Hollow Ran's debut album, a masterwork of spastic math rock and electronics, is out now on Pacific Nature Records...
New Jersey quartet El Americano are an indie band doing things a little different. Their lavishly angular approach to music-making, complete with odd-metered rhythms and jazzy intricate guitar phrases, transforms what would be otherwise chirpy pop rock into something more unpredictable, vivacious and undoubtedly entertaining.
One might be forgiven for hearing South Korea's Visuals and expecting a pop-up carnival. In their wild debut Lekker, the band bring together a bounty of lavish staccato-style guitar effects and samples, the sort that give bands like Battles and Adebisi Shank their oddball and fantastical flavors.
It's not often that we hear of a band combining highly technical jazz with the loose, slack sensibility of grunge. It was Umbra's intention to fuse the two...
Codices have got a lot going on. Drawing from a myriad of musical influences, the young London quartet are bring together all types of motif to their sound: dark, light, discordant, technical, minimalist. The diversity, the craft, the precision: Codices are clearly committed to the writing of their sound, perhaps what their 'codex' band name alludes to.
Two-piece loop fiasco Space Blood is as much a visual as an aural experience. Anyone who has seen the band will know that they have no inhibitions when it comes to their act. Covert plays in underpants. Edgin wears a crop top to garner some twisted sex appeal from his hairy gut.