August, or as we like to pronounce it ‘Arctangent’, was an absolute killer this year. We’ve seen some big release from acts like toe, tide/edit and Delta Sleep. We’ve also had the pleasure of witnessing the annual niche rock festival extraordinaire that is ATG. The seasons are changing across the world around but before we move forward let’s do a comprehensive recap of the month that was. As with previous instalments, click a tab below to see our favourite releases of August…

Weary Eyes – TRUE NORTH


File Under

Math rock, riff rock, instrumental, post-hardcore, post-rock

Sounds A Tad Like

Adebisi Shank, Alpha Male Tea Party, Lost In The Riots

Price

$7 digital / $12 CD (Bandcamp)

Location

Moscow, Russia

WATCH AND READ MORE ABOUT WEARY EYES  HERE


tide/edit – All My Friends


File Under

Math rock, instrumental, indie

Sounds A Tad Like

Tom’s Story, toe, Totorro

Price

$7USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Manila, Philippines


Ze’ev – GTP


File Under

Noise rock, math rock, experimental, hip hop

Sounds A Tad Like

The Redneck Manifesto, You Slut!, Loose Lips Sink Ships

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Chicago, Illinois


Accident Prone – Deep Wound Red


File Under

Mathcore, noisecore, metalcore

Sounds A Tad Like

Converge, Botch

Price

$8USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Norfolk, Virginia


In Angels – Shortfalls


File Under

Emo, math rock, post-hardcore, prog, pop punk

Sounds A Tad Like

CHON, The Speed of Sound in Seawater

Price

$5 digital / $5.50 CD (Bandcamp)

Location

New Brunswick, New Jersey


California Cousins – Distant Relatives


File Under

Emo, punk, math rock, post-hardcore

Sounds A Tad Like

Postmadonna, Algernon Cadwallader, Gulfer

Price

Name Your Price (Bandcamp)

Location

Rochester, New York


SUPER THIEF – eating alone in my car


File Under

Noise punk, post-punk, chaotic, dissonant, math rock

Sounds A Tad Like

The sound of sour Skittles

Price

$3 digital / $9 CD / $15 vinyl (Bandcamp)

Location

Austin, Texas


Foxing – Nearer My God


File Under

Art rock, indie, emo, math rock, alternative, post-rock, pop

Sounds A Tad Like

Foals, Everything Everything

Price

$8USD (Bandcamp)

Location

St. Louis, Missouri


Delta Sleep – Ghost City


File Under

Math rock, indie, pop, prog, post-hardcore

Sounds A Tad Like

Delta Sleep, you know it

Price

£7 (Bandcamp)

Location

Brighton, England

READ MORE ABOUT ‘GHOST CITY’ HERE


After Nations – Consteleid


File Under

Math rock, jazz, instrumental

Sounds A Tad Like

Oceanic, You Slut!, Bisbaye

Price

$8USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Kansas City, Missouri


WILDCARDS


Natalie Evans – Better At Night


File Under

Folk, pop, acoustic, harp, math, female vocals

Sounds A Tad Like

Yvette Young, Joanna Newsom

Price

£7 (Bandcamp)

Location

London, England


Ewe Dew – Supine Butterfly


File Under

Post-punk, noise rock, math rock, antifolk, stoner

Sounds A Tad Like

If Shellac was a weird noise-folk-punk band

Price

$7USD (Bandcamp)

Location

New York, New York


Phulton – Red Duster


File Under

Math pop, indie, surf rock

Sounds A Tad Like

Tera Melos, Lingua Nada

Price

$3USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Bayville, New Jersey


Jonathan Lear – Nina


File Under

Progressive, math rock, acoustic, instrumental, solo

Sounds A Tad Like

A dark and mysterious folk tale

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Berkeley, California


Fanciful Animals – Gondwana Rumpus


File Under

Instrumental, jazz, math rock, post-rock, prog, psychedelic, adventure

Sounds A Tad Like

American soul-fused Axes

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Charlottesville, Virginia


Sistemas Inestables – O


File Under

Math rock, jazz, experimental, electronic, atmospheric

Sounds A Tad Like

Jaga Jazzist, Brontide

Price

$7USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Santiago, Chile


Ground Patrol – SEARCH


File Under

Math rock, two-piece, prog, minimal, looping

Sounds A Tad Like

Ahleuchatistas, Cheval de Frise

Price

$8AUD (Bandcamp)

