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Two Inch Astronaut Release Stream Of Title Track From New LP

T2 Inch Astronaut CYPNHwo Inch Astronaut have released a stream of the track Can You Please Not Help, the title track to their upcoming LP that is due out on June 2nd via Exploding In Sound Records. Two Inch Astronaut have created a record of songs described by the band as “sometimes tricky, sometimes poppy, with a range in mood from playful to suffocatingly, uncomfortably serious” that shifts between sugary sweet pop hooks and tangled punk in a moments notice. 

You can stream the title track from Can You Please Not Help here

Pre-orders of Can You Please Not Help are available here

Gnarwhal Release Full Stream Of New Album ‘Crucial’

Gnarwhal CrucialGnarwhal have released a full stream of their new album Crucial, a rough and dynamic album that tears between post-hardcore fury and explosive math-punk as only they can. Crucial is due out on May 12th via Exploding In Sound Records and Gnarwhal are currently on tour in support of the record on a full US tour together with Pile

Crucial can be pre-ordered here

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Anna Altman

Freightliner

Exploding In Sound Records
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Rating: 3/5

 
 

 

 

Exploding In Sound Records recently announced the launch of the EIS Tape Club, a year long cassette subscription service that boasts Anna Altman’s full length debut, Freightliner, as the debut release. Freightliner was released on April 28th and is not only available via The EIS Tape Club, for those with a preference for digital formats the album is also available for download. Anna Altman are comprised of the duo Lucia Arias and Christian Billard, both better known for their tenure in Turnip King, but this is not just a recreation of that band’s work, Anna Altman is a distinctly more laid back project.

Freightliner opens with The Interview, a track that possesses a bassline and beat that is more than a touch reminiscent of early New Order, with a breathless vocal delivery that reminds me of Pauline Murray, lead singer of punk band Penetration and latterly Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls. The Catcher then brings the pace down, and it’s here that the album remains, after the initial post punk feel of The Interview the album boasts a series of delicate melodies, gentle beats and tangled minimalist arrangements that will delight fans of Liz Phair, The Breeders, and Bedhead.

From the off Freightliner lays it’s cards on the table with it’s mix of influences from the UK’s post punk scene and US indie bands, but considering these influences the whole album feels restrained and after the opening track, The Interview, the album never seems to recover from it’s initial loss of momentum. Having said that, for those seeking a melodic and haunting soundtrack then Freightliner offers a serene hypnotic quality that is built on repeating structures and patterns overlaid with haunting vocals.

You can subscribe to the EIS Tape Club here and digital downloads of the album are available here

Anna Altman Release Stream Of ‘American Gothic’

anna altman freightlinerExploding In Sound Records recently announced the launch of the EIS Tape Club, a year long cassette subscription service with it’s initial release being Anna Altman’s full length debut, Freightliner, that is due out on April 28th. Anna Altman create gorgeous melodies and tangled minimalist arrangements, simple songs that are filled with atmosphere and stunning vocals.

You can stream American Gothic here and subscribe to the EIS Tape Club here

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‘Live At Shea Stadium’ Benefit Compilation To Be Released

Shea Stadium BenefitExploding In Sound Records will be releasing Exploding In Sound: Live at Shea Stadium, a collection of live performances handpicked from the DIY venue’s archive of live shows. The album will feature tracks from 24 bands, all of whom have both played at Shea Stadium and released music on the label. The compilation will include live tracks culled from shows dating as far back as 2012. You can pre-order the album via the Kickstarter campaign until the 20th April, after that after that it will be available via Exploding In Sound Records.

The Kickstarter campaign for Exploding In Sound: Live at Shea Stadium is here

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Gnarwhal Release Stream of ‘Being Kidding’

Gnarwhal CrucialGnarwhal have shared their new single, Being Kidding, the track is a wild and explosive ride through noisy math punk and agitated post-hardcore, the song is taken from the duo’s upcoming full length release, Crucial, that is due out on May 12th 2017 via Exploding In Sound Records. The band are currently out in support of the record on a full US tour together with Pile.

