Blast Beats is a weekly column in which extreme music artists discuss their favorite hip-hop records.
In this week’s Blast Beats, I Among You‘s Andrew Lima stops by to discuss the top six hip-hop albums that shaped his musical development over the years. Continue reading to check out the list: Continue Reading
Weaving together elements of garage, math, pop and indie rock with dashes of post-hardcore edge here and there, Fuck Your Birthday seem to be masters at all things catchy and eclectic. Comprised of Christopher Henry (guitars, vocals) and drummer Roman Meisenberg (drums, vocals), this West Virginia bred, NYC/Wenzhou, China-based duo are poised to release their infectious sophomore record, Maydays, on June 8 via Nefarious Industries. From the angular pop of “Afterlife” to the dreamlike passages of “Ho Chi Minh”, Maydays is a delightfully volatile half-hour rock record. Continue Reading
Weaving together elements of NWOBHM, garage punk and hard rock, Sweden’s Piss River deliver an energetic good time on their self-titled debut. Due out tomorrow, April 27 via The Sign Records, this 12-track release is full of driving punk-meets-heavy metal flavor and ludicrously catchy hooks that will be stuck in your mind the entire day. In preparation for its release, we at Svbterranean are excited to bring you an exclusive early stream of the record in all its rocking glory. Continue reading to check it out! Continue Reading
Mixed, Not Stirred is a weekly column in which artists curate special, themed playlists via Spotify or other mediums.
In this week’s Mixed, Not Stirred, Californian progressive heavy rockers Old Man Wizard put together a special playlist that compiles the theme music from James Bond franchise, as well as music from other spy films. The band said the following of the playlist: Continue Reading
Back in October, Brett Netson’s (Built to Spill, etc) droning rock project Snakes and Canadian psych rockers Crosss released their sprawling split via Netson’s own Scavenger Cult. One part desert dwelling soundtrack and one part noisy bombardment, this rather lengthy split highlights the strengths of two very different acts and how they work together to create a rather cinematic experience.
We recently reached out Netson and Crosss guitarist/vocalist Andrew March to discuss the creation and lyrics of their respective sides of the split. Continue reading to get immersed in the album and check out what they had to say. 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
Like the fashionable male that I am, I have come late to the party. I am posting some music I planned to review on time, but due to extenuating circumstances (life, money), I am posting them late, because hey, better late than never. Continue Reading
*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.
New Jersey trio Zero for Conduct are poised to release their eclectic sophomore full-length, CTRL+Z, in just a few short days. The forthcoming effort is a pop-fueled rock record full of deceptive complexity, indie rock quirkiness, earworm hooks, and a bit of Touch and Go angularity. Fans of Dinosaur Jr., fIREHOSE, Hüsker Dü, and the like, will want to keep an eye out for it. Continue Reading