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Stream Caravels and Octaves upcoming split

Las Vegas post-hardcore band Caravels and Baltimore hardcore band Octaves are releasing a 4-song split on January 27 through Topshelf Records and Bridge Nine Records but you don’t have to wait until then to hear it.  Stream the entire thing here.

Octaves formed in a warehouse in West Baltimore in the Fall of 2008, and released their B9 debut Which Way The Wind Blows in April 2013. The band has since toured the USA with the likes of HORSE the Band, Shai Hulud, and countless others in support of this release. These two new EP tracks mark the first new music since their debut, with more to come soon.

Las Vegas, NV’s Caravels follow up their pensive 2013 full-length, Lacuna, with two more tracks of earthy, enveloping post-hardcore, all effects pedals and clouded brooding. Their two songs roll along tense faultlines with shouted lyrics that exert impossibly firm control over its metaphorical imagery and personality deconstructions. The band will be premiering these shortly before the release in January. The band has toured and played shows with the likes of Touche Amore, Seahaven, The Jazz June, and Drug Church.



Octaves and Caravels release new material from upcoming split EP

Las Vegas post-hardcore band Caravels is getting ready to release their upcoming split EP with Octaves very soon. Caravels has just published a new song from the split, available to stream.

The track is entitled “Moody Miles”, and you can check it out here. Additionally, Baltimore hadrcore act Octaves has released a music video for their song, “Tom Petty Cash”, which also appears on the split. Have a look at the music video below.

The two bands have just began a European tour, dates and locations of which can be seen below.



Octaves and Caravels announce split EP and European tour dates

Baltimore hardcore band Octaves and Las Vegas post-hardcore band Caravels have announced that they will be releasing a 4-song EP together, each contributing 2 tracks. The split will be made available on vinyl and digital forms and is scheduled to release on January 20th, 2015 as a co-release between Topshelf Records and Bridge Nine Records. Both groups are also going on a European tour in January to promote the split and will premier some of the songs before its release. You can check out the track list as well as the dates below.



Octaves release mini-tour documentary video; gear up for tour in April

Baltimore hardcore act Octaves has just published a mini-tour documentary from their time at The Fest this past year.

Titled “Octaves Presents: The Wild Wild Fest”, the video features random clips of touring, shows, and the band just goofing off. Have a look below.

The band is also gearing up for a string of U.S. shows in April with Whenskiesaregay (Mayfly Records) and Gillian Carter. Details can also be found below.

The band’s last release was their “Which Way The Wind Blows” album which came out last year through Bridge Nine Records.



DS Staff Picks – Best albums of 2013 (Ricky)

And 2013 has rolled on by, let’s cut the sap and get to the good stuff, shall we? Let’s talk about music in 2013.  Check out my list of the year’s best albums below.



Octaves announce fall tour dates w/ Shai Hulud & The Overseer

Baltimore hardcore act Octaves have announced some fall tour dates with Shai Hulud and The Overseer.

Click here for dates and locations on the tour.

Octaves last released “Which Way The Wind Blows” in April through Bridge Nine Records.



Octaves streaming “Where The Wind Blows” in its entirety

Today marks the release of Baltimore hardcore act, Octaves‘, newest album, “Which Way The Wind Blows”. The work hit stores today through Bridge Nine Records, and you can stream the album in its entirety here.

Octaves has a record release party scheduled for this Saturday in their hometown, before hitting the road to promote the new work. Head here to view a complete list of tour dates and locations.

The band’s last album was their 2011 release, “Greener Pastures”.



Octaves stream “Poppycock”

Baltimore hardcore act, Octaves are currently streaming “Poppycock” off of their upcoming album “Which Way The Wind Blows”. You can listen to the track here.

The band’s Bridge Nine Records debut “Which Way The Wind Blows”, is set to be released April 16th.



Octaves premiere new video for “Premature Congratulations”, shot at SXSW

Back in February, we reported on Baltimore hardcore act, Octaves, streaming a new song, “Premature Congratulations”.

The track is set to appear on the band’s forthcoming full-length, “Which Way The Wind Blows”, which is set to be released April 16th through Bridge Nine Records.

Today, the band has premiered a new music video for “Premature Congratulations”, which you can check out here.

Octaves’ last release was 2011′s “Greener Pastures”.



Octaves announce U.S. tour in support of upcoming album “Which Way The Wind Blows”

Maryland hardcore act Octaves have announced U.S. tour dates.

You can check out the dates and locations here.

