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Camping in Alaska - BATHE (Huntsville, Alabama)

Who It Is: Camping in Alaska – BATHE; Broken World Media (2014)

What It Sounds Like: Math rock with aggressive, growling vocals

Review:

Camping in Alaska was introduced to the world as “twinkle emo” with their 2013 release please be nice. However, the opening track, titled “insight,” carried a heavier, math rock tone and texture that was inconsistent with the rest of the album. The abrasiveness of this song has caught the attention of listeners and earned most scrobbled track on the band’s last.fm. With BATHE, it seems the boys in Camping in Alaska took the hint and turned the sounds of “insight” into an album of its own, featuring fast, poppy guitars, heavy drums, and intense vocals.

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Anonymous
did you ever hear back from best witches?

nope. tell them to release a tape w us (dont actually (only if you want to (dont do it (uh))))

eriston - Cipher Songes (West Hartford, Connecticut)

Who It Is: eriston – Cipher Songes; Self-Released (2014)

What It Sounds Like: LVL UP, DIIV, Alex G, folky dream pop

Review:

Listening to Cipher Songes feels like a hike across a mountain trail, following the ghost of a pathway, but taking the time to stray whenever the spirit strikes. Cipher Songes is not a particularly lengthy record, but it takes its time. While this can seem tedious at times, the band’s patience allows them to flesh out their ideas, keeping most tracks on the record interesting. eriston is a young band, this being their first full-length record, so at the risk of burning out my previous metaphor, I would say that Cipher Songes plays like a literal and emotional foray through woods that feel more familiar every day.

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Anonymous
in emo music what do you mean by twinkly

Anonymous
hows highschool mark

i wanna die lol

Anonymous
entry lvl indie trash

me

Anonymous
remember birdtapes

i dont remember much except they put out really cool shit and the dude(s) went mia and never sent anything out. this may also be very un-current information. but yes, sure, kinda, sorta. 

Telegraph Wires - Fugue State EP (Baltimore, Maryland)

Who It Is: Telegraph Wires - Fugue State EP, Self-Released (2014)

What It Sounds Like: Sort of 90s-ish indie rock

Review:

I decided to review an indie band because, to be honest with you all, I really miss the stage of my life when I used to listen to nothing but straight-up indie rock. Yeah, I know I’m 17 and missing former stages in my life is kind of weird at my ripe young age, but when I first checked out Telegraph Wires, a four-piece from Baltimore, I was really feeling the nostalgia. About a minute or so into the first track, however, I realized why it had been so long since my last indie phase – the genre has become kind of boring. Maybe it’s just me, but it almost seems like there are way too many indie rock groups out there to keep the style of music sounding fresh, and unfortunately, Telegraph Wires fail to assert themselves as an exception to the rule.

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maxhenrygottesman:

I am a Nouns fanboy, and Mark Garza called me cute.

Darto - Hex (Seattle, Washington)

Who It Is: Darto - Hex; Mother Image Records (2014)

What It Sounds Like: Slint but heavier, My Bloody Valentine but more punkier, early Swans but not as fucked up.

Review:

Since 2012, Seattle’s Darto have released two EP’s and one LP of dark, noisy music. There’s is the best form of post-hardcore: at times they take an ordinary loud rock sound and distort it, making it sound like the singer is shouting from a mountaintop during The Storm of the Apocalypse. At other times, they merely slow an ordinary garage punk song down, allowing each drumbeat, guitar crunch, and melodic riff to have space between each other, allowing for greater appreciation of group dynamic and composition. At all times, they make music that is all at once heavy but also ethereal and intriguing to the ears.

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