Sunday, September 21, 2014

Newer Sounds

I've said it before on here, but I'll say it again. Check out Veronica Falls.

There is a "dark" quality that works really well with with their brand of guitar pop.

They're great live as well.

Veronica Falls - Waiting for Something to Happen. amazon.com. Used.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Newer Sounds

This is probably one of my favorite "newer" bands out there.

Driving up to New York after work on a Friday to see them at Mercury Lounge was very worth it.

Missing them a month or so ago in my own back yard was a mistake. It was a weeknight. And I'm not a young man anymore.

Drenge. Amazon.com. New.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Newer Sounds

I keep confusing Violent Situation and Violent Future. They sound nothing alike. But both have "violent" in their name. And apparently that's enough to confuse me.

Violent Situation - 13 Demo. Back To Back Records. New.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Slap Bass

Generally people tend to cite the seven inch as their favorite Turning Point release. I like it, but I don't think it comes close to the LP. Easily in my top ten favorite hardcore releases. I might be able to convince myself it's in my top five. I think it's perfect in every way.

Turning Point - It's Always Darkest...Before the Dawn. Used.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Newer Sounds

I didn't know anything about Praise until I caught them at This Is Hardcore last year. I went away impressed.

This is yet another excellent band coming out of Baltimore. I don't know what's going on down there, but they need to keep doing what they're doing.

Praise - Two Songs. React Records. New.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Newer Sounds

Inoffensive, danceable alterna-pop? The kind that seems to be popular with the kids these days. And adults I suppose.

For fans of Empire of the Sun, Capital Cities and the like.

Fenech-Soler - Last Forever. iTunes.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Newer Sounds

If you like or liked hardcore at any point in your life, you need Angel Du$t. You really do.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

On Break

For a band formed during a "break" of another band, they have a pretty large body of work.

Cinerama - Torino. AKA Music. Bargain bin.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Newer Sounds

This release isn't particularly new. But the band is new to me.

And they are very, very good.

Slant 6 meets Siouxsie? Not sure if that comparison works for everyone, but it works for me.

PINS - Luvu4lyf. iTunes.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Newer Sounds

Like most music from Iceland this is interesting. It is worth checking out. One part Mum. One part pop vocals.

It should be noted I'm pretty obsessed with Beyonce's "Halo." And this cover does not disappoint.

Hjaltalin - Crack In a Stone. iTunes.