July conjures up many different things: independence, faux-Christmas, and cold Antipodean weather. For us, it conjures up triumph. You see, in response to the plethora of math rock coming out, we’ve been battling with the challenge of making these oft overwhelming monthly wrap-ups as palatable for you guys as possible. Well, check it out. We now have everything tidily partitioned for you. If you’re looking for the creme de la creme hit the ‘Hot Shit’ section. New noise? try the newcomers section. These tabs will help you find what whets your appetite. Also note that we’re throwing in wildcards here and there; stuff that’s not quite math rock but you might dig if you like walking the odd-metered path. Now, hop to it because there was bloody heaps of good stuff this month…


covet – effloresce


File Under

Instrumental, math rock, prog, tappy, adventure rock

Sounds A Tad Like

Yvette Young, Uchu Conbini

Price

$6USD (Bandcamp)

Location

San Francisco, California


Plini – Sunhead


File Under

Prog metal, djent, fusion jazz, math rock

Sounds A Tad Like

Sithu Aye, Pomegranate Tiger

Price

$5AUD (Bandcamp)

Location

Sydney, Australia


Frontierer – Unloved


File Under

Mathcore, tech metal, noisecore, gabber, extreme, WTF

Sounds A Tad Like

you’re gonna need to see a doctor after this

Price

£5 digital / £11 CD / £24 vinyl (Bandcamp)

Location

Edinburgh, Scotland


Spiller – Plant House


File Under

Math rock, indie, emo, jazz, psychedelic

Sounds A Tad Like

A jazzed up west-coast American Delta Sleep

Price

$7USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Portland, Oregon


Death and the Penguin – Anomie


File Under

Alt rock, math rock, indie, prog

Sounds A Tad Like

The Most, Feed Me Jack

Price

£10 CD / £15 vinyl (Bandcamp)

Location

London, England


Find Yourself – Chrononaut


File Under

Instrumental, math rock, pop prog, post-hardcore, nintendesque

Sounds A Tad Like

Stage Kids, FeatherWolf, Bad Dudes

Price

$10USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Placerville, California


Collections of Colonies of Bees – HAWAII


File Under

Alt rock, indie rock, math rock

Sounds A Tad Like

Pele, Ativin and other late 90’s post rock and math rock gems

Price

$8 digital / $10 CD / $20 vinyl (Bandcamp)

Location

Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Pool Kids – Music to Practice Safe Sex to


File Under

Math rock, indie, emo, female vocals

Sounds A Tad Like

TWIABP, Enemies

Price

$1USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Tallahassee, Florida


BISONwar – Tribes


File Under

Instrumental, progressive, math rock, heavy rock

Sounds A Tad Like

Town Portal, Turing Machine

Price

$7USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Pasadena, California


Dumb Waiter – HECK


File Under

Jazz fusion, avant-garde, math rock, experimental, metal

Sounds A Tad Like

PinioL, Zu, The Pelicants

Price

$6 digital / $8 cassette / $10 CD / $16 vinyl (Bandcamp)

Location

Richmond, Virginia


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MouthBreather – Dollmeat


File Under

Mathcore, hardcore, metalcore, powerviolence, grindcore

Sounds A Tad Like

Car Bomb, Heavy Heavy Low Low

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Boston, Massachusetts


Orchards – Losers​/​Lovers


File Under

Math pop, indie, alternative, emo, punk, female vocals

Sounds A Tad Like

Signals, Sketchshow

Price

£6 digital (Bandcamp)
£11.99 vinyl (bsmrocks.com)

Location

Brighton, England


Future Corpse – Culture Ruins Everything Around Me


File Under

Post-hardcore, math rock, prog metal, technical

Sounds A Tad Like

The Fall of Troy, Protest the Hero, Horse the Band

Price

$7AUD digital / $35AUD vinyl (Bandcamp)

Location

Melbourne, Australia


Bearded Youth Quest – Plump EP


File Under

Party prog, math rock, epic harmonisations, happy riffs

Sounds A Tad Like

The Fucking Champs, ASIWYFA, Alpha Male Tea Party

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Brighton, England


The Mercury Tree – Cryptic Tree


File Under

Progressive rock, math rock, psychedelic, glitch, microtonal

Sounds A Tad Like

Pinnacles, Between The Buried And Me, USSSY

Price

$5 digital / $10 CD (Bandcamp)

Location

Portland, Oregon


Manatree – Engines


File Under

Indie rock, math rock, math pop

Sounds A Tad Like

Maps & Atlases, Minus The Bear

Price

$7USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Richmond, Virginia


follow me follow you – Astronomical Sunset


File Under

Math rock, indie, post-hardcore, experimental

Sounds A Tad Like

tortugononima, Pele, Sharks Keep Moving

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Pretoria, South Africa


Lower Automation – Shoebox Companion


File Under

Post-hardcore, math, noise, punk, alternative

Sounds A Tad Like

The lovechild of At the Drive In and Shield Your Eyes

Price

$4USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Chicago, Illinois


Gung Ho Catalyst – Time Wounds All Heals


File Under

Math rock, indie, alternative, progressive, funk, dance

Sounds A Tad Like

King Crimson meets CHON meets funk

Price

$5CAD (Bandcamp)