You can stream Being Kidding here and Crucial can be pre-ordered here

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Anna Altman Stream New Single From ‘Freightliner’ Album

anna altman freightlinerExploding In Sound Records recently announced the launch of the EIS Tape Club, a year long cassette subscription service with it’s initial release, Anna Altman’s full length debut, Freightliner, that is due out on April 28th. Anna Altman create gorgeous melodies and tangled minimalist arrangements; simple songs that are filled with atmosphere and Arias’ stunning vocals. M.C. Ph.D is the record’s second single and the album’s stunning conclusion, a song that packs a punch while darting between mesmerizing hooks.

You can stream M.C. Ph.D here and subscribe to the EIS Tape Club here

Anna Altman‘s US tour dates can be viewed below Read More…

Baked Release ‘Stay’ Video And Announce US Tour

baked-farnhamBaked have released a music video for the track Stay, that is taken from the band’s stunning sophomore album Farnham. The video is directed by Séamus McGuire and captures the band playing out childhood games. Baked will host their 6th annual 4/20 celebration at Brooklyn’s The Gutter before heading out on a full US tour in May.

The Punk Site review of Farnham can be read here and the album can be purchased here

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Exploding In Sound Records Launch The ‘EIS Tape Club’

EIS_tape_clubExploding In Sound Records have announced the launch of the EIS Tape Club, a year long cassette subscription service that will release a new tape every other month, the label was inspired by the incredible amount of amazing new music they wish they could release. The EIS Tape Club is a celebration of independent music, new artists, and the pursuit of finding your next favourite band.

You can join the EIS Tape Club here

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Two Inch Astronaut Release First Track From Forthcoming LP

2 Inch Astronaut CYPNHTwo Inch Astronaut aren’t wasting time, the Suburban DC based trio are set to release their new album, Can You Please Not Help, the follow up to last year’s critically acclaimed Personal Life, on June 2nd via Exploding In Sound Records The band have created a soaring hook laden album and they have now shared the track, Snitch Jacket, the album’s first single.

You can stream Snitch Jacket here and pre-order Can You Please Not Help here

You can view Two Inch Astronaut‘s upcoming US tour dates below Read More…

Gnarwhal Release Stream Of ‘Marathon Ripper’

Gnarwhal CrucialGnarwhal are back with Crucial, the latest album from Nashville’s two-headed post-hardcore behemoth. Due out May 12th via Exploding In Sound Records, the album finds Gnarwhal digging into their complex math rock roots while embracing more straight forward post-punk, an album that pulls as much influence from bands like Hella and Lightning Bolt as it does Drive Like Jehu and Shellac. The band will be out in support of the record on a full US tour together with Pile starting next month.

You can stream the track Marathon Ripper here and pre order Crucial here

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Baked

Farnham

Exploding in Sound Records
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Rating: 4.5/5

 
 

 

 

Baked have returned, the Brooklyn quintet will release their sophomore album, Farnham, on February 24th via Exploding In Sound Records. A lot has changed since the release of their debut full length, Debt, as members have changed, and with it their sound has evolved. The sonic world of Baked has grown, and with it comes a diverse record, drifting between enormous wall of sound guitars, dark fuzz, dusty country ballads and flashes of deviant post punk all of which is wrapped up in a suspiciously hazy aura that suggests the album was born of evenings in in a smokey twilight world of altered states. Baked have not made an album that is designed to produce hit singles and stand out tracks, although there are songs that do stand out on their own, this is an album made to be experienced as a twisted late night soundscape.

AA kick starts Farnham with a twisted driving rhythm and insistent vocal delivery all topped with off with some distorted treble laced lead guitar, the following track, Wolf, takes the album down into drawled hazy space that slowly fades towards the event horizon. After the dark fuzz of the opening duo the album veers off into the desert for the dark mescalin inspired Amy Rots that abruptly segues into Stay, the first track that features Isabella Mingione on lead vocal, the sweet harmony vocals juxtapose the dark twisted country vibe on this number perfectly. The album continues to veer wildly in styles, alternating between the dark fuzzy elements, haunted distorted reflections of country, lysergic inspired psyche and troubled ballads, these disperate styles are drawn together to create a unique sophomore album, one that I can confidently predict will be amongst my favourite releases from 2017.

