Whatever that instrument is, its the right kind of instrument – the one that pumps out ton of energy and killer angular rhythms.
Further Reading: Sophie’s Floorboard
More walls that could make this world better, not worse
See our review of Sleep Tranmission by Empathy Family, RI duo that includes Jack Williams (aka Orr)
This year’s output from Virusse can be divided into two camps – drone ambient and friendly electronic music. This falls squarely into the second camp and brings to mind Bjork circa Human Behavior.
See guest mix by Thou that includes Singular Form by Virusse (aka Mindy Stock / Vitka).
Bursting at the seams with all that prog rock juiciness.
Sweet little tribute to dyeing (not morbid about it at all – its a promise).
This is a strange (but fascinating) kind of party (not thee strangest, but close) – the one where shadows of Slint and Ativin can be clearly seen in the background.
Down into the deepest/darkest depths of infernal romance.
Further Reading: Boston Hassle
Yes, they are named after Beck song and they do resemble Beck as demonstrated here (not that its a bad thing, mind you).
Lumbering and slightly sinister Bardo Pond-channeling psychedelia with swirling vocals (could it be that they’re coming from the mountain?).
Could this be a missing b-side from Mollusk? Even if not its very brown still.
Further Reading: The Boston Calendar
An acid dream full of trumpets talking some incredibly strange things into your ear.
Further Reading: Sound of Boston
Intense, borderline psychotic and quite impressive – there’s feeling somewhere beneath that boiling anger.
I’ll try not to look the mirror in the eyes
Further Reading: The Artery / WBUR
One of those rare secrets that is worth keeping
Transporting you to that magic place where Orb and Orbital still very much rule the universe.
Charming crude lo-fi pop – probably the only song written in 2018 that references MFA (or ever?).
Bringing back a bit of that 90s post-hardcore fire to lit the gloomy landscape of modern rock.
A creature straight out of Tom Waits universe (minus the famous bourbon-soaked voice and plus more atmospherics).
Days went from being just plain strange to utterly crazy, but thankfully there’s tonic like this to make them seem less so
Its probably completely accidental, but first minute of this brought back memories of Long Fin Killie – any band that can achieve this feat nowadays is God in IHN’s book (or close to it, at least)
Massive brawl between Atari Teenage Riot, Static-X and Dillinger Escape Plan with no clear winner in sight
Gorgeous seeds growing out of a crushing loss/grief
A sweet indie pop/rock treat with a propulsive, complex rhythm that seems like it will keep going even after the song will stop
Still proudly carrying a banner of formula-free/genre-defying songwriting
Green is good / so is accepting yourself for who you are
Fighting those demons in the city of the future with the most advanced sonic weapons available
Alice surely would’ve appreciated that stair – it keeps twisting and turning and morphing into something…else and its quite enchanting to watch/her
The ocean brought in this refreshing Hendrixian breeze
Some very interesting sounds coming out of Butt, India (that’s somewhere in Connecticut – hold on, I’m going to get my map)
Darryl from Turkish Delight walking us through labyrinths of darkness