It’s List Season, which means it is time for countless publications to crank out arbitrary lists of music that they believe you should have listened to this year. Well, we’re no different. Below you will find my favorite 30 releases of 2018 as well as some honorable mentions. I decided to just list out the records this year for simplicity’s sake, and because I felt like being lazy. Without further ado, here are my questionable opinions. Continue Reading
KEN mode deliver some of the most vicious and bitter material of their career on their eighth studio album, Loved. Continue Reading
Canadian noise metallers KEN mode have announced the release of their seventh full-length album and follow-up to 2015’s Success. The record, which was produced by Andrew Schneider (Daughters, Unsane, et al), will be titled Loved and will be released on August 31 via Season of Mist and New Damage Records. The album’s artwork can be seen above and the official track listing can be found after the break.
Additionally the band’s new video for the album’s opening track, “Doesn’t Feel Pain Like He Should”, can also be found below.
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Canadian noise makers KEN mode have announced the release of new EP, which follows their acclaimed 2015 Success LP. The seven-track release will be titled Nerve and will be released on November 10 via Reptilian Records. The EP gathers four B-sides recorded during the Success sections, as well as three demos of tracks featured on their acclaimed Entrench LP. One of the “new” tracks, titled “Let’s Get Divorced”, was recently premiered by CLRVYNT and can be streamed after the break.
Pre-orders for the record can be found here and here.
Canadian noise trio KEN mode have premiered the new video for their track “Absolutely Not” at Noisey. Taken from their new split with Chicago progressive sludge purveyors The Atlas Moth, the angular tune is set to a discombobulating, erratic performance video. Check out the dizzying clip after the break.
The KEN mode/Atlas Moth split is available now via Init Records. Purchase here.