Profile: Jason Braatz of Tech-Proggers Freighter

Freighter

Batshit crazy is one way to describe the tech/prog/core explosion of Freighter’s second effort The Den. But, that would completely understate just how cohesive the colorful vocals, slamming riffs, and complex songsmithery are as a whole across these eight tracks. I am fully aware that cohesive and crazy normally wouldn’t share the same space but take the complex grindesque feel of “Presto Change-O” and follow it with the insane melody (and horns!) of “Hot Car Death Dad” and those two descriptors make complete sense. We recently had the chance to ask co-founder and bassist Jason Braatz our set of Profile questions in an effort to peer behind the scenes of Freighter so head below to get the scoop and don’t forget to open your mind and snag a copy from the links contained within. Continue reading

CURSED IMAGERY: The Week in Album Art (July 12, 2019)

cursed imagery

Little bit late to the party on this one — it’s 1:30 in the morning as I write this — but I’ll take comfort in the fact that it’s actually a relatively slow week for album art absurdity. Don’t get me wrong; there are some definite wonders to be had, but on the whole? Pretty quiet! So, let’s not waste any more time on this preview. Jump on in and check out this week’s highlights below!

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