Sunday, April 29, 2012 2 Engineers

News: Ex-Isis Members And Chino Moreno Join Forces

Outside his duties with the Deftones, vocalist Chino Moreno keeps busy with a few side projects, most notably Team Sleep and †††. Recently, Moreno added another act to his stable by joining forces with former members of post-metal band Isis (Aaron Harris, Clifford Meyer, and Jeff Caxide) to form Palms.

The group is signed to Isis’ former label, Ipecac Recordings, and is slated to release their self-produced debut album sometime in 2012. In a statement, Moreno shared his excitement to work with new musician: “Being a huge Isis fan I’ve always dug the moods these dudes convey with their sound. I am excited to combine my sense of creativity with theirs, and to have fun doing so.” - Consequence Of Sound
Saturday, April 28, 2012 0 Engineers

EP: Red Fire Ant - Red Fire Ant

Band: Red Fire Ant
Album: Red Fire Ant EP
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Joel Barrish
02. Bruce Nolan
03. Fletcher Reed
04. Walter Sparrow

No info available.
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Video: Amenra - Russia / Ukraine Tour 2012 Promo

Friday, April 27, 2012 0 Engineers

Album: Sleep Maps - Fiction Makes The Future

Band: Sleep Maps
Album: Fiction Makes The Future
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Men Against The Stars
02. The Eternal Wanderer
03. Forbidden Light
04. A Greater Fire
05. Last Future

Over the course of moving from Chicago, to Los Angeles, to New York, multi-instrumentalist Ben Kaplan has developed Sleep Maps from a solo project to a full band in time for the debut album, Fiction Makes The Future. Sleep Maps tend toward the dark side of post-rock, with spoken word samples.

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EP: Sun For Miles - Demo 2010

Band: Sun For Miles
Album: Demo 2010
Label: Self Released
Year: 2010

01. The Struggle
02. Barb Of Sorrow
03. Kissing The Hive

Sun For Miles, a post-metal, doom/drone band was started in 2009 by Artur Ruminski (guitars, synth, bass, effects) and Lucas Kalina (Drums) in Brooklyn, NY. While both members were born in Poland, they both met in New York shortly before starting the project. Their influences ranged from bands such as Isis, Jesu, Yob, Godflesh, to Hardcore punk, electronic music, reggae, metal, etc. The two wanted to start a band that would feed off of such influences to create a thick, atmospheric wall of sound to suck the listener into.

After recording some (unreleased) rough demo tracks, the two recorded again later for a split release with Echoes of Yul and Guantanamo Party Program. (Released in the late fall of 2010)

Artur moved back to Poland at the end of May and is currently continuing Sun For Miles with a new set of members added to the band. With a full line-up, the band has been playing shows, adding a new depth to the music in a live setting.

Sun For Miles is:

Art - guitar
Krzysiek - guitar
Piotrek -bass
Wojtek - synth
Michal - drums

Buy (as a 3way split)

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Video: Manyfingers ft. Chris Adams & Liz Sharkey - You're No Siren

Thursday, April 26, 2012 0 Engineers

Album: Pigs - You Ruin Everything

Band: Pigs
Album: You Ruin Everything
Label: Solar Flare Records
Year: 2012

01. Give It
02. Whitewash
03. Massive Operator Error
04. Drained
05. Outburst Calendar
06. Contrition Dilemma
07. Scrum
08. Small c Celebrity
09. Mashantucket
10. At Least It's An Ethos pt.1
11. At Least It's An Ethos pt.2

When Unsane bassist Dave Curran started writing songs on guitar with drummer Jim Paradise (Player’s Club, Freshkills, Hellno) the name they tossed out for their fledgling project was simple: Pigs. “We figured it was short enough that press and promoters couldn’t fuck it up.” Producer Andrew Schneider (Cave In, Converge, Made Out of Babies, Unsane, Keelhaul) was invited to fill-in on bass for a couple of shows and, much to their delight, has refused to leave.