Location

Hamilton, Ontario


The Unending Thread – NEEDLES


File Under

Future soul, math rock, jazz, prog, funk

Sounds A Tad Like

Hiatus Kaiyote, Bent Knee, Stage Kids

Price

$3USD (Bandcamp)

Location

San Fernando, California


WILDCARDS


killedmyself – Take Care


File Under

Chill beats, lush guitars, hip hop, math

Sounds A Tad Like

American Football with beatz

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Chapel Hill, North Carolina



Bad Mask – Posthumous


File Under

Mathcore, post-hardcore, noise

Sounds A Tad Like

Daughters, Coalesce, Pollution People

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Medford, New Jersey


Things Amazing – Amazing Things


File Under

Instrumental, math rock, post-hardcore, prog rock

Sounds A Tad Like

ASIWYFA, By The End Of Tonight, Ghosts and Vodka

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Atlanta, Georgia


kiriloff – kiriloff


File Under

Math rock, post-punk, post-rock

Sounds A Tad Like

Ativin, The Redneck Manifesto, mOck

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Berlin, Germany


Noema – Noema adventures live 2001 rise of the doomcloak army


File Under

Post-rock, math rock, experimental, atmospheric, calm

Sounds A Tad Like

Clever Girl, Yonen, Silian Rail

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Baltimore, Maryland


Plastic Psalms – Dutch Amonia Plant


File Under

Post-hardcore, math rock, prog punk, noise rock

Sounds A Tad Like

31Knots, Drive Like Jehu

Price

Name your price digital / $5 cassette (Bandcamp)

Location

Tulsa, Oklahoma


her mana – Boy Cot


File Under

Math rock, emo, indie, post-hardcore, pop punk

Sounds A Tad Like

Gulfer, TWIABP

Price

$10USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Tucson, Arizona


Meanderthals – Holly


File Under

Math rock, emo, post-rock, jazz fusion, prog

Sounds A Tad Like

Modern Baseball, Prawn

Price

$1USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Bothell, Washington


BYGONES – These Violent Delights Have Violent Ends


File Under

Chaotic, hardcore, mathcore, crust, powerviolence

Sounds A Tad Like

Converge, Trap Them, All Pigs Must Die

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Haifa, Israel


Los Galpones Galácticos – Florilegio


File Under

Alternative, math rock, prog, experimental, ethnic fusion

Sounds A Tad Like

Deformica, Bent Knee

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Mendoza, Argentina


GEPH – Apophenia


File Under

Instrumental, progressive rock, jazz, metal, chapman stick

Sounds A Tad Like

T.R.A.A.M, Dream Theater

Price

$9.99 digital / $9.99 CD (Bandcamp)

Location

Boston, Massachusetts


WILDCARDS


Milton Man Gogh – XXXX Bitter Irony


File Under

Jazzcore, experimental, prog, math, jazz trio

Sounds A Tad Like

Naked City, Dumb Waiter

Price

$1AUD digital / $10AUD CD (Bandcamp)

Location

Brisbane, Australia


Nude Tayne – Everyday Business


File Under

Noise rock, post-punk, no-wave, experimental, free jazz, math rock

Sounds A Tad Like

Lightning Bolt, Zeus!

Price

$5 digital / $8 CD (Bandcamp)

Location

Tampa, Florida


Ashley Reaks and Joe Hakim – The Science Of Discontent


File Under

Jazz, spoken word, electronic, prog, avant garde, dub, improv, sax

Sounds A Tad Like

A slurry of jazz, post rock and spoken word

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

London, England



Pound – Pound


File Under

Instrumental, two-piece, brutal, math, grind, sludge, dbeat, extreme, noise

Sounds A Tad Like

Lightning Bolt, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Ed Gein, BRITNEY

Price

$8USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Seattle, Washington


GUG – I Gotta GUG Feelin’


File Under

Riff rock, alternative, noise rock, math rock, beefy, supergroup

Sounds A Tad Like

Rage Against The Machine, Cleft, Alpha Male Tea Party, Bad Grammar

Price

£3 (Bandcamp)

Location

Manchester, England


Glomus – Circle


File Under

Instrumental, math rock, post-rock, prog

Sounds A Tad Like

The Redneck Manifesto, Don Caballero, Sleeping People

Price

$7 digital / $10 CD / $16 vinyl (Bandcamp)

Location

Cookeville, Tennessee


MOCHITSUKI – PHOTO UNAVAILABLE


File Under

Mathtronica, math rock, IDM, hip hop, art rock, prog, experimental

Sounds A Tad Like

CHON, The Mars Volta, Squarepusher

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Jersey City, New Jersey


DON PIE PIE – DPP1


File Under

Instrumental, math rock, space rock, post-rock, prog, synthesisers

Sounds A Tad Like

Three Trapped Tigers, The Physics House Band

Price

€3 (Bandcamp)

