Monday, August 31, 2009
Summer is coming to an end, and that can only mean one thing... the time has finally arrived... EXPLODING IN SOUND is back with "FUTURE LEGENDARY" the third installment of its beloved compilation series. Prepare yourself for the new and exciting FREE digital compilation, comprised of nineteen glorious new bands, both familiar and relatively unknown. Step right up and discover music at an affordable price… FREE… complete with artwork and liner notes describing each of the spectacular artists. If you are tired of being disappointed by the generic sounds of modern rock radio, download this compilation now and enjoy the incredible new sounds of Junius, Truckfighters, Zuu, Skeleteen, and Sturgeon, just to name a few. The extraordinary bands offer an array of styles including indie, alternative, pop, grunge, shoegaze, stoner/psychedelic, metal, soul, Americana, and so much more. So come one, come all, and enjoy this collection of recent releases and upcoming excellence. Your ears and mind will be grateful. It is quite an honor for Exploding In Sound to have the opportunity to work with such exceptional new artists, and a pleasure to help spread the word of their music. Please show the bands your support, as they work hard to create music we can actually enjoy for countless years to come.
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Special thanks go out to all of the artists, Ky Williams at the empirical study, Craig Cirinelli, Fuzzorama Records, On Another Note Records, Mary (Zuu), Larry Suglio (Pop-Up Records – Exeter’s “Grey Noise, White Lies” out NOW!), Duncan Blake (Sturgeon), Casey Tipton, my family, friends, and everyone who is supporting the cause. Let's keep it going and continue to restore confidence in rock music.
- Dan Goldin
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Track listing and band info:
1. Zuu – Wasted Today (from the album “Everywhere”)
Los Angeles trio Zuu have managed to create the full package, style combined with substance. On their recently released sophomore album, the band has delivered a strong statement, and has proven to be worthy contenders among the new school of shoegaze bands, with a well-built talent for indie/pop melodies to set them apart. Roaring feedback driven guitars combine with catchy songwriting and space rock finesse easily devoured by fans of The Stone Roses, Autolux, and Failure.
2. Skeleteen – Falter (from the album “Bury the Seasons”)
Skeleteen are putting the power in the term “power trio” within the more hostile aspects of the shoegaze genre. Hailing from Los Angeles, the band performs a combination of riotous noise exploration mixed with grungy bleakness. Their secret weapon lies in drummer Chase Manhattan, whose stunning polyrhythmic beats blast through the powerful flood of overdriven guitars and bass. The band is hard at work on new music, and will be playing many shows in the near future. The ferocity of their songs brings to mind My Bloody Valentine with the aggression and angst of classic grunge rock.
3. RIBS – Even (EIS Version) (previously unreleased)
RIBS are the latest band to emerge from the Boston scene, and look poised to become one of the best. The band hope to release their debut EP “British Brains” in October, and were kind enough to present Exploding In Sound and its readers with an exclusive version of “Even”. Their music evolves emotionally as it progresses, and soars with an atmospheric quality and intensity similar to Deftones, Queens of the Stone Age, or Muse. Without being pretentious, the band manages to write gorgeously moody rock that’s straight forward, pure, and will have you listening on repeat.
4. Truckfighters – Monster (from the album “Mania”)
The American desert rock scene spearheaded by Kyuss in the early 90s remains alive and well in Sweden. In the case of Orebro’s Truckfighters, the sound remains thriving. With two stellar albums already under their belt, the band released their third record “Mania” earlier this year on Fuzzorama Records, and in turn created an instant stoner/desert classic. Through fuzzed out wastelands of wide riffing guitars to the low end heavy rumble of the bass tone, this three piece has created one of the best stoner rock albums of the decade, hands down.
5. Don Vail – Linda McCartney (from the album “Don Vail”)
Ontario, Canada’s Don Vail may have just released their debut album in the beginning of this year, but are certainly not new comers to the scene. With several members formerly playing in the criminally underrated Chore among others, here at Exploding in Sound I’m determined to not let the same happen to Don Vail. Creating an interesting blend of progressive pop/rock, the songs have a tendency to continuously build with no end in sight. Duel guitars artistically wind around each other in tight circles, combined with luscious melodies and vigorous rhythms for a truly unique sound.
