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Holy. Fucking. Shit. Those were the exact words that came out of my mouth when I first heard The Greatest Sons. This Canadian 3-piece's debut EP "We'll Take The Road" is pure perfection and it's got a little bit of something just about everyone can enjoy, mixing the fast-paced fury of NOFX with the The Bouncing Souls' bass-heavy sound and The Loved Ones' melodicism. That's all I've really got to say - stop reading this and go over to Bandcamp and listen to this bad ass EP!
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HD Live Video: Finch play “Perfection Through Silence” at The Glasshouse in Pomona, CA (from upcoming DVD)
The recently reunited post-hardcore act Finch has premiered a high quality live video for the song “Perfection Through Silence,” which will be appearing on their long-awaited live DVD “What It Is To Burn X.”
You can check the footage out below.
“What It Is To Burn X,” which is a live album / DVD of Finch’s full 2013 performance at The Glasshouse in Pomona, California, is set to be released on February 25th through Tragic Hero Records. Pre-order options can be found here.Add to My Radar
Knapsack, despite having no plans to release new material, played a few reunion shows this past fall (check out the video from Fest here). They have just released videos of their live studio sessions from the reunion and you can check out them out below.
Knapsack’s last album, This Conversation Is Ending Starting Right Now, was released in 1998, two years before their breakup.Add to My Radar
Life in Vacuum is what would happen if Comadre met ATDI met The Mars Volta. Their energy is fucking astounding and as concise as their noisy perfection gets, there’s so much narrative sparking here that you DEFINITELY need to peer into their lyrics and the story behind the curtains. 5 is one of the most hard-hitting, vibrant and ballistic records this year and chances are it’ll fly under the radar, so get in on this and thank me later.
“You Did It To Yourself” is chock-full of pounding hooks and thrashing cymbals, which compound the distorted guitar-effect, quite phenomenally. No, it’s not praise being heaped for shits and giggles. The screeching guitars and boisterous nature of the band are elements that you should be cognitive about because there’s a lot that seeps in in just under half-hour but do yourself a favor and take it in. The start-stop post-hardcore vibe on “The Edge of Boredom” complements everything that’s good about this trio as screamo influences, slap-bass, rapid kit-work and dual vocals all juggle to mark the band’s territory.
“Seven” is intricate in its mathy ambition that highlights the diversity on tap. It’s fucking catchy and hipster in its deep, sharp and cutting riffs. Hipster, spoken-word and swoon-ish all come to the fore here and with their reckless abandon, Life In Vacuum grabs you by the lapels, throwing caution to the wind, in such an experimental style and musical bravado. Their value is unabashed in a genre where many fall short due to feckless imagination, weak innovation and a lack of creativity. But this band knows how to make those flaws seem non-existent. The indie-beach vibe of “Van Life” is catchy as it plays off summer riffs and musical discord. The latter’s brought about by conflicting interplay on the guitars to add a drowning effect. So smooth, so subtle and so harmonious.
There’s immense melody in their chaos and “Passenger Mr. Funstash” ends on a cleaner take of Comadre, which reminds you that if you’re missing the latter, fear not because Life In Vacuum has the makings of something bigger and just as settling. This record hits and hits very hard so grasp its essence because there’s something unique and crafty here that plays off every fiber of you.
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You can watch a teaser video for the record and find details on the spring tour the band just announced below.
“Loom” will be the Frameworks’ first official release with Topshelf, serving as a follow-up to their “Small Victories” EP, which was released last February through 13th Floor Records.Add to My Radar
Chiodos have made two announcements today. First, they have released a music video for their new song “Why The Munsters Matter” off their upcoming album Devil.
The band has also announced a string of tour dates for “The Devil’s Dance Tour 2014.”
Check out the video and all the upcoming tour dates below.
Devil is set to be released April 1st via Razor & Tie / drk/lght records.Add to My Radar
LA-based post-hardcore band Silver Snakes are streaming a new song called “Red” off their upcoming album “Year of the Snake”.
Check it out over here.
“Year of the Snake” will be released on March 4th via Bridge Nine Records. Silver Snakes’ last album was 2011′s “Pictures of a Floating World”.
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