Posts tagged ‘Post Punk’

July 1, 2022

Friday 5×5

Friday 5×5 is our segment where we give you five new tracks to check out and give ourselves the challenge of describing said tracks in only five words.

Another Friday means another five word reviews of five tracks so good they don’t need more than that. The proof is in the pudding not in the pudding label y’know? Check out these creamy sweet treats by Moemaw Naedon & C. Scott, Tacono Gate, Katy Guillen & The Drive, Norman Lake and The Healthy People.
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June 24, 2022

The Week Ender – Nova Blast

The Omega to the Week Starter Alpha, Week Ender is the song we want to send you into the weekend with.

This just in: Swedish duo channels all the best parts of Husker Du into a single song making editors of a small time music blog very very happy. “Indoor Song” by Nova Blast, Anti Zurowski (vocals, guitar) and Viktor Höber (drums), is fast and bombastic and melodic and noisy and messy and tight and is the type of song that we in the industry say “melts faces.” Did they slather noise upon a great hook or did they hookify the noise? Does it really matter? Turn this one up and go into your weekend with mucho amplitude.

April 22, 2022

Friday 6×6!

Friday 5×5 is our segment where we give you five new tracks to check out and give ourselves the challenge of describing said tracks in only five words – but today we’re mixing it up, or should we say….sixing it up.

What madness and chaos is this? Six songs described in six words instead of the usual five and five? Well, we’re going on vacation for a few weeks starting next week and if there’s one thing Timbaland taught us it’s that we should never leave you (leave you) without a dope beat to step to (step to). So enjoy a bonus song this week and feast your ears on new tracks from The North Country, Captain Frederickson, Benlirico, Shawn Williams, Today’s Outfit and LIJO.
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April 15, 2022

Friday 5×5

Friday 5×5 is our segment where we give you five new tracks to check out and give ourselves the challenge of describing said tracks in only five words.

Today we keep the Good Friday sermon short and sweet so that you can develop your own personal relationship with these rapturous new songs from Eternal ideal diamonds for you, Family Time, The Uncle Steves, FonFon Ru and Kerin Maguire.
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April 7, 2022

The B-Side: SNIFF

Is Thursday too early in the week to get this sexy? Should we have waited until tomorrow to post this one? Perhaps, but sexy knows nothing of your calendar, it knows only of your desire. “Get Off” by SNIFF is an atmospheric post punk number in the vein of a goth Love and Rockets and we are here for it. It broods, it seduces, it makes you wonder if you can still fit in that old pair of vinyl pants in the back of the closet. Is the video a bit heavy handed with well worn imagery? Perhaps, but it’s well done and like the standard positions of lovemaking, a classic never goes out of style.

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March 2, 2022

The Midweekly – The Poison Arrows

The Midweekly is our column from Mike Jeffers; lead singer of Chicago punk stalwarts SCRAMmusic junkie and all around righteous dude.

Somewhere between the tension of a bow string, and the intoxication of a freshly dipped arrow head you will find War Regards. It’s the newest, and long-awaited LP from The Poison Arrows. This trio from Chicago have been working off and on for over a decade, with long breaks between releases. And since we all have just taken a mandatory break it seems like a great time for TPA to put another out. War Regards is post-punk in sound and attitude. The lo-fi production puts you right there in that alley bar, basement party, jam room, or whatever concrete walled, hardwood floor venue of the scene one might frequent. Bass lines chug along with discordant melodies from the guitar. The beats shift into different gears throughout, depending on which projectile a track is laced with. Could be a heavy, wired bounce from the opening title track, and it’s follow up tune, or could be a slower, trippy shuffle near the end of the record. Each one led by foaming-at-the-mouth yelling, or slurred-speech moans from the vocals. These handful of rock concoctions are boiled down to their purest essence. No matter the poison, be it mood swings, medication, or coffee, this midwest outfit has plenty. And who knows, it may be the antidote in disguise. 

February 25, 2022

Friday 5×5

Friday 5×5 is our segment where we give you five new tracks to check out and give ourselves the challenge of describing said tracks in only five words.

Today got five on it for new tracks from Battle Ave, Dreaming of Islands, Saloon Dion, Daisy Glaze and Nate Heller featuring King Isis after the jump.

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February 14, 2022

Week Starter – Josué Kinter

Week Starter is our Monday column where we give you a new song to help you get on out of bed & help you power on through the working week.

Happy Valentine’s Day to those who observe. Most love stories involve at least some element of the push and pull between light and dark. Whether that’s within the relationship itself or two lovers versus the world, it’s the struggle that makes the bond that much greater. “There” by Josué Kinter brings all of that to the table with a song that lyrically professes no matter how bad things get (“when the sun fails, and the moon is lost…”) they will be there and their love will be there for them in kind. Musically the song is built around the telltale driving beat and dramatic male baritone vocals of a classic post-punk sound, but yet there’s the major lift on the refrain of “I’ll be there” and a downright positive bridge with cooing backing vocals and lyrics about sitting in the sunshine. Push pull, light dark, and all tied together with a distinctive synth/harpsichord lead that keeps it gothic while giving it the uplifting melody to let you know that despite lyrics like “no politics, no medicine, could save them” this is a love song.

February 9, 2022

The Midweekly – Meat Wave

The Midweekly is our column from Mike Jeffers; lead singer of Chicago punk stalwarts SCRAMmusic junkie and all around righteous dude.

Powerful heat and vibration emanate from this record, as it spews flaming rocks down onto the skyscrapers and L trains. It’s Volcano Park, the latest EP from Meat Wave. This post-punk trio has been a fixture in the Chicago rock scene for a decade now, and they aren’t slowing down. Volcano Park may not be as lengthy or cohesive as their past efforts, but what it lacks in quantity it definitely makes up for in quality. The sound and writing style is energetic, vocally melodic in post-hardcore way, and at times ominous. Drums that constantly pound like a caffeinated heart, working in tandem with the bass, pumping blood to every corner of this album. The nerve center, a single guitar, tinny and reverberated, fires off licks that’ll hook you in, and noise that’ll scramble your senses. But Meat Wave knows when to take it down a few notches for a breather, too, like in the slow, throwback pop number “Truth Died.” The words can get abstract, even mystical like in “Yell at The Moon,” or right to the point in the anti-capitalist “For Sale.” These guys have a surprisingly original take on the hard punk sound, and they’re serving up it with mustard and peppers, windy city style. 

January 28, 2022

Friday 5×5

Friday 5×5 is our segment where we give you five new tracks to check out and give ourselves the challenge of describing said tracks in only five words.

Today we have a handful of words for a handful of great tunes by ANGER MGMT., Dropper, Driftwood, GOON and Matt MacNeil after the jump.

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