September 20, 2009

In My Ears: Converge, Sounds, Saosin, Young Widows, Every Time I Die, Tigercity, Teenage Bottle Rocket ...

My hard drive's been loading up big time recently with new rock tracks. Many know that I tend to move toward dance tracks these days, but that doesn't mean I don't get my devil horns out from time to time. In fact, my boys in Between the Buried & Me will be in Philly next month with In Flames, and Converge (for whom we're offering a free download from, below) will be in town in November with Mastodon and High On Fire.
Now, On The Beat loves to give away free stuff to its readers. So we're hooking you up with some new crunchy stuff for you to chow down on. Included are new tracks from Every Time I Die and Saosin (pictured right playing The Warped Tour in Oceanport, NY). I also threw in a Sounds track I can't get out of my head, new Radiohead songs floating all around the blog universe these days, and Thursday's tourmates, Young Widows.
Infamous for being Anthony Green's (Circa Survive) first band, the L.A. emo punks released "In Search of Solid Ground" on Sept. 8, and it's as expected: typical cry-core that falls from in technicality to Buck County's favorite sons. "The Worst of Me" is the lead single off of "In Search ..."
The buzzing lead track off the insane-core vets soon-to-be released new record, "Ask To Fall," "Dark Horse" continues to prove Converge gets sicker and sicker with every CD. Kind of sounds like you're rising a bull, too. Record comes out Oct. 20. They hit Philly's cement box, the Electric Factory, on Nov. 1.
Don't know what to quite make of this Brooklyn band. "Ancient Lover"- the title track of its soon-to-be-released EP - is sort of a bling-folk mix of Chromeo, hip-hop-y Beck, Passion Pit and MGMT. The record's hip-hop disco rock feel shows the influence of New York's Chuck Brody, the man machine behind recent releases from Northern State, Peter Bjorn and John and Ghostface Killah.
The New York screamcore crazyheads - hitting up the Electric Factory in Philly Oct. 3 with Bring Me the Horizon - dropped "New Just Aesthetics" on Sept. 11. Lightning fast and head bashing, but sophisticatedly constructed overall hardcore for fans of A Life Once Lost. Great title names, too. Like this ditty, "That Marvelous Slut."
Buzzing post-punk from the Jade Tree family, the Kentucky bunch turned some heads at last week's Thursday show in Philly. You'd like if you remember Helmet and like crunchy peanut butter. "Delay Your Pressure" comes from Young Widows' 2008 record, "Old Wounds."
The Brit giants released two new tracks to the blog world the last several weeks. Gloomy stuff. Here they are: "Harry Patch (In Memory Of)," "These Are My Twisted Words"
Didn't really have love for the Swedish pop rockers' "Crossing the Rubicon" disc until Deejay Non-Chalant started dropping remixes of "No One Sleeps When I'm Awake." Now I can't the tracks, like "Beatbox" out of my head. Seems like the group's dodging anything punk on the new record - instead going for futuristic disco in a blend of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Paramore and Blondie.
Wyoming Ramones-core is not something I've bounced to in quite a while, but when the gang's Fat Wreak Chords debut, "They Came From the Shadows," slid into my mailbox last week, I had to give it whirl. Dug it, too, and looking forward to their Oct. 22 Philly show at The Barbery. Quick-witted pop-punk with obvious coming from The Queers and Screaching Weasel, "Bigger Than Kiss," could have been written by Nerf Herder or if The Donnas had penises.

No comments:

Post a Comment