Well this is the highlight of my day doing paperwork!
Andrew W.K. is coming out with a new album in March, and has released a new teaser for it! The song is called “Music Is Worth Living For,” and it is classic Andrew W.K.
If you don’t know who Andrew is, well, I feel sorry for you. His seminal album “I Get Wet” is a classic and the most upbeat album ever. He followed that up with ” The Wolf,” and this album follows in those two album’s mighty big shoes.
Check it out, realize that Andrew W.K. loves you, and that life is amazing. His new album is available March 2 through SONY. I pre-ordered it because fuck yeah.
British Shoegazers AMUSEMENT PARKS ON FIRE have returned after an extended hiatus which originated in 2013. The band has released 2 new singles along with a forthcoming reissue of their titanic 3rd album Road Eyes. Plans pertaining to a new album have been detailed on the band’s social media pages.
Acclaimed Canadian duo MARES OF THRACE unveiled to the world that they are recording a new ep. Vocalist/Guitarist Trez recently announced on social media the outfit’s plans to record new material. This will be their first work after a 3-year hiatus in which Trez returned to academia and subsequently settled into a new career in Video Game design. Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading
You have entered the centre of the second edition of Stay Trve. I and we would like to thank you for being here. You may recall me mentioning previously that the particular effect for this column wasn’t necessarily to wow you with cutting-edge analysis, but rather to point the spotlight towards recordings and topics that may have discovered their media lifecycle acutely topical, non-existent, come to a grinding halt, or other. – Cotton
In the past, I have more often than not discussed artists and works that are of a Canadian origin. This piece is an extension of that ideology.
Vancouver, BC, Canada, Noise Rock outfit MESS have launched their debut album, Silver Kidney. MESS is the latest project from Johnny Matter. Matter spent time in the well-regarded Anion and Bog, among others in the past. In addition to being a writer/performer, Matter also runs Apocalypse Sunrise Productions which is responsible for the long-running Diecember Fest Metal Festival and Taco Fest as well. Silver Kidney was recorded at Noise Floor Studios on picturesque Gabriola island by Jordan Koop.
Arkansas rock band (proclaimed “humcore” by our own Lane Oliver) released their terrific new 7″ EP Lonely Frontier earlier in the year and they have now released a music video for the track “Pinholes.” I’m loving this band and their output is 100%. Check out the very DIY video below and be sure to stream/pick up their new EP now. Continue Reading
Hello, fellow ‘terraneans. Welcome to the inauguration of Stay Trve. I got to thinking that now, maybe more than ever, there are A LOT of recordings being released. Unless your job involves sitting on the couch all day listening to music, odds are, you and I are missing out on some quality music. Big time. To help counter the audio malaise and near total saturation of the music playing field, I present to you: Stay Trve.
Iranian progressive rock 5 piece Mavara have a long and storied history. Formed in 2001 by keyboardist/producer Farhood Ghadiri, the band quickly solidified themselves as a premier act of their ilk in their homeland. The band received accolades in their native land and played the prestigious progressive rock festival “Teheran Avenue.” The band’s first English language album Forgotten Inside was released in 2009 with the band subsequently relocating to the United States. There they released 2013’s Season of Salvation.
Denver Colorado’s Immortal Synn believe that what is old is new again. Their 2nd release Machine Men filters much influence from NWOBHM bands and fuses it with party metal, not unlike Municipal Waste. Finally, the band incorporates technical thrash, not unlike something from Rust Never Sleeps and mixes it with some crushing grooves, not unlike something from Reinventing the Steel. The band’s intention is to fuse together familiar sounds to create something unique and contemporary and subjectively they did a bang up job of it.