6. Dove Hunter – The Shore (from the album “The Southern Unknown”)
Dove Hunter hail from the musical hotbed of the Dallas/Fort Worth area in Texas, and the foursome have let their southern roots sink deep into their sound. Moody atmospheric rock is joined by pedal steel, banjos, and the well placed harmonicas on their fantastic debut album “The Southern Unknown”. Lead singer Jayson Wortham’s voice is sharp while rarely lifting above a rough whisper. Dove Hunter has created a collection of songs that will instantly engrain themselves in your memory, and should be embraced on a national level. Their music is constantly developing with phenomenal performances from all members of the band, each element forming together in a cyclone of rootsy artistic improvisation.
7. Borrowed Eyes & The Blood Red Road – Birds (previously unreleased)
The southern charm of New York’s Borrowed Eyes & The Blood Red Road is more justified than it may seem. Before meeting up in NYC/Brooklyn many of the members hailed from the south including Texas and South Carolina. Lead singer/song writer Daniel Wood (former member of …Trail of Dead) has created a sound equally charismatic as their live presence blending Americana, soul, blues, rock n roll, and outlaw folk rock. The four piece band is often joined by a horn section for added texture, and the low end grooves will have you moving along with their music. Described as music to have a bar brawl to, Borrowed Eyes are here to bring an end to false rock n roll.
8. Sundrone – First Responders (previously unreleased)
Sundrone are a new band from Winston-Salem, North Carolina with a voice that will be familiar to many listeners. Jeff Jenkins, former lead singer of beloved Codeseven, has resurfaced with Sundrone, comprised of himself, Jeremy, Zach, and Tim. Their sound can best be described as ambient and fairly electronic based, with lots of digital programming and keyboards mixed into the traditional heavy passionate alternative rock. They graciously debut their track “First Responders” with this compilation, and are looking to release their debut EP “Burial Flames” in early fall. Sundrone come highly recommended for fans of Team Sleep, Codeseven, and Pink Floyd.
9. Pet Ghost Project – Short Name (from the album “Idiot Brain // Genius Heart”)
Brooklyn, New York’s Pet Ghost Project is an indie rock power trio making waves with their triumphant live shows, well crafted albums, as well as recent signing to On Another Note Records. Primarily a solo project of singer/songwriter/multi instrumentalist Justin Stivers (originally from the pacific northwest), he wrote and recorded two albums, released simultaneously this spring, one heavy and instrumental, the other with lo-fi quirkier indie rock songs. With the addition of Justin Gonzales and Jake More, the band has drawn comparisons to Built to Spill, Animal Collective, and Neutral Milk Hotel. On “Short Name,” the band shows off all their churning power in the explosively noisy riffs and indie crafted chaos.
10. Junius – Letters From Saint Angelica (Edit) (from the upcoming album “The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist”)
Since 2004 Junius have been building a rabid fan-base with their dark new-wave meets art rock by way of shoegaze sound. Fans and critics alike have been blown away by their music and live performances, and their new album “The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist” remains one of the most anticipated releases of 2009. The band combines the greatest elements of Joy Division, My Bloody Valentine, Hum, and Pelican for a sound that is as expansive as it is cinematic. Themes of deep isolation and exploration mix with enormous crescendos for a lush lumbering drift. “Martyrdom,” available September/October (depending on your country), is a concept album based around the life and theories of controversial scholar Immanuel Velikovsky.
11. Minute of Arc – Lightspeed (from the album “Future Forests”)
Cleveland, Ohio’s Minute of Arc have entrenched themselves with the space rock sounds of the 90s, with a modern take that emulates the genre’s finest. Their debut LP was released earlier this spring through Dial Den Recordings, contributing another exceptional slab of outer space rock for all the fans who wish Hum and Failure would reunite. Multi layered sonic riffs intertwine with complex rhythmic patterns and every day honest vocals, undoubtedly making Minute of Arc’s “Future” a bright one.
12. Sturgeon – While You’re Wasted (from the album “The Darker Sequence”)
Sturgeon is rock ‘n roll. They bring us back to the days when rock was simple and pure. Roaring guitars, thundering drums, deep bass, and a singer who can wail his heart out. Their debut album “The Darker Sequence” is timeless hard rock that kicks major ass without having to scream or thrash. Sturgeon look to make a name for themselves, and are offering a download of their entire album for free at their label’s site www.newgroovemusic.com. Dark and brooding, the rough heaviness will appeal to fans of Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, and Tool.
