New Music Monday – 1/8/17

This week brings new work from:
Mind Spiders
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
awakebutstillinbed
Titus Andronicus

Enjoy!

Mind Spiders
Ft. Worth, TX
“Furies” from the upcoming album of the same name out 1/26 on Dirtnap Records.

Mind Spiders are back with more urgent new wave infused punky krautrock, or maybe it’s punky krautrock infused new wave. Somewhere between Devo, Jay Reatard, and Kraftwerk on a Venn Diagram is an overlap I can definitely dig on. Maybe you can too?
tom

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
Melbourne, AUS
Gumboot Soup out now on Bandcamp.

Australian psychedelic weirdos claimed at the beginning of 2017 that they planned to release 5 full length albums over the course of the year. Well, sure enough, Gumboot Soup, released Dec. 31, is their 5th album of the year. This one, like the rest of the year’s insanity, is all over the map, flying through genres, tones, and grooves like they can’t wait to get to the next one. Jeez, it’s a struggle just to keep up as a listener, but I’ll try.
tom

awakebutstillinbed
San Jose, CA
what people call low self​-​esteem is really just seeing yourself the way that other people see you

If you ever wondered what happened to those bands like Rainer Maria that were influenced by the original roots emo music, look no further. Filled with angst, frustration, and just the right amount of aggression, awakebutstillinbed have combined the punk aesthetics of traditional emo with just enough indie rock to make something completely fresh in the vein of Sunny Day Real Estate. You’re winter album is right here. ~ Petey

Titus Andronicus
Glen Rock, NJ
“Number One (In New York)” off of A Productive Cough, available March 2nd, 2018 from Merge Records

The masters of garage punk anthems are back with a new single for the youth to shout along with. Stickles, with his signature gravely rasp and prose like lyrics is an all too familiar staple to fans of the New Jersey DIY scene and although the instrumentation on their latest single boasts a bit more depth, not much else has changed with Titus Andronicus. And that’s okay! ~ Petey

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