HANDLINGNOISE – S/T
HANDLINGNOISE was founded in Helsinki, Finland as an ambient/noise –project in 2007. It was started for a one-off performance at a club for experimental music. Shortly after the concert we were joined by a drummer, which opened up a load of new possibilities. Due to our different musical backgrounds and influences that range from minimal electronic music to metal our own style became very multifaceted.
We wanted to develop a distinctive sound also from the production point of view, so we started recording material on our own in 2008. In the beginning we did this at training spaces and summer cottages using our own and some borrowed equipment. As the project evolved and we realized that these recordings were growing into an album, we also went to record in a studio. We finished work on our debut album in the spring of 2012 and it was mastered by Harris Newman at Greymarket Mastering, Montreal, Canada.
Black Mass – Of First and Last Things
Black Mass is a four piece band from Leeds, UK, their music flows into the most evil death-metal/grindcore rolled into hardcore/ crust mix, seriously one of the most heaviest and obscure band you are able to find nowadays. This record contains re-recordings of their complete discography. Shows and new tunes will come pretty soon, keep an eye with this band and if you have the chance to see them live, don’t miss them. Recommended.
Quiet Arcs – I’ve Been Feeling Kind Of Temporary
I’ve Been Feeling Kind of Temporary is the new self-released 7″ from Quiet Arcs. This sonically assaulting EP is the most refined blend of this Philadelphia-area band’s signature mix of aggressive hardcore and contemplative art rock. This is a limited pressing of 200 copies on black vinyl.
For fans of Ink & Dagger, Sonic Youth, and Drive Like Jehu.
Things Fall Apart/Vowel/City of Ifa/Light Black – 4 way split
Here’s a four way split you should check if you like post-hardcore infected of screamo and post-rock. 300 copies were released by the independent uk label Enjoeyment Records. Listen/Download and Buy the record from this bandcamp.
Flawless – Winter Tour Tape
Flawless is a 4-piece post-hardcore band from Springfield, Missouri. A relatively young band, their debut 5-song EP, ‘Something I’ll Never Miss’, was self-recorded and released on December 17, 2011 through OurBlock Records. Influenced by & in vein of 90’s bands such as Jawbreaker, American Football, & Nirvana, the band is best known for their DIY ethics, sporadic dynamics, and energetic house shows. Vocalist & guitarist Ian Keiser (18), guitarist Ethan Hollingshad (21), drummer Alex Harris (19), and bassist Jason Nunn (20) are currently finishing up their first full-length, which will feature both songs on side A of their Winter Tour Tape
Stellar Young-Everything At Once
People are going to download your music one way or another, so why not give them the highest quality download with the option to pay?” says Erik Flora (guitar/vocals). Erik goes on to explain that free downloads with the option to pay is the direction the music industry has headed. Bands such as Radiohead and Wilco have paved the road for this movement. “Since the digital release is basically free we wanted to add some value to the physical release” explains John Glenn. The physical release of Everything at Once contains musical interludes as well as a booklet with illustrations by Amanda Marie Eilis King (of AMEK Studios). “This album is more of a cohesive thought than what we’ve done in the past” says Dave Parker. “By using a centralized theme, we aimed to create an experience when you listen to the whole album front to back which has also been the movement in our live show.” The physical album will be released in early January, 2013.
Everything at Once was mostly tracked in the band’s apartment and produced by Dave Parker just like their last release Madison. However, this time the drums were recorded at Applehead Studios in Woodstock, NY and all of the tracks were mixed by Michael Birnbaum and Chris Bittner. Michael and Chris are known for producing bands like Straylight Run, Coheed and Cambria, The Sleeping, and many more. Stellar Young is a prime example of the DIY (Do-It-Yourself) band. Between independently releasing Everything at Once, successfully raising funds on Kickstarter for a mini shuttle bus, releasing/recording their sophomore album Madison, hard work and dedication would be the best way to describe their music.
Gummidge – Sick Again
Gummidge is an Irish three piece band formed by people from Trenches, Easpa Measa and Only Fumes and Corpses, this new project doesn’t sound like their past crusty/hardcore projects, they do a blend of post-punk similar to bands like Shellac, Young Widows, Gods and Queens, etc. So if you’re seeking for something new in the genre, give a listen to this guys, recommended.
Reivers – Sympathetic Shock
REIVERS are members of GRAF ORLOCK and NEGATIVE STANDARDS ; this is their debut LP after releasing a 7″ on vitriol records in 2011 ; Female fronted hardcore in the vein of Suicide File and other rocky-hardcore styles. to be honest,it has a slightly touch of a PUNCH influence as well … so raging, political hardcore.
Early Mammal – Demon or Saint?
Early Mammal started on February 1st 2012 in an old butter factory in Camberwell, South London, called Dropout (London’s true home of sludge and noise). Formed by Rob Herian (ex-Elks http://www.heavyplanet.net/2011/10/new-band-to-burn-one-to-elks.html) on guitar and vocals, Ben Davies (ex-85 Bears) on drums, and with the prog-stylings of Turkish born Deniz Belendir on organ and synths, the band spent hours jamming heavy blues, space-rock and psyche with the likes of Captain Beefheart, High Rise, White Hills and Hawkwind on the brain, and in September 2012 finally finished recording their first album, Horror at Pleasure, which is looking for a 2013 release.
It’s head-down-rock; it’s fuzzed-out and heavy. But there’s also something wrong in the story. That’s what the last few months have created in Early Mammal and that’s what you get. That’s what we all get because there’s something not right about any of us, anywhere. All our stories are fucked. Early Mammal is coming from somewhere else. It’s expected and it’s telling you something.
More requests to come soon, i’m still doing the selection of bands that deserves an space on this blog, if you send your requests months ago, don’t worry, if i like what i hear it will appear. Thanks to all of you who send their stuff to this blog. Edgar.