The upcoming self-titled album from Austin's Honey and Salt will be released everywhere on April 6th! We've teamed up with Post-Trash to premiere the the raucous opening track "A Nihilist Takes Up Knitting." Along with an in-depth interview, Post-Trash praised the album saying, "the record is full of dazzling math-rock workmanship, but it mains a pop spirit underneath it all, turning songs of technical wizardry into something you can hum along with." Listen to the song here and pre-order the album to get an instant download of two new songs now!
"A Nihilist Takes Up Knitting" is something of a mission statement for the
new album. The track highlights the band's ability to blend
Kinsella-esque guitar work and intricate melodies with the grit and
lyrical depth of DC's Revolution Summer. Honey and Salt
hasn't just inherited the sounds of those Dischord halcyon days, the
band's lyrics pack a sociopolitical punch as well. The album finds Honey and Salt wrestling with
the chaotic climate of today and searching for the means to stay
optimistic despite national and global issues that can appear
insurmountable. Throughout the album's lyrics, vocalist/guitarist Wade
Allen (a former philosophy teacher) asks difficult questions about our
humanity and the pull of complacency in times of despair, as well as the
power of art for solace and inspiration.
debut album Infinity Mirror is out everywhere this Friday! Listen to
the exclusive premiere of the new song "No Man Needs Nothing" now at Heavy Blog. Vinyl is now sold out, but CDs are still available for pre-order. All pre-orders include an instant download of "Memory Trace."
The new song from Wolverhampton, UK rockers Dearist, "Fool's Heart," is premiering now at Substream. The song appears on the band's upcoming sophomore full-length Sonder which is out everywhere on April 27th. Listen to the infectious single here and pre-order the album to get an instant download of two new songs as well as the band’s newly remastered debut album This House Has No Windows.
Are you headed to Austin for this year's SXSW? If so, don't miss Honey and Salt performing songs from their upcoming self-titled album all week long...and if you haven't yet, pre-order the album on some stunning limited edition vinyl here to get an instant download of the new song "Simple Errors."
We’re beyond excited to partner with Hidden Hospitals for the release of their sophomore full-length Liars on May 18th. Stream the title track at BrooklynVegan and pre-order the album on limited edition vinyl to get an instant download of three songs now + three b-sides on release date.
Hidden Hospitals' sound is CPR for rock and roll’s
dying aesthetic. And on Liars, the sound oscillates around modern rock and cult electronica, with lyrics balancing everyday dualities from the first line— "I lost my fingers when I found my fists." — to the last breath. Together, they create a sound and story that are a pulse of hope grounded in the reality of authentic relationships and experiences.
Watch the premiere of Dearist's new music video for “Drowning” at Upset Magazine! The song comes from the band’s upcoming album Sonder which out is out everywhere April 27th! Pre-order the album on limited edition vinyl to get an instant download of the song now!
"This song made it onto the new album pretty early," says vocalist
Adam Binder. "I was listening to a lot of mid-tempo 90s alternative rock
at the time and I wanted to write a song with that same semi-dreamy
vibe. I had that intro riff going on a loop pedal in the studio for
about two hours just vibing off it. As for the lyrical content, like all songs on
this new album, it’s written about other people I know, and what it
would be like to be in their shoes. 'Drowning' is about a person that has
been through a tough time and they are finding it hard to move on with
their life. It’s about getting stuck in what’s happened in the past and
not being able to shake off those experiences."
Want to know more about Austin’s Honey and Salt? Get an introduction to the band and be on the lookout for their new self-titled album out everywhere April 6th! Pre-order the album on limited edition vinyl to get an instant download of the first single "Simple Errors" here!
The debut album from the Detroit, Michigan post-rock 4-piece Man MountainInfinity Mirror will be released on March 16th and we're proud to premiere the new song "Illumination Rings" today at Gold Flake Paint which can be heard here.
Gold Flake Paint writes: "...unravelling
over eight-and-a-half voluminous, spell-binding minutes while still
retaining a sense of hidden captivation throughout...a colossal
undertaking, a majestic concoction of Explosions In The Sky-esque
melodrama and stirring, boisterous, instrumental runs that powerfully
thrive and swell like the most riveting of storms, one you’ve watched
approach from way out on the horizon, bold and brilliant in its display
Infinity Mirror is available for pre-order now on limited edition 180 gram vinyl and compact disc. All pre-orders include an instant download of "Memory Trace," as well as a free download of
the band's debut EP,
To Call Each Thing By Its Right Name, which has
been remastered and re-released with new artwork.
Welcome Wolverhampton, UK's Dearist to the Spartan family! From this sleepy midland town comes a modern British take on the likes of American pioneers like Taking Back Sunday, Rival Schools, and Thursday. We’re excited to release the band's new album Sonder everywhere on April 27th. Listen to the new single "Drowning" at The Alternative and pre-order the album on limited edition vinyl to get an instant download of the new song and the band’s newly remastered debut album This House Has No Windows.
Watch the world premiere of Barren Womb's new music video for "Crook Look" LIVE at the Alternative Press Facebook page! The song comes from the band’s new album “Old Money / New Lows” which comes out everywhere this Friday! Pre-order your copy on limited edition vinyl + picture disc to get an instant download of three songs now!
The new self-titled album from Austin's Honey and Salt will be released on April 6th and we've teamed up with UPROXX to premiere the album's kinetic first single, "Simple Errors." The song exemplifies Honey and Salt's ability to make highly intricate music into something incredibly accessible. The trio injects every moment of their new album with melody, deftly utilizing everything from Kinsella-esque guitar lines, to post-rock dynamics, to hardcore ferocity — all while packing an emotional resonance straight out of DC’s Revolution Summer.
The album finds the band wrestling with the inescapable distress of today's sociopolitical climate, and searching for the means to stay optimistic despite national or global issues that appear insurmountable. Throughout the album the band asks difficult questions about our humanity in times of despair, as they to
resist the pull of complacency and instead turn to art for solace and
Honey and Salt is available for pre-order now on limited edition vinyl here. All pre-orders include an instant high quality download of "Simple Errors" and a full album download on April 6th.
Chow down on Barren Womb's new song “Mystery Meat” at Metal Injection! The song comes off the band’s new album Old Money / New Lows which drops everywhere on February 16th. Pre-order the album on limited edition vinyl here to get an instant download of three songs right now! Go on, take a bite. We dare you!