First impressions are everything, and if there’s a sort of test for UK post-hardcore band Static Dress to “pass”, they’ve done so with flying colors on the back of their debut single, “clean.”, which is barely a month old. If you didn’t already know, we’re pretty hooked on the band, and if you’re a fan of bands like Dead Poetic and/or Emery, you’ll find much to enjoy here. Of course, Static Dress is far more than a base RIYL-esque description, so we’ll give the bright young band the floor to answer a few questions about what’s now, and what’s next as well.
Having existed for a short time, Canadian progressive metalcore band Living Machines are a band that seems to be gifted beyond their years. The band injects a heaping helping of technical wizardry into their brand of metalcore, as well as an interesting story-driven sound that also doesn’t distract from the music. In other words, if you’re looking for a band in the genre that does things a little differently, Living Machines’ new single “Harvest” might be for you – and we’re stoked to be teaming up with the band for the single premiere today as well. Give it a spin below and check out the band’s website for exclusive merch, alongside a description of the story the band clearly views as an asset to their sound.
The last few months alone have been ridiculously good for rock and metal, with the new Tool and Slipknot records reminding us that neither genre is in fact “dead”. Of course, there’s been plenty of other bands releasing great music, from the groundbreaking new Northlane album Alien, to the crossover thrash of Enforced, just to name a few.
Given all the new music you probably missed, our job on our Best New Music feature is to highlight some of the best album releases or individual singles you might have missed. Most of them just released today (Starset, Pine, Microwave), though a few were released in the last month or two. All are more than worth your time, though, no matter what genre of music you’re into. Here we go…
On September 11th, 2001, P.O.D.’s Satellite was released. The release day was supposed to be the band’s coming out party, and indeed it was considering the success of the record – often considered the band’s best. That hope, however, was balanced out by the devastating 9/11 attacks that stopped an entire nation in its tracks. While it took the shell-shocked country much time to come to their senses, Satellite was a sort of perfect storm album that is both a time capsule musically, and lyrically as well.