Give a grave enough time and something will grow from it—that’s exactly how Philadelphia four-piece Low Dose was borne to the world. After teasing their grungy, guitar chugging sound last year with “For Sure,” the band has offered another glimpse of their lawless interpretation of alt-rock with the single “Right On.” “It’s about the frustrations of just trying to exist in the world without being bullied by men constantly,” vocalist Itarya Rosenberg said of the track.
After spending part of 2018 sharing the stage with Neurosis and Converge, AMENRA are hitting the road yet again—joining doom metal torchbearers YOB and metal bastions VOIVOD this Spring. Amenra has also announced a forthcoming documentary chronicling the band’s 20-year legacy.
Salt Lake City’s Cult Leader have premiered a haunting new music video for their shapeshifting standout track from their forthcoming album A Patient Man. Watch the “To: Achlys” clip today via Revolver Magazine.
As urgent and tense as a hunting knife pressed to your quickening jugular, post-punk duo Street Sects’ forthcoming sophomore LP The Kicking Mule presents ten intimate vignettes about self-sabotage, visiting themes like battling mental illness, addiction, alienation and more. Though primarily known as masters of cacophonous samples and jittery electronic stutter, Street Sects’ new album represents a seismic shift in execution by applying those ideas to that of the romantic yet experimental approach of Roxy Music/Brian Eno as well as Berlin-era Bowie. Remind yourself of the way “Something I Can Never Have” fits on Pretty Hate Machine– a section of serenity within a blanket of attack.
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.
Modern Life Is War have announced an ongoing singles series titled Tribulation Worksongs and today, the band has released Volume 1. Featuring two tracks, “Feels Like End Times” (which has premiered in music video form via Revolver Magazine) and “Lonesome Valley Ammunitions,” Tribulation Worksongs: Volume 1 is their first new release since 2013’s excellent LP, Fever Hunting.