Bandcamp Recommendations – 7/26/2012
Well happy birthday to the Bandcamp Recommendations. It's been 2 years now running this column. I can't even begin to imagine how many albums I've found so far but I love it and there seems to be no end in sight. I have had to upgrade 2 hard drives in recent months due to the fact of all the Bandcamp music I've gotten. How many of you out there can say the same thing? Speak up in the comments.
To celebrate 5 years of collective Ripple Madness, Todd Severin (Racer X) and John Rancik (Pope JTE) are unleashing a massive download compilation album, featuring some of the best of the new wave of modern heavy rock bands. And it's all entirely free!
Here's a female front retro rock band from the UK called The Attila Moustache. They have a bunch of kick ass demos ready for your ears to listen to.
Described as Strawberry Shortcake meets Gwar and Valentine's Day meets Halloween with the visual impact of Japanese Anime, One-Eyed Doll is an award-winning Austin, Texas power rock duo with a loyal global fan base and extensive international press exposure. In 2009, 2010 2011 the group swept the SXSW Music Awards in categories such as Best Punk Band, etc, Blazing the band's wildfire buzz amongst their growing legions of religiously crazed fans is One-Eyed Doll's cult leader: the impossible-not-to-love Kimberly Freeman, whose punishment is so sweet you'll beg for more..
“Hello. We're Earthrise and this is our bio. It's supposed to be a window into our collective soul or something like that…perhaps so that you can know what it would be like to hang out with us or listen to our music, but we're not quite sure it's accurate. See, right now as you're reading this, you're probably not searching for earplugs in desperation to keep your ears from bleeding in response to our attempts to create an aural earthquake, right? You're also probably not having a bunch of drinks with us, and saying that “this is the last one” over and over either (although we probably are). If you were hanging out with us right now, you would definitely be swooning over our ravishing good looks, delightful variety of beard density, and rapier wit, and it is quite plain that our pictures cannot hope to portray the sheer amount of sensuality we possess. Regretfully, we have to suggest that you instead listen to some of our music, come on out to a show, and have a drink or two with us so that we can crank up our charm offensive.”
“Joe 4 are a trio from Zagreb, Croatia which began playing at the end of 2008. as a four piece. In the middle/end of 2009. they continue to work as a cohesive trio, recording their first release, a 4 song demo/EP distributed solely through web channels. The music itself and songs by Joe 4 resemble the majority of a creative epoch labeled under the tag of American noise rock underground scene, incurred in the 90's. It brings richly structured arrangements, in layers and compact, noise and loud songs filled with rage, sarcasm and cynicism, which without any prejudice can be put alongside the rebellious and quarrelsome obscene images with which stylistics and mannerisms of the genre is abundant. In the first instance, the emphasis is put on the smooth and scorching drumming and rhythm and the concept of compositions in which the alternating strong guitar riffs are opposed to braided, often linear ruse bass lines and flashy/gory vocals which neurotically shout harmoniously designed simple metaphorical lyrics.”
This is the full-length debut album by NYC Psych-Rock group the Barrens.
Formed by multi-instrumentalist Brandon Scott Baun. CAPA combines elements of black metal, post-rock, ambient, and shoegaze.CAPA's trilogy focuses conceptually on the topics of nihilism, greed, and the relationship between society and the natural world. For the full LYRICS to Shallow Towers.
Radar men from the moon is a three-piece instrumental rock band from Eindhoven (NL), with Glenn Peeters on guitar and sonic attack, Jan-Titus Verkuijlen on bass and shivers, and Tony Lathouwers on drums and audio generator. They write, create and perform experimental sounds that will take you on a trip far away into the unknown boundries of space and time.
BlackWater's demo is a mix of fuzzed out desert rock ala Queens of The Stone Age. It even has a bit of that swagger and charm that makes QOTSA so, charming.
FREE Summer 2012 compilation from Good to Die Records. Features bands such as Sandrider, Brokaw and Deadkill.
Here's a demo by a band called SVOBODA. They play heavy stoner sludge doom metal.