Seattle funeral doom duo Bell Witch are streaming their new album Mirror Reaper ahead of its release on October 20th.
The album can be streamed via Noisey, which includes an interview with bassist/vocalist Dylan Desmond and drummer/vocalist Jesse Shreibman about how the record came to be. They also discuss the departure and later passing of former drummer Adrian Guerra and how his passing changed the approach of the record.
The article/stream can be found here: http://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/9k3xea/bell-witchs-new-lp-is-a-loving-tribute-to-former-drummer-adrien-guerra
The album can be pre-ordered on CD and vinyl here, although black vinyl is the only remaining color: http://profoundlorerecords.merchtable.com/
EDIT: Vinyl is now sold out from Profound Lore, try these:
American post-punk project The Soft Moon have released a new song from their upcoming studio album Criminal. The song, entitled "Burn" is available on bandcamp and iTunes, with physical pre-orders coming shortly.
Luis Vasquez, the sole member of The Soft Moon, recently signed to Sacred Bones Records after departing from Captured Tracks. You can listen to the new song below:
Indie rock/folk hybrid, The Front Bottoms, have released a new music video for their song "Peace Sign."
The track is the third single released from their new album, "Going Grey", which just dropped on Friday the 13th through Fueled by Ramen. The song is a huge leap forward for the duo in terms of songwriting.
Calexico have announced the release of their 9th full length studio effort, The Thread That Keeps Us, which will see the light of day on January 26. The LP can be pre-ordered at the following link: http://calexico.lnk.to/TheThreadThatKeepsUs
The first single, 'End of the World with You' can be listened to below:
Cyhra just release the second single from their upcoming debut album "Letter to Myself". The new song can be streamed on streaming services such as Spotify and the new album will be released on the 20th of October.
For those who don't know, Cyhra is a long-awaited band featuring ex-In Flames guitarist Jesper Strömblad and bassist Peter Iwers, ex-Amaranthe vocalist Joacim "Jake E." Lundberg, and drummer Alex Landerburg (Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, ex-Annihilator). The Finnish guitarist Euge Valovirta (e.g. ex-Shining [SWE]) recently joined as Cyhra's fifth member.
The first single, "Karma", was released earlier this year:
Walk The Moon just released the second single from their upcoming album "What If Nothing". The new album is set to be release on the 10th of November this year and will contain 13 songs. Listen to the new song "Headphones" below.
Tracklist for What if Nothing:
1. Press Restart
3. One Foot
5. All I Want
8. Tiger Teeth
9. Sound Of Awakening
10. Feels Good To Be High
11. Can't Sleep (Wolves)
12. In My Mind
13. Lost In The Wild
Just days before the release of her 2017's album Glasshouse, R&B artist Jessie Ware released the single "Alone", alongside its accompanying music video. The song sees the British singer on a style more reminiscent of the popular artist Sam Smith, a slight departure from previous releases of hers.
AWOLNATION have dropped a new single, entitled "Passion." It is yet unconfirmed to be part of a new full length LP, or just a standalone single. This is the band's first new material since 2015's "Run." The single is available below:
Daniel Cavanagh, best known as the lead guitarist and primary songwriter of the British alternative rock band Anathema, has released "This Music", the second single from his upcoming solo album "Monochrome." The record is due to be released tomorrow, October 13th.
Tracklist for Monochrome:
1. The Exorcist
2. This Music
4. The Silent Flight of the Raven Winged Hours
6. Oceans of Time
7. Some Dreams Come True
You can stream "This Music" below via Spotify:
Japanese electronicore group have released a video for their new song, entitled LLLD. The song is taken from their upcoming album, titled New Sunrise, which is due out October 25th 2017. You can watch the video here:
The group have also released two other videos from the album, Return to Zero and Shine, which can be viewed below.
Scottish depressing folk-turned-funk rockers Belle and Sebastian have announced an upcoming trilogy of EPs, How to Solve Our Human Problems, set to be released across December, January and February. A combined fifteen songs will comprise the trilogy, with the parts set to arrive on December 8th, January 19th and February 16th respectively. Pick up a pre-order on the band's website and hear the lovely singles "We Were Beautiful" and "I'll Be Your Pilot" - from Pt. 1 and Pt. 2 respectively - which see the group both looking forward with some electronic influences, and looking back in a slight return to the stripped-back folk of their earlier days.
More than seven years after the release of their last album, Australian rockers Gyroscope have dropped a double A-side single in anticipation of an upcoming tour. "Crooked Thought" and "DABS" see the band returning to a raw, punk rock sound similar to their debut Sound Shattering Sound, after their last two albums saw an expansion into ballad-heavy alt rock territory. In a Facebook post, singer Daniel Sanders explains the long wait for new material from the band.
