October 3, 2012

Sound Bites: Converge, METZ and Trash Talk

Converge's All We Love We Leave Behind

The pride of modern Baystate hardcore, Converge, return next week with their 8th LP All We Love We Leave Behind. There's no other way to describe it really other than saying that it's an annihilating capstone to the game-changing quartet's 20+ year career that combines the dark, raw intensity spanning way back to the band's classic When Forever Came Crashing Down and Jane Doe days while still pushing genre boundaries just as they have consistently been doing from the get go. AS has already brought you the unforgiving audio assaults in "Aimless Arrow" and the Recommended Listen "Shame In the Way," and now you can stream All We Love We Leave Behind in full below. The LP officially arrives on October 9th through Epitaph and frontman Jacob Bannon's Deathwish Inc. label.

Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind


After years of building momentum with singles and relentless touring, Canadian noise-punk trio and 2012 BUZZSound alumni METZ will finally unleash their self-titled debut as well next Tuesday via Sub Pop. Early previews in the first single "Headache" and the room rattling recent listen "Wet Blanket" indicate that this one is an aural obliteration of piss-stained post-punk with amps turned up to the red, and now we have the full beatdown thanks to Exclaim! METZ will take part in this October's CMJ Music Marathon alongside labelmates Daughn Gibston, King Tuff and Pissed Jeans, and a November tour will see them playing a date with WMass indie-punks and fellow BUZZSound Speedy Ortiz.

Trash Talk's "Exile On Broadway"

Where as Converge dignify hardcore's veteran status, Trash Talk will represent the new breed when their Odd Future Records debut 119 hits the streets on -- you guessed it -- next Tuesday (making the week of October 9th officially the loudest of the year by AS' account.) With more eyes than ever coming their way thanks to their personal and business relationship with the rabidly popular OFWGKTA collective, 119 will easily be the skate thrashers biggest release of their career. Lead single "F.E.B.N." showed absolutely no signs that the Los Angeles quartet were ready to take a breather from their brand of volatile hardcore. The latest listen, "Exile On Broadway," tightens the grip on Trash Talk's controlled chaos, but is still relentless in the band's crusade to paint a disfiguring portrait of the social downfalls they see right outside their 119 warehouse. Speaking of which, Trash Talk has announce that they will be playing a free house show there to celebrate LP 4's release. Hit up trashtalk119@gmail.com for details, and don't tell the fucking cops.

Trash Talk - "Exile On Broadway" (via SoundCloud)

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