The sound? Pigs sound like the last forty-five minutes of that interminable haul from Portland to San Francisco when both patience and air conditioning are long gone; like a petty, early-morning drunken argument in a gravel parking lot about the stupid, impossible math of how to divide forty-one dollars three ways; like when the left rear bearing on the van that’s been squealing and then grinding for days finally gets hot enough to weld itself into the axle and the ancient Detroit Deathtrap grates to a final, shuddering halt. Pigs sound like three guys who have played countless shows in many bands for a couple of decades in several dozen countries and still can’t leave it alone.

Dave Curran: Guitar, Vocals
Andrew Schneider: Bass, Vocals
Jim Paradise: Drums

Sunday, April 22, 2012 0 Engineers

EP: P.Ostrin - A Fragile Hope

Band: P.Ostrin
Album: A Fragile Hope
Label: Self Released
Year: 2011

01. Until The End Of Our Days
02. A Fragile Hope

P.Ostrin is an instrumental post-rock band from Moscow.

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Album: Sofy Major - Permission To Engage

Band: Sofy Major
Album: Permission To Engage
Label: Solar Flare Records
Year: 2010

01. Sky Silence Broken
02. Cobra Blanc
03. Reproached & Scattered
04. Dearth Of All
05. Outil
06. DouxJesus666
07. Stoom Stoom Stoom
08. Non Rien…
09. …Vraiment Pas
Download | Mirror

Permission To Engage, with no question mark. Because Sofy Major doesn’t ask for. With their debut album, Mathieu (bass-vocals), Seb (guitar) and Mathieu (drums) from Clermont-Fd (FRA) authorize themselves to fire at will. Result is they break many walls between extreme musical styles, to resume in fifty minutes what others have been trying for years.
But it was the least these three hard workers (and not rockers, unless maybe…) could do for their first full length : no way, after several releases going from hardcore to doom and intensive touring over France and Europe, that the band stops a perpetual evolution guided by a DIY work and life ethic. Far beyond anything they’ve done before, Permission to Engage takes Sofy Major to a new step in the band’s career. With this first collaboration with Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Made Out of Babies, Keelhaul, Converge), expect no-prisoners-shows and epic assaults on stage. And the charge is just getting started.

Friday, April 20, 2012 0 Engineers

Album: Cyclopian - Cyclopian

Band: Cyclopian
Album: Cyclopian
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Of Raven And Snake
02. Pyramids
03. The Dark Rift
04. Radiant Sea
05. Eventide Void
Download | Mirror

Cyclopian is a London based band comprising individuals from different musical backgrounds, rooted within the genre of Metal.

With a host of varied influences and musical interests, they found common ground with the desire to create music that is emotionally honest and heavy.

Thursday, April 19, 2012 1 Engineers

Album: Sofy Major & Membrane - Split Record

Band: Sofy Major & Membrane
Album: Split Record
Label: Solar Flare Records
Year: 2011

Sofy Major
01. Ruin it All
02. Doomsayer & Friends
03. Some More Pills
04. Once Was a Warrior (Fan My Flame and I'll Still Be One)
05. Gruesome Tales
06. Small Fires
07. Lifeless Down on the Floor
Download | Mirror

And here comes the long-waited split, the artistic collaboration transposing the obvious affiliation between those two bands, but above all, the friendship developed on the road around a sixpack. Sofy Major vs. Membrane ? Let’s say Sofy Major + Membrane. No need to choose sides, or to talk about a confrontation considering the sound impact. Two different AND complementary universes, the same roots but a different approach ; Membrane are the french noise-hardcore veterans. Normal to find a kind of heritage in Sofy Major when they manage to break free to explore other paths, following a daring mix of genres and always effective in the logic of their last album “Permission to Engage”.
In four titles, the trio from Clermont-Ferrand shows once again that the field is wide, mostly destroyed, the power remains the watchword. As a result, without respite, the old school of Vesoul sounds a second charge, in three attacks, with this unstoppable formula where to hit hard and get it right, honesty is the best weapon.
Sofy Major vs. Membrane ? If somebody got to be KO, that’s the listener at the end.

