Elephant Gym’s star has been on the rise for a while now, (especially after the boys in the band finished their military services in 2016), both at home and internationally with our beloved Topshelf Records taking on the band last year and re-releasing their first album Angle as well as EPs Balance and the outstanding masterpiece that is Work.
•LAC•'s first EP 141/146 was a varied beast. In parts it was a tight, almost minimalist piece of instrumental rock, clipped down to clicking drums and relaxed guitar lines. In others it exploded into walls of reverb'ed guitar that sounded like a band of hundreds rather than three.
For a decade now, Tiny Moving Parts have been honing their unique blend of emo, pop-punk, and math rock. This self-proclaimed family band, consisting of brothers Matt and Billy, and their cousin Dylan, has been on a steady successful incline especially since signing to Triple Crown Records in 2014. Their latest effort, Swell, is proof that the trio are constantly finding new ways to push the envelope and keep their listeners excited.
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.
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.
For the past three years Tera Collective have been drip feeding us videos and posts regarding the release of a mysterious five song EP. We waited in patience due to our obvious excitement, why wouldn't we be excited? Occasionally we'd lay awake at night with their Facebook posts circling our heads.