoming co-headlining tour dates with Quicksand.
Read our review of Material Control here. Continue Reading
Photos by Flo Zimmerman
German post-hardcore outfit Remember Why We’re Here recently released the official video for their track “T.D.T.S.T.I.B.O.R.T.U.I. ( (their desire to shroud themselves in beauty only reveals their ugliness inside)”. The intricate and melodic track, which comes from their 2017 debut, Colours May Bleed, is set to a dynamic performance video directed by Julian Pache. Fans of The Fall of Troy and the like should take notice. Check out the video after the break and stream their debut album.
*Stay Trve – an (in)frequent column that aims to help counterbalance potential audio malaise and a nearly total saturation of sub-mediocre artists in the current music industry.
Time has been kind to the sounds of Richmond, Virginia’s Engine Down. Relentless touring and exceptionally high-quality records afforded them a loyal fan base during their 9-year career. Despite a staggering work ethic, the success of the likes of which their peers like Circa Survive, Thursday, and Alexisonfire achieved, eluded Engine Down. Rest assured, going back and revisiting their recordings will move even the most jaded fan of all things brainy, guitar driven, and complex.
It’s spring break and once again you do not have any plans. Jim from Accounting invites you and some other coworkers to a weekend getaway at some popular beach somewhere. You agree to tag along because you think you need to get out more and be more sociable. You will soon, unsurprisingly, regret your decision. Continue Reading