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Frequency of the Week No. 8: Gallows

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Featured, Frequency of the Week, Latest, Noise | 0 comments

This has been a pretty crazy month for new music. We’ve had killer new albums from everybody from Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Shlohmo to Hotel Books and Dance Gavin Dance. It’s been amazing, but it’s getting a bit hard to keep up with. If you aren’t really paying attention, you could miss a real gem. Like the new Gallows album, Desolation Sounds, which was released on April 13th on Bridge 9 Records. Funny thing too, it’s a great album, and Gallows is undoubtedly a great, albeit one with a somewhat unstable past. So instead of letting this actually very impressive release that may not match scale of the other big releases of the month fall by the wayside, we’re going to take things a step further, because to really understand the aggression present throughout Desolation Sounds, you really need the backstory of this cured but determined punk band from the UK.

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Frequency of the Week No. 7: Tides of Man

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Featured, Frequency of the Week, Latest, Noise | 0 comments

You may have heard all the hooplah about the new Dance Gavin Dance album, if you read this blog at all, I’d say it would be pretty difficult to miss it. But in case you aren’t hip, Instant Gratification will be the second full length album from DGD with Tillian Pearson fronting the band. Tillian is far from new to the scene, he had previous played with Rise Records labelmates, Tides of Man. Tides of Man played to a similar crowd, representing the more technical side of the genre, though they were always more polished than Dance Gavin Dance. They were the Envy on the Coast to Dance Gavin Dance’s The Fall of Troy, for all five of you that will understand that analogy.

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