Xerxes has announced more details about their forthcoming 7″ on No Sleep Records. It’ll be called “Would You Understand”, and is now up for preorder. The 7″ will have two songs – Grinstead and Tramadol (below in video).
Fusing elements of atmospheric post-rock/punk and melodic hardcore, Kentucky’s emotive post-punk band Xerxes has spent the last four years of their existence carving their own path with a true DIY work ethic fueled by ever evolving creativity. And the result has been nothing short of incredible, resulting in one of rock’s most promising new bands.
XERXES signed with No Sleep Records in 2012 and subsequently released their debut full-length Our Home Is a Deathbed later that year to mass critical and fan appeal. After several tours of the U.S. the band returned home to record their follow-up EP, Would you understand?, which is due out on June 18, 2013.
Tiny Engines (Dikembe, Restorations, Tigers Jaw) is excited to welcome Louisville, KY’s Frontier(s) to the family. The band will be recording 3-4 songs next week for a new 7″, to be released later this year on the Carolina-based label.
Frontier(s) features former Elliott / Falling Forward front man Chris Higdon and Matt Wieder (guitar) of Mouthpiece / The Enkindels. The new 7″ will follow up the band’s debut LP, There Will Be No Miracles Here, issued on Arena Rock and No Sleep in 2010. The band is set to record once again with Elliott / Wax Fang drummer Kevin Ratterman (My Morning Jacket, Young Widows, Coliseum) at La La Land Studios in the band’s hometown of Louisville, KY.
Much like the city it calls home, Frontier(s) is hopelessly Midwestern. Louisville never accepted east or west coast definitions of post-anything, and the quartet is no different. Serrating guitars, tightly wound bass, and dime-stop drums are the brick to Higdon’s mortar as he switches between airy tones and boot-shaking roar. The band channels enough hardcore angst and Husker Du-style buzzsaw guitar to make even the most jaded scenester flip their wig, while featuring pounding rhythms and a swirling wall of sound that land the listener somewhere smack in the middle of post-punk England and Washington D.C.’s Revolution Summer.
Stonecutters will have a new CD/LP coming out on Saturday April 13th entitled “Creatio Ex Nihil”. Several songs from the record have been posted online, including “Four Pillars” which you can listen to on their ReverbNation page. Stonecutters will be playing the new album in it’s entirety. Also playing will be (Ohlm), Abominant, and I Died Trying. The show’s at Headliner’s (1386 Lexington Rd.), with doors at 8pm and a price breakdown of $10 for 18 & over and $5 for 21+.
Comprised of members from Antikythera, Year of Desolation, Sealing of the Tribes,countermeasure, Cadaver in Drag, Every Day After, Destined to Fall, Harlem, Cast from Eden, Lo-Fi Devastator, Kallus, Great Floods is a newer band that has just posted their first recordings up on SoundCloud. There are currently two songs up – “60/120” and “Fad diets and documentaries”. Loud, screamy, and abrasive. The band has played one show a few months back, and has several more lined up. They’ll be playing with All Dead and A Life Once Lost this coming Monday at Haymarket Whiskey, and they’ll also be playing at the Mag Bar with Beast In The Field, Octopus, and Bearhammer on March 29th. Keep an eye out.