August 21, 2012

Sound Bites: Birds In Row, Dan Friel and Lightning Bolt

Birds In Row's "Police & Thieves"

The anticipation has been building within the walls of hardcore scene for these guys' formal debut, and finally, we have official word that BUZZSound alumni Birds In Row will be releasing You, Me, & The Violence imminently on Deathwish Records (pre-order it now, and you basically get it right away through an instant download.) "Police & Thieves" is the LP's first listen, and it absolutely blows the lid off the already-rattling sound from these three Parisian punks, making it a definite contender for hardcore album of the year.

Birds In Row - "Police & Thieves" (via Blow the Scene)

Dan Friel's "Valedictorian"

With the announcement last year that Brooklyn noise-pop trio Parts & Labor would be going on an indefinite hiatus, it comes as no surprise that the band's master electrician Dan Friel is spending his new found freedom concentrating on solo material. " He'll be releasing a 12" single entitled Valedictorian / Exoskeleton on October 16th via Thrill Jockey. "Valedictorian" picks right up where his highly underrated 2008 debut Ghost Town left off in delivering static-charged keys in highly contagious volumes through your stereo.

Lightning Bolt's "King Candy"

Depending on who you ask, Lightning Bolt are either secretly broken up and will never tour again, or really just working on something to surprise listeners with between their extensive downtimes. Luckily, it's looking like the latter is true right now, as the influential noise rock due is set to release a brand new EP, Oblivion Hunter, on September 25th through Load Records. It's a collection of rarities and lost tracks, with "Kind Candy" being one of those uncovered gems, finding Brian Chippendale and Brian Gibson unleashing their usual barrage of drums and thrashing bass lines over barely intelligible vocals. The pride of Providence also just kicked off a North American tour, making a stop at this year's FYF Fest midway through.

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