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Shockpowder – Swimming in the Clover
28/07/2023 | Viridescent Records
Single | Digital
Post Metal / Shoegaze
For almost five minutes gentle but chilly breezes of Shoegaze dance around polished and heavy monoliths of Post Metal. One may say that Shockpowder’s Swimming in the Clover is Independent Rock for grown-ups, especially when the massive breakdown commences at three quarters through the song. As hazy and stimulating the sound may appear on the surface, this tune is an intelligent anthem for consciousness and sobriety.
Mothman and the Thunderbirds – Gazer
23/06/2023 | Mothman Records
EP | Digital
Nu Metal / Progressive Stoner Rock
Philadelphia, PA, USA
The space-themed EP Gazer is opened by the eponymous song which leads alongside heavy Nu Metal meteorite storms and the stunning beauty of the universe in combination with next-level Stoner Rock. Furthermore, the EP contains the undisputedly wildest version of All Star ever, a very dizzy Folk version of Mr. Spaceman, and an instrumental bonus track for psychedelic stargazing. Mothman and the Thunderbirds prove that they have plenty of fun deconstructing and rebuilding concepts of music on their intergalactic journey.
The Fierce and the Dead – News from the Invisible World
28/07/2023 | Spencer Park Music
Album | Vinyl/CD/Digital
Progressive Post Rock / Alternative Rock
The new TFATD album feels like a game of whack-a-mole for genre hardliners and nerds of musicology. Whenever The Fierce and the Dead seem to find a steady groove inside a certain category, they immediately jump off and settle somewhere else. Thus, News from the Invisible World is a wild and yet coherent ride through Shoegaze, Post Rock, Prog, Alternative Rock, deep into the blood-stained realms of Death Metal and back.
VELCROS – Spit Takes
28/07/2023 | Crazysane Records
EP | Cassette/Digital
Post Punk / Power Pop
So, you love Post Punk but also need music for going out on the beach or elsewhere sunny? You may have just found your match, for here is Leipzig’s trio VELCROS. Between radiation burn and the fun of putting on suns screen, between dancing with joy and the burning planet we perform these rhythmical steps on, these five tracks may have been born. Here is the golden ratio where surf guitar and Post Punk gloom meet.
The Gorge – Mechanical Fiction
28/07/2023 | Pelagic Records
Album | Vinyl/Digital
Technical Metal / Progressive Metal
St. Louis, MI, USA
They do not release longplayer very often but when they, The Gorge fill their albums with harsh, complex and intense sounds. Eight new tracks have been dedicated to the grey everyday in which sentient beings follow routines and therefore throw away their spark and liveliness. Mechanical Fiction is the album for those who want to escape the rat race and thus long to break out of the same old repeating structures. The soundscape speaks volumes about this escape from dystopia.