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I'm pretty awful at actively looking for new music. My maxim is basically that all the best records have already been made, and I'm still discovering things from the 60s - 90s as my "new" music. But now that I'm in a band again and follow our label on Instagram, I'm getting to see that there are in fact still really good records being made. So I guess this can be a thread for recommendations of new albums, as they come out that really make you joyous. 

My first is Modern Rituals new album This Is The History. I'm immediately obsessed with it. Super clever heavy alt-rock vibes. It occasionally reminds me of some bands that I love (Fugazi often springs to mind but possibly mostly because his voice sounds a bit like MacKaye's) while always remaining very distinctly them. Can't recommend it enough.

 

 

Then there's Holy Roar's newest release by Elephant Tree. I think it only came out yesterday and I've already rinsed the whole thing on youtube like 4 times. His voice is stunning. 

 

 

 

So what new records have got you fired up?

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Criminally underrated band you may have heard of already from the North East called Geist - angry, scrappy hardcore with more than a few nods to Cursed (Chris does guest vocals on the album...);

 

 

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Also, Totem Skin - we put these guys on down here and they were incredible; mixing punk, hardcore, d-beat, crust etc etc... they were I think being courted by Deathwish for their third album, but broke up before it’s release;

 

 

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I really enjoyed Estuary Blacks album that they put out last year. That's probably the newest thing I've listened to.

 

 

But I will check these out because I'm listening to the same things over and over at the moment. 

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1 hour ago, Rae said:

I really enjoyed Estuary Blacks album that they put out last year. That's probably the newest thing I've listened to.

 

 

But I will check these out because I'm listening to the same things over and over at the moment. 

Kinda surprised I've never heard of them, but yeah, I'm digging that. 

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46 minutes ago, BlackHowl said:

Kinda surprised I've never heard of them, but yeah, I'm digging that. 

Saw them at The Moon last year. They're good live too. Really tight. 

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On 4/25/2020 at 11:39 AM, BlackHowl said:

I'm pretty awful at actively looking for new music. My maxim is basically that all the best records have already been made, and I'm still discovering things from the 60s - 90s as my "new" music. But now that I'm in a band again and follow our label on Instagram, I'm getting to see that there are in fact still really good records being made. So I guess this can be a thread for recommendations of new albums, as they come out that really make you joyous. 

My first is Modern Rituals new album This Is The History. I'm immediately obsessed with it. Super clever heavy alt-rock vibes. It occasionally reminds me of some bands that I love (Fugazi often springs to mind but possibly mostly because his voice sounds a bit like MacKaye's) while always remaining very distinctly them. Can't recommend it enough

 

Then there's Holy Roar's newest release by Elephant Tree. I think it only came out yesterday and I've already rinsed the whole thing on youtube like 4 times. His voice is stunning. 

 

 

6 hours ago, BlackHowl said:

Kinda surprised I've never heard of them, but yeah, I'm digging that. 

Totally agree with Elephant Tree, fantastic release. Bought that and their debut after hearing it (already had their 2nd). 

Estuary Blacks is also a really good listen. 

If you like Elephant Tree I'd suggest Spaceslug.  4 good albums, this one got me hooked on them

https://youtu.be/p4U6i2yeQ-0 

I'm going to check out Modern Rituals, sounds like my thing 

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Listening to the Elephant Tree one now and liking it. Modern Rituals wasn't for me, didn't dislike all elements something about the overall sound didn't vibe for me. Ah well.

I listen to new stuff all the time, and honestly can't think of anything that's stuck with me in a long time.

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34 minutes ago, JayX said:

Modern Rituals wasn't for me, didn't dislike all elements something about the overall sound didn't vibe for me. Ah well.

I enjoyed Modern Rituals but didn't grab me, may be the vocals. Will probably check out their other stuff, might get me in to them. Something in it made me want to really like them.

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Yeah the vocals were definitely part of what didn't work for me, whether I like something or not often lives and dies on the vocal style.

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I get that. I'm pretty tolerant of vocals as 99% do a much better job than I can. I found that with Elder, like their stuff but a lot of it is instrumental, the vocals don't do the music justice for me. That said watching them live it all fitted together. 

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