RIYL: Thrice, Underoath, Defeater, 10 Years, Tool
Sometimes I yell “SWORDS” really loud in a room full of dudes. Sometimes a band records that yelling and uses it on a record. Sometimes I get to premiere that record. Just a few of many reasons I’m excited to premiere Matter's new album on Under The Gun Review - one of the best records to come from a new LA band in years. Go jam their new album.
Tiny Tank Takeover
TINYTANKS. Literally, miniature tanks, destroying Los Angeles - definitely a must WATCH:
Tiny Tank Takeover
TINYTANKS…err, tinytanks. Adorably destructive. Cool little tilt-shift piece that pits tiny tanks against LA
I’ve had the privilege of working with Tilian through many of his numerous endeavors - absurdly talented guy who’s turning the corner. While Dance Gavin Dance plans are still alive and kickin’, it’s hard to ignore the potential of Tilian’s solo material - “Future Friends” could be Top 40, today.
Enjoy the song on Under The Gun Review, then REBLOG. Because music.
NEW SONG: Happy Body Slow Brain - “Emperor (Live)”
Yeah yeah, you know how much I love Happy Body Slow Brain. I’d argue their my favorite live band, which is why I’m so excited about this new LIVE EP. The gents gave me the first track to premiere on Under The Gun Review, so sit back (or jam out) and enjoy “Emperor (Live)”
New Closure In Moscow song: “NEOPRENE BYZANTINE”
Snagged a surprise exclusive on my second day with Under The Gun Review. You’re gonna want to stop by and jam Closure In Moscow's “Neoprene Byzantine" - everyone needs their daily dose of psychedelics.
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So this’ll be my new home. Whether it’s writing, ramblings, band management, recommendations, my label stuff or anything else, it’ll end up here. This is home base.
In the short term, expect to see:
From First To Last is back… with Periphery’s Spencer Sotelo on vocals?
Besides the obvious oddities, it’s a bit uneasy that the band switched lead vocalists after crowd-sourcing their EP. Good raised $30,000 via Kickstarter to fund this FFTL release - fans who contributed certainly believed Good would man the helm after leading From First To Last and Throne To The Wolves. If fans are a bit upset at the switch, it’s hard to argue they’re in the wrong.
Do I think Spencer’s a good addition? You bet.
Do fans unhappy about the move have a point? Sure do.
And stop asking about Sonny Moore. It’s never happening.
The Dillinger Escape Plan, HBSB, NK Members Form No Machine
Billy Rymer from The Dillinger Escape Plan, Isaac Bolivar from Happy Body Slow Brain, and Michael Sadis from NK have formed a new project called No Machine. A debut EP will be coming from the band, but for now watch a video for “Nobody” below after the jump.
I’m working with a new band: No Machine.
You may recognize Billy Rymer, Isaac Bolivar, and Michael Sadis from a few bands.
Share, share, share, share, share.
We are No Machine. Here is a live video of our song “Nobody”. Our debut EP will be coming soon. Real soon. Thanks for giving a damn.
…Sumerian Records bands are covering a Florence + The Machine record in full.
That’s going to be a thing.
Lord, help us.
Thoughts on new Chiodos song: “Why The Munsters Matter” / BUY LINK
I was originally concerned for Craig Owens’ return to Chiodos. I’m one of the seven advocates for Illuminaudio, and though I enjoyed Owens’ time with the band, the vocalist’s atrocious performances with Cinematic Sunrise wore on my patience.
But “Why The Munsters Matter” reminds me why I enjoyed the band in the first place - Craig’s a unique presence, and a strong songwriter. The new track is right down the good ol’ Chiodos formula the same way as ”Ole Fishlips Is Dead Now”. Both songs are certainly less theatrical than Bone Palace Ballet, but are certainly linear progressions from the band’s previous material.
My one concern remains that new guitarist Thomas Erak’s ability again feels misplaced. With The Fall Of Troy, Erak’s erratic guitar lines defined the band, whereas his first two Chiodos songs feel intentionally in line with their discography. For some, that’s no concern at all, but I’d prefer to see Owens and company allow Erak to usher in a new era of Chiodos.
Either way, I’m officially excited for Devil.
Grab both songs on iTunes: bit.ly/M9KqP5
BREAKING: Chiodos, Emarosa, Hands Like Houses Tour
BREAKING: Chiodos, Emarosa, and Hands Like Houses are headed on tour together. This will be new Emarosa vocalist Bradley Walden’s first tour with the band.