Location

New York – Sydney

WATCH AND READ MORE ABOUT GROUND PATROL HERE


Murphy Radio – Murphy Radio


File Under

Math rock, prog, emo

Sounds A Tad Like

tide/edit, Dirgahayu

Price

$8SGD digital / $12SGD CD (Bandcamp)

Location

Samarinda, Indonesia


Curling – Definitely Band


File Under

Indie rock, power pop, math rock

Sounds A Tad Like

“Crosby, Stills, & Nash meets Cap’n Jazz”

Price

$7 digital / $8 cassette / $12 vinyl (Bandcamp)

Location

Berkeley, California


Forager – Forager


File Under

Math rock, post-hardcore, alt rock, prog

Sounds A Tad Like

ASIWYFA, Gulfer, Delta Sleep

Price

£4.99 (Bandcamp)

Location

Manchester, England


Mokaa – ChingizLove


File Under

Mathcore, progressive metal, experimental, ethnic

Sounds A Tad Like

Oceanic, Pijn

Price

$2.20 (Bandcamp)

Location

Moscow, Russia


Efoshehu – מוסיקה ביקורת


File Under

Post-punk, noise rock, math rock, avant-garde, experimental

Sounds A Tad Like

Shellac, Ruggine

Price

₪20ILS (Bandcamp)

Location

Israel


Glass Mazes – YOU ARE GOING TO DIE


File Under

Math rock, alternative, indie, prog

Sounds A Tad Like

Fish Tank, Ninetails, Pinnacles

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Basingstoke, England


Honeybender – Super Chill Surf Vibes


File Under

Math rock, instrumental, post rock

Sounds A Tad Like

Pele, Ativin

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Portland, Oregon


Umbra – West


File Under

Math jazz, jazzcore, contemporary jazz, brass

Sounds A Tad Like

Dumb Waiter, Milton Man Gogh

Price

€10 (Bandcamp)

Location

Dublin, Ireland


WILDCARDS


Our Son – Strange Reflection


File Under

Experimental, zeuhl, prog, electronic, ambient, avant-garde, strange, math

Sounds A Tad Like

Jameszoo, Iglooghost

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Atlanta, Georgia


YUJIROFUJII – 11​-​15


File Under

Mathtronica, mathematical, polyrhythms, odd meter, minimal

Sounds A Tad Like

You haven’t heard this.

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Japan


Piqued – Hurts Like Hell


File Under

Math rock, math pop, emo, alternative, indie, female vocals

Sounds A Tad Like

Delta Sleep, Quadrilles

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Worcester, Massachusetts


Selkies – Capillo Dreams: Cold Pop


File Under

Mathcore, metalcore, proggy, wacky, noise, groove

Sounds A Tad Like

BRITNEY, Every Time I Die

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Cork, Ireland


Fawn Limbs – Towing Heads


File Under

Chaotic hardcore, mathcore, grindcore, noisecore, abrasive, dissonant

Sounds A Tad Like

Infinite Nomad, Mireplaner, Psyopus, Commit Suicide

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Finland – Pennsylvania


Fir – Always


File Under

Math rock, slowcore, midwest, emo, alternative, fuzz, indie, shoegaze, two-piece

Sounds A Tad Like

The Samuel Jackson Five, Silian Rail, Tangled Hair

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Ithaca, New York


Boreal – Aureal


File Under

Math rock, emo, alternative, indie, post-rock

Sounds A Tad Like

Delta Sleep, Austin TV, Last Days of April

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Buenos Aires, Argentina


Bobey – Siblings


File Under

Experimental, math rock, pop, folk, acoustic, loops, solo

Sounds A Tad Like

Sleep Party People, Gloe, Pinnacles

Price

$7 digital / $9 vinyl (Bandcamp)

