Alt Rock

New Track: "a friend." - Augusta Koch

Augusta Koch (Gladie, Sheena, Anika & Augusta, Cayetana) recently shared her latest solo effort, “a friend.,” which describes and observes thoughts and actions of isolating loneliness, within the search for connection. The sparse, instrumental backdrop allows the lyrical sincerity to shine. Simple Pleasures, the forthcoming EP from Sheena, Anika, and Augusta, is set to arrive on September 6 via Asian Man Records, and the trio is scheduled to perform at South Philly's TRUCK on Saturday, September 14.

   

New Crooked Spine EP Available for Streaming & Download

Crooked Spine recently dropped its new tape End of Days, which is "about a UFO cult." A mysterious urgency holds one in a suspenseful state. However, amid the torrent of instrumentation, a first-person narration offers a kind of levity against the sonic surge. With the recent departure of bassist Garrett Bolin, the next incarnation of the band plans to touch down this fall.

   

Dark Trip - New Dark Punk Video "Sick", Rippin' at The Baby G 08.25

Brand new video here from Toronto’s dark punk band Dark Trip. They released a self-titled EP earlier this year featuring six quick n’ creepy songs. This single “Sick” was originally written a couple years ago following a string of mass shootings and although written a while ago is unfortunately still relevant today. The video has a very DIY feel to it but almost in a non-DIY way. It looks like it was shot with the same camera as Stone Temple Pilot’s Big Bang Baby. It’s got that straight ahead down stroke rhythm driving the song with some nice lead licks frolicking over top. Catch Dark Trip live at The Baby G on August 25th along with Cave Curse, Wave of Terror and Chilldozer. – Kris Gies

   

New Music Video: "E.C.C.B." (Starring LUNCH) - American Trappist

American Trappist and LUNCH recently issued a split EP, aptly titled LUNCH with American Trappist. Directed by Ian Kelly, there's new video from Joe Michelini and friends for the single “E.C.C.B.,” which also stars the gang of LUNCH. Set along the shoreline, the footage depicts a day at the beach & boardwalk, with the custom quirkiness/oddity of that mask-adorned sea creature. You can catch both bands this Thursday, August 22 at Bourbon & Branch, along with Minor Moon. (Photo by Kara Donnelly)

   

Debut Sleep Tactics Album Available for Streaming & Purchase

Dan Smith (Low Dose, ex-Fight Amp), Matt Weber (Young Statues, The Ages), and Josh Taylor creatively combine to form Sleep Tactics. The power trio recently released its self-titled debut album. The precise power of the instrumentation merges with the insightful ebb and the flow of the vocals, creating a dense, dynamic force. The band is all set to hold its record release show at Boot & Saddle on Friday, August 30, supported by Savage Dads and Timelost.