Friday, July 10, 2015

Recap of new releases



• Members of Kayo Dot, Time of Orchids, Secret Chiefs 3, Vaura
• "Alien pop" – dissonant, cinematic, soaring songs, in line with Mike Patton, Shudder to Think, Ennio Morricone
• Recorded and mixed at Strange Weather Studio (Liturgy, The Men, DIIV)
• In the Brooklyn scene of Kayo Dot, Mick Barr, Psalm Zero
• "Strange, aqueous... full of pop-like tunes, all hip-checked sideways and left to melt in the summer sun." –Decibel
• "Stern draw on everything from avant-garde metal to film scores in forging their self-described 'alien pop' sound." –Invisible Oranges

• The passion of hardcore punk meets the musicianship of progressive rock
• Produced by ex-The Men guitarist Ben Greenberg
• Members' past/present credits include stints in Aa, Psalm Zero, Extra Life, Ocrilim, and projects with members of Dazzling Killmen and Craw
• "Dizzyingly complex screamoid marathons... the mangled jazz/metal of [late] Black Flag collide head on with Don Caballero's avant-prog mania." –Noisey
• "Pissed-off noisy hardcore, math rock technicality, and a weird operatic part... It's out-there stuff." –BrooklynVegan

• Four ex-members of This Is Hell
• Razor-sharp thrash metal
• On tour now in US
• "A 21st-century powerhouse upgrade of Eighties thrash... The best aspects of early Metallica and Testament." –Guitar World

• Debut solo EP from Boysetsfire frontman
• Satanic post-industrial pop with nods to Death in June, Dead Can Dance, Skinny Puppy, Portishead
• European tour in August

• New Good Fight Music signing
• Killer young band from Orlando, FL on the metallic hardcore tip – the heaviness of Turmoil/Buried Alive, the gloom of Kiss It Goodbye/All Else Failed
• Produced by Taylor Young of Nails and Twitching Tongues
• On tour this summer w/ labelmates Old Wounds, Of Feather and Bone, and more

• New Good Fight Music signing
• Ripping young trio from the Denver scene of Primitive Man, Call of the Void, etc. – savage crust/grind/gloom in line with '90s German crust gods Acme, or modern-day warriors Cult Leader
• Produced by Andy Patterson (Cult Leader, Call of the Void)
• On tour this summer w/ labelmates Axis, Old Wounds, and more


Graf Orlock
Hollow Earth
So Hideous
White Widows Pact
+ more!