Location

Oakland, California


Of Two Minds – Of Two Minds


File Under

Math rock, post-rock

Sounds A Tad Like

Dialects, Brontide

Price

$4USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Columbus, Ohio


Lofóten – April showers bring May flowers


File Under

Math rock, R&B, progressive, soul, hip-hop

Sounds A Tad Like

Naia Izumi, CHON, Eternity Forever

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Saint Petersburg, Russia


Moat Cobra – Deimos


File Under

Mathcore, hardcore, punk, groove metal, sludge

Sounds A Tad Like

Sludgdge, Soilent Green

Price

$5USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Orlando, Florida


Guam – The Island


File Under

Surf rock, alternative, indie, math rock, pop rock, prog

Sounds A Tad Like

Gulfer, TWIABP

Price

$5USD (Bandcamp)

Location

West Chester, Pennsylvania


Gestalt – Gestalt


File Under

Alternative, indie, math rock, female vocals

Sounds A Tad Like

Giraffes? Giraffes!, Bellini, Autoclave

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Burlington, Vermont


Goosehound – The Goose Tapes


File Under

Math rock, mathcore, heavy

Sounds A Tad Like

Loincloth, Coalesce

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Lincoln, Nebraska


Squid Cult – All Boys Leave Home Someday


File Under

Alternative, math rock, post-hardcore, country, punk, psychedelic, noise

Sounds A Tad Like

Meat Puppets in odd time signatures

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Los Angeles, California


Trite – Synesthetic


File Under

Instrumental, math rock, prog, metal

Sounds A Tad Like

CHON, Owane, Waxamillion

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Minneapolis, Minnesota


A Place Beyond Giants – A Place Beyond Giants


File Under

Instrumental, math rock, prog

Sounds A Tad Like

Owane, Waxamillion, Plini

Price

$7USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Orlando, Florida


Miles Paralysis – Miles Paralysis


File Under

Math pop, indie rock, punk rock, two-piece

Sounds A Tad Like

A.M. Overcast, Such Gold, Taking Meds

Price

$8USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Brooklyn – Winnipeg

READ MORE ABOUT MILES PARALYSIS HERE


KamiyoraYui – How to walking on the course


File Under

Math pop, math rock, solo project, female singer, kawaii

Sounds A Tad Like

Uchu Conbini, Elephant Gym

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Tokyo, Japan


Ciudad Lagarto – El Idioma de los Sueños


File Under

Indie rock, math rock, pop, experimental, groovy, jazzy, latin

Sounds A Tad Like

These Paper Sattelites, Bent Knee

Price

$6USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Santiago, Chile


Ludok – Cupcake


File Under

Instrumental, math rock, alternative, jazzy, post-rock, progressive

Sounds A Tad Like

Pneu, BisonWAR, Uppercut

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Elche, Spain


WILDCARDS


Eddie Jowels – Eddie Jowels


File Under

Experimental, math rock, jazz, prog, groove, solo

Sounds A Tad Like

Thundercat, Jaga Jazzist

Price

$5 digital / $7 CD (Bandcamp)

Location

New York, New York


Nito – Journey


File Under

Chill beats, math rock, hip hop, electronica, dreamy, side project

Sounds A Tad Like

ichika, killedmyself, Waxamillion

Price

$5USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Tokyo, Japan


namefollowedbynumber – Earl Pelham


File Under

Math rock, alternative, lost record, 2006

Sounds A Tad Like

Pelé, Minus the Bear

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Reno, Nevada


toe – Our Latest Number


File Under

Math rock, post-rock

Sounds A Tad Like

“Bedroom listening” toe

Price

$4 digital / $5 CD or cassette / $15 vinyl
(Bandcamp)

Location

Tokyo, Japan

READ MORE ABOUT ‘OUR LATEST NUMBER’ HERE


El Ten Eleven – Banker’s Hill


File Under

Instrumental, two-piece, looping, indie rock, math rock, post-rock, electronic

Sounds A Tad Like

Giraffes? Giraffes!, Enemies

Price

$7 digital / $10 CD or cassette / $20 vinyl
(Bandcamp or topshelfrecords.com)

Location

Los Angeles, California

READ MORE ABOUT EL TEN ELEVEN HERE


KEN mode – Loved


File Under

Sludge, noisecore, chaotic, hardcore

Sounds A Tad Like

Unsane, Young Widows

Price

$10USD (Bandcamp or topshelfrecords.com)

Location

Winnipeg, Manitoba