The band will be releasing their debut full-length, simply titled II, on May 23 via Salinas Records. “White Flags” is the first song to be released from the upcoming album. It’s a short but sweet glimpse into what’s in store for Distants.
Thanks for Coming’s releases have punctuated life with a diaristic approach, like songwriting in real time, but their latest album is nothing short of deliberate, release schedule and all. Today we’re thrilled to premiere You’re Welcome, the first of four parts from the ultra-meta No Problem.
Whereas Old Ghost expertly toed the line between tropicalia and crunchy art rock, this new release, deemed Faraway Business leans into the more whimsical aspects of her debut, replete with two covers and two demo-like re-recordings of tunes from her debut.
As one of the more gifted songwriters I’ve known, these songs are genuine punk gold, a set of three tracks that are so rich with hooks and memorable moments that they can wind and twist structures without losing an ounce of pop accessibility.
On “Stainer,” the first single from their upcoming sophomore LP Bend, Connecticut’s up and coming purveyors of sludgy goodness in Crag Mask deliver a compact dirge that makes good on the promise of their debut.
Part of the appeal of the retro-aesthetics on Modern Meta Physic is that they’re employed as a tool but not as a crutch. It’s not an attempted ‘revival’ of a genre, it’s not a ‘throwback’ sound, it’s just a well-informed, self-aware album, full of well-written songs, and very specific reference-points.
While the quartet may be far from their label’s home base in Boston, their dream-pop sound and radiantly fuzzy introspection fits right in with newfound East Coast family. The band’s press release draws comparisons to Alvvays and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and neither of those are too far of the mark.
Post-Trash is beyond thrilled to present Post-Trash: Volume Four, the latest in our yearly charitable promo compilation series. The idea on our end is simple: spread good music throughout the world and do some good in the process.
Kansas City-based band Mess, on their debut album Learning How to Talk, prove that they are anything but. This record is eight tightly constructed songs that suffer no detours or distractions.
The slow wind into dusty futurism and sharpened post-punk rattles and drifts, a song that feels anxious and riddled with nervous spiteful energy. It’s a song about dissolution, the hook a warning shot of being “put down, put out, kicked down, and kicked out.”
The Devil You Know proves that a good thing can last a long time, and also serves as evidence to a band that realizes the importance of its roots.
Boston trio Fucko are set to release their sophomore album Social Climber in May, the long awaited follow up to 2016’s Dealing With The Weird. Due out via Midnight Werewolf Records, the band’s seething grunge sound pushes through sludge and walls of distortion to reveal some of the band’s biggest hooks and catchiest songwriting.
Welcome to FUZZY MEADOWS, where we recap the past week in music. We're sharing our favorite releases of the week in the form of albums, singles, and music videos along with the "further listening" section of new and notable releases from around the web.
Chris Cohen has yet to bring the man behind some of the most modestly stunning earworms of recent years into question. Enter his recent self-titled LP, which delivers on just what the eponymous title suggests: a streamlined personal statement that ties a neat knot around the previous two projects.
Mr. Husband’s brand of mellow, lo-fi, pop rock won’t simply go in one ear and out the other. There’s a memorable quality to the group, as their music riddles itself with a fantastic combination of thoughtfulness and humor.
Opening with a raw yet jangly guitar line and an off centered rhythmic groove, everything that Squitch have been working toward is getting tighter, even as it gets further discordant. Em Spooner’s lyrics feel agitated while still reserved as they sing pointedly about being stuck in a rut.
Don’t let the quaint vibe of the “Blessed” video fool you, Tunic is all abrasive and blistering fury. The trio released their full length debut, Complexion, back in February via Self Sabotage Records and they’ve been touring in support of it ever since,
Greer's voice has a complex chromaticity that takes shape in an exceptional way, communicating exactly the sense of uneasiness and political and social instability at the heart of the title of the work. Priests is the missing and "screaming" link in a scene that also needs showy and strong bands, at least in their choices, to assert themselves.
Wasting no time at all the song casts out a hook driven by syncopated drums, bass, and rhythm guitar, alongside a warbling guitar lead. The distorted nature of the bass tone reveals itself on the upswing of the intro, which marches forward as vocals enter with a few sparsely punk nuances breaking up the guitar chords.
Portland’s Conditioner Disco Group (once simply known as Conditioner) are back with an extended name and a long-awaited new self-titled album. Due out April 12th via Sweden’s Maternal Voice Records, the post-punk band continue to the elastic tight insistency of Suggested Use with caustic precision and animated yelps.
The band’s upcoming album, The Glare of Success is a reimagining of Bag of Holding in a way, reworking ideas and pieces of the once melodic wonder into something mind-bending, warped, and unequivocally new. While their may be familiar aspects, this record its own monster, a disorienting drift into dub rhythms, divergent compositions, manipulated layers, and what the label calls “musical recycling.”
Stuck’s Three Songs is a jittery 8 minutes of post-punk. Songs feel light and buoyant. There is an economy of movement. Different compositions fit within a tight two to three minute window. Each song showcases a different sonic realm that the listener can exist in.
Essentials is the first full length record from New York trio Patio and it follows the dark, brittle and fairly brilliant yet somewhat hesitant EP Luxury that was released in 2016. Patio tread in the ever-deep waters of post-punk and Northeast DIY scene and quite frankly stand out at near the top of that pack of bands which is quite an achievement.
“Harmony Park,” one of the record’s highlights, captures the best of the band’s two sensibilities, combining their retro psych jangle with the locked-in post-punk rhythm. They start heavy with the latter and work their way well into the former, a paisley tinged slide into the crescendo.
Post-Trash talked with Blush Cameron, the mastermind behind COMPs, before the band headed out on a short tour. They talked about last year's Life As A Baller, the recording process, and Cameron's next album.
Ultra-specific detail is what Comco is all about, not just in its lyrics, but in its idiosyncratic arrangements. Every note feels different, and even if it the same beat repeated, it all sounds new and freshly-made.
For Lily & Horn Horse and Banny Grove, and their upcoming full length split, 4 Partners Road, the bizarre art pop of the latter and the smooth but still experimental pop of the former are supreme compliments to one another.
ALBUM OF THE WEEK:
"The Beast You Are"
NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:
- Fat White Family - Serfs Up!
- Gang of Four - Happy Now
- Judy and the Jerks - Music For Donuts
- More Pain - More Pain
- Protruders - Poison Future
- QWAM - QWAM
- Wand - Laughing Matter
- Wooden Shjips - Shjips In The Night: Live In San Francisco, June 8, 2018
- Your Old Droog - It Wasn't Even Close
- All People - Do This Again Tomorrow
- Ausmuteants - Ausmuteants present: The World In Handcuffs
- Guided By Voices - Warp and Woof
- Hash Redactor - Drecksound
- Helms Alee - Noctiluca
- Jackie Mendoza - LuvHz
- Marissa Nadler & Stephen Brodsky - Droneflower
- Otoboke Beaver - Itekoma Hits
- Real Blood - This Is Gonna Hurt
- Sauna - EP