Four years have passed since Sacramento-based math wierdos, Tera Melosreleased their last record, Xe’d out; a gap which, aside from their month-long US tour with Chon and company, earlier this year, has seen the band remain relatively quiet...
Alpha Male Tea Party have developed a uniquely identifiable sound that stands out amidst the sea of derivative bands we are hearing these days. Their songs have both a meaty weight and blasting energy, as well as a strong sense of melody and an ever-flowing structure. Basically, they play loud, beautifully nasty, groovy hooks, with some nice breathing room in between.
Kyoto trio tricot return with jangling math rock in their highly anticipated third album 3. The sheer musicianship of Ikkyu, Motifour and Hirohiro slapping the listener in the face with the sound of the first trademark high-pitched snare of 'Tokyo Vampire Hotel', the album’s opening track.
Boston's Bat House bring elements from across the musical landscape and feed them through the lo-fi grinder in their explosive and versatile self-titled debut. Bat House is an epic journey, wandering across surf rock, folk, shoegaze and intense polyrhythmic mathcore madness.
As post rock steadily descends into the maelstrom of predictable minor chord progressions and prosaic crescendos, it's always refreshing to see a shiner in the rough. A glimmer of hope for an unfortunately diluted genre.
Japan experimental jazz trio mouse on the keys transition from the resounding melodic poignancy of previous records towards a softer, minimalist and ultimately more somber territory in Out Of Body. It is a territory that comprises brooding post-punk synths in 'Earache'...
Around 1991, Cardiacs members Tim Smith, Sarah Smith and William Drake collaborated to record material for their side project The Sea Nymphs. 25 years later, a core of their unreleased music has re-emerged from the vaults, which forms their new compilation On The Dry Land.
A good jazz record is much like a David Lynch film, the complexity keeping you in a state of bewilderment but the substance compelling enough to retain your curiosity. It was clear from the outset that Strobes was to frequent the union inside the complex/compelling Venn diagram, as the band slowly released teaser tracks from what would be their debut.