Punch – Push Pull [2010]

Posted in hardcore punk,powerviolence,punk rock,thrashcore by deek on August 23, 2010

Punch is a thrashcore band based in San Francisco, California, recognizable by fast, heavy sound with pulverizing breakdowns, intelligent song structures and absolutely plastering vocals. Their debut EP, Eyeless (2008), self titled LP (2009) and second LP, Push Pull (2010) are joint releases on record labels 625 Thrashcore and Discos Huelga. They have toured the US, Japan, Australia, and Europe.

Ceremony – Rohnert Park [2010]

Posted in hardcore punk,punk rock by deek on August 21, 2010




We’re a long, long away in musical distance from the band’s breakthrough Violence, Violence record, and similarly, their 2008 Bridge Nine throttle-fest, Still, Nothing Moves You. It’s a bizarre mutation, and maybe an upgrade. Maybe. Suddenly tempered, mostly melodic, memorable, and in the vein of classic 80s Los Angeles punk and hardcore, CEREMONY seems poised to join the trajectory of other critically approved bands FUCKED UP and TRASH TALK. -pastepunk


Everyone Everywhere – S/T [2010]

Posted in emo by lowbrass on August 21, 2010



Fucking rad dudes from Philly that make some fucking rad music.

Similar: Snowing, Algernon Cadwallader, Hightide Hotel

Sufjan Stevens – All Delighted People (EP) [2010]

Posted in singer/songwriter by deek on August 21, 2010


All Delighted People is built around two different versions of Sufjan’s long-form epic ballad “All Delighted People,” a dramatic homage to the Apocalypse, existential ennui, and Paul Simon’s “Sounds of Silence.” Sounds delightful, yes! The song was originally workshopped on Sufjan’s previous tour in the fall of 2009. Other songs on the EP include the 17-minute guitar jam-for-single-mothers “Djohariah,” and the gothic piano ballad “The Owl and the Tanager,” a live-show mainstay (and Debbie Downer if you ask us; what’s it doing on a “Delighted” EP?).


Mares of Thrace – The Moulting [2010]

Posted in doom,noise,sludge by lowbrass on August 21, 2010



Two-woman show from Canada making awesomely heavy sludge/doom/noise. Similar: Dark Castle, Black Cobra, Jucifer, Zoroaster

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Thou – Summit [2010]

Posted in doom,sludge by deek on August 20, 2010

Over the course of two full albums and several split vinyl releases, the Baton Rouge metal band has stretched its sonics far and wide. Those EPs and singles, in particular, show a band working through its possibilities — from mud-drawn sludge and Black Sabbath-ian doom to bluesy hardcore and drawled black metal. Summit, Thou’s third album-length effort, is a realization of those elements, smoked in ash and seared in discontent… -npr

Teen Daze – Four More Years (EP) [2010]

Posted in chillwave by deek on August 20, 2010

Operating in a cloud of mystery, young Canadian producer Teen Daze has made a name for himself simply by opening a tumblr account and posting some tunes online. He’s yet to play any live shows, release anything officially, or even publicly disclose his name, but Teen Daze’s washy bedroom synth exercises have already been both widely praised and shoehorned into the chillwave genre. Yet that ignores the music’s melancholy pop vibe, something that wouldn’t be out of place on an ’80s John Hughes movie soundtrack. His debut EP, Four More Years, comes out this summer on Arcade Sound Ltd. -xlr8r.com

Swans – My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky [2010]

Posted in experimental rock,folk rock,noise rock by deek on August 20, 2010


Michael Gira has “re-activated” Swans for their first U.S. shows in more than a decade. […] the band’s releasing My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky, the first album of new material since 1997’s Soundtracks For The Blind. It was recorded by Jason LeFarge at Seizure’s Palace in Brooklyn and […] mixed by Gira with Bryce Goggin at Trout Recordings.  -stereogum

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Blonde Redhead – Penny Sparkle [2010]

Posted in dream pop,indie rock by deek on August 20, 2010

Blonde Redhead return this fall with the release of Penny Sparkle, the sublime new album from the fêted New York trio. Released on September 14th (13th outside the US), Penny Sparkle – the band’s third for 4AD – marks another sonic twist in their already adventurous canon. It was made over the last year with the band journeying between New York and Stockholm to work with production duo Van Rivers and The Subliminal Kid (Fever Ray, Glasser) and as with their previous album, 23, Alan Moulder (Depeche Mode, My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) was enlisted to mix it.

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Black Mountain – Wilderness Heart [2010]

Posted in indie rock,psychedelic rock,stoner by deek on August 20, 2010

The members of Canadian psych-rockers Black Mountain have stayed busy since the release of their last album with their side projects, which included frontman Stephen McBean’s Pink Mountaintops and keyboardist/vocalist Amber Webber’s Lightning Dust. Reconvening for third LP found the band exploring new options, notably opening their doors to outside producers. What resulted were sessions with producers D. Sardy and Randall Dunn, who have worked with bands as varied as LCD Soundsystem and Spoon (Sardy), to Sunn 0))) and Boris (Dunn). Longtime label Jagjaguwar is handling release duties for the album, which McBean claims contains both their heaviest and folkiest material to date. -prefixmag

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