METZ Share New Song “Blind Youth Industrial Park”

We’re getting closer to the release of the new “METZ” album Atlas Vending on October 9th, and the band have released yet another new track off the upcoming album titled “Blind Youth Industrial Park.” The track further explores the melodic but still grungy side of the band that was present on their previous singles, and there’s also another fantastic music video to accompany it. You can watch the music video for “Blind Youth Industrial Park” below:

Furrowed Brow Share New Single “Pissing Superfluous”

With an infinite supply of wit and a sardonic sense of humor, Manchester’s own “Furrowed Brow” have returned with yet another new track that is both undeniably catchy and deliciously cynical. “Pissing Superfluous” will have your foot tapping and head bobbing while you ask yourself “Are they insulting me?” You can listen to “Pissing Superfluous” below:

Broken Baby and Tummyache Share New Single “Ctrl-Alt-Delete”

L.A. based “Punk Rock” duo “Broken Baby” and musician Soren Bryce under her “Alternative Rock” project “Tummyache” have released their new collaborative single “Ctrl-Alt-Delete,” and it is an irresistible fusion of riotous “Post-Punk” and “Alternative Pop.” The collaboration was born out of a bond the two groups formed while on their Southwest tour pre-COVID. The track speaks on cancel culture in the absence of real justice in America. “Women and minorities shouldn’t have to use the court of public opinion to get fair treatment in this country, but until that happens we’ll have to rely on the crude instruments we have at our disposal,” says Amber Bollinger and Alex Dezen of “Broken Baby.” You can watch the music video for “Ctrl-Alt-Delete” below:

Shame Release New Single “Alphabet”

If you’re like me, and you’ve been waiting for new music from South London’s own “Shame,” then you’re in luck. After what feels like an eternity, the band have returned with a brand new single titled “Alphabet,” and it’s immensely satisfying. You can watch the music video for “Alphabet” below:

New Order Share New Single “Be a Rebel”

Today “New Order” have shared their first new music since their 2015 album Music Complete. It’s a track titled “Be a Rebel,” and about the song frontman Bernard Sumner has stated, “In tough times we wanted to reach out with a new song. We can’t play live for a while, but music is still something we can all share together. We hope you enjoy it… until we meet again.” You can listen to “Be a Rebel” below:

Movie Club Share New Single “Thunder”

Venice Beach duo “Movie Club” have been releasing E.P. after E.P. of skillfully structured instrumentals rich in California soaked “Rock” that would catch the attention of fans of “Psychedelia” and “Stoner Rock” since last year. Following their recent E.P. Man O’ War, the band are set to release their debut full-length album Black Flamingo in November. Today the band have shared the album’s first single “Thunder,” and it is another groovy tune that finds the duo doing what they do best, rocking our faces off. The track features bassist Tim Lefebvre (David Bowie, Black Crowes). You can listen to “Thunder” below:

METZ Share New Song “Hail Taxi”

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“METZ” are set to release their upcoming fourth album Atlas Vending on October 9th via “Sub Pop Records,” and today the band have shared the album’s second single “Hail Taxi,” which features that sludgy grunginess we’ve come to expect from the band, but also features the more melodic side of them that was revealed on their previous single “A Boat to Drown In.” About the track, the band have stated “It’s about looking back, coming to terms with who you were and who you’ve become.” The band have also shared a beautifully directed music video by A.F. Cortes to accompany it. You can watch the music video for “Hail Taxi” below:

E.P. Review: Artxdekko – Things I Can’t Control

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Artist: Artxdekko

EP: Things I Can’t Control

Genre: Alternative/Industrial Metal/Punk Rock

Label: Self-released

Rating: 8/10

There’s just something about pure unadulterated rage in music that either turns you off, or completely enthralls you. Whatever the case may be, one thing is for sure, you definitely feel it whether you hate it or love it. Los Angeles based artist “Artxdekko” delves deep into the uncompromising feeling of directed rage on his self-produced debut E.P. Things I Can’t Control. Drawing clear influences from ’90s “Alt Rock,” and at times sounding like a dead ringer for “Nine Inch Nails” or “Filter,” “Artxdekko” wears his influences on his sleeve, but never strays into imitation. Instead, he expands and opens up new possibilities for a recognizable sound that unfortunately feels forgotten in contemporary music. Being four tracks in length, this E.P. gets its point across with solid and straight-forward songwriting that combines a fast-paced “Punk Rock” edge with an affinity for blatant aggression. Are these songs about someone in particular, or are they about that general feeling we all feel from time to time when someone wrongs us? With very little background provided with these songs, that mystery seems intentional. Just let the music take you to an emotion you most likely try to repress. Anger is part of being human, and what better way to channel it in a non-violent way than through music? This E.P. will make you feel that rage even if you’re in the happiest of moods.

Written By: Steven Sandoval

 

Tropical Fuck Storm Share New Single “Legal Ghost”

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It’s clear that “Tropical Fuck Storm” isn’t just a one-off project. The band haven’t slowed down since the release of their debut album A Laughing Death In Meatspace back in 2018. Releasing a follow-up titled Braindrops the following year, and now gearing to release their third album later this year, these oddballs are here to stay for awhile. Yesterday the band released their new single “Legal Ghost,” a chilling tune that will appear on their upcoming album along with their previously released single “Suburbiopia.” “Legal Ghost” was originally a cut from member Gareth Liddiard’s “Bong Odyssey” project. About the decision to rework this cut from 1998, Liddiard has stated “It felt like something we could do, and I mean, no one ever heard it. It’s not like we were revisiting “Stairway to Heaven” or something like that. TFS has always come back around to that “Bong Odyssey” thing. If you’ve heard the “Bong Odyssey” stuff, it’s pretty out there, it’s more out there than “The Drones.” So we’re back to being that weird again.” The track will officially be released on September 11th via “Flightless Records,” and will also feature a b-side which is a cover of “Talking Heads'” “Heaven.” You can listen to “Legal Ghost” below:

Normal Average People Share New Single “Lemo // Memo”

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South East London duo “Normal Average People” have released their second single “Lemo // Memo.” This follows their debut “Baggy Ankles.” Proving the band have immense versatility, “Lemo // Memo” is more melodic than its raucously confrontational predecessor, and features a hint of 60’s Psychedelia all while maintaining their Alternative/Post-Punk style. “Lemo // Memo” will appear on the band’s upcoming E.P. The Moon Salon which will be released on August 26th via “Blitzcat Records.” The E.P. is named after the rehearsal space of the bar members Sam and Emil used to work at where they would sneak back in after the bar would close and bring out amps they had hidden during the week. This is going to be a wild E.P. to say the least. You can listen to “Lemo // Memo” below: