Good Old War “Live From the City Of Brotherly Love” Out Now
Happy release day to Good Old War , this our fourth release with them and it’s a fantastic live album out everywhere today, December 10th where fine music is sold. It has a great track-list with the best songs from all three of their full length albums performed flawlessly the way they always do live from their hometown of Philadelphia. You can get great Bundles or CD at their merch store HERE
or grab it on ITUNES with a bonus track or AMAZON or Bandcamp - whichever your preference it’s also streaming on Spotify too. So enjoy it and spread the word there is a great Holiday gift idea from the harmonious lads of Good Old War.
Good Old War “Live From The City Of Brotherly Love” Tracklisting:
2. LOOKING FOR SHELTER
3. WEAK MAN
4. CAN’T GO HOME
5. NOT QUITE HAPPINESS
6. WOODY’S HOOD BOOGIE WOOGIE
7. OVER AND OVER
8. CONEY ISLAND
9. BETTER WEATHER
10. JUST ANOTHER DAY
11. THAT’S SOME DREAM
12. CALLING ME NAMES
13. AMAZING EYES
14. WE’VE COME A LONG WAY
15. I SHOULD GO/ THINKING OF YOU (Bonus Track - Digital only)
Deafheaven - “Sunbather” included in NPR’s 50 Favorite Albums of 2013 list
You don’t often see black metal albums with pink covers, but you don’t often hear the genre swirled together with this much billowy, majestic shoegaze rock, either. Vocalist George Clarke still shrieks like a hawk stuck in a bear trap, but Sunbather surrounds his inscrutable words with lengthy instrumental interludes that recall Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Mogwai (whose “Punk Rock” and “Cody” the band covered last year). Sunbather lets flecks of pretty pop — U2-style guitars, hooks that qualify as dreamy — provide brightness to Deafheaven's lurching, intense sound. The result sounds like a gateway to darkness and light, depending on which way you were facing when you started out. —Stephen Thompson
Live Video of Dave Davison “Vampires” he will be recording his debut solo LP for Sargent House in 2014
Thanks to Made of Chalk for making this fine live video of Dave Davison who you may know already as the front man, songwriter and guitar player from SH alumni band Maps & Atlases. The song is called “Vampires” and we are very happy to announce Dave will be recording his debut solo full length album for Sargent House in 2014. His first EP was released under the moniker of Cast Spells if you have not heard that yet check it out Here.
Deafheaven - “Sunbather” tops SPIN Magazine Best Metal Albums of 2013 List
Deafheaven, Sunbather (Deathwish Inc.)
With Sunbather, San Francisco’s Deafheaven created either the most tender black metal record of 2013 or the year’s most blistering indie-rock record — and if My Bloody Valentine hadn’t emerged from obscurity, maybe the best shoegaze record, too, thanks to its twee song titles and European-style rock jams. In a few minutes less time than it takes to watch an episode of Breaking Bad, the group summons all the pathos, anger, and theatricality of a Greek tragedy, but with the sort of base instincts that could appeal to a fan of, say, Mayhem. It’s the ultimate outsider record for indie insiders; instead of offering something for everyone, they’ve offered something for everyone else. As one example, opener “Dream House” pulses with mid-tempo blackened blastbeats and vocalist George Clarke’s fractured growls, then everything but the vocals becomes post-rock — and the next track is a gentle piano instrumental. They even approximate Kevin Shields’ sea-sickening guitar flutter on “The Pecan Tree” without sacrificing a bit of bloodlust. It’s exactly what an extreme-metal album with a pink cover should sound like. K.G.
Tera Melos announce headlining EU, UK & Russian Tour dates starting January 31, 2014
Tera Melos returns to Europe with a whole slew of shows starting in Ireland on January 31, 2014. Don’t miss them see all show details below.
Two years after Seattle post-metal adventurists Helms Alee issued their Weatherhead LP through Hydra Head, the band have announced their next set, Sleepwalking Sailors, which will arrive early 2014 through new label home Sargent House.