Octaves’ forthcoming full-length, “Which Way The Wind Blows” is due to hit the streets April 16th via Bridge Nine Records. Pre-orders are available here.



New Music: Octaves – “Premature Congratulations”

Baltimore band Octaves has officially premiered their new track “Premature Congratulations.” Stream it here.

“Premature Congratulations” appears on Octaves’ forthcoming full-length, “Which Way The Wind Blows,” which is due to hit the streets April 16th via Bridge Nine Records. Pre-orders are available here.

Octaves’ last release was 2011’s “Greener Pastures.”



Octaves Announce Tracklisting and Cover Art for “Which Way The Wind Blows” – Tour dates

Baltimore band, Octaves, has announced the tracklisting and cover art for their upcoming album “Which Way the Wind Blows” which can be seen above and is due out April 16th on Bridge Nine Records. Check out the tracklisting and tour dates here.



Octaves signs to Bridge Nine Records, releasing new album “Which Way The Wind Blows”

Baltimore’s post-hardcore act Octaves are the latest act to join the Bridge Nine roster.  The band will release a new full-length titled “Which Way the Wind Blows” with the label on April 9th of this year.

Album art, track listing, and song premieres will be coming soon so stay tuned.



Album Review: Octaves – “Greener Pastures”

I’ve lately been on a Versions and Tropic Rot-era Poison The Well kick. Fuck man, those two albums were so criminally underrated it’s a shame that no one paid any mind to Poison The Well beyond Opposite of December, which, in this humble reviewer’s opinion, is a far inferior album to the music the band would later craft. Regardless, in the midst of mourning their unfortunate demise, Octaves came and decided to cheer me up. While they were penned on our pending list as “for fans of Dillinger Escape Plan I had very little expectations for them. Instead what I was presented with was actually a band that sounds a lot more like Poison The Well in the later days than anything Dillinger Escape Plan ever wrote. Octaves, for what they lack in technical complexity (and this is actually not much, they’re very capable musicians) and progression they make up in sheer emotional weight.

The album starts off strong with it’s raging opener “Fix The Fern Back”, which instantly reminds me of the last couple albums that Poison The Well released, specially in their vocal delivery. And while Octaves definitely takes cues from this band, it’s also different enough to stand on it’s own. The song comes to it’s abrupt end and give way for song two (and arguably the best track on the album) “Be Angry At The Sun For Setting On A Set Of Sons” to come ringing in. These two songs are everything that Octaves is doing right. They’re dynamic, moody, explosive and cohesive. The vocals are cathartic and are carried effortlessly by the chaotic soundscape the band creates. The band continues with “I’ve Got Boxes Full Of Pepe!”, a slow churner that is followed by the one two punch of “Anaconda Squeeze” and “I Am He Who Is Called I Am”. While not awful tracks by any means, the band doesn’t quite live up to the full assault they presented with the first two tracks.

Maybe, it’s a matter of placement; Maybe the only reason I give preference to the first two tracks is because they opened up the album. Regardless, the fresh and original sound Octaves presents us with in their opening tracks seems a bit over-used by track 5. The band quickly remedies this with the ridiculously titled “I’m Just Going Down To The Corner For a Pack of Cigarettes, I’ll Be Back In A Minute”, which aside from its painfully awkward title, finds the band securing their feet down once again. This is followed by “Schmohawk”, a short burst of noise that, while not a bad song, seems as a filler among it’s far larger brethren.  Octaves has spent the large majority of the album  creating interesting plays between their slower, melodic moments and their more kick-your-teeth-in parts, granting “Schmohawk” almost a lazy air.

“Absent Kids Count” closes the album bathed in the darkness that drenches Greener Pastures, and is also proof that the band can write just as heavily on the emotional as they can on their amplifiers. The guest appearance of Pianos Become The Teeth vocalist is also incredibly suiting and an awesome bonus. Though Octaves does have a tendency to resort to over used blast guitars and some very Botch influenced leads, the band finds their redeeming qualities in the little frills and tempo changes that save the songs from sounding repetitive. For a band in their genre, details are everything and while earlier I stated that they did not present the same progressive qualities as the name-dropped Dillinger Escape Plan does, upon repeated listens I finally understand that it’s this attention to detail that has probably garnered them the comparison.

Greener Pastures still sounds like a very young album. It’s very much grounded by it’s influences and it will appeal to fans of the bands that Octaves are fans of. However, if the release is any indication of the band’s talent and fervor, it might only be a matter of time before Octaves come into their own and become a force to be reckoned with in today’s hardcore scene.

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