Math Rock Releases of the Month // SEPTEMBER 2018

Thank God September is over. We can finally put this highly-publicized bickering between rappers Eminem and MGK to rest. We can hang up our coats or start putting them on, depending on what hemisphere you’re on. Seasons are changing. But hey, at least the level of quality math rock records ain’t. Here’s a wrap up of what went down in September…

Hail The Sun – Mental Knife


File Under

Post-post-post-hardcore, emo, indie, progressive

Sounds A Tad Like

The Fall Of Troy, Chiodos

Price

$10USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Chico, California


BANGLADEAFY – Ribboncutter


File Under

Noise rock, math rock, experimental, electronic

Sounds A Tad Like

JS Lowax, Zeus, Pound

Price

$7 digital / $12 CD / $22 vinyl (Bandcamp)

Location

New York, New York


Options – Vivd Trace


File Under

Indie, pop, math rock, vocals

Sounds A Tad Like

AM Overcast, Brownie Mountain

Price

$8 digital / $15-17 vinyl (Bandcamp)

Location

Chicago, Illinois


BAVE – The Gosh of Hellfire


File Under

Math rock, two-piece

Sounds A Tad Like

100 Onces, Lobster, Monster Machismo

Price

$7USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Detroit, Michigan


Mothers – Render Another Ugly Method


File Under

Indie, alt-rock, math rock

Sounds A Tad Like

Speaking Canaries, Bellini, Autoclave

Price

$8 digital / $12 CD / $22-25 vinyl (Bandcamp)

Location

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Cleft – Live Inside Stag & Hounds


File Under

Instrumental, math rock, turbo prog, two-piece, live

Sounds A Tad Like

Alpha Male Tea Party, Bicurious, Too Piste

Price

£2 (Bandcamp)

Location

Manchester, England

READ MORE ABOUT ‘CLEFT: LIVE INSIDE STAG & HOUNDS’ HERE


Bat House – Stop Dying


File Under

Alternative, math rock, post-punk, indie

Sounds A Tad Like

Feed Me Jack, The Most

Price

$9USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Boston, Massachusetts


The Nietzsche – Finals.


File Under

Post-hardcore, mathcore, chaotic hardcore, metalcore

Sounds A Tad Like

The Red Chord, Botch

Price

$5USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Odessa, Ukraine


WILDCARDS


GruGrü – “333”


File Under

Prog rock, zeuhl, wonky, jazz, funk

Sounds A Tad Like

Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, Gong

Price

€10 (Bandcamp)

Location

Montpellier, France


Don’t Disturb my Circles – Lower Canopy


File Under

Mathcore, punk, hardcore

Sounds A Tad Like

Every Time I Die, Joliette

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Lisbon, Portugal


Kurushimi – What Is Chaos?


File Under

Metal, jazz, experimental

Sounds A Tad Like

Lye By Mistake, Naked City

Price

$8AUD (Bandcamp)

Location

Sydney, Australia


Mount Stealth – Mount Stealth / EP3


File Under

Instrumental, post rock, math rock, electronic

Sounds A Tad Like

Gallops, Battles

Price

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

Location

Luxembourg


archipiélagos – guermantes


File Under

Post rock, feel-good, emo

Sounds A Tad Like

Tom’s Story, tide/edit, Japanese post rock

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Buenos Aires, Argentina


Soaked in Disillusion – Counter


File Under

Hardcore, powerviolence, metal, mathcore

Sounds A Tad Like

Car Bomb, Sectioned, The Number Twelve Looks Like You

Price

$7USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Culver City, California


Middle Mountain – Folk Physics EP


File Under

Instrumental rock, math rock, post-rock, looping

Sounds A Tad Like

Shy Low, This Will Destroy You

Price

$5USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Boston, Massachusetts


How to draw A castle – help EP


File Under

Math rock, indie, pop, emo

Sounds A Tad Like

The Cabs, Enemies

Price

¥400 (Bandcamp)