"Recorded in 2017 during a couple of rainy days in Perth with the infamous (meaning more than famous) Dave 'Parko' Parkin on board, we made a combined conscious effort to not fuck with a bunch of different guitar amps and try loads of weird sounds with these two songs. We didn't go and try this and that in regard to overdubbing layers. We took a very live approach to it all from the get-go really. Necked some beers, plugged in and turned up... then turned up some more... then Parko would ...more
Polkadot Cadaver, off-shoot band from Dog Fashion Disco, have released "Robot Assisted Suicide" to stream. It features on their forthcoming album Get Possessed, released 17th November on Razor to Wrist, the band's own record label.
Athenian progressive rock outfit Mother of Millions have shared a new video for the song ''Collision'', taken off their sophomore album Sigma. The record will be released on November 3, through ViciSolum Productions.
Industrial rock group Marilyn Manson have released a new video from their latest album Heaven Upside Down. The track, "Say10", was originally set to be the title track of the album before delays led to new tracks being recorded and the album being retitled.
As it is a Marilyn Manson video, it is not recommended for viewing at work as it contains blood, nudity, sexual scenes and Hollywood Vampires guitarist Johnny Depp.
Alternative rock group Ghost Atlas havereleased another single titled "Legs", and with it comes news that the group will release their first LP on November 3rd. The album is titled All Is In Sync, And There's Nothing Left To Sing About, and the previous single "Cry Wolf" will be included on the album.
The Republic of Wolves have announced that they will be releasing their third full length LP, entitled Shrine, tentatively in March of 2018. The album will mark the long-awaited follow-up to 2013's No Matter How Narrow and their 2010 debut, Varuna.
The independent Long Island indie-rockers - who paid for all of their own LPs and EPs to date - have launched an Indiegogo campaign to help fund various aspects of studio recording for Shrine, from professional mixing/mastering to distribution, publicity, and touring. For $20 the band will provide you with a signed physical copy of the record. $100 gets your name in the album's liner notes and on their bandcamp page, among other prizes. A full list of donations and their matching perks can be found on the album's Indiegogo page:
Matt Sharp (former Weezer bassist, current lead of the Rentals) has released a new single. "Elon Musk Is Making Me Sad" is a fictional tale comparing the two as children. Sharp has also announced that work on a 4th Rentals album is underway.
"The new record is a collaboration between myself, Nick Zinner and Dave Fridmann with a little help from a makeshift choir of incredible singers that I affectionately like to refer to as The Gentle Assassins."
In Sharp's own words, the album will be "a genuinely twisted collection of interstellar lullabies and science fiction fables." A release date has not yet been announced.
Released through The Wonder Years new 'collective', Loneliest Place On Earth, Dan Campbell's side project Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties has released a new song. The new song, titled "Orchard Park", is available for purchase on a 7" Flexi through the collective's website and available for streaming on Spotify. There is no word as of yet on a new album.
Purveyors and pioneers of British extreme progressive metal Akercocke have released an official music video for the song "One Chapter Closing for Another to Begin", taken from the band's latest album Renaissance in Extremis.
The video unsurprisingly reflects the band's stance on struggles with mental illness as opposed to the love of Satanic imagery which Akercocke used on their first five albums.
You can watch the video here:
Norwegian extreme prog metal masters Enslaved have unveiled the second track from their upcoming album E entitled "The River's Mouth."
Guitarist and composer Ivar Bjørnson describes the song:
'The River’s Mouth' is a quite heavy track, drawing both on our rock roots and of course the foundation of everything awesome: mid-80s, mid-paced Bathory. It also includes some odd space-rock in the choruses and the end part - finally BATHORY and HAWKWIND met. I like the energy of this song a lot – both Cato and new-kid-on-the-chopping-block Håkon is doing such a great job with the psychedelic parts, the chorus and the ending. What a drive! The end sounds like travelling at insane speed through wormholes. The theme here is your relationship with the “future”, as we describe it: The sensation of time moving along is a construction ...more
Billy Corgan, frontman of the Smashing Pumpkins, has released a single from his upcoming solo album Ogilala. The song, entitled "The Spaniards," was released last week as the second single from what will be his second solo album, although this time he is billed as WPC, or William Patrick Corgan, his full name.
The song features elements similar to the electronic and synth elements found in recent Smashing Pumpkins albums Oceania and Monuments to an Elegy. The album will be released on Oct. 13.
Symphonic progressive blackened folksters Xanthochroid have released a single from Act II of their double disc concept album, 'Of Erthe And Axen', entitled 'Of Gods Bereft of Grace'. The track finds the band ramping up the tempos and symphonics, following up on their suggestions that this second disc would feature more bombastic and layered instrumentation than the more stripped back and acoustic first.