Sunday, 15 August 2010
Been meaning to post this for awhile (sorry guys!). So here is A Troop of Echoes, hailing from the good old US of A! The guys have gone down the post rock kinda groove, with similarities to Toe, a bit of Fago Sepia and all that good stuff which is popping up all over the place. But A Troop of Echoes do it all with a Saxophone and sometime a cheeky bit of keyboard. If anyone ever reads this blog then ya'll know i always like things to be a bit different and to stand out and how this does! The tunes are packed full off energy and are woven together like a fine antique rug. They have also played with the likes of Giraffes?, Giraffes!, Arcing and ZX Favourites Divets. Pisses me off i live in the UK and miss seeing all these awesome bands live!
They have just released (or did so about a month ago) their debt EP so if you fancy some then get to it and grab a copy. BUT if you want a taste then click below for a small sampler of a couple of their tunes. But don't be a mooch and go and grab a copy!
A Troop of Echoes (3 Track Sampler)
Saturday, 14 August 2010
So here's a bit of old awesome metal/hardcore stuff for you. These guys never seemed to catch on too much which was a shame but thankfully they left a strong legacy behind them. Their sound was brutal, raw and pretty unforgiving the way this music should be. With huge breakdowns that are so forceful they could give you a nose bleed! This topped with some slower and an instrumental track shows they have some range, but it's mainly just balls out power!
You're Only A Rebel From The Waste Downward
So during a few sleepness nights i have been listening alot to these guys. Too be honest i don't know alot about them other that they are amazing. Pretty experimental hip hop that stays clear of all the obvious clinches that can some times haunt this genre of music. So it is away refreshing to hear people putting their own individual stamp on proceedings.
The album is a mix of relaxing, down tempo tunes with glitchy samples and punching beats. Topped all off with great vocals that fit so snug into the whole sound itself. The track Sleeping Underwater is really outstanding. Consisting of an opening acoustic guitar riff with some odd noise sample then degenerating into a scratch fest with great rhythms being spit over the top. The overall sound is so different but so so good! You just have to grab a copy of this!
Open Grave Culture Album
So a bit of self promotion here but who cares! Here is my wee small band once again with our new EP You put the Round Burger on the Square Wonderbread for all you grimy hardcore/spazzy/jazzy buggers out there. Four tracks of angular hardcore with a slightly different twist. Obviously as i am in the band then i am rather bias but fuck it i think it's awesome!
You put the Round Burger on the Square Wonderbread
Tuesday, 3 August 2010
So i have been on a sugar-esque poppy/emo high of the past few weeks and have been bouncing around to these guys for a few days constantly. Hailing from the Windy City these guys have super upbeat pop/punk/emo tunes that will cure any blues and bring the sunshine out! Sounding like the likes of Grown Up's, Ape Up then how can you go wrong!
So go on take advantage of their two track demo they put up for free and grab copies of the second run of tapes they will be doing soon!
Hard to pin point what these guys sound like, but something between a furious rage of uncompromising proportions and a nervous, anxious energy would be somewhere on the way there. Really is a powerful form of hardcore with fast, heavy sections topped off with slower and more subdue sections that adds a little something different. I always like to champion this kinda of music that puts the danger and angst back into hardcore.
Below is their American Lies EP and it is rather bloody good!