Location

Kochi, Japan


Penguinsmeat – Penguinsmeat


File Under

Post-rock, electro rock, dance, math rock, prog

Sounds A Tad Like

toe, Three Trapped Tigers, The Samuel Jackson Five

Price

$7USD (Bandcamp)

Location

St.Petersburg, Russia


Kuu! – Lampedusa Lullaby


File Under

Jazz, art rock, noise, math, prog, female vocals

Sounds A Tad Like

Bent Knee, Jaga Jazzist

Price

€17.50 CD (actmusic.com)

Location

Berlin, Germany


Moonsong – Lethologica


File Under

Art rock, indie, psychedelic, shoegaze

Sounds A Tad Like

Pinnacles, Gloe, Nothing

Price

$7 digital / $10 CD (Bandcamp)

Location

Fayetteville, Arkansas


Outbred – Raz


File Under

Mathcore, hardcore, punk

Sounds A Tad Like

Every Time I Die, Joliette

Price

20PLN (Bandcamp)

Location

Poznan, Poland


Regulus – I Thought You Said This Was A Petting Zoo


File Under

Indie, punk, math rock, emo

Sounds A Tad Like

Fearless Leader, Curse League, Gulfer

Price

$4USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Austin, Texas


Yotsuhaka – 箱には


File Under

Math rock, shoegaze, experimental, female vocals

Sounds A Tad Like

Sora Tob Sakana, kyojaku

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Japan


Spitehouse – Guided By Vices


File Under

Post-hardcore, math rock, shoegaze, post-punk, black metal

Sounds A Tad Like

sewingneedle, Prawn

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Providence, Rhode Island


U.S. Nero – Why Don’t They Cherish the Moon?


File Under

Post-punk, grunge, math rock, noise, surf, dream punk, garage, indie

Sounds A Tad Like

Bat House, Cash Pony

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana


Berriloom and the Doom – No Human No Cry


File Under

Post-hardcore, alt rock, math rock, avant-pop, grunge, emo, shoegaze

Sounds A Tad Like

Gulfer, Mutiny on the Bounty

Price

€4 (Bandcamp)

Location

Budapest, Hungary


Proofs – Out There (In Here)


File Under

Math rock, post-hardcore, post-punk

Sounds A Tad Like

Pele, The Redneck Manifesto

Price

$8USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Seattle, Washington


Masiro – Geodesics


File Under

Instrumental, math rock, prog metal

Sounds A Tad Like

Town Portal, Oceanic

Price

£5 digital / £8 CD (Bandcamp)

Location

Oxford, England


Zitrone – Old Fi​(​x​)​lm


File Under

Post-hardcore, emo, punk, math rock

Sounds A Tad Like

The Cabs, Low-pass

Price

¥300 (Bandcamp)

Location

Osaka, Japan


New Character – New Character


File Under

Instrumental, math rock, power pop, dreamy, indie, emo, alternative, post-rock

Sounds A Tad Like

tide/edit, Enemies, Dilute

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Palmdale, California


Blanca Grande – The Book of Conar


File Under

Noise rock, punk, math rock

Sounds A Tad Like

Shellac, U.S Maple

Price

£5.97 digital / £13 vinyl (Bandcamp)

Location

Scotland


Letsby Avenue – Letsby Avenue!


File Under

Indie, pop, math rock, twiddly

Sounds A Tad Like

The Redneck Manifesto, Enemies

Price

name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Glasgow, Scotland


Esprit d’Escalier – Esprit d’Escalier


File Under

Post rock, math rock, progressive,

Sounds A Tad Like

Austin TV, Yonen

Price

€3 (Bandcamp)

Location

Orléans, France


Subtropolis – Automatic Touchless


File Under

Punk, math rock, noise rock, two-piece

Sounds A Tad Like

Cleft, Space Blood, Pinkwash

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Missouri


a-tota-so – a​-​tota​-​so


File Under

Math rock, instrumental, post rock

Sounds A Tad Like

Alright The Captain, Cheap Jazz

Price

£5 digital / £6 CD / £12 vinyl (Bandcamp)

