Caspian - Hymn For The Greatest Generation EP (2013, Triple Crown)
It’s here, finally! Caspian’s newest post rock opus sees its release today and is ready for you to stream from the label’s Soundcloud (via Spin). While the EP is fantastic already, the remix of the title track by Lazerbeak is just mindblowing! On an aside, Caspian has just announced another European tour (w/ Defeater) for the start of next year. Get out there and catch them live!
This Will Destroy You - Live in Reykjavik, Iceland (Magic Bullet Records, 2013)
Post / Ambient Rockers This Will Destroy You are finally releasing a live album these days. It was recorded at Harpa Concert Hall in Iceland’s capital Reykjavik and it truly represents TWDY in all its musical glory! You can stream the entire album at the band’s Bandcamp site. For those of you liking it a tad more physical, Magic Bullet Records is releasing the album as a gorgeous three disk, multi-coloured LP set. Get it here.
New Caspian track / new EP Hymn for the Greatest Generation
Massachusetts post rockers Caspian are going to release a new EP entitled Hymn for the Greatest Generation on the 11th of November through Triple Crown Records (and on the 8th trough Make My Day Records in Europe). The EP contains three new tracks, a demo for High Lonesome and two remixes of tracks from the band’s latest full length Waking Season. The title track is now streaming via Pitchfork. Enjoy!
Stream Moving Mountains' newest album in its entirety now on Soundcloud. After posting a track by track video journal of the recording of their album leading up to release day (10th of Sept), the studio version of the band's self-titled album is now available to stream in full. Enjoy!
Russian Circles’ song off their new album Memorial featuring guest vocals from Chelsea Wolfe. This marks a change of character for Russian Circles, though they could not have picked a better singer than Chelsea Wolfe to accompany the song. Her haunting, airy vocals are the perfect companion to the band’s sound. Memorial comes out October 29.
If you have been following the music of Swedish dark metal band Katatonia over the last couple of years you may have been amazed at how they manage to constantly put out extremely high quality music and at the same time give their music a new, fresh edge. At least that’s what I thought when I first heard their 2012 album Dead End Kings. After just one year Katatonia are now back with another album and it’s equally magnificent - and fresh. No wonder, the album contains the same songs as Dead End Kings. Yet, it’s different. Dethroned & Uncrowned is basically a stripped down version of the band’s album from 2012. It’s really remarkable to hear how well Katatonia’s music works without its heavy edge, without its mostly hard and rigorous guitars. If you already love Dead End Kings you will adore these reinterpretations. If you don’t know Dead End Kings, never mind, you will fall in love with these beautiful songs faster than you can say ‘dark metal’. You can stream the entire new album over at Metalhammer.
Ever wondered what silence and beauty sound like? Head over to Andy Othling’s (aka Lowercase Noises) bandcamp page and listen to the musical interpretation of whales in the ocean (Migratory Patterns) or of an adventurous journey (Passage). LN’s soundscapes are just breathtaking. And the best of it: you can get them for ‘pay what you want’ until Friday!