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And So I Watch You From Afar – Terrors Of Pleasure

And So I Watch You From AfarPost-punk heavyweights And So I Watch You From Afar have premiered the second single from their upcoming album.  The track is titled “Terrors Of Pleasure” and will appear on the album The Endless Shimmering which is set to drop on October 20, 2017 via Sargent House Records.

Listen to the track below.

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And So I Watch You From Afar – Dying Giants

And So I Watch You From AfarPost-punk heavyweights And So I Watch You From Afar have premiered the second single from their upcoming album.  The track is titled “Dying Giants” and will appear on the album The Endless Shimmering which is set to drop on October 20, 2017 via Sargent House Records.

Listen to the track below.

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Blis. Sign With Sargent House; Announce Debut LP

Blis.Atlanta, GA’s Blis. has announced details for their debut full length. The disc will be titled No One Loves You and is due out on October 6, 2017 via Sargent House. The band released the EP Starting Fires In My Parents House back in 2015 via Soft Speak.  

Coinciding with the announcement, the band has premiered the song “Stale Smoke,” which can be heard below.

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TTNG DI

TTNG

Disappointment Island

Sargent House Records
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Rating: 1.5/5

 
 

 

 

TTNG, formerly known as This Town Needs Guns, are a trio from Oxford, England, the change of name was necessitated as their appeal grew beyond the UK to countries where their name would have have unfortunate connotations and associations. The band has been existence since 2004 and Tim Collis, lead guitar, is the only remaining member from the original line up, the current formation is augmented by Chris Collis, drums,  and Henry Tremain who has swapped roles over the years, but he seems to have settled on bass and vocal duties. Disappointment Island is their third album and follows from 2013’s sophomore album, 13.0.0.0.0

As with many math rock releases Disappointment Island boasts complex melodies, TTNG top off the complex guitar work with slightly off key emo vocals and a gentle yet relentless drumbeat that manages to keep up with the endless time changes that are a hallmark of math rock. As with other releases of this genre, the lack of variety on Disappointment Island means that I find the songs merging into each other and it becomes a long technical guitar exercise. Destroy The Tabernacle is the highlight on here, it boasts a strong bass line which adds weight to the complex guitar work but it isn’t enough to draw me into the album. TTNG are clearly very proficient musically, and as they’re on their third album and have a US tour lined up maybe it’s just me, as they must be doing something right.

For me this is an appropriately titled album, I don’t see the appeal, to me math rock resembles prog rock with a short attention span, the focus seems to be on making thing as complex as possible and showing your musical proficiency, regardless of whether it’s musically appealing. If you are a fan of TTNG or math rock in general then you should check out Disappointment Island but I’m booking the first flight off the island.

Disappointment Island can be ordered here

TTNG‘s website which has details of their upcoming US tour can be found here

TTNG Announces New Album; Streams First Single

TTNGOxford, UK’s TTNG has announced plans for their third full-length.  The disc will be titled Disappointment Island, and is due out on July 8, 2016 on Sargent House Records. Coinciding with the announcement, the band has premiered the song “A Chase of Sorts.”
 
Listen to the song here courtesy Noisey.

And So I Watch You From Afar Announced New Album; Plans Spring Tour

And So I Watch You From AfarNorthern Irish math rockers And So I Watch You From Afar have announced details for a fourth full length.  The album will be titled Heirs and is due out May 5, 2015 via Sarget House.   The disc will follow their previous effort, All Hail Bright Futures.

The band has also announced an upcoming Spring tour.  Dates are below.

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Marriages Debuts Single/Album Preview

Marriages (Red Sparowes) have posted a single for their upcoming release, Kitsune, through Sargent House Records

The single “Ten Tiny Fingers” can be heard here  and the video previewing the new album can be seen below.

Kitsune will come out May 1st, 2012.

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