I've been listening to lots of new stuff lately and some of that has the potential to end up on rrrrrsome best of lists so I just thought why not tell everyone what I've been listening to. The list rrrrrconsists mainly of things that I believe to be 3.5 or better. So if you're into the respective rrrrgenre ryou should definitely try the stuff out.
...and silence anchored our feet in granite
This is the best thing I've heard so far in 2012. This german band fuses melodic
hardcore with screamo in a way that leaves me speechless. If you're even just slightly
interested in this genre DO CHECK THEM OUT IMMEDIATELY. Free DL:
I'm not sure what kind of electronic music this exactly is so I just won't say anything here
and forward you to a link to one of the most amazing songs this year:
Progressive Hardcore/Screamo with some chaos here and there. It's intense all the way
through. Free DL: http://adaje.bandcamp.com/album/yore-veils
|4||Eris Flies Tonight|
This 2-song EP features some amazing instrumental work. The vocals are absolutely not my
cup of tea but damn those guitars. Free DL:
Lent, or, ink on
Post-HC/Screamo with heavy Post-Rock influences. Lots of love going on here.
I'm not good at talking about hip hop, just see for yourself:
Post-Hardcore/Post-Rock. We have an awesome review for that so be sure to give it a
read. Name Your Price: http://acresuk.bandcamp.com/
The Future Is Now
I don't think I have to say much about those dudes. Amazing post-rock without all the stupid
crescendos and some tasty math influences instead. http://www.youtube.com/watch?
|9||Mouse On The Keys|
This japanese post-rock/jazz fusion trio finally gave us some more much needed material. If
you don't know them already, be sure to give the EP a listen. It's just 11 minutes long but
nothing short of amazing.
|10|| ||Heart On My Sleeve|
Stand?-?by, We're Going In For Life
Female fronted screamo from sweden. If you're into Ravachol, Mahria, Dollores and
the likes you'll also like this. Free DL: http://heartonmysleeve.bandcamp.com/
|11||Our Sunday Affairs|
City of Dogs
Twinkly, twinkle, emo. http://oursundayaffairs.bandcamp.com/releases
Sore Eyelids LP
This is refreshing after the disappointment that Riala was (Sore Eyelids features members of Suis
La Lune). It's basically their selftitled EP rerecorded (oh my god the old songs sound soooooo
good) plus some new songs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doG3ZOn4tKs
|13||We Had A Deal|
German Hardcore/Screamo band. Shit's intense. Free DL (mediafire link if you scroll
down a bit): http://wehadadeal.bandcamp.com/
Some cool trip-hop. I'm usually not into that genre but this is heavily on the hop side
which is kinda cool. Free DL: http://www.scottkid.com/
Back to the Basics
Dude with accoustic guitar + cute girl = auto DL.
German Post-Metal with some slightly softer than usual instrumental passages.
Some pop punk that I actually seem to like. Whatever they did with the vocals is pretty cool.
Free DL: http://pitysex.bandcamp.com/
A Collection Of Hidden Sketches
Reminds me of Iselia, Envy and even some Suis La Lune here and there. Beauuuuutiful melodies.
Everyone Everywhere (2012)
Twinkle, twinkle. One of the songs is called Wildlife which is auto win. Already got high ratings as
well. Full album(bandcamp link in description): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmV8rh_GsAA
|20|| ||Locktender/Brighter Arrows|
Locktender is the former Men As Trees. Brighter Arrows is a band from my top 50 first half of 2012.
Locktender is playing Screamo with some Post-Rock influences, Brighter Arrows are more of the
Post-Hardcore side of things. Can't be a bad Split, can it? Check for yourselves:
Once In June
I think this Trip-Hop. I think I kinda like it. It's very vocal-driven. Last track has some very
heavy bass. Name your Price: http://underwaters.bandcamp.com/
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee buddy. Those two have been rocking my late 2011/early
2012. Haven't listened to it yet but this can only be amazing, let's be real.
Electronic ambient. Very dreamy stuff. http://www.youtube.com/watch?
|24|| ||You'll Live|
Above The Weather
Emo with soft instrumentation and heavy vocals. I'm in love with the album cover.
Free DL: http://youlllive.bandcamp.com/
Screamo band with lots of energy. Probably better live than on record, but still an
enjoyable listen. Free DL: http://arizonawilder.bandcamp.com/