If ever a band was the natural successor to the diverse strangeness of the Butthole Surfers, then I would say Baked have taken on that mantle with their latest release. Farnham is the most unpredictable album I’ve reviewed this year, like their aforementioned forefathers the influences on this album are so widespread this is an album that is impossible to categorise, but it is one that borders on perfection, whether it’s the dark haunting country influence or the driving substance fuelled numbers, Baked have made an album that few will surpass in 2017 and this is a release I would recommend to anyone who has a love for the strange, hazy and original.

Farnham can be pre-ordered here

Baked Release Full Stream Of Forthcoming Album ‘Farnham’

baked-farnhamBaked have shared their upcoming album, Farnham, in full via Consequence Of Sound. Once again proving to be unpredictable, Baked embrace dusty country, fuzzy slacker punk, distorted classic rock, and shoegaze, swirling it altogether into their own nuanced guitar shredding bliss. Due out February 24th, Farnham is a masterwork of hazy ballads, blistering riffs, thick haze, and slow burning rock ‘n’ roll. 

You can stream Farnham via Consequence Of Sound here

Farnham can be pre-ordered here

Baked Release Stream of New Single ‘Them’

baked-farnhamBaked have shared Them, the latest single from the band’s impressive upcoming album Farnham. Once again proving to be unpredictable, this time Baked have embraced dusty country and an outlaw Americana twang on Them. Due out February 24th, Farnham is a masterwork of hazy ballads, blistering shoegaze, fuzzed out indie and slow burning rock ‘n’ roll. 

Baked have announced both an album listening party, February 11th, and album release show, February 24th, in addition to an official slot at this year’s SXSW.

Them can be streamed here and details of their live events can be viewed below Read More…

Baked Announce ‘Farnham’ Listening Party And Release Show

baked-farnhamBaked will release their sophomore album, Farnham, on February 24th via Exploding In Sound Records, Baked have always been an extremely eclectic rock band but on Farnham there’s a whole new degree of texture to their dynamic slacker punk meets classic rock sound, the band have shared two tracks to date, Stay and Midnight Junkie, which are available for streaming.

Stay can be streamed here and Midnight Junkie here, Farnham can be pre-ordered here

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Baked Release Video For Danelectroladyland

baked-farnhamBaked are sharing the video for their new single, Danelectroladyland, directed by Baked‘s own Jeremy Aquilino, the video captures the band on the road from last year’s US tour with Titus Andronicus and Spider Bags.

Don’t let the name fool you, Baked aren’t your typical stoner rock. The band’s upcoming album Farnham, due out February 24th, is a masterwork of dusty country, blistering shoegaze, fuzzed out indie, and slow burning rock ‘n’ roll.

You can watch Danelectroladyland below and pre-order Farnham here Read More…

Tall Friend Stream New EP In Full

tall-friendPhiladelphia, PA’s Tall Friend is streaming their upcoming EP, Tawl Friend, which is set to drop on January 27, 2017 via Exploding In Sound Records.  Their debut full length, Safely Nobody’s, will follow later in August.

Listen to the disc here.

Baked Release New Single ‘Stay’

baked-farnhamBaked are back with their new single Stay, and the Brooklyn quintet are sounding like you’ve never heard them before with the band’s own Isabella Mingione taking over on lead vocals. Stay is a ballad about unwanted change, full of the band’s dusty country grooves, layered guitars, and distorted soul, it’s a song that builds on delicate nuances as Isabella leads you through an upended world. Baked have always been an extremely eclectic rock band but on Farnham, the new LP that is due for release on February 24th, there’s a whole new degree of texture to their dynamic slacker punk meets classic rock sound. 

Stay can be streamed here and the album, Farnham, can be pre-ordered here

Tall Friend Sign To Exploding In Sound Records

tall-friendExploding In Sound Records has welcomed Philadelphia, PA’s Tall Friend to the label’s roster. The band plans to release their debut Safely Nobody’s later this Spring, but will first re-release their debut EP, Tawl Friend on January 27, 2017 through the label.

The song “Cockroach” can be heard here.

