Twitching Tongues – “Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred”
Another week full of vinyl goodies to drool over on our RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!
Though their sound has evolved dramatically since their inception, TWITCHING TONGUES was born of LA’s hardcore scene in 2009. After a few releases and a lot of tours, they are back with “Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred” – which was recorded at both The Pit, as well as the world famous Sound City Studios. The title, drawn from a quote by famed social philosopher Eric Hoffer – “Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life” – reflects the band’s mentality in approaching the record: paying homage to those who supported them while belligerently responding to their detractors. Go catch TWITCHING TONGUES on tour right now, or head over to METAL BLADE to grab yourself a copy!
BAND NAME: Twitching Tongues (Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram)
LABEL NAME: Metal Blade Records
———————————— Honorable Mentions ———————————————
After the release of the NOI!SE’s most recent full-length “The Real Enemy,” there was a growing interest in the back catalog in one of this generation’s best Oi! bands. Out of print for several years, this reissue of their debut LP “The Scars We Hide” is remixed and remastered and better than ever. Start to finish, the album solidified the band’s sound – pairing those riveting drums, insane bass lines, and great leads with a true verbal assault. You can grab a copy from the band at one of its upcoming shows including Punk Rock Bowling or get an ‘Ultra Clear’ w/ ‘Black’, ‘White’ and ‘Silver’ Splatter vinyl with the silver foil laminate jacket!
BAND NAME: NOi!SE
LABEL NAME: Pirates Press Records / Randale Records
RIVERS OF NIHIL began their musical journey in 2009, and recorded their first EP. The Reading, PA quintet announced themselves as one of the most promising and forward-thinking metal bands in the world today with their first two releases – but on March 16th, 2018, they will shatter all expectations with their third full-length, “Where Owls Know My Name”. This is the 3rd album in the band’s 4 part saga, which thematically follows the seasons; so far they’ve released spring, summer, and now this is fall. METAL BLADE is your connection, go get some!
BAND NAME: Rivers of Nihil (Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / YouTube)
LABEL NAME: Metal Blade Records
Since 2006, ASHLYNN IVY has been writing and performing folk and doo-wop music throughout Southeast, TX and Louisiana both as a solo
artist and alongside various groups. Her first solo release since 2008, “Hearts for Breakfast” is a lyrically-driven southern fairytale littered with aliens, family, and heartbreak tinged with hope. Though no release performance is currently scheduled, she plans on selectively touring the album throughout Texas, Louisiana, and hopefully parts of Mexico. Stay tuned….
BAND NAME: Ashlynn Ivy (Website / Facebook / Twitter / Bandcamp)
San Diego, California-based thrash/crossover act PISSED REGARDLESS is five-piece outfit built on pure angst and fury, unwavering in heart, and sharp in focus and performance. Following more than two years since their latest LP, the band’s debut for CREATOR-DESTRUCTOR RECORDS comes in the form of the brutalizing 7″ EP titled “Feed The Birds”, their first new output since the revamping of their lineup. Check them out TONIGHT in San Diego if you can!
BAND NAME: Pissed Regardless (Facebook / Instagram)
LABEL NAME: Creator Destructor (Website / Facebook / Twitter / Bandcamp)
Forming in 2014, The Flats merge alternative rock with pop elements. With soaring chorus’ and eloquent lyricism, The Flats are an emerging group hailing from Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. They latest release, “Nobody People/‘ features song transitions taken from excerpts of an interview lead singer Chris Kerekes did with his grandparents. The insights and thoughts shared are raw and unfiltered, flow seamlessly and are a reflective of many of the song topics. Click on over to RUN FOR COVER RECORDS for more info on getting yourself a copy!
BAND NAME: The Flats (Bandcamp / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Spotify)
LABEL NAME: Run For Cover
Baltimore’s DRMCTHR has been turning heads with an atmospheric sound that falters the line between indie rock and pop with light-hearted shoegaze instrumentals that create a dreamy ambience. Having faced several challenges since their first release, including member changes and at one point the near end of the band, DRMCTHR is back with a newfound confidence. A change in spelling of the band’s name marks a new era for DRMCTHR as it represents the loss they have experienced, but also a bolder, stronger representation of who they have become. Their first vinyl release is coming courtesy of DARKSHORE MUSIC GROUP!
BAND NAME: DRMCTHR
LABEL NAME: Darkshore Music Group
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