Location

Nottingham, England

READ MORE ABOUT A-TOTA-SO HERE


Green Tree Novelty Tea – The Lion’s Suite


File Under

Punk, jazz, math rock, ‘black prog’

Sounds A Tad Like

A sinister and mathy Pixies

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Akron, Ohio


Iden Gakusha – Geisha


File Under

Prog metal, djent, mathcore, japanese, shamisen

Sounds A Tad Like

Kurushimi, Trioscapes

Price

$10USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Mexico City, Mexico


AWES – demo


File Under

Noise rock, jazz, instrumental

Sounds A Tad Like

Pneu, CHROMB!

Price

€1 (Bandcamp)

Location

Berlin, Germany


Willoware Jackson – Can You Repeat the Question?


File Under

Folk, funk, math rock, indie

Sounds A Tad Like

Maps & Atlases, Dutch Uncles

Price

£5 (Bandcamp)

Location

Northern Ireland


Five Pound Pocket Universe – Brain Bubble Party


File Under

Jazzcore, mathcore, noisecore, grindcore, avant-garde, video game music, experimental, sax

Sounds A Tad Like

Fantômas, Naked City

Price

15CHF (Bandcamp)

Location

Zürich, Switzerland


Ezarr – Berries


File Under

Instrumental, math rock, post-rock, solo

Sounds A Tad Like

Japanese post rock

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Jakarta, Indonesia


Grand Fishing Opera – My Emotional Holidays


File Under

Midwest emo, twiddly, math rock

Sounds A Tad Like

Gulfer, Prawn

Price

$1USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Dagestan Republic, Russia


WILDCARDS


Gygax Attacks – Gygax Attacks


File Under

Experimental rock, glitch, progressive

Sounds A Tad Like

This… has no parallels.

Price

Name your price (Bandcamp)

Location

Minneapolis, Minnesota


João Pais Filipe – João Pais Filipe


File Under

Acoustic techno, drums, minimal, hypnotic, meditative, solo

Sounds A Tad Like

Ricardo Martins, OliveTreeDance

Price

€3 (Bandcamp)

Location

Porto. Portugal


Microwaves – Via Weightlessness


File Under

Prog rock, space rock, noise rock

Sounds A Tad Like

Voivod, Thantifaxath

Price

$7USD (Bandcamp)

Location

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


The Arusha Accord – Juracán


File Under

Prog metal, tech metal, mathcore

Sounds A Tad Like

Between The Buried And Me, The Dillinger Escape Plan

Price

£5 (Bandcamp)

Location

Reading, England


Opposite Day – Divide By Nothing


File Under

Punk, noise rock, experimental, wonky, art rock

Sounds A Tad Like

Cardiacs, DEVO

Price

$5 digital or CD (Bandcamp)

Location

Austin, Texas


anObj – Live Studio Session


File Under

Post-hardcore, noise rock, math rock, prog, lost album, 2008

Sounds A Tad Like

These Arms Are Snakes, Broughtons Rules

Price

$7CAD digital / $20CAD vinyl (Bandcamp)

Location

Montreal, Québec


Vennart – To Cure A Blizzard Upon A Plastic Sea & Copeland


File Under

Indie, pop, rock, math rock, progressive

Sounds A Tad Like

Cardiacs, Oceansize

Price

£8 (To Cure A Blizzard Upon A Plastic Sea)
£3 (Copeland)

Location

Manchester, England



WILDCARDS


Aphex Twin – Collapse

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File Under

IDM, acid techno, ambient, experimental

Sounds A Tad Like

Aphex Twin

Price

$3.99-4.99 digital / £7.49 CD / £10.99 cassette or vinyl (warp.net – digital / physical)

Location

UK