Toronto’s Battlebear (featuring members of Ayahuasca, Guiltfeeder and Signifier) have released the debut single from their upcoming EP, which the Canadians cleverly dubbed Grimm Horton’s. The new track is titled “Salt & Vinegar Tourniquet” and showcases the trio’s annihilating combination of death metal, grindcore and crust punk, along with intense riffage and corrosive vocals to contrast their tongue-in-cheek lyrical themes. Check out the track after the break.
Toronto musician Mike Simpson – known for his work with Godstopper, Ayahuasca and Column of Heaven – is apparently a jack of all trades. His past musical endeavors have embraced the noisy, the abrasive and the metallic, but with his Jack Moves project, Simpson dabbles in hip hop and electronica.
Inspired by the live looping expertise of comedian Reggie Watts, Simpson has been crafting danceable tunes as Jack Moves since 2014. The project sees Simpson creating glitchy, pop hits and eccentric hip hop numbers all with the use of his voice, and topped off with surprisingly potent MCing skills.
We at Svbterranean are excited to share the first official release from Jack Moves, I Been Working. This EP, which is officially out today, captures the spirit of Simpson’s live performances and delivers four catchy tracks guaranteed to get the head bobbing or other body parts moving. Check out the EP after the break.
Photo by Nathan Mills
Toronto-based progressive sludge trio Ayahuasca (Godstopper, et al) have announced the release of their sophomore full-length record and follow-up to 2013’s Plato’s Dark Horse. The new record will be titled Yin and will see a release on September 9. It was recorded by guitarist Luke Roberts (except drums which were recorded by Greg Dawson) and was mixed and mastered by Dawson at BWC Studios. Roberts says of the new album:
“Our last record was much more progressive, long winded, and full of details. This is a much more fast-paced, vomitus, cathartic release of anger that is kind of childish at times if I may speak frankly. Making this record satisfies the need to express a muse that’s been bothering me since I was a teenager in the vein of the constantly dissatisfied stress and anger laden punk/grunge bands I grew up listening to.”
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break.
The album’s first single “Dinosaurs”, which sounds like the bastard child of The Melvins and Alice in Chains, can also be found below.