Sofy Major


Buy the split here.
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Video: Steak Number Eight - Dickhead

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 0 Engineers

Album: Adolf Plays The Jazz - Form Follows Function

Band: Adolf Plays The Jazz
Album: Form Follows Function
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Impact
02. Form Follows Function
03. Oddy
04. Lesser Will
05. Wreck
06. Lodger
07. Dust
08. Water Memory
09. Where Is Our Home ?

Adolf Plays The Jazz latest album. Another solid release from this Greek band.

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Single: Away The Ways - 5 O' Clock

Band: Away The Ways
Album: 5 O' Clock (Single)
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. 5 O'Clock

Away The Ways is a Thai instrumental post-rock band from Bangkok. The band, starting from a group of post-rock music lovers, was formed in 2010.

Arnon Onwilai : Guitar
Eakaphat Parnmuang : Guitar
Apichit Chookaew : Guitar (Temporary break for study in Boston, USA)
Sarawut Khemnak : Drum
Boy Potchara : Bass
Tongrat Leelapeerapan : Violin & Gadgets instruments
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Video: Moving Mountains - Alleviate

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 0 Engineers

Single: Adolf Plays The Jazz - Wreck

Band: Adolf Plays The Jazz
Album: Wreck (Single)
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Wreck
02. Shine

Adolf Plays The Jazz have nothing to do whatsoever with politics and fascism especially.
In essence, the band is formed in 2002, even though the first song created under the name Adolf Plays The Jazz was created in 1998.
The terms post-rock and shoegaze might be the most appropriate to describe their music, but Adolf Plays The Jazz are influenced by everything they listen to, read or see...

Official Site
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Band: The Picturesque Episodes

Band: The Picturesque Episodes
Album: Strange Lights And Ornaments
Label: Self Released
Year: 2009

01. Vision Quest At The Red Mountain
02. I Write To Remember
03. Northern Lights
04. The Craft! The Thousands Of Craft In The Sky!
05. Clouds
06. Slowly Turning Shifting Drifting..
07. My Mother’s Hands
08. Heartbeat
09. (Sleep)
10. 12dept. Day
11. Have You Lost Your Name?
12. Your Heart, Your Eyes.. Screaming!

Band: The Picturesque Episodes
Album: Dreams I
Label: Self Released
Year: 2009

01. Elephant Wall
02. Lullaby For The Owls
03. The Book Of Beasts
04. Drugs Destroy Dreams
05. (Stars)
06. The Grandeur Tree And Me Beneath The Fog
07. Septyni Sapnai
08. Unconvenient Dischord
09. Ant Wall

Band: The Picturesque Episodes
Album: Dreams II
Label: Self Released
Year: 2009

01. My Acoustic Dream
02. Lunar Transmission
03. A Low Star
04. The Infinite Treeline
05. March Of The Moths
06. Rusted Wires x Rusted Hearts
07. (Universe)
08. My Violent Violet Sun
09. A Low Star Escaped
10. Our Endless Longing
11. Science Of Manipulating Emotion Through Sound
12. I Keep Dreaming Places I’ve Never Been

Band: The Picturesque Episodes
Album: Dreams III
Label: Self Released
Year: 2009

01. Travelling Without A Map
02. (Fiction)
03. Épisode I: Le Petit Prince
04. Happiness Is Just A Word
05. The Misty Winter Mist
06. MiGla-Augul Glos / The Glow
07. Épisode II: L'essentiel Est Invisible
08. The Ever-coming Back Low Star
09. Still Endlessly Travelling..
10. ..Towards A Dying Star

Band: The Picturesque Episodes
Album: Constellations (A Low Star Trilogy Part II)
Label: Self Released
Year: 2010

01. Constellations
02. One Giant Leap Towards The Desert
03. Hope
04. Other Ghosts Below The Sailing Sun
05. The Floating Mountains
06. Oasis: Mist Above The Sky
07. Bumblebee Stuck In The Shadow Of August
08. Thirst
09. Oasis: Sylphlike Creatures + Beatwaves
10. Beehives
11. Giant Pluto Above Me
12. Oasis: Cosmic Waves
13. The Sharp Reefs of Pluto
14. Everlasting Sunset Red
15. Deserted Skulls
16. Farewell, Stars!

