Prison Religion – “Cage With Mirrored Bars”
Back yet again with another bangin’ RECORD OF THE WEEK blog!
PRISON RELIGION is a project featuring members from both ends of the US; Crimewave (Seattle, WA), Poozy and False Prophet (Richmond, VA). Annexing noise, trap and hiphop, industrial, metal, noise and just about everything under the sun. “Cage With Mirrored Bars” is their first proper full length release out now on BLACKHOUSE RECORDS! Keep tabs as PRISON RELIGION as they have another album in the works for 2018 and possibly a tour soon…
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THE WHIZARDS were born out of the same scene that brought you Kyuss and Queens Of The Stone Age. While THE WHIZARDS is more punk than typical “desert rock,” they definitely still have the desert flavor. In the early 2000s, some members moved on sealing the fate of THE WHIZARDS. RUINED VIBES sister label, RVJR, has resurrected the long lost, never released album on vinyl only!
BAND NAME: The Whizards
LABEL NAME: Ruined Vibes/RVjr
San Francisco hardcore at its finest, WAR BISON may be new to the scene but their momentum is unstoppable! Their first release on vinyl, the self titled 7″ is out now in either classic ‘Black’ vinyl or the ‘Black’ and ‘White’ AsideBside version. If you can make it, their release show is just around the corner!
Brooklyn-based project YOKE LORE is the new musical venture of Adrian Galvin, previously of Yellerkin and Walk the Moon. YOKE LORE layers the harmonies of Panda Bear, the soulful beats of M83, and the modern pop of Blackbird Blackbird to tell “the stories of how we are bound.” Galvin’s songs start with the folksy timbre of a banjo and add echoing waves of vocals and percussion to create unforgettable pop music with tactile sincerity and conviction. “Goodpain” is YOKE LORE’S sophomore release out now on ILA! YOKE LORE has a few shows on the west coast in July, catch em if you can!
In regular rotation on the office turntable this week…the people behind MARTYRS take their music very seriously and have a long standing commitment to regularly supporting and participating in DIY music and art culture. Although MARTYRS’ music is heavily rooted in Hardcore Punk subculture, the members’ influences are quite diverse and the band puts a serious effort into incorporating a variety of appropriate and relevant styles into their writing. A long time coming, “The Great Disturbance” is available on ‘Ultra Clear’ vinyl with ‘Black’ smoke, out now!
BAND NAME: Martyrs
LABEL NAME: Ghostwood Records
Dreampop kings SHE SIR return with their long-awaited sophomore album “Rival Island”. The full-length “Rival Island” LP sees the band covering their darkest and most thrilling territory yet, exploring veiled themes of mirrors, dualism, and aging. Surpassing their early shoegaze roots, She Sir reaches ambitious new heights as they embrace chorused guitar textures, Fleetwood Mac’s soulful rhythm and bass, and inspired Pet Sounds-esque arrangements. Get your ‘Milky Clear’ or ‘Black Smoke’ vinyl from SHELFLIFE today!
CRUEL SUMMER’S sound evokes the dazed, fuzzed-out, swirling noise of the late 1980s UK sound while still sticking to their pop roots–they’ve aptly been crowned San Francisco’s “jangle darlings.” Mastered by Kramer (Galaxie 500 and Low). “Ivy” is the long-awaited, first full-length album from this quartet, who have become a mainstay in the San Francisco and Oakland club scene. Check out more at MT.ST.MTN !
See you next week!!