fter a couple of years on the scene, New Orleans quartet Static Masks will evolve to a higher form of Pokemon as they release their debut album this Friday. Late Bloomer wanders gracefully between the boundaries of math rock, shoegaze, indie and emo revival. It's eight tracks are punchy but unhinged, coherent but just a little askew to keep things unpredictable. We're loving it here in FB-land so this week we're bringing it to you a little earlier.
When Osnabrueck musician Benjamin Gunther aka Lilly Legit got in touch with us last year with his prime cut of piano-based jazzy math rock, we were pretty stoked to say the least. Coming off the back of our premiere of Lilly Legit's debut album last year there was talk, likes, upvotes, you know, lots of social media validation.
Pigment Vehicle are unfortunately one of those bands whose mark has corroded with time. Due to its size, the annals of math rock are almost entirely restricted to the internet, and unfortunately the Canadian math rock quartet disbanded long before the digital age, and too small for a cult of dedicated fans to revive them.
So the whole world is starting to contemplate WWIII, the least we can do is bring you some exclusive math rock. Y'know, help start your week off with a bit o' chirp. And we're super excited about this one.
It’s hard not to talk aboutLynx without immediately bringing up Dave Konopka, who played guitar in the band before going on to play in one of the most important bands of the last decade regardless of genre in Battles, but got his start crafting a unique sound with Lynx in the late 90’s that laid seminal influence for the kind of sounds math rock was evolving into.