Location

Oporto, Portugal


and Alice – With Friends


File Under

Two-piece, math rock, emo, indie, tropical

Sounds A Tad Like

Pedro Don Key, noumenon, Nengu

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Bath, England


Fragments in Motion – Omniscient


File Under

Instrumental, progressive metal, mathcore, djent, jazz, groove metal

Sounds A Tad Like

Animals as Leaders

Price

$4.95USD (Bandcamp)

Location

New City, New York


NegativeNative – NegativeNative


File Under

Screamo, mathcore, punk, experimental

Sounds A Tad Like

Octaves, Caravels, These Arms Are Snakes

Price

$5USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Los Angeles, California


Scrimshaw – L20 With Jack Meidel


File Under

Math rock, prog, fusion, funk

Sounds A Tad Like

We’ve gonna have to get back to you on this one…

Price

$1USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Elaine The Singer – Demos


File Under

Math rock, angular, side project (Floral)

Sounds A Tad Like

You Slut!, Giraffes? Giraffes!

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Los Altos Hills, California


Ladybug – Love Songs


File Under

Math rock, instrumental, punk

Sounds A Tad Like

31Knots, Town Portal

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Fort Worth, Texas


Woes – Zoodreams


File Under

Post rock, emo, shoegaze

Sounds A Tad Like

Tom’s Story, Nothing

Price

$4SGD (Bandcamp)

Location

Singapore


Sarikaya – Rostami EP


File Under

Post-rock, instrumental, experimental

Sounds A Tad Like

Maybeshewill, Brontide

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Denton, Texas


Sum of Us – Sharp Turns in Dark Tunnels


File Under

Progressive rock, metal, hardcore

Sounds A Tad Like

Kodiak Empire, Birds Of Tokyo

Price

$7AUD (Bandcamp)

Location

Brisbane, Australia


Waxamillion – Incensored


File Under

Instrumental, djent, hip-hop, math rock

Sounds A Tad Like

Owane, CHON

Price

$5USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Austria


Wsabi Fox – GUSHING


File Under

Noise rock, punk, math rock, looping

Sounds A Tad Like

Bent Knee, Supplier

Price

$3.33USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Brooklyn, New York


WILDCARDS


Ptichiy Dom – midsummer


File Under

Experimental, instrumental, lo-fi, hip-hop

Sounds A Tad Like

Remixes of your favourite math rock albums

Price

$2USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Russia


Flaaryr – 8 nuevas formas de jugar al jenga


File Under

Acoustic, looping, math

Sounds A Tad Like

Bring Back The Triceratops!, Cheval de Frise

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Buenos Aires, Argentina


Make Peace – Joyful Mood


File Under

Math rock, post-rock, ambient rock, spoken word, emo, calm

Sounds A Tad Like

Seahorse Divorce, sleepmakeswaves

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Perth, Australia


Animation Sequence – Glitch Roots Ingrained


File Under

Technical metal, math metal, cyber metal, instrumental, extreme, glitch

Sounds A Tad Like

Meshuggah, Necrophagist

Price

$4USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Spokane, Washington



Koenji Hyakkei – DHORIMVISKHA


File Under

Progressive rock, zeuhl, orchestral

Sounds A Tad Like

Ruins, Happy Family, Magma

Price

¥1,000 (Bandcamp)

Location

Tokyo, Japan


READ MORE ABOUT ‘DHORIMVISKHA’ HERE


Miracle Condition – III


File Under

Noise rock, shoegaze, punk, post-punk

Sounds A Tad Like

Fugazi, U.S. Maple, Shorty

Price

$10USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Chicago, Illinois


Between The Buried And Me – Automata II


File Under

Progressive rock, metal, hardcore

Sounds A Tad Like

Trioscapes, Dream Theater, King Crimson

Price

$9.99 CD / $23 vinyl (sumerianmerch.com)

Location

Raleigh, North Carolina


Bellini – Before The Day Has Gone


File Under

Post-hardcore, noise rock, post-punk, Damon Che

Sounds A Tad Like

Polvo, Uzeda

Price

$10 digital / $15 vinyl (Bandcamp)

Location

Sizilien, Italy


Journal – Chrysalis Ordalias


File Under

Metal, progressive, mathcore, experimental

Sounds A Tad Like

The Human Abstract, Five Star Prison Cell

Price

$8 digital / $13 CD (vocal or instrumental) / $25 both CDs (Bandcamp)

Location

Sacramento, California


Clónicos – BURNT HITS


File Under

Jazz, zeuhl, experimental, weird, Re-release

Sounds A Tad Like

Frank Zappa, Koneji Hyakkei

Price

€7 (Bandcamp)

Location

Madrid, Spain


WILDCARDS


Dirty Projectors – Lamp Lit Prose


File Under

Indie, alternative, pop

Sounds A Tad Like

Tune Yards, The Books

Price

$9.99USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Brooklyn, New York


Talons – We All Know


File Under

Indie, post-hardcore, post-metal, post-rock, rock

Sounds A Tad Like

Brontide, Pelican, Tides Of Man

Price

£7.99 digital / £9.99 CD / £16.99 vinyl (Bandcamp)

Location

Hereford, England