It’s no secret that surviving as a musician is tough these days, but let’s not pretend like it wasn’t before this whole situation began. Being at the whims of record companies, fighting day to day for every scrap of exposure you can get, and feeling like there’s no way to make it unless you’ve already made it have been symptoms of a larger problem in the industry for a long time now, but Theyrgy are attempting to fix these problems and put out some killer shoegaze-inspired post punk at the same time with their debut EP Exit Strategies.
Post-punk is a genre that I’ve loved since before I knew what it was called, from back when my mom would play The Cure for me, to when I went through the obligatory Joy Division phase circa high school, to today, when a groovy bassline, chorused guitar and four-on-the-floor beat is enough to stir my soul. Ötzi are a band that can take all the classic trappings of post-punk and throw them headfirst into the modern era with a healthy dose of radical attitude as they do on Storm. This is Rainbows in the Dark, featuring the best of all things non-metal and metal adjacent. Continue reading
I don’t know about you, but life has been a little crazy for me. Still, there’s always time for some good tunes, especially if you’re looking for a distraction or something to vibe with, and today we’re bringing you an album that’s got vibes to spare. Fotocrime’s sophomore release South of Heaven is a post-punk workout, with dark grooves that breed as much introspection as they do ass-shaking. This is Rainbows in the Dark, featuring the best of all things sort of metal and metal-adjacent. Continue reading
Somehow the seedy dive bar you enter is darker than the night outside. The music throbs, sending out pulses your cerebral cortex can’t process but some older, primordial part of your brain instinctually knows, and understands. It’s that crux, that convergence of the primal beat that falls partly between the post punk of the early 80s and the tradition of gothic rock and roll, where early Danzig meets The Cult and howl into the moonlight. Call it whatever you want, “death rock” or otherwise; there’s no mistaking the bleeding heart of influence laid bare on the sleeve of The Wraith. To have something like Gloom Ballet arrive like a shot so late in the year is like that one drink at said bar that puts you over the edge from wary observation to full-on goon dance, and it’s a marvel to experience. Continue reading
Ever wonder what a mash-up of blackgaze and post-punk would sound like if done with Irish flair? Two weeks ago God Alone struck out on Cosmonaut releasing their debut EP God Alone. and there’s no need to wonder anymore. It’s a rousing set of songs that is atmospherically uplifting at times (“Madting”), and painfully biting at others (“Feeling On Tic”), but most of all it has a world music feel to it and not strictly the sounds from their homeland. In other words, it’s epic in scope and depth while defying easy classification. Our very own Vincent covered this EP in depth recently so check that out here for an in depth look. We recently had the chance to ask the band our set of Profile questions so head directly below to see how it went down and be sure to support them through the links contained within. Continue reading