Band: The Picturesque Episodes
Album: Lonesome Sky in H Minor (A Low Star Trilogy Part I)
Label: Self Released
Year: 2010

01. Fig. I
02. Fig. II
03. Fig. III
04. Fig. IV
05. Fig. V
06. (Intermission)
07. Fig. VI
08. Fig. VII
09. Fig. VIII
10. Fig. IX

Band: The Picturesque Episodes
Album: Songs Of The Nightingales / Naktingalų Giesmés
Label: Self Released
Year: 2010

01. Miške I - Salsvas Medžių Aidas
In The Forest I - Fragrant Echo Of The Trees
02. Miške II - Išnykstu Rūke, Tolumon
In The Forest II - I Disappear Into The Fog, Into The Distance
03. Jūra I - Paukščių Giesmės Horizontui
The Sea I - Bird Odes To The Horizon
04. Jūra II - Pasiklydę Tarp Saulių
The Sea II - Lost Among The Suns

Band: The Picturesque Episodes
Album: The Reimagined Sleep Soundtrack
Label: Self Released
Year: 2010

01. Time Stands Still
02. Oceanic = Static
03. Birth
04. The Great Wave
05. Submerge
06. The Amplified Horizon
07. Summoning The Cloud Whale
08. The Ocean Floor Symphony

Band: The Picturesque Episodes
Album: Silk Spaceport (With Alternative Ending)
Label: Self Released
Year: 2010

01. Silk Spaceport
02. Singularities In Collapsing Stars
03. Needles And Poetry
04. Kaleidoscope Planet, Revisited
05. Tales Of Power
06. Deathbed Conversion And Other Death Dreams
07. Sleep Forever
08. (Spiritual Bridge)
(xx. The Deleted Tragic Scene)
09. May Peace Come To You Eventually

Band: The Picturesque Episodes
Album: Lay My Memories To Rest EP
Label: Self Released
Year: 2011

01. Collapsing Towers
02. Journey Through The Immortal Forest
03. Sleeping In The Opiate Forest
04. The Drifting Monolith
05. Floating In Space Endlessly
06. Jewel In The Lotus

Band: The Picturesque Episodes
Album: Cosmogenesis
Label: Self Released
Year: 2011

01. Constructive Deluge
02. Gloom and Doom
03. Tokyo Pulse
04. Edge Of The Universe
05. ..And The Great Beyond
06. Glimmering Ebb
07. Death Frequency
08. Holy Mountain

Band: The Picturesque Episodes
Album: I/O Technogenesis
Label: Self Released
Year: 2011

01. Alive
02. Everywhere Everything
03. I/O Needles
04. I/O Lietus
05. I, The Shaman
06. Kaleidoscope Planet
07. (Mastercode)
08. Tribes Of The Beyond
09. Light

The Picturesque Episodes is a one man’s, Darius’ Gerulis, cosmic-rock/ambient/neo-classical project from Lithuania. Ranging from lullaby-like string ambiance to noisy repetitive breakdowns and accidental noise records, The Picturesque Episodes covers much musical ground and include many diverse music genres with exceptional attention to the narrative structure of music.

*For Rasyte

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EP: Screens & Big Dead - Split

Band: Screens & Big Dead
Album: Split
Label: Self Released
Year: 2011

01. Sirens
02. Breathe
Big Dead
03. (The Sun Also Rises)
04. Papillon Dans Mons Cerveau (Dempefka Mix)

Screens are a six-piece Brisbane outfit with a strong audio/visual aesthetic and a penchant for the cinematic, while retaining a foothold within the realms of progressive, ambient and post-rock.

Kate O' Sullivan - vocals
Jaxn Lindner - guitars/laptop/vocals
David Fincher - guitars
Leon Rodgers - bass guitars
Skot Bruynius - percussion
Anthony Toci - visuals/percussion


Big Dead
Big Dead are a three-piece Brisbane band, which plays a mix of ambient and post-rock.

Monday, April 16, 2012 0 Engineers

Album: A Secret Revealed - Lay My Memories To Rest

Band: A Secret Revealed
Album: Lay My Memories To Rest
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Lay My Memories To Rest
02. To Dethrone The Misery Inside
03. The Cold Disease
04. The Rain Has Dried
05. Last Night's Dream
06. Once (Bonus)

A Secret Revealed is a post-hardcore/metal band formed in February 2012 in Würzburg, Germany.

Sunday, April 15, 2012 0 Engineers

Album: PlainFire - The Stronger We Have Grown

Band: PlainFire
Album: The Stronger We Have Grown
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Well, Here It Comes Again.
02. Yesterday Is Surrendered, Tomorrow Is Today.
03. I Must Say, That Was An Unwanted Farewell.
04. Think Back, Think Far.
05. A Night Away From The Noise.
06. There's The Power.
07. It Turns Out, Distance Is Irrelevant.
08. I Am Everywhere, Everything And Everyone.
09. Horizons Seem To End, However...
10. ... They Are Ever-Changing.

Plainfire is a one-man post-rock, shoegaze project from Nebraska.

Saturday, April 14, 2012 0 Engineers

Album: Képzelt Város - Hélium

Band: Képzelt Város
Album: Hélium
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Rollei
02. Hélium
03. El Péndulo
04. Tejbe Fúlva
05. Hold A Lámpám
06. Hús
07. Útmutató Újszülötteknek
08. Végtelen Féltér

Képzelt Város is a Hungarian alternative, experimental, indie, post-rock band, which was formed in Budapest in 2005 by four architects. Current members: Gyöngyi Barta, Gergely Oláh, Márton Miskolczi, Máté Győrffy and Dániel Gál.

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Album: Amber - Amber

Band: Amber
Album: Amber
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Cold Hands Warm Heart
02. More Than We Can Bear
03. Long Walk Home
04. For Better Or Worse
05. I Wish I Wouldn't Dream

Amber is a post-metal band from Marburg, Germany.
Thursday, April 12, 2012 0 Engineers

Album: I Am Waiting For You Last Summer - Edge Party

Band: I Am Waiting For You Last Summer
Album: Edge Party
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. The Origin
02. Solar Wind
03. Away From Here
04. Medley Season
05. Intension
06. Dreamers' Shelter
07. Unseeen
08. Event Horizon
09. Obsessed By (feat M. of iamthemorning)
10. The Void

I Am Waiting For You Last Summer formed in Ryazan, Russia in 2011.

Alex and Eugene met at local bar examining the rig of “This Will Destroy You” in October 2010. Alex played in a band called «Epsilon Lyr» and Eugene was a guitarist of « I am waiting for you last s…» Theese bands hardly breathed, and so at one of the parties at the same bar, drunk a fair amount of whiskey, Alex came up to Eugene and asked him if he wanted to play together. Eugene agreed and guys started writing material and rehearsing. Soon they invited his friend DJ Leo on one rehearsal as listener, and soon he became a member of the band, responsible for the electronic component of music.

Official Site
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 0 Engineers

Album: Sky Burial - Where Four Rivers Flow

Band: Sky Burial
Album: Where Four Rivers Flow
Label: Replenish Records
Year: 2012

01. Axis Of The World
02. The Road Marked By Portents
03. Quietly
04. From Out Of Obscured Light
05. The Last Thing You Lay Down

Formed in Tennessee in early 2009, Sky Burial is a four-piece band from Nashville that combines elements of doom, post-metal, and post-rock to create a somber, yet peaceful atmosphere of minimalistic arrangements and passionate segues.  The band's heavily instrumental approach to post-metal is sparsely decorated with messages of self-betterment and hope.

