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“The Monster Within” is the title of the brand new full-length by Montreal psychobilly band The Brains. The album features tight rhythms paired with smooth rockabilly vocals and choppy guitar parts. Psychobilly is not for every listener, but for those who are in to this kind of thing, this is certainly a good record.
It is always interesting to see where a band takes their sound in a genre that combines different styles of music. The Brains have lyrics that could fit into different genres, but when paired with singer Rene De La Muerte’s vocals, you see that they were written for rockabilly with a dark edge. The track “Stay Back” warns us “Stay back baby, I’m the wrong one, you know I ain’t no good for you, I got a bad reputation I’m a wild one, I ain’t the one to make your dreams come true”. This is the stand out track on the album, in my opinion. Listeners can expect to feel urges to move (as listeners of this genre usually want to) in crowds. “Give It All” describes exactly what the band did on that track, including their guitar licks, heavy drums and gang vocals in just the right places. While “Stay Back” shows us that the band is capable of writing deep lyrics, “Give It All” shows that the band is capable of holding it down on the musical front.
“The Monster Within” is the band’s fourth album, and if the albums preceding it are anything like this, then I would say that the band has earned its place among notable psychobilly acts such as Batmobile and Blood Sucking Zombies from Outer Space.
“We make pop music for people who don’t like people.” This is the repeated refrain on “We Make Pop Music,” the second of the two new tracks on the new Art Brut release, Top Of The Pops. Simultaneously mission statement and call to arms, Eddie Argos’s sing along misanthropy rings just the right note between sarcasm and sincerity. Top Of The Pops is a two-disc “best of” release to celebrate ten years of the weird and oft acclaimed European rock band, and what a fantastic collection to celebrate with.
With some great guitar work and grooves so deep you can get lost in them, Brooklyn band Country Mice have put together a fantastic new album that rocks and rambles in all the right places. Titled Hour Of The Wolf, it’s a refreshing dose of ass-kicking indie rock in a world of auto-tune and blastbeats.
With a few full-lengths and EPs under her belt, and a new full-length album coming in 2013, Allison Weiss has debuted her new single “Making It Up”, her first release to be put out by No Sleep Records. This beautiful chunk of power-pop heaven is a prime example of Weiss’ sound and soul, with fun rhythms and melodies accompanied by lyrics that everyone can relate to, about love, heartbreak, and what happens in the aftermath. You can hear the song streaming for free at Spinner.com, and pre-order the 7″ vinyl to be released on January 29 2013 at https://www.nosleepstore.com/artist/allison-weiss.
Thirty seconds into the first song, you can tell how Zion EP–the latest release from Japanese rockers Crossfaith—is going to sound. Heavy. Monolith, the lead off single, hits you out of nowhere. It begins with light drums and a synthesizer before the beat picks up and the drums get heavier as they are joined by a wall of guitar sound. The band’s sound revolves around switching between riffs from the guitar and melodies from the synthesizers. The vocals are very harsh, but very fitting. From the very first track, it is easy to tell that the instrumentation is something that is meticulously worked on. The band successfully blends electronic sounds with high-gain guitars.