Los Angeles math rock duo Standards went from nothing to everything seemingly overnight. The band achieved fame across the math rock and wider music community with their string of imaginative live videos, which quickly became viral sensations.
Masterminded by the combined forces of northern promoters MADE: PRESENTS and the infamous John Niblock of Black Sheep, the latest addition to the scene is the incredibly exciting Reckoner Festival, a Sheffield all-dayer in October, boasting a seriously, seriously immense lineup.
In the first couple decades of a new century a genre music formed that became popular with the youth of the time who enjoyed underground non-mainstream music. Part of the sound of this music was forged from using innovative music technology that recently became available as well as specific playing techniques and styles not being used in other forms of contemporary music.
Well, last month we started something that proved to be rather popular with you folk. Ya like ya new math rock releases in bite-sized summary form? Well, we're totally happy to oblige going forward! It's the end of another month and, as we nod our goodbyes to the international Commonwealth Games and embrace North Korean denuclearization, here is a round up of our favourite releases from April.
From the city that brought you grunge, a new quartet emerges to join the ranks emo revival-math rock dynasty. Enter Curse League, a young and exciting band currently gearing up to drop the follow-up to their 2016 release
Well, what were we really expecting? You combine two of the most eccentric France bands on the market, PoiL and ni, and what do you get? Yes indeed, an insatiable orgy of prog, spazzed-out jazz, and maximalist art-rock. This is PinioL, and here is Bran Coucou.