Sit Down and Listen #23 features London Calling by the The Clash released in 1979 on CBS Records.
Six years since their self-titled debut, the trans-Atlantic project Split Cranium have returned with their sophomore album I’m The Devil and I’m OK. Guitarist/vocalist Aaron Turner (SUMAC, Old Man Gloom) and guitarist Jussi Lehtisalo (from legendary Finnish shapeshifters Circle) are joined by Faith Coloccia (keyboards/vocals – Mamiffer, Mara), Nate Newton (bass – Converge, Doomriders) and Tomi Leppänen (drums – Circle, K-X-P) making I’m The Devil and I’m OK simultaneously more sonically rounded and more visceral and vicious than the band’s debut album. “We wanted to make a record that was less straightforward than the first one,” Turner says. “Jussi loves melody and I love dissonance and noise, so that is probably the healthy creative contrast that made this record what it is.”
Anyone who has heard Anthony Anzaldo’s endowments to Ceremony’s sound knows that he has a story of his own waiting to be told. Wait no longer—Anzaldo has announced a follow-up to his 2017 single “We All Die Alone” under the moniker ANTHONY. Entitled Get Over U, the EP runs rampant with the sugarcane sweet vocal harmonies and Morriconesque guitar tones. Watch a video for the EP’s title track today.
Hailing from Laval, France, Birds In Row are a melodic and abrasive post-everything band that blurs the lines between hardcore, punk, and related sub-genres. On their new album, We Already Lost the World (due out July 13th on Deathwish Inc.), Birds In Row offer something of substantial weight. Collectively carrying somber hearts and poignant souls, Birds In Row navigate through melancholic seas to shape beautifully hook-laden songs. Listen to the album’s first single, “15-38,” now via Revolver Magazine.
What is the perfect time of day and weather that makes you creative?
Probably during the day when it’s rainy and grey.
Who are your heroes in real life?
All the people fighting against social injustice, war and pollution.
Regarding future plans: We just have released our first record on Dirty Filthy Records as vinyl. We did a complete re-rerecording of this. Also our second album from early 2017 will be re-recorded. Let’s see what happens. We’re always on the look for touring Europe. So if you’re into drone, doom, psych, space, post we would be really happy to visit your city! In 2018 you can catch us so far in Hamburg at Droneburg festival VIII, dunk! festival 2018, at Sneaky Snake Festival in Berlin and in the Netherlands.
North Carolina stoner rockers ASG have re-emerged with their sixth-full length and first new album in five years, Survive Sunrise. In anticipation of release, the band has premiered a music video for the single “Execution Thirst” – watch it now via Revolver Magazine.
Having just returned from an extensive European jaunt, Brooklyn-based avant noir trio SANNHET are preparing to embark on a U.S. tour in the next two weeks. Today, in anticipation of the tour, the band has unveiled a never-before-seen music video for the sprawling, expansive single “Fernbeds.” The song appears on the band’s most recent full-length So Numb, which was released last year via Profound Lore.
Cold Cave recently announced their new 4-song E.P. You & Me & Infinity and today, it’s streaming in full via Bandcamp amd is available digitally worldwide.