Saturday, July 12, 2014

The Valenteens

Playing some of the messiest (as well as darkest) surf-punk I've heard in a while, The Valenteens will leave you pleasantly hyped with their catchy melodies and song structure. It's a surprise I hadn't heard of them sooner. Download their current discography below.     

For fans of: TenementBoilerman, & Sneeze 

Siamese Twins

With members from Massachusetts to as far as Illinois, Siamese Twins don't get together often. But when they do it's a gothic dream-pop paradise. Snag their latest LP and get lost in a haze.  

Members are also in: ConfinesAmpereLibyansForeign Objects, & Eunuch

For fans of: Night Sins, & Terrible Feelings


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Milan, Italy's Holy is a supercharged anarcho-crust/powerviolence hybrid that absolutely kills it!  This forceful display of unrelenting punk oozes unsettling rage and non-stop aggression.  I was blown away by their long-awaited full length and now the band recently released a crushing new EP.  I'm sure everyone has already indulged in these ripping tracks but, if not, snag below.  Dig.

Seclusion MMXIV cover art
Seclusion MMXIV 12" EP (2014)

The Age Of Collapse cover art
Age Of Collapse LP (2013)

Self Titled cover art
Self Titled 12" EP (2012)

Bâton Rouge

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Bâton Rouge hails from Lyon, France and is made up of members from the always-amazing Daïtro and 12XU These guys stretch their talents away from the chaotic screamo sound into a mathy, indie, post-punk mixture of driving technicality and avante garde that's plain brilliant.  It's a nice and soothing blend of jams that are as atmospheric as they are epic and packed with emotion.  They released a full length back in 2010, a two-track 7" EP in 2011 recently dropped an amazing new LP this year.  Bâton Rouge is refreshing and incredibly entertaining with a perfect overall feel throughout their material.  Snag below if you haven't heard this pure awesomeness yet.  Dig!

Totem LP (2014)

Amer / Contrepieds, Contretemps 7" (2011)

Fragments D'eux Memes LP (2010)

Caged Animal

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Caged Animal is a hard-hitting bay area outfit that plays an angry brand of beatdown hardcore.  These guys dropped an amazingly rage-filled EP in 2013 that gets right down to business.  It's full of stomping grooves, thrashing riffs and ultra-pissed vocals.  Their debut release is brief but highly memorable and undeniably addictive.  Snag these menacing jams below and DIG!

CA Crew 7" (2013)

Agents Of Abhorrence

Melbourne, Australia's Agents Of Abhorrence is still one of the most punishing and original grindcore acts to bless any generation.  This trio crafts ultimately pummeling tracks of progressive and grinding chaos with elements of hardcore, punk, crust and even a taste of math rock.  These guys play with sheer ferocity and never let you down.  Fast.  Angry.  Experimental.  Awesome.  I'm still kicking myself in the ass for not posting their latest monumental full-length until now.  Better late then never.  Everything I could find from these dudes is posted below.  Dig.

-Members Also Play(ed) In:  My Disco, Clann Zu, Magnetics, Cut Sick! & Internal Rot

Relief LP (2013)

Agents Of Abhorrence / Extortion 7" (2008)

Earth. Water. Sun. CDep (2007)

Character Dissection 12" EP (2006)

Covert Lobotomy 9" (2005)

Demo Cassette (2004)

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