Follow @hearwax So, twenty one years (and then some) later and it’s finally out. The speculation for this record raised many questions, all of which Kevin Shields recently answered in the most direct way imaginable – by actually releasing it, via mybloodyvalentine.org, where it’s still available for purchase. The fact that it was even released [...]
Follow @hearwax Fresh off his release of his trap banger “Hold Me Back”, Rozay has unveiled the official tracklisting from his upcoming record, God Forgives, I Don’t. Peep it below. That picture is frightening. Can’t wait for track 3.
Follow @hearwax Not to say that it ever stopped being good, but it seems to me like the past few years have seen a considerable surge in the quality of screamo. A lot of the bands grouped with the “second wave” of screamo either broke up and moved on to other projects, or slowed down [...]
Follow @hearwax I know what you’re thinking. What the Hell is a Mylo Xyloto? We’ll have to wait and see it seems. Coldplay’s fifth CD comes out October 25th and the next single, “Paradise”, hits in September.
Follow @hearwax While not a result of its overall musical quality, Rick Ross‘s Teflon Don record may just be the most influential rap album of the last few years. It wasn’t until Ross teamed up with young producer Lex Luger for the tracks “MC Hammer” and “B.M.F.” that rap started to head in a similar [...]
Follow @hearwax Dads – Brush Your Teeth ; ) The marriage between emo and math rock would have overstayed its welcome (it really was something to welcome with Cap’n Jazz) had the occasional masterwork (We Were Skeletons, Giraffes? Giraffes!, etc) not been released with surprising regularity – The other good thing is that I haven’t [...]
Perhaps the reason the album is called Helplessness Blues is the quiet downturn taken in the last half of the disc. While emotional, lulling melodies never drift too far, songs like “The Shrine/An Argument”, although quaint and memorable, seem to lack the enthusiasm seen earlier on, instead opting for a more experimental shift into playing with sound, manipulating their song into a still-majestic, but somehow stilted creation. Some people may ‘get it’ more than I do.
Follow @hearwax Elux Lucis – Thoughts on Thoughts of Thoughts Like a lot of recent bands (Pianos Become the Teeth come to mind), one can’t really call Elux Lucis screamo, but the influence is quite obvious and essentially what makes them interesting. I will admit that even listening to Thoughts on Thoughts of Thoughts was [...]
Follow @hearwax After much delay and hard work, Hearwax’s cumulative list for 2010 is now here. You can click down below to view the slideshow, or download the SUPER AWESOME PDF (which I highly recommend). We thank you for visiting the site over the last year, and we look forward to an even better 2011!
Follow @hearwax I’m not totally sure what exactly inspired it, but the wave of hardcore bands adopting a strong influence from Entombed is certainly pleasing to my ears. When Cursed was still around, I loved their gritty style of “Death ‘n Roll” influenced hardcore, and I’m happy to see that a couple years after their [...]