Sky Burial is slated to release their debut full-length album Where Four Rivers Flow through Replenish Records during the spring of 2012.

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Album: Alda - Tahoma

Band: Alda
Album: Tahoma
Label: Replenish Records
Year: 2012

01. In The Wake Of An Iron Wind
02. Adrift
03. Tearing Of The Weave
04. Shadow Of The Mountain
05. Wandering Spirit

Alda is the musical and ideological coalescence of a group of friends who met and began making music with and amidst each other in the town of Eatonville during the early 2000's. They officially christened our project with the name Alda in the Fall of 2007 after having relocated to the city of Tacoma. Their sound is inspired by a variety of folk music traditions and black metal.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 2 Engineers

EP: Chemtrail - Sounds Like Ghosts

Band: Chemtrail
Album: Sounds Like Ghosts EP
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Like All Earthlings
02. Prove You're Not A Robot
03. Volcano Weather
04. Poison Bag
05. The King (Acoustic Version)
Download | Mirror

This EP consists of songs written between 2006 and 2011. These songs never made it onto any of Chemtrail's full-length albums (with the exception of "The King (Acoustic Version)". The original non-acoustic version of that track appeared on Chemtrail's debut album 'Via Satellite'). These songs are "b-sides" so to speak. This EP was produced and recorded by Chemtrail and mastered by Jamal Ruhe at West West Side Music. The band is offering these songs up for free download as "thank you" to everyone for their support. We hope you enjoy!  - Chemtrail

Official Site
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Album: Misuse - April

Band: Misuse
Album: April
Label: Self Released
Year: 2011

01. Marsupial Part I
02. Marsupial Part II
03. 8 Part I
04. 8 Part II
05. Dear Hunter Part I
06. Dear Hunter Part II
07. Bela Part I
08. Bela Part II
09. Techtris Part I
10. Techtris Part II

Athens-based Misuse were formed in 2001. Soon after, they record their first demo and start performing live in various venues around Greece.

In 2007, after a few line-up changes, the band produces its first (self-titled) studio album. The debut is mainly rooted to guitar driven rock forms, alongside piano/keys and strings arrangements. It gets released in March 2008 by Puzzlemusik Records and Spinalonga Records.

In the following months the band performs live around Greece, along many big names of the worldwide post-rock scene such as Mogwai, who personally keep choosing the band for opening their shows in Greece, Silver Mount Zion, Crippled Black Phoenix, Piano Magic and others.

In their shows they have often collaborated with visual artists such as Hope, some tracks have been choreographed and others have been featured in shows and documentaries in Greek Television.

Mid 2011 finds the band in the studio producing their second album ("April"). The acquirement and addition of new equipment, mostly modern electronic devices (such as iOS applications, samplers and sequencers), leads the band to new ways of composing, experimenting with new textures and styles, thus, to a new sound approach.

Despite the depressing and uncertain atmosphere in Greece, Misuse always harbor the will to remain creative, influenced but not damaged, ready to communicate their work anywhere possible, through live shows and releases.

Misuse are:
Dimitris Patsaros - guitar, programming
Costas Stergiou - keys, piano, programming
Stavros Maragkos - bass
Leuteris Volanis - guitar
Nikos Dimitrakakos (nid) - drums, programming

Sunday, April 08, 2012 0 Engineers

EP: Cheval - Perissodactyla

Band: Cheval
Album: Perissodactyla
Label: Self Released
Year: 2011

01. Guy Marchand
02. Perissodactyla
03. Jean Rochefort
04. La Passion De Gagner
05. Omar Sharif

Cheval is a band from Toulouse, France: Thomas Chauvin (vocals) / JD Bourbouze (guitar) / Christophe Heraud (bass & vocals) / Mathias Clement (drums).

