@@@ Prepared: Trust Me (BART Records, 2017) Some old school emo punk off this week’s CFUV weekly email. Yikes, I dig this first tune as it really reminds of Rites of Spring, the first emo punk band. Imma kick this listen to the top of the post as I’m feeling it and I’m sure these guys need support. I like all the players here — the drummer is spraying in a pleasantly unpredictable manner, they have a solid no bullshit punk guitar sound and a singer that puts out a steady diet of frustration from inside his nest of guitar distortion. I hope folks take the time to peep this record as I’m sure these guys could use some ears.
@@@ Royal Thunder: Wick (Spinefarm, 2017) Some epic doom metal with an operatic singer that I got to via the CFUV weekly playlist email. The singer is quite accessible, say Styx or REO Speedwagon. I’m on the third tune and this is much more of an old school rock record than a modern metal record. I have yet to hear these guys bust a head crushing section and the singer is most definitely spending quite a bunch of time brushing his golden hair each day. I guarantee!
@@@ Warbringer: Woe to the Vanquished (Napalm Records, 2017) Some more metal (horns up you shittaz!) off this week’s CFUV weekly email. These guys are doing a classic thrash thing with a really strong and punishing drummer, and classic singer and plenty of riffing. If you gave the Scorpions 14 cans of Red Bull it would sound a bunch like these guys.
YTD recordings listened to: 274
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 162
Not good music: 105
Honorable Mentions: 2
Possibles: Chris McGregor, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Drone, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Magrudergrind, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg, Klara Lewis, Aethenor, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, James Brandon Lewis, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Power Trip, Reverend Payton, J.I.D., Oddisee, Forro in the Dark