The 11-song outing hits stores February 11, and a press release notes that the group’s third album offers up a “unique amalgam of metal, art rock, pop and punk,” with touchstones including everything from Soundgarden to Gang of Four.
Guitarist/vocalist Ben Verellen explained in a statement that the songs took shape over the course of three and a half years before being tracked with engineer Chris Common (These Arms Are Snakes, Pelican, Chelsea Wolfe) in Seattle. The band had crowd-sourced funds to begin the recording sessions, laid directly to tape instead of Pro Tools, before being signed to Sargent House.
Though the release date is a few months off, the album’s “Tumescence,” driven by muck-dripping sludge riffs and a mix of throaty cries from Verellen and melodious vocals from bassist/vocalist Dana James and drummer/vocalist Hozoji Matheson-Margullis, can be heard below.
1. Pleasure Center
4. 4 Dangling Modifiers
5. Heavy Worm Burden
6. Crystal Gale
7. New West
8. Fetus Carcass
9. Slow Beef V
11. Dodge The Lightning
TTNG Video interview from Philadelphia - UK Headline Tour starts November 28
TTNG sat down to chat with Tri-State Indie on the last stop of their North American Tour at The First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia, PA on 11/16/2013. - Tomorrow, November 28th their headline tour in the UK starts with Victor Villarreal on all shows as support. See all show details below.
Daytrotter Session: Native
ALTAR TV LIVE SESSION: ASIWYFA “Ambulance”
With her new album Pain is Beauty, Chelsea Wolfe self-imposed the weighty task of rewriting the ending to the George Orwell’s classic 1984. Though many would beg to differ, Wolfe believed the book could stand to end on a more positive note.
“I reread 1984 and I was unhappy with it,” Wolfe told Radio.com. “I wrote a more idealistic ending to the book because I have a more idealistic outlook on life.”
Due to her darker sound, which can best be described as beautiful black metal, Wolfe has been pegged as a rather gloomy singer. But she says people, mainly critics, have gotten her all wrong. ”There’s two sides to me: I’m very much reality based and also really idealistic,” she explained. “I like to think that there’s a fight out there and we have to fight for the one that we love.”
Chris from ASIWYFA talks to Rolling Stone India
Don’t let the ridiculously long name fool you, because And So I Watch You From Afar [ASIWYFA] are a lot more punk rock than post rock. The Irish instrumental rock band’s drummer Chris Wee says, “I hope that we’ve never disappointed anybody at a show, if they were expecting the straight-up post rock formula.”
The band, which formed in 2005, has released three EPs and three albums until date, with the last four years being their busiest yet. With each release, they also moved away from their seaside resort town beginnings in Portrush, Northern Ireland to their current base in the capital city Belfast. They’ve be touring all over the world from Belarus to China. And they’re not tired yet. Says drummer Chris Wee, “I think that [tiredness] is only a very short-lived feeling. Overall, our job satisfaction level is pretty high.” Another country they are marking off on their tour map is India, where they play at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender in Bengaluru [November 23rd and 24th] and Delhi NCR [November 30th and December 1st] as well as a UK showcase at Blue Frog, Mumbai on November 26th.
You guys have played what seems like every corner of the world – from the US to Russia to China. Now you’re adding India to that list. Where next?
Pitchfork Album Review: Russian Circles “Memorial”
It’s impressive what Russian Circles can do with a basic guitar, bass, and drum setup. There are plenty of metal-leaning instrumental bands who dial up big climaxes, but you’d be hard-pressed to find one that creates such an array of textures and emotions with so little. Bassist Brian Cook also uses keyboards, and on the Chicago trio’s excellent fifth album, Memorial, they bring in guest cello and violin. But the core, buttressed by imaginative arrangements and strong compositional skills, is strong enough that there would be more than enough chills without these add-ons.