Modern Life Is War have unveiled the second installment in their ongoing singles series titled Tribulation Worksongs. Featuring two tracks, “Revival Fires” and “Indianapolis Talking Blues,”Tribulation Worksongs: Volume 2 showcases two of the band’s most incensed and pensive songs yet.
Ft. Lauderdale’s Gouge Away will release their Deathwish debut, Burnt Sugar, on September 28th. The album, which was mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Oathbreaker) and produced by Jeremy Bolm (Touche Amore), dives into personal and political subject matter without getting the bends on its way back to the surface.
Echo Beds’ inspiration for their new album stemmed from incidents in December of 2016. The band suddenly found themselves locked out of their rehearsal space, and their gear was being held hostage as city officials all over the country cracked down on unsanctioned artist collectives and the various DIY structures where many outsider creators lived and worked. This weighed heavily on them, and they spent the next 8 months experimenting and writing the material what would become Buried Language in their living rooms. Deprived of their usual tools, Echo Beds was forced to improvise using unfamiliar electronics and various cobbled together devices in order to flesh out the embryonic ideas. With the plight of their colleagues fresh in their minds, these new working conditions served to shape the industrial landscape of Buried Language.
French post-hardcore/punk band Birds In Row navigate through melancholic seas to shape the beautifully hook-laden songs on We Already Lost The World. The nine-song sophomore full-length will be released on July 13th from Deathwish Inc. and Birds In Row will tour North America in support of it — first with Neurosis and Converge, then on an East Coast run with Portrayal of Guilt. Check out all tour dates listed below.
Ascending Arkansas progressive doom quartet Pallbearer will head to European + UK shores next week for a run of shows and festival appearances and today, the band has announced a North American tour with Sweden’s finest metal exports Tribulation this Fall. In anticipation of their forthcoming tour dates, Pallbearer has unleashed a live music video for the track “Thorns”, taken from their recent release, Heartless. The live video was shot during part of the band’s U.S. tour back in February; watch the video for “Thorns” here: https://youtu.be/ooKeykeDsHQ
Boston-based heavy music pioneers Converge have released a new four song E.P. titled Beautiful Ruin. Recording during The Dusk In Us sessions, this E.P. completes the release of all their recorded material from that time period. Each song on Beautiful Ruin is a staccato burst of emotion from Converge at their most raw; viciously precise yet alluringly out of control.
On the heels of their recently released third full-length Capture The Flag, co-ed feminist punk band War On Women have unveiled a powerful music video for the track “Anarcha.” Vocalist Shawna Potter commented, “This song is about all the stories our country has buried or ignored. I wanted to memorialize Anarcha, Lucy, and Betsey in the best way I knew how, through song, and the shooting of this video just happened to coincide with tearing down a statue of J. Marion Sims, the man who experimented on them and other enslaved women.”
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.