Yes, as festive revelers took to booze, Dios Trio took to bandcamp, releasing their second full length album in 7 years, the aptly titled II. We've had our eyes on this one all year. And the final question is: was it worth the wait?
David Grubbs has the kind of distinguished career that no one band or project fully represents his musical output. When his name is mentioned some might think of his ground-breaking work with early math rock innovators Bastro...
The consolation of math rock is that the unexpected is expected. The listener is often presented with a non-conventional sensory overload and, as the song finishes, are left picking up the many pieces and trying to make sense of them.
Since their self-titled release in 2011, And So I Watch You From Afar has been crafting a unique blend of boisterous and energetic instrumental rock, with heavy emphasis on guitar shredding and digital pedal trickery.
Sheffield-via-Ireland math rockers Ganglionshave unveiled their second group of thoughtfully crafted quintuplets unto the world. The 4 songs on Thirsty are further proof of the band's hard work in 2017, considering their debut EP Fetch! was also released this year.
As far as we can tell, Anthony Fremont, whose namesake adorns Anthony Fremont's Garden Solutions is not in fact a physical member of the Ohio math-noise quartet. Rather, he is (purportedly) a 6 year old monster who, in between transmogrifying reality based on the thoughts he hears inside people's minds, writes music vicariously through guitarist Marcus Drake.
Ask the average person what they know about Luxembourg, and they probably won't get a lot further than (a) shit at football (b) rich/tax haven (c) something about the EU, they had a meeting there once, right?