Skar Cymbals

Long-defunct Detroit-based post-hardcore icons, THOUGHTS OF IONESCO,  release their first new studio recording since 2001 this June via Corpse Flower Records. Recording their first record when two-thirds of the band members were still in high school and breaking up when most were barely twenty-one-years old, it’s a wonder that the band even lasted the few years that they did. Confrontational to audiences, uninterested in record labels, exceedingly … Continue reading Skar Cymbals

Daybreak

‘Daybreak’ was recorded at Perry Vale Studios, The Mill House, and Haiku Sound, where it was also mixed. Brendan Quinn produced the album with assistance from Pat Collier (The Vibrators) on board as tracking engineer. The album was mastered by veteran mastering engineer Don Grossinger (The Flaming Lips, Brian Wilson, Franz Ferdinand, The Rolling Stones, Annie Lennox, Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings). This album features guest appearances … Continue reading Daybreak

Hydrogen

BardSpec is the Ambient project / band from Enslaved composer/ guitarist Ivar Bjørnson. This June, By Norse will release the debut album Hydrogen. Having launched the project at Roadburn in 2015, BardSpec has since evolved into a fully fledged band, with Steve Austin on guitars/effects, David Hall presenting the live visual aspect of the project, with the layout created by Josh Graham (Soundgarden, Neurosis, IIVII, … Continue reading Hydrogen

Invasion

IIVII (pronounced ivy) is the enigmatic solo project spearheaded by visual artist, multi-instrumentalist and composer Josh Graham. Focusing on sonically engulfing and moody soundscapes, layered with a science-fiction edge, IIVII transcends genre confines exploring elements of drone, classical, ambient, electronica, and vaporwave. As a founding member of Red Sparowes, Battle Of Mice, and A Storm Of Light, IIVII has allowed Graham to strip away the bombast … Continue reading Invasion

Shattering Light’s Creation

Dallas, Texas-based black metal band, TYRANNOSORCERESS, have announced their debut full-length Shattering Light’s Creation, confirmed for release through Tofu Carnage Records. Formed in 2010 by members of Dallas-based Cleric, TYRANNOSORCERESS laid the foundation for their unique take on black metal with their 2011 demo. Gestating in the years since, Shattering Light’s Creation documents the band’s transformation, Recorded and mixed by Irving Lopez, and mastered by Brad … Continue reading Shattering Light’s Creation

Fly I Will, Because I Can

Brooklyn-based quartet My Favourite Things have announced the new album ‘Fly I Will, Because I Can’, which is planned for release on July 14, 2017, but are already teasing the first single ‘A Little Closer, loaded with shoegaze and dreampop goodness. This is the third album from My Favourite Things, founded in Brooklyn by Dorothea Tachler (formerly of Igloo, The Swirlies, Alles Wie Gross). Fans … Continue reading Fly I Will, Because I Can

Love

Following on from support slots with acts including JAWS, Menace Beach and INHEAVEN, Leeds shoegazers Colour of Spring have announced the upcoming release of reverb-laden new single Love, the second cut from their self-titled EP out 23rd June via House of Love Records. Comprising of Shane Hunter (vocals, guitar), Robin Deione (guitar), Tom Gregory (bass), Mark Rochman (drums) and Charlie Addison (keys), the indie outfit … Continue reading Love