Something For The Weekend (19/04/2013)

Our resident “Something For The Weekend” writer, Rosie Kerr is back once again with three exciting new bands for your weekend listening pleasure.

This weeks picks consist of a Boston Math Rock/Punk band, a noisey lo-fi pop band from Liverpool and a Post-Hardcore screamo band from New Hampshire.

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Old Gray
For Fans Of: Comadre, Daitro, End Of A Year.
Old Gray are Cameron, Raphael, and Charlie, “three dudes” from Hooksett, Manchester, and Auburn, NH. Now, I will admit, I sat on this band for awhile and I will be the first to say that that was highly, highly, idiotic of me. With the demise of one of my favourite bands, Comadre, I was in desperate need of a new band to fill that void, and then I happened across Old Gray and faith was restored. Their most recent release ‘An Autobiography’ is sincerely a beautiful record. Reminiscent musically to that of Comadre’s ‘Burn Your Bones’ and piercing vocals akin to those of Daitro, it’s easy to see why this band is getting “hype” at the moment. They’re one of the ones who can do this kind of thing well and we’ve all been burden to bands who just can’t quite reach the mark.

<a href=“http://oldgray.bandcamp.com/album/an-autobiography” data-mce-href=“http://oldgray.bandcamp.com/album/an-autobiography”>An Autobiography by Old Gray</a>

Old Gray on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Bandcamp.

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Good Grief
For Fans Of: Husker Du, The Thermals, Cheap Girls
Good Grief are a noisy lo-fi pop band from the North West’s finest, Liverpool. I caught them awhile ago on a bill of bands that seems to have skipped my memory but I do remember wanting to keep an ear out for them and their future releases. They have a split record with the band Eureka California who I also believe they’re currently on tour with, and a song on a split cassette. ‘Another Round’ is one of the tracks from the EC split and it’s my favourite of everything they currently have recorded. It’s a definite throwback of a track, with a nod in the direction to bands like Dinosaur Jr and Husker Du. Essentially, this band could do some awesome things. I would love for them to be apart of some kind of record with a band like Sauna Youth. (If this happens I want credit!)

<a href=“http://goodgriefliverpool.bandcamp.com/album/split-with-eureka-california-2013” data-mce-href=“http://goodgriefliverpool.bandcamp.com/album/split-with-eureka-california-2013”>Split with Eureka California (2013) by Good Grief</a>

Good Grief on Facebook, Tumblr and Bandcamp.

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I Kill Giants
For Fans Of: Merchant Ships, 1994!, Nai Harvest
‘We Can Live In The Exact Same Place’ is the most wonderful record I’ve had the pleasure of stumbling across recently. I Kill Giants are a really fun math rock band from Boston and instead of sounding like their counterparts they’ve really upped their game and delivered something awesome. The record was released last May and since then they’ve also released a kind of B-sides EP called ‘Finestkinds’ which whilst different to the full length, still encapsulates all the fun of it. On ‘Finestkinds’ the tracks actually range from 2 to 5 and a half minutes, whereas on ‘WCLITESP’ there’s only 1 track which comes in at over a minute. No matter if they’re writing 5 and a half minute tracks, or 26 second ones, it’s all as good as the last. I really can’t express how excited I got about this record when I first heard it, I guess it’s one of those gut reactions!

<a href=“http://ikillgiants.bandcamp.com/album/we-can-live-in-the-exact-same-place” data-mce-href=“http://ikillgiants.bandcamp.com/album/we-can-live-in-the-exact-same-place”>We Can Live In The Exact Same Place by I Kill Giants</a>

I Kill Giants on Facebook, Tumblr, and Bandcamp.

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