René Descartes is a new screamo band based out of San Francisco, CA. This band contains members of twinkly screamo band "Flowers Taped to Pens/Meryl Streaker" and Anarcho screamo band "All My Wishes Were Thrown Down A Well And Should Die There". As of now they only have two phone recordings from practice but a real demo is on the way. Give it a listen if you enjoy energetic screamo with dashes of twinkle and heavier riffs as well.
Cassus delivers a new LP "This Is Dead Art; This Is Dead Time; But We May Still Live Yet" and it will blow you away. This release hits you hard and fast with dynamic driving sections full of distorted screams and chaotic melody. The riffs combine erratic energy with a certain dramatic beauty, coming across and not just your typical constant instrumentals and instead conveying layered emotions. Vocals wise they are a combination of harsh screams and raspy "clean" singing. This LP contains 9 tracks all worth your time.
Cry, The Monarch is a 3 piece screamo band from CA. The bring a mixture of post rock elements and driving screamo that combine to make a rich listening experience. their new EP "If I Give Up" delivers a dose of heavy somber atmosphere complimented by a contrast between heavily distorted active sections and softer instrumental sections into a crescendo leading to a satisfying explosion.
I highly recommend this album to those looking for a mix of chaos and somber sound.
Ugly lovers is a duo from Olympia, WA that delivers gloomy tracks trudging through heavy distortion and reverb combined with sludge aspects and a at times disturbing tone. the opening track on this new EP will have you bobbing your head with light atmosphere and repetitious elements before the heavy distortion and crashing of subsequent quickly snap you out of your trance. These atmospheric songs are accompanied by vocals ranging from chanting like vocals to gut wrenching screams. All together this is a great release for those looking for modern post-punk mixed with heavy atmosphere. I highly recommend this album for those looking for something heavy gloomy and dark.
The self titled debut of this 4 piece twinkly emo band from san jose. This album brings a upbeat ride starting with a dreamy intro and quickly diving into a driving second track with chorus vocals and good vibes, the rest of the album consists of twist and turns from the poppy twinkles with vocal reminiscent of Algernon Cadwallader we all love and more dynamic crashing sections accompanied by strained vocals/screams and everything in between.
Pantry Ghost's debut ep hits you with a wave of somber atmosphere and driving crescendos that will make your heart palpitate. this 3 song EP combines ambient noise elements with beautiful instrumentation ranging from guitar, trumpet, piano, and more. Vocals are used sparingly but to great effect with layered vocals helping add to rising emotions and completing more somber minimal sections. This EP will make you stop in your tracks and contemplate everything and is a great debut by a artist i can't wait to hear more from.
Four piece emo/punk band from Springfield, Missouri. Wonderful conduction of the melodic logistics between the 2 cooperative guitars and the thoughtfully cadenced vocals driven confidently
by a solid rhythm section. The creative decisions bear the smell of gristled veterans as Ordinary People offer up their hearts with a music that is both tender and irresistible. I love this and have been repeatedly jamming it and you should too. Ordinary People's debut "Nothing New" out now and 10inch coming soon on Wiretap Records: May 26, 2015.
Fist Benders is a emo band from Lake Elsinore, CA and is almost single handedly responsible for re-sparking my interest in "twinkly" emo. This band brings an atmosphere that is so dreamy yet distressed with all the guitar harmonics and arpeggios you could ever want complimented by a range of soft and coarse vocals that will wrap you up and not let you go. You'll find tracks like "Understanding" and "Run Everyday" stuck in your head all day and you won't be upset about it. This is definitely one of my favorite releases of 2015 so far and i highly recommend you check it out.