We’re back with an episode from the vaults, dating back nearly two months to early May! We explore the idea of heavy music and bands taking non-traditional approaches to all things heavy with new music from Cave In, Big|Brave, Lungbutter, Urochromes, and Deliluh. We shout out many things that have already happened in retrospect, but it’s still a heaping load of heavy music fun.
The first new album in eight years from beloved MA band Cave In should be a cause for celebration and in a way Final Transmission is still a chance to celebrate. Only, with the passing of Caleb Scofield who was tragically killed in an auto accident in 2018 the album has become the celebration of a life, an honoring and a goodbye instead of a return.
“The Post-Trash 60” is a guide to some (60) of our favorite releases so far with a diverse range of rock music’s many sub-genres and hip-hop, from extreme metal to lo-fi bedroom pop and all that falls between. We’ve got “buzz bands” worth the buzz, self-released hidden-gems, all the weird international post-punk and noise rock you could ever want, and of course all the artistic punk influenced indie we know and love.
Bandcamp have offered to donate their profit share of every sale through their massive network of releases to the Transgender Law Center. It's a good cause and a good excuse to buy some new music. Many labels and artists will be donating their profits in addition to Bandcamp's share as well. So where to begin? Here's an abritrary guide.