When you've been running a math rock website for a couple of years, you inevitably run into a lot of odd stories. Things tend to pop up in the press, the historical literature, or straight from the bands' mouths. Here are ten bits of math rock trivia that have been lurking around our offices for the longest time...
Son Step have an eye for the oddball. The Philadelphia quartet's arsenal comprises quirky synthesizer textures, folky vocal harmonies, and knotty drum lines.
Some things take time to come into fruition. The time needs to be right. The feeling needs to be right. For Boston math rock band Sharpest, the right time was 2019. The trio have been sitting on their EP Kaizen since 2013.
This is the tale of Piglet (2003-2007), a math rock band from Chicago that, despite their demise, continues to touch hearts with their landmark album 'Lava Land'.
How does one go about writing a song for the end of the world? Do you make it a consoling swan song, or an upbeat, happy commemoration of Life that was?
Enter Max Dornauer aka Waxamilion, a young guitar player from a small town located in the Austrian Alps. He's 24 years old and armed with tertiary credentials in jazz guitar
Kansas City: it's one of those places where you can lift up a rock and an infestation of math rock bands are revealed. Yes, KC has a vibrant math rock history, dating back to the 90's with...
And now for something different. Something a bit more wholesome, down-to-earth and satisfying. Los Angeles' Heirloom, not to be confused with the equall...
Start your Wednesday off right with a brand new banger from wacko Atlanta quartet KYLE. The band have, hitherto, been somewhat of a bizarrely impenetrable object; the members comprise Synth KYLE Guitar KYLE, Bass KYLE, and Drum KYLE; all albums are recorded and mixed by KYLE; their debut album
It can be a bewildering experience entering into the murky realms of the musical avant-garde. At first listen, it may feel like chaos and cacophony. However, after a few listens the listener starts to grab onto catchy little nuances in the track, start to pick apart and unravel the inner workings.