Happy New year! Free music Friday has returned! I miss spending hours going through Bandcamp and discovering new music. So we’re going to bring back free music Friday in 2019. I spewnt about a half an hour on Bandcamp the other day and downloaded a few dozen records!
To kick us off in 2019 I have Vancouver based Either/Or. Either/Or’s “Categories of Colour was released on December 21st. The thing I like about Either/Or is how they are at the same time super chill and very mathy. It’s an oxymoron, I know. But the fact of the matter is Either/Or strikes a perfect balance. THe guitar works keeps the songs interesting, while the drums provide a solid base.
Categories of Colour is available on Either/Or’s Bandcamp page and you can name your own price! Go give it a spin!
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This week I have new music from Pohgoh, Restorations, Mxpx, Doe, and mewithoutYou.
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This week I have new music from Fine China, Foxhole, Thrice, and Tolstoy.
Emo post rockers Prawn have announced their third full-length, Run. Run will hit shelves on September 22nd via Topshelf Records. You can pre-order Run at http://www.topshelfrecords.com/products/596592-prawn-run. In addition to that announcement, NPR Music is streaming North Lynx, the first single from Run. You can listen to North Lynx at http://www.npr.org/2017/08/09/542076045/prawns-north-lynx-sounds-like-an-elephant-stampede?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nprmusic&utm_term=music&utm_content=20170809
For fans of Deftones, Thrice, Hopesfall. That description on Vena Amoris’ Bandcamp page was a pretty quick hook for me. I instantly downloaded the record. The first song on the band’s new ep, Lucidity, is titled Eros, I assume it’s a shoutout to the Deftone’s album that may or may never see the light of day. Eros kicks in and sounds like it would’ve fit on any of the Deftones last couple of records. Heavy drums with a super spacey guitar and verbed out vocals. It is near perfect in it’s Deftones worship. The sound stays the same but veers from Deftones on the albums second track, Silver. Silver reminds me a ton of Magnetic North era Hopesfall (which I love!). The band never goes metal over the 4 songs but clearly operates in the realm of atmospheric hard rock.
You can name your own price for Lucidity at https://venaamorisuk.bandcamp.com/releases
Sometimes you instantly connect with a record. That’s how I felt after hitting play on Slovakian band Shallov’s new record, Concrete & Glass. The band walks the line of emocore/hardcore/post rock in a way that very few bands can. It instantly reminded me of Envy’s Insomniac Daze, another record I instantly fell in love with. This is a record for fans of bands like Envy and Deafheaven. You can name your own price for Concrete & Glass at https://shallov.bandcamp.com/album/concrete-glass
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Post-rock out Sollunar has teamed up with Something Beautiful Records. Sollunar is working on not one but two projects. You can check out Sollunar’s debut ep, The Observatory, at https://sollunar.bandcamp.com/releases