Stove Stream New EP In Full

StoveStove has launched a full stream of their imminent new record, Is The Meat That Fell Out, which is set to drop on December 9, 2016 via Exploding In Sound Records.

Listen to the full disc here courtesy  Stereogum.

Baked Stream ‘Midnight Junkie’ From Forthcoming ‘Farnham’ LP

baked-farnhamBaked have returned, the Brooklyn quintet will release their sophomore album, Farnham, on February 24th via Exploding In Sound Records and they have shared the albums first single, Midnight Junkie

A lot has changed since the release of  their debut full length, Debt. The sonic world of Baked has grown and with it comes a diverse record, drifting between enormous wall of sound guitars, smooth R&B influenced pop, dusty country ballads and flashes of deviant post punk.

You can stream Midnight Junkie here and you can pre-order Farnham here

Video: Stove – Blank

StoveStove have announced details for their next EP.  The disc is titled Is The Meat That Fell Out and is set to drop on December 9, 2016 via Exploding In Sound Records.

The video for the new song “Blank” can be viewed here courtesy Brooklyn Vegan.

Video: Dirty Dishes – Lackluster

Version 3Brooklyn noise-pop duo Dirty Dishes has premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “Lackluster” which is lifted from their 2015 album, Guilty, available now via Exploding in Sound Records.

Watch the video below.

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Pile Announce Additional Shows in Brooklyn and Boston

Pile NY PosterPile have announced an additional pair of upcoming shows in Brooklyn and Boston for this November. While it’s been a relatively quiet year for the Boston post hardcore quartet, the band have stayed busy with the re-release of Jerk Routine and several tours both as a band, and with Rick Maguire heading out solo. The full band are getting ready to record their highly anticipated, as yet untitled, new album later this year, with an early 2017 release expected through Exploding In Sound Records. Pile are on tour across the USA and Europe over the coming months, tickets are available for the Brooklyn show from August 19th here and the full tour dates can be viewed below.

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Jackal Onasis Full Album Stream

Jackal OnasisTransatlantic noise-pop/shoegaze outfit Jackal Onasis have premiered a full stream of their debut full length, Big Deal Party, which is due for release on June 24th via Exploding in Sound Records. 

Give the full disc a whirl below.

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Spook The Herd Stream New EP In Full

Spook The HerdSpook The Herd has premiered a full stream of their new EP.  The EP is titled The Small Wins and was released last week via Exploding In Sound Records

Listen to the full record here courtesy Impose Magazine.

Jackal Onasis – You Should Listen To Your Nurse (No Sleep)

Jackal OnasisTransatlantic noise-pop/shoegaze outfit Jackal Onasis have premiered a new song.  The song is titled “You Should Listen To Your Nurse (No Sleep)” from their debut full length Big Deal Party, which is due for release on June 24th via Exploding in Sound Records. 

Watch the music video below.

Leapling Streams New LP In Full

LeaplingBrooklyn alt punk quartet Leapling has premiered a full stream of their full length, Suspended Animation, which is set to drop on June 10, 2016 via Exploding In Sound Records and follows their 2014 effort, Vacant Page.

Listen to the full disc below.

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Leapling – You Lemme Know

LeaplingBrooklyn alt punk quartet Leapling has premiered a new song.  The track is titled “You Lemme Know”and will appear on their upcoming full length, Suspended Animation, which is set to drop on June 10, 2016 via Exploding In Sound Records and follows their 2014 effort, Vacant Page.

Listen to the new tune here courtesy Consequence Of Sound.

Jackal Onasis Announce Debut LP, Stream ‘The New Ron’

Jackal OnasisTransatlantic noise-pop/shoegaze outfit Jackal Onasis have announced that their debut full length Big Deal Party is due for release on June 24th via Exploding in Sound Records. Ahead of the street date the trio are sharing the first single titled The New Ron.

Check out the stream of The New Ron as well as the cover art and track list for Big Deal Party below.

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Leapling – One Hit Wonder

LeaplingBrooklyn alt punk quartet Leapling has announced details for their next full length.  The disc will be titled Suspended Animation and is set to drop on June 10, 2016 via Exploding In Sound Records and follows their 2014 effort, Vacant Page.

the song can be heard here courtesy Fader.