It’s near midnight and I’m driving down New Hampshire Route 111. I’m not headed anywhere of importance and have no real sense of urgency. Not another vehicle for miles and the sole sources of light are the moon and the occasional lonely lamppost. The accompaniment for this very calming dark drive is Deafheaven’s latest, Infinite Granite (Sargent House). May seem a bit moody or even scary to others, but this drive and soundtrack make for a wouldn’t want to be anywhere else but here moment for me.
Getting ready to return to the touring lifestyle they’ve grown accustomed to, Ohio-based Metalcore and Hard Rock group Beartooth presented fans with the next best thing to seeing them from the barricades. Bringing their new album Below (Red Bull Records) to life with elaborate visuals and booming sparklers, The Journey Below livestream reminds us what rock shows are all about in case anyone has forgotten.
Washington DC Proggy Alternative band Fellowcraft will drop their excellent new album “This Is Where You’ll Find Me” this Friday, February 26th. Ghost Cult is stoped to debut the full album stream ahead outfits highly-anticipated release. The band has been building up ahead of steam with previous releases, and recent singles feature guest appearances from Chris Dale (Bruce Dickinson’s band) and Nate Bergman (Lionize). Not only have they been co-signed by this top-tier talent, but the band themselves also incorporates their unique perspective on songwriting. With music fuelled by flavors of Stoner Rock, Prog, Indie, post-Rock/shoegaze, and more- dramatic songs swelling with dynamic choruses, thoughtful vocals, and provocative lyrics, this band is far from expected. They are also hosting a livestream this weekend, which you can check out here. Check out the full album stream here and purchase it from the links below.
At first, Jakethehawk’s second album closely adheres to the relentless wave of Stoner Doom. But while Hinterlands (Ripple Music) is rife with the heavy riffs and spaced-out psychedelia typical in the genre, it reveals a deep pool of influences that include Prog Rock, Shoegaze, Alternative, Folk, and a bit of Southern Rock among other tastes. The results are similar to the eclectic blend seen on Fostermother’s 2020 debut, though with a dramatic scope more in line with the likes of Howling Giant or Sergeant Thunderhoof.
In a new interview with The Obelisk, Melynda Marie Jackson has revealed the new album from the acclaimed Eight Bells is nearing release. Their third album was produced by frequent collaborator Billy Anderson (Neurosis, SLEEP) and it will be released via Prophecy Productions (Alcest, Antimatter). The band has a new-ish lineup as well. Melynda commented:
New Hampshire prog and alternative metal bands Dust Prophet and Conduit have released a new split EP via Sleeping Village Records, the brainchild of the famous underground blog Sleeping Village Reviews. Each band contributes a single to the split. Stream and download the split here!
Los Angeles-based Indie-Alternative Pop artist Jayelle has dropped her new EP, My Father’s Daughter, in time for New Music Friday and it’s the perfect cure for 2020. The EP has five darkly majestic tracks highlighting Jayelle’s singular, sultry voice, introspective lyrics, catchy hooks, buzzing synths, angular beats, and even a great ballad. Fans of PVRIS, Gunship, Freezepop, Purity Ring, and CHVRCHES will dig this up and coming artist. Check out the EP now! Continue reading
Devin Townsend is a music extraordinaire who is well-known for his many different and successful projects that he has participated in over the last 25 years or so. Whether it be Strapping Young Lad or Devin Townsend Project the man has always thrown his heart into it. He is a Canadian machine that expertly and consistently generates epic-scale music in many diverse forms. Last year he released his latest solo album, Empath (InsideOut Music). He took his essence to a new level of eccentricity with a masterful embodiment of bonkers meets serene. Many cling to the wilds that is Dev for his honest presentation, whether that be in Jazz, Metal, or whatever genre he chooses to express himself with. His devotees gather in the masses at his shows for a guaranteed excellent and entertaining performance. Last December he brought his uncommon magic to England and much like his actual works, the presentation was a little unconventional. Dev is about to release his new live album, Order of Magnitude: Empath Live Volume 1 (InsideOut Music) documenting that European tour. It will be released as a limited deluxe 2CD/Blu-Ray/DVD artbook package, a limited 2CD+DVD digipak, gatefold 3LP+2CD vinyl box set, and more.
Rising alt-Rock band Pirates of Radio (Hope Punk Records) have a new video for their latest single “Glow” out today, and Ghost Cult is psyched to bring it to ya! Since the band is a multinational troupe, the guys have never been in a room together during the writing and recording processes, collaborating via WhatsApp and the cloud. Still, they sound like a well-tuned machine, crafting memorable, anthemic tracks, and infectious melodies, while maintaining their style. “Glow” has a droning guitar, ear-catching melody, and great flow. The video was shot and edited collaboratively by the band and creative friends between Dubai and Germany. The eye-catching video for “Glow” perfectly matched the stirring message of being your own life preserver and the meaning of support behind the track. Check out the clip and find “the glow….”Continue reading
Anna Von Hausswolff is a singer-songwriter who has always embraced a progressive attitude to creativity. Never unafraid to straddle genres as diverse as metal, Krautrock, and dark pop, and always remaining elusively undefinable, she has made waves over the past decade with her four previous albums and numerous illustrious collaborations. As well as following her own unique musical path, Von Hausswolff (to name just a few of her achievements and endeavours): runs a record label, has guested with Wolves in the Throne Room and Swans, has supported Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, and has hosted visual art exhibitions.Continue reading