The guys in Ho99o9 have a nice two-for-one deal where they offer not only a song called “Casey Jones”, but they also want to throw out a “Cum Rag” to you. This one brings together elements of industrial, punk, and hip-hop in a way that will make some go “what the fuck is this?” and others say ‘this is the best thing I may hear all year”.
If you’ve been wondering about the whereabouts of Perth band Miles Away, they were in hiding. Well not really, they decided to take a break from their musical duties and not have any duties that had to do with creating music but next month, they mark their return with a release of a new single titled Weathered. 1000 copies of this record will be made, with 700 on standard black vinyl, 300 on clear vinyl and once they’re out, that’s it unless they decide to do a second pressing. You can have a preview of its A-side called “Let The Words Roll By” by pressing the Bandcamp player below. The record can be pre-ordered from their Big Cartel online store. On top of that, a new album from Miles Away will be ready before the end of the year.
The Brooklyn-based collective Suburbia will be releasing a limited edition 7″ box set featuring four records, combining a total of seven different bands offering some very nice rock, punk, and hardcore. The box will feature new and exclusive songs from Earworms, Half Hearted Hero, By Surprise, Broadcaster, Luther, Timeshares, and The Saddest Landscape, while Pet Symmetry are contributing alternative versions of songs they’ve released before. 100 copies will be pressed on clear vinyl and will be packaged in a screen-printed box featuring live shots of the bands playing at the Suburbia house. The box will also contain a sticker and a koozie for you to drink a beverage of choice while listening. Each record in the box. which will team up two bands, will also be sold individually on standard black vinyl, only 200 copies of that pressing will be made.
The goal of Suburbia, which started two years ago, is to create a performance space to help out touring bands, be it local, regional, or incoming groups. It’s a way for the groups to strengthen their communities and also to network in a way that other venues and clues may not offer or have offered before. If you’d like to find out more about Suburbia, you may check this article from September 2014. To pre-order the 4×7″ box set, you may click here.
British doom metal band Gangreened have come out with a new doom metal EP that brings forth their deep love of sludge, punk. and metal to come up with something that will keep your head in the speakers. The release is called We Are Nothing (Swap Meet/Riot Season) where the opening track is a mammoth 12 minute song before getting into something 8 1/2 minutes in length as it ends with a crispy four minute song. The EP can also be purchased on cassette but before you purchase it in whatever format, you may stream it in full for free.
Ever felt like “Punching Nancy Grace” through your television? If you’ve ever felt like trying it but knew it would be impossible, you can at least do it in musical form, courtesy of Columns. The song is from their Relapse album (and their debut) Please Explode, which you may also feel like doing but you also know that’s close to impossible. Don’t make an attempt to try.
If you know of Joanne Gruesome, you’ll be glad to know that they have three new songs for your listening pleasure. If you don’t know who Trust Fund are, get to know them on this brand new split 12″ EP.
Joanna Gruesome’s music may be called an in between release if you wish to call it that, but I simply consider it new music that they felt like releasing. I enjoy the dual vocals between Alanna Gruesome (McArdle) and Owen Gruesome (Williams). as it sounds good and is perfect for one another, you can place your emphasis on whomever depending on your mood. While all three songs are quite good, the one that jumped on me the most was “Coffee Implosion”, I love how it builds up but never to the point of an actual implosion, almost as if they’re saying we can take you there but not on record. Not yet.
Trust Fund also have three songs to discover. They are a spirited band. also from the UK, signed to Reeks Of Effort records and come off a bit like a cross between Weezer and The Go-Go’s, both retaining a pop passion but also not being afraid to rock out with bravery and soul. “Scared” is the second of three sides on their song and that’s the winner for me, although “No Pressure” is the most poppy of the three, light and sensitive but also crisp and strong.
It’s a nice set of indie pop music from two bands who are doing it with class, and I’m glad HHBTM Records put them back to back for this EP.
If you’ve been a Melvins fan as I have, you most likely already have the original pressings of what will be reissued. The exception is that you’re not going to have these specific pressings, which will be unique in this configuration.
The records that will be released are their second album Ozma, their third album Bullhead, their fourth album Lysol, along with the EP that came before Bullhead, the awesome Eggnog:
The new reissues from Boner are being released as two sets of two-record sets. This means Ozma and Bullhead will be released as one set, while Eggnog and Lysol, now called Lice-All due to the lawsuit, will be together as one. It may have come off odd to join these albums together opposed to Ozma with Eggnog or Bullhead and Lice-All but in many ways they’re fitting too, so that’s what fans will deal with. The new double records will be packaged with gatefold sleeves, featuring old photos of the band along with the original cover artwork. These sets will be out in the new year on January 20th. You may pre-order them below via Amazon.
The weather is already cold in many parts of the United States this month, which for some may make people think about their favorite music to listen to in these bone-chilling times. For some it may be a bit of doom/sludge and one band that may help to save the day (or make it more blurry) is the trio known as Disrotted, who are almost finished with their next album for Diseased Audio. It will be out sometime this winter but you may have a listen to a completed song, “Brain Death”. It’s a 14-minute blister that you’ll find it hard to pop, or maybe the popping of it is necessary. Pierce it now.
Seattle’s Deadkill are doing a powerful thing by releasing a new video before the end of the year. It is from their current album No, Never! (my review of which can be read by clicking here) and if you want or need to know waht “Shakes” refers to, you’ll be able to see it in detail here. Damn these Washingtonians.
A collection of punk, hardcore, and grindcore bands from the midwest assembled during a very cold season last year and came up with a set of songs they agreed to release as a 7″ single. It’s simply called the Bitter Cold Compilation. The record can be ordered from Diseased Audio while the digital files are through Bandcamp above. If you want your songs fast, loud, raunchy, quick and to the point, you’ll love these songs.