Augury – “Illusive Golden Age”
We’re kicking off spring break the right way with another RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!!
Hailing from Montreal, Canada, AUGURY began their journey in 2001 with an intent from the start to deliver an extreme dose of death-black-progressive metal along with an intriguing/scientific and esoteric lyrical concept. With their first albums the band quickly drew attention from metal lovers and media around the globe. After touring most intensively in 2009-2010 and releasing 2 critically acclaimed albums, they are set to release their 3rd monolith for a worldwide release in Spring 2018 on THE ARTISAN ERA!
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DA GOF ROCKERZ exist in the distant future. Brutish Orks, they travel through space performing songs inspired by violence. “Gargant Stomp” covers another stop on their endless tour of the universe – the title track is a “dance” number. DA GOF ROCKERZ teach some disrespectful former roadies (Grotsmack) how to do the “Gargant Stomp”. Head over to DEAD SHOOTY PRODUCTIONS if you want to grab one of these gear shaped 7″s while you still can!
Chicago’s beloved melodic punk veterans- THE LAWRENCE ARMS- have released classic records on FAT WRECK CHORDS, Asian Man, and Epitaph over the last 2 decades. This double LP features 29 songs from across their career, including fan and band favorites from their albums, plus as a bonus is a whole album side of unreleased mixes and unreleased songs! The track listing was chosen by the band and shows how the trio went from making gritty, lo-fi records to some of the sharpest-written songs in all of punk! Check out THE LAWRENCE ARMS starting a huge tour soon!
After forming in 2012 around the roaring transparency of Ambrosini’s songwriting, TAKEN BY CANADIANS quickly gained major regional attention. With the release of their third album, “Self Titled”, the group is leading a new era of California Rock & Roll, one that is flagrantly honest, elegantly melodic, blissfully contrary and loud as all hell!
LEVI THE POET is a spoken word poet from Albuquerque, NM. The son of a man whose mental illness led to suicide, and a mother whose faith held her steady through the storm, LEVI took his life to the page and – eventually – the stage. With an eclectic love for everything from hip-hop to hardcore, his aggressive style and unique performances have left audiences resonating with with LEVI’S combination of artistry and advocacy for the past nine years. LEVI THE POET just finished a full month of tour in Europe / UK with the band Listener, and will be taking this new “Cataracts” material out in the States this Spring / Summer!
BAND NAME: Levi The Poet
“First Days of Summer” is a solo album by MICHAEL SIMMONS, co-leader of power-pop favorite sparkle*jets u.k. MIKE started CRAB APPLE RECORDS back in 1985 while in high school, and has used the imprint ever since for his projects as well as dozens of other acts over the years. This is his first full-length album of originals in 20 years! Stay tuned for the release shows to be announced soon!
FIDDLEHEAD’S debut LP “Springtime and Blind” is an exploration of grief both introspective and through the insight of others. The Boston-based band have created a debut LP that shares an anguishing, relatable story of love and loss through the catharsis of spirited, loud indie rock. FIDDLEHEAD has some shows this weekend on the east coast – but you can order a copy over at RUN FOR COVER RECORDS if you can’t make it…
Get out there and enjoy the sunshine if you can!