New Release

Band Of The Week: Less Art

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Since Less Art was announced, I’ve been looking forward to hearing music from them. Made up of Riley and Ed Breckinridge of Thrice (on drums and guitar) along with Kowloon Walled City’s Jon Howell and Ian Miller (on guitar and bass) and Curl Up and Die’s Mike Minnick (on vocals), you knew that the music these gents would release would be something substantial. Their debut album Strangled Light is shaping up to be a righteous slab of post hardcore with a bit of a shoe-gaze vibe. The first song released “Pessimism As Denial.” is everything you want it to be and more. Obviously with Thrice, back and going full steam, this is a side project for Riley and Ed but, I can tell that they are really dedicated to this. Check out Less Art, you’ll thank me later!
Less Art- Pessimism As Denial:

 

Pre-Order their album HERE

 

LESS ART on TOUR
Aug. 4 — San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
Aug. 5 — Oakland, CA @ 1234 Go! Records
Aug. 6 — Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room

New Release: He Whose Ox Is Gored- Paralyzer (Video)

One of my favorite new bands, He Whose Ox Is Gored, just released their video for their song “Paralyzer.” This track was recorded by Jack Endino (Nirvana, High On Fire) at Avast Recording Studio as part of Converse Rubber Tracks Seattle Series.

He Whose Ox Is Gored is a tremendous band, and they write great songs. Check them out when they come through your town (tour dates below).

He Whose Ox Is Gored- Paralyzer:

Tour Dates:

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New Release: With Our Arms To The Sun- Orenda

So far 2017 has been a pretty decent year for new albums. Mastodon unleashed their epic new one Emperor Of Sand, which will be competing for album of the year, and now With Our Arms To The Sun’s long awaited new album Orenda has arrived. In a previous post I did a full review of the album, so I won’t go all in depth in this post. Instead I will just ask you to take the time and let With Our Arms To The Sun bring you a masterful piece of art and music. The ten songs that make up the album take you on a journey of self exploration and transcend the norms of rock music. Combining the elements and inspiration of philosophy, prog rock, metal and hope, With Our Arms To The Sun have produced (with the help of Buzz Osborne from The Melvins) an epic album for the times.

I urge you to take some time today or this weekend and take this album in. When a band like With Our Arms To The Sun comes along, it’s best to pay attention, because if you blink, you just might miss something spectacular.

 

With Our Arms To The Sun- Orenda:

 

 

New Release: Incubus- Nimble Bastard

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Incubus have released “Nimble Bastard,” the first single from their upcoming album “EIGHT.” While it’s not a return to the roots of SCIENCE or even Make Yourself, it’s a very energetic song that would fit in really well with A Crow Left Of The Murder or Light Grenades. Check it out below.

 

Incubus- Nimble Bastard:

New Metallica!!!!

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Today Metallica are releasing a few videos from their upcoming album Hardwired…To Self Destruct. They made a video for every song. Over the next two days, all the videos will be released a few hours apart from each other. Here is the schedule of how it will go down.

I will keep updating this post as the videos are released.

Wednesday, November 16th:

12pm EST/9am PT – “Dream No More” (Directed by Tom Kirk) – Gshow Globo, Brazil
2pm EST/11am PT – “Confusion” (Directed by Claire Marie Vogel) – Rolling Stone, USA
4pm EST/1pm PT – “ManUNkind” (Directed by Jonas Åkerlund) – Bravewords, Canada
6pm EST/3pm PT – “Now That We’re Dead” (Directed by Herring & Herring) – Pitchfork, USA
8pm EST/5pm PT – “Here Comes Revenge” (Directed by Jessica Cope) – Triple M, Australia
10pm EST/7pm PT – “Am I Savage” (Directed by Herring & Herring) – Ro69.JP (Rockin’ On), Japan

Thursday, November 17th:

12a EST/9pm PT – “Halo On Fire” (Directed by Herring & Herring) – BiLD / Metal Hammer, Germany
2a EST/11pm PT – “Murder One” (Directed by Robert Valley) – Le Parisian, France
4a EST/1am PT – “Spit Out The Bone” (Directed by Phil Mucci) – NME, England
6a EST9am PT – “Lords of Summer” (Directed by Brett Murray) – Aftonbladet, Sweden

Hardwired:

Moth Into Flame:

Atlas, Rise:

Dream No More:

Confusion:

ManUNKind:

Now That We’re Dead:

Here Comes Revenge:

Am I Savage:

 

Halo On Fire:

 

Murder One:

 

Spit Out The Bone:

 

The Lords Of Summer: