HUNDREDTH’s bold transformation is indie’s most pleasant surprise

“I don’t like that band anymore, they went soft.”

This statement, still running amok in social media comment sections, pleads for musical groups to stay confined. It inhibits experimentation and yearns for bands to not branch out and explore. One band with quite the departure is HUNDREDTH, who, after releasing melodic hardcore music until 2015, unleashed the 2017 shoegaze effort RARE. Stunning fans, it was a stark departure, but one that grew on me to the point of reshaping my tastes.

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Static Dress channel 2000’s post-hardcore on new song, “for the attention of…”

If you weren’t already aware, we’re super into what post-hardcore band Static Dress are doing. Debuting just a year ago with their single “Clean.”, the band is far more than just a hackneyed trip down nostalgia lane. Unlike many other bands that fly the nostalgia flag, the young band couples a strong visual aspect with solid, catchy music that definitely has the “stuck in your head” factor.

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