July // Emil Amos // Dylan Carlson // Chicago // BADBADNOTGOOD // Wovenhand // Musk Ox // The Bilinda Butchers

On this episode, Emil Amos of Grails, Om and Lilacs & Champagne, tells us about the latest installment of Holy SonsLost Decade series.

Sandra takes to the streets of Chicago to catch up with Notes + BoltsPanda Riot, and Divino Nino to learn more about local music and what shapes the scene.

Hear the track “Edo Method” from The Bilinda Butchers debut full-length Heaven.

Ross and Justin review a handful of releases including Toronto instrumental hip-hop/jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD‘s III, the score for Gold from Earth founder Dylan Carlson under the name drcarlsonalbion, classical/neofolk from Musk Ox and their latest Woodfall, and eclectic alt-country from Denver’s Wovenhand on Refractory Obdurate.

Ross digs a little deeper into calls that YouTube is suppressing indie artists. Justin ponders on the speed of social media and how it affected a recent scuffle and misunderstanding at JR’s in Philadelphia. Also, a story about Danish electronic artist Croatian Amor accepting only nude photos as payment for his most recent release.

Releases:

July 1

Every Time I Die – From Parts Unknown [LP] – Metalcore, hardcore punk, southern rock.

My Fictions – Stranger Songs [LP] – Screamo, melodic hardcore

July 4

Yes – Heaven & Earth [LP] – Prog rock.

Sleepmakeswaves – Love of Cartography [LP] – Post-rock

July 8

Wolvhammer – Clawing Into Black Sun [LP] – Sludge metal, black metal

Braid – No Coast [LP] – Emo, indie rock, post-hardcore.

Goatwhore – Constricting Rage of the Merciless [LP] – Death metal, black metal

Wolves in the Throne Room – Celestite [LP] – Atmospheric black metal, ambient, experimental

James Blackshaw – Fantomas: Le faux magistrat [LP] – Psych folk, free folk

July 14

Slow Club – Complete Surrender [LP] – Indie pop, folk pop

July 15

The Bilinda Butchers – Heaven [LP] – Dream pop, shoegaze

Novembers Doom – Bled White [LP] – Doom metal, melodic death metal

Antemasque – Antemasque [LP] – Alt-rock, post-hardcore

Rise Against – The Black Market [LP] – Melodic hardcore, punk

United Nations – The Next Four Years [LP] – Hardcore punk

Souls of Mischief – There Is Only Now [LP] – West Coast Hip-Hop, jazz rap, boom bap

July 17

Wo Fat – The Conjuring [LP] – Stocker rock, heavy psych

July 18

Empyrium – The Turn of the Tides [LP] – Dark folk, folk metal, doom metal, neofolk

July 29

Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty [LP] – Experimental, abstract, conscious hip-hop

June // Agalloch // Go Big // Vindensang // Locktender // Bigelf

On this episode, Justin reviews Locktender’sRodin“, a concept steeped post-hardcore / metal delight.

L.A.’s Bigelf drop prog rock gem “Into the Maelstrom” and we dish it up.

Justin reviews Vindensang’sAlpha” and we’ll interview Jeff Neblock about the production and creation of the album.

Greg features another free album, NY’s Go Big and “The Story From Our Side” available from their Bandcamp.

Ross tells us about Agalloch‘s “The Serpent and the Sphere” and plays a little from it.

As always, thanks for listening!

April // Hiss Tracts // Protomartyr // Thin Privilege // Burak Ozmucur // Kim Kelly

On this show, Ross takes a look at the upcoming release from Hiss Tracts, an ongoing collaborative soundscape between David Bryant and Kevin Doria. You’ll hear a track off Shortwave Nights.

Justin reviews Glasgow’s Thin Privilege and their volatile, treacherous, and delightfully unnerving full-length. You’ll hear the track “…With Apologies to Thin Privilege” from that release.

Ross will share the releases for this month, as well as a brief recap of some standout Record Store Day releases, both from the UK and the US.

Greg dishes out a free download from Burak Ozmucur, which is a blend of Steve Wilson inspired prog, with Katatonia-esque elements. Greg plays us a cut from that release, which is available for free from Burak’s Bandcamp page.

Ross will tell you about Protomartyr and their recent Under Color of Official Right. You’ll hear a full track off of that release as well.

Last, but not least, Ross had a chance to catch up with Kim Kelly and talk about a recent SXSW panel she did on the topic of metal and its growing relevance in the mainstream.

As always, thanks for listening!

March 29, 2014 // Thou // Big Ups // Seahaven // TrenchRot

We know it’s only been two weeks, but we missed you! On this week’s show, we’ve got a lot of great reviews. First up is Big Ups, who have crafted a heavy hitting and thoughtful post-punk full-length. Seahaven stirs things up with a fresh EP. We have the privilege of covering the amazing full-length from Philly’s TrenchRot. And the almighty Thou bring out their massive LP, Heathen.

We’ve also got coverage of fresh news regarding George Clarke of Deafheaven‘s new label, All Black Recording Company. Vulfpeck “hacks” Spotify to fund their upcoming tour. And Chicago’s Lord Mantis respond to criticisms of their “transphobic” new album cover.

Thanks for listening!

March 15, 2014 // JE double F // Cloud Nothings // Watter

Welcome back! Atlantic City punk/hip-hop artist, JE double F, joins us for an interview and performance. He talks about his label, touring, his writing process, and more. The full, unedited set and interview can be found on our Bandcamp page, which really helps us pay the bills.

Ross reviews the much anticipated release from Cloud NothingsHere and Nowhere Else.

Members of Slint and Grails come together under the name Watter to bring out This World, which we’ll hear the first track from.

Greg explores a pay-what-you-want download from ambient, electronic soloist, Alone Architect.

dry feet‘s Perry Shall gives his thoughts on smoking at shows and how it affects the audience and the performers.

Justin struggles to pronounce “Oi Magoi” as he reviews the newest release from Greek trio, Hail Spirit Noir.

March 01, 2014 // Planning for Burial // BONG // AT Explores Ulver

On this episode, Ross reviews Bong‘s “Stoner Rock”, the latest roaring opus from Newcastle’s atmospheric shamen.

Aslak Tolonen of Nest, Syven, and Umbrose explores an improvised live piece from Norway’s Ulver, and reinterprets the track in a creative way.

New Jersey’s Planning for Burial speaks about upcoming work, his development as a soloist, and plays a full live set. The full, unedited set and interview can be found on our Bandcamp.

If you’d like to hear one of our previous session’s with Planning for Burial, it is linked here.