Entries tagged with: Vitriol Records
by Andrew Sacher
California hardcore band Dangers (whose lineup includes Justin Smith, also of Ghostlimb) haven't released an album since 2010's Messy, Isn't It, but that just changed this week with a new EP, Five O'Clock Shadows at the Edge of the Western World, which came out via Justin's Vitriol label and Jeremy Bolm's (of Touche Amore) Secret Voice label. In only six short tracks (two of which barely crack the 3-minute mark), they still manage to hit on a bunch of sounds like the noisy punk of the title track, the metallic riffing of "Eureka! Moments" and a mix of both of those things on opening song, "The Mourning Routine." You can purchase the EP on bandcamp and stream it in full below.
Dangers are about to head out on a tour that includes five Northeast shows in three days this weekend, hitting NYC for an afternoon show on Saturday (1/18) at Grand Victory with Vice HC and Trenchfoot. Show starts at 3 PM and tickets are on sale now.
All dates are listed, along with the EP stream, below...
by Andrew Sacher
The term "90s revival" gets tossed around a lot, but one band that sounds like they were ripped straight from the decade are Bay Area rockers High Water. These guys sound like no time has passed since Husker Du, The Replacements, and Dinosaur Jr were influential on the alternative-leaning mainstream, and if bands like the Goo Goo Dolls and Gin Blossoms had went in the punkier direction of their ancestors, they might sound something like High Water. The band, fronted by Neal Sharma (also of hardcore punks Ghostlimb), will release their self-titled debut LP on February 4 via Vitriol Records (run by Ghostlimb's Justin Smith), which was also home to the now-defunct Comadre, whose Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Joyce Manor) recorded the High Water record.
High Water's first single, "Garage Window," has all the swampy jangle and raspy melodies you'd expect from a could-be '90s alt-radio hit. It makes its premiere in this post and can be streamed, along with the LP artwork and tracklist, below...
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
My best guess is that you'd probably call Bay Area band Comadre's sound an offshoot of screamo, but that dirty word is far from fitting for a band this adventurous. On their fourth and self-titled effort, due via Vitriol Records in January 2013, the band mixes bits of emotional hardcore with post-punk, Murder City Devils-style punk-n-roll, and all manner of rocking to come up with tracks like "Cold Rain", "Summercide" and the latest to slip out of the gate, "King Worm," which makes its debut here. Order yours via the label and stream it below, along with a few other tracks and live video.
Don't forget, Vitriol's Ghostlimb will play one of the last Precious Metal shows ever on January 7 at Lit Lounge, alongside The Year is One, new addition Old Wounds (who last played NYC with Gaza) and myself, Fred Pessaro, on the wheels of steel.
Streams are below...