13. Change the Station – My Will (from the album “Follow The White Noise”)
Brooklyn, New York’s Change the Station has a rock and roll swagger of epic scope, evident on their fantastic debut album “Follow the White Noise”. Lead singer Ian Jacobs’ voice will captivate your attention with a strong nod to the early alternative rock of the 90s, utilizing dazzling delay effects and instantly memorable melodies. The rhythms are tight and punctuated with bass embellishments that fuel the already murky reverberating textures. Jacobs’ and company are currently recording for a new album, poised to expand their angular soulful alt rock into the hearts of fans both new and old.
14. The Bowery Riots – The Rent (from the album “Last Night I Saw You”)
The spirit, soul, and energy of the Speakeasy are vibrant in New York City’s The Bowery Riots. With a “for the people” passion and strong political interest, the sextet plays an incredibly eclectic mix of punk, soul, and rock and roll. Heavily routed in the turn of the 20th century and the hustle of the big city, The Bowery Riots are a unique amalgamation of sound and style. Their songs are filled with garage rock influence, mixing in three part female/male harmonies, horns, and harmonicas for a riotous good time.
15. Downtown Handshake – Hourglass (previously unreleased)
Hailing from Bowling Green, Kentucky, Downtown Handshake is ready for the mainstream. Their blend of alt rock, indie, dream-pop, punk, and funk is ready to explode on a national level thanks to their hometown friends Cage The Elephant opening the Bowling Green floodgates. It’s an honor for Exploding in Sound to premiere “Hourglass,” a track from their upcoming debut album. The song is a boisterous display of the bands musical range and exceptional song writing. Suave melodic vocals give way to a gorgeously flowing guitar patterns and a stunning delivery from the rhythm section.
16. Deaf Scene – Remain Nameless (from the album “Looking Down at the Sky”)
Deaf Scene is a three piece instrumental rock band hailing from Baltimore, Maryland. Originally a quartet with a lead vocalist, they released their impressive debut album “Looking Down at the Sky,” earlier this year with a mix of vocalized and instrumental tracks. The band has chosen to continue along without their former singer, and prove to be one of Maryland’s best up-and-coming acts. While “Remain Nameless” does feature lyrics, it’s the bands complex time shifts and experimentation that is the glue holding everything together. Fans of early era Incubus, Deftones, and Mogwai will be quick to embrace Deaf Scene after just one listen of their record.
17. A Revolution of Kings – Plaster (previously unreleased)
A Revolution of Kings, commonly referred to as AROK hail from the incredibly vibrant musical community of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. The band are currently finishing up work on their new record, and have graced the compilation with a never before released track “Plaster”. The band’s music has soared from their original EP into a monolithic space rock voyage into the darker territories of the sound. Sprawling guitars and heavy layering provide a wall of sound and ravaging distorted riffs. Compound rhythms pound through the haze with deep and passionate vocals gliding just above the mayhem. Until the new record is completed, check out their entire debut EP, available for free download at arevolutionofkings.bandcamp.com.
18. Solar Powered Sun Destroyer – Ghost Light (Demo) (from the upcoming 2 song demo)
Hailing from the Washington, DC metropolitan area where I was born and raised, there was never a multitude of great local rock bands when I was growing up. The Dischord era in DC was coming to an end and local rock bands were stagnant. Solar Powered Sun Destroyer has arrived as the savior to the nation’s capital with their ambient dream rock that soars into the highest regions of outer space. The bubbling atmospherics of SPSD’s guitar work is hypnotic and beautiful while the apocalyptic rhythms are complimented by the towering hopefulness of the vocals. Elements of post-rock add to the five piece sonic assault, with lush dark musical passages and emotive melodies.
19. Sleeper Agent – Cut of my Jib (previously unreleased)
Another rising star from the Bowling Green music scene, Sleeper Agent are a five-piece rock band with a penchant for punk rock, unrefined grunge, and alternative nation fury. The amps are all cranked to 11 for a booming sound, with roaring solos, vocals delivered with unapologetic attitude, and non wavering rawness. Sleeper Agent’s tight constructed songs, colossal energy, and often comical lyrics will instantly appeal to fans of the Pixies, The Icarus Line, and Eagles of Death Metal.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 1:39 AM