Thursday, April 05, 2012 0 Engineers

Video: Chelsea Wolfe - Sunstorm

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Album: The Redneck Manifesto - Friendship

Band: The Redneck Manifesto
Album: Friendship
Label: The Richter Collective
Year: 2010

01. Black Apple
02. Smile More
03. Drum Drum
04. Little Nose
05. Tomb Of The Dudes
06. Hex
07. Rubber Up
08. Weird Waters
09. Click
10. Cloud Beard

Formed in August 1998 from the ashes of four of Dublin’s finest hardcore bands, The Redneck Manifesto introduced themselves to Dublin audiences by way of a number of 7” singles on their own Greyslate label as well as a split 7” on Road Relish. It was however their debut album ‘Thirty Six Strings’ recorded by Alan O’Boyle (Decal) and released as a joint venture with French label Red F Records that harnessed the power of their increasingly passionate, tight and hypnotic instrumental live shows. ‘Thirty Six Strings’ warmly received by press and fans alike was acclaimed ‘Irish album of the year’ for 2001 by the Event Guide.

In March 2002 the band set off on their first headline European tour and in a bid to help defray tour costs intended releasing a tour EP but instead came up with a companion piece to ‘Thirty Six Strings’ in the form of their second album ‘Cut Your Heart Off From Your Head’. Again recorded with producer Alan O’Boyle this showed the Redneck sound moving forward. Equally receiving very favourable reviews and again being self-released the band found it difficult to keep up with the sales demands the album placed on them. In 2003 The Redneck Manifesto found themselves headlining their stage to a capacity audience at the Witness festival in Ireland. Also in March that year, after featuring on a number of BMX Video soundtracks Stateside and receiving much interest from the US BMX-ing community they travelled to play their first shows in the US and were a huge hit at the 2003 South by South West music festival in Texas.

The band traveled to France to record their third album ‘I am Brazil’. Recorded in the infamous Black Box Studios by Producer Dave Odlum, the album will no doubt be one of the most eagerly awaited Irish records of the coming year. The album is the first recording as a five piece and as such shows a highly expanded and developed sound moving on from where ‘Cut your heart off from your head’ left off. The band have been keeping a low profile live in the past year but will be undergoing a full Irish, European and US tourto support the release of the new album in the coming months.

Regarded as one of the country’s finest live bands, this innovative and resolutely independent group has bypassed the normal channels of industry hype. The successes they have achieved to date - sold-out venues and snapped-up recordings issued on their own label - have been based entirely on their own merits, hard work and a phenomenal word-of-mouth reputation.

Buy (CD & vinyl are sold out)
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 0 Engineers

Album: The Best Pessimist - Love Is...

Band: The Best Pessimist
Album: Love Is...
Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

01. Love Is...
02. Closeness
03. We Made Our History
04. Above The Fog (Pt.1)
05. Above The Fog (Pt.2)
06. December 2, 1000
07. The Most Cold Winter

The Best Pessimist is a one-man-band project formed in 2009 by the Ukrainian musician and composer Sergey Lunev. His music is a lovechild of genres like post-rock, ambient, IDM. Piano driven atmospheric musical landscapes may remind you: The American Dollar, French Teen Idol and Mono.

Buy: send an email to
Monday, April 02, 2012 2 Engineers

Video: Sigur Rós - Ekki múkk

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Album: The American Dollar - Awake In The City

Band: The American Dollar
Album: Awake In The City
Label: Yesh Music
Year: 2012

01. Faces In The Haze
02. Heavy Eyes Ignite
03. Ether Channels
04. First Day
05. Steeltown (Part One)
06. Steeltown (Part Two)
07. Strings
08. Crossing Asia
09. As We Float
10. Urbana
11. Friends Of Friends
12. Oracle

Started by longtime friends and collaborators John Emanuele and Richard Cupolo from Queens, NY in 2005, The American Dollar creates pieces that wholly captivate and engage the listener. The duo fuses processed drums, spacious keyboards and powerful organ swells with electric guitar and bass, creating deep sonic textures while maintaining the passion and energy of a live band. The swirling soundscapes build and swell, punctuated by glitchy beats, breathing and expanding into crashing guitars and soaring leads: precisely constructed symphonies for a new era.

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