- Eye Flys – ‘Tubba Lard’
Dripping sludgy goodness – or maybe I should say ‘awfulness’ in the archaic inspiring-you-to-gape-open-mouthed sense, as it’s a word better suited for a song called ‘Tubba Lard‘. Coming to you from Eyes Flys, the Full of Hell and Backslider member team up, you can expect to hear more hardcore like this title track off their March 20th LP ‘Tub of Lard‘ via Thrill Jockey.
- Infinite Mass – ‘House Is Smoking’
Back from the grave? Well, kind of. 90s Swedish hip-hop band, Infinite Mass, have returned with their new single ‘House Is Smoking‘, and they sound in perfect shape. The only Swedish band that managed to enjoy a commercial success with their WestCoast rap and G-funk do sound fresher than ever, with a full of groove single and poignant lyrics. Pump up the volume and dance to this gem!
- lié – ‘Drowning in Piss’
Singer/guitarist Ash Luk has described the latest single off lié’s fourth album ‘You Want It Real‘ as “the embodiment of a bad trip”. This music writer would describe ‘Drowning in Piss‘ as slightly less terrifying and tiring, but the dreary darkness is definitely present. Extremely comfortable to listen to – that is, if you like dark indie punk & 90’s grunge undertones. Check out the LP February 28th.
- Orochen – ‘Mechanical Eyes’
Another band from Sweden fot this Songs of the Week’s number. Their name is Orochen and their 7-minute ‘creation’ is ‘Mechanical Eyes‘. Apart from the post-rock element which is clearly audible in terms of structure, ‘bleeding’ guitar riffs & build-up, the band takes the game much further, by enriching their sonic canvas with gentle ethnic & folk elements, and unleashing the anthemic emotion in the vein of the 2nd era prog-pop of Archive. That is already 3 in 1! The band explains that this magnum opus is “a story about a world in tremor where the environment is crashing down right under our feet. It´s about how we look at things and each other when the only thing we want is more“. All we have to do, is sit back and enjoy… On endless repeat!
- DMTV – ‘Alt-wrong’
DMTV stands for Death Music Television, and they decribe themselves as an “LA based post-punk band against the upper corruption class. Making protest music for societal collapse“. So far, so good. Lets press the play button. ‘Alt-wrong‘ needs no intro, not even a split second. Its duration of merely 106 seconds, is more than enough to ostracize anybody from that greedy capitalist-monster machine for the rest of the week (Thank God its still Monday!). Ferocious post-punk with garage rock flavor and a tremendous energy capable of making Etna erupt! This is “lava-rock” at its very best!
Compiled by Sarah Medeiros & Christos Doukakis