New Manson is actually pretty good.
It's slim pickings out there for rock fans these days. Between the explosion of electronic music and the Brooklyn indie scene pussifying what we once called rock, that more analog stripped down sound is hard to come by. I feel like rock artists haven't figured out the DIY nature of music today like some other genres. I don't know why. Maybe I'm a dinosaur in my tastes and this stuff is gone. I feel the last time rock was truly a mainstream sound that you could hear on the radio and find good stuff was the early/mid 90s. There was the nu-metal emergence around the turn of the century, but a lot of that isn't very good. However, I know there are still some guys out there who just wanna rock or play some blues. Unfortunately, most of the modern stuff I know is from the already known and huge rock acts - Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, Jack White, Black Keys.
Some of the recent rock music I've enjoyed. It's not a very extensive list. Hoping you guys can add to it.
New Manson is actually pretty good.
I have to get used to the singer, but I'm really liking Traumahawk.
Also, rock you say? Rock you get
Clutch is recording a new album right now as well. I can't wait.
Clutch's self titled 1995 release will forever be one of my favorites.
Yeah, it's one of mine as well. That and Blast Tyrant are probably my top 2 from them, if I had to pick. I don't go to too many shows these days, as I'm almost 40 and really don't enjoy being around a bunch of shitheads, but I see Clutch whenever they're down here.
I had a CLUTCH winter hat when I was in college.
I got more babes than J49 with that hat.
Clutch's self titled is probably one of my top 10 all time favorite albums. I don't get to many shows anymore either, but I still always make time for Clutch.
Speaking of, road trip to San Antonio for them and Mastodon in May!
The music in that Clutch tune is pretty good. But the singer sounds like a drunk dude with Down's.
I like the Manson song and listened to the album. Not bad at all. I can dig.
I can't link it at work but if you want some seriously good rock just listen to pretty much anything by J Roddy Walston and the Business
But start with "Don't Break the Needle"
FIDLAR (Fuck it dawg, life's a risk) is always has some good tunes
You are wrong and you should feel wrong
How bout the original doom band...
I kind of expected them to be the next big thing after seeing them live, but they've just never really hit it big. They're still putting out music, and still touring, but they aren't nearly as popular as they should be. I kinda expected them to blow up similar to the Black Keys or something.
That being said, anyone have any new music recommendations for someone that is a big Jack White fan? I also like old Black Keys(when they were still a duo, playing blues). Looking for something in that vein, bluesy(can even be Southern) Rock. Simple stuff, guitar, piano, whatever. I generally hate anything that sounds overly produced/synthesized, like M83, Placebo, LCD soundsystem, Alt-J, not really in to any of that. Muse even drifts a little too far into that realm for my liking(I like some of their songs, but very few of their albums as a whole)
Also, Sheepdogs and Bright Light Social hour are really good too like Alex said. Thumbs up!
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Here's some more good stuff. Relatively unknown. I think they are no longer together though, never saw em live:
I dont know how I forgot about it but Red Fang is a PDX band thats getting pretty big lately
There is sleeps - holy mountain that is a bit stonerish but still decently rocking.
KYuss ain't half bad either.
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Good call on Red Fang. That's some solid metal. Good riffs in that stuff.
I completely forgot about Antemasque's album coming out at the end of last year. I picked it up and it's pretty good. It's a bit much at times (typical of those Mars Volta cats), but there are some good tracks there. Flea knows how to play bass.
Cant let this thread ride without mentioning Slayer in here. Definitely some good riffs, drums, vocals... although leads were a bit lacklustre. Late 80s to mid 90s Slayer was at the top of the game IMO. Saw them live a few times back then. always a classic, even if its not as "hardcore" as it once was.
Not bad for 1988.
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Yeah, Slayer doesn't really fit the thread. The Sword and Red Fang are OK because they're a bit more "classic" in their sound I suppose. The metal thread is a whole lotta shit that I'm not into at all. Growl vocals...
Don't know if you are familiar with these guys, they're good and have been around a while. I think I saw them last year, but I honestly can't remember. They were at Roadburn, but we were so far gone that evening... Anyway, they are back this year and I'm going to try to stay sober till after they are done playing this time.
*edit* I was wrong, it wasn't Roadburn, I was present at their Antwerp gig.
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Robin Thicke? Really dude? Get this clown outta here.
I still watched that video because Emily Ratajonawakowskiski-whatever is hotAF.
What happened to the first video I posted? That was completely unexpected and I am outraged!
A friend of mine is into this Swedish band called Ghost but I've never really dug the stuff I've heard from them. They have a new album coming out and they released this single and it's pretty badass. Those of you into Red Fang or The Sword could probably get behind this.
Cancer Bats have some real bangers
I love the big chunk out of the cymbal in the Barn Burner video. I think '68 is considered punk, but they seem to me to be stripped down heavy rock riffs.
Seasick Steve was discovered busking delta blues on a beat up three string, but his production has gone way up since then.
This is how I discovered him.
This is pretty old now (2000), but I just recently discovered them and they're badass. Such a unique sound. It's like a bunch of punk kids who were also really into prog rock. It's obvious these guys really dig King Crimson. They only released one LP before disbanding.
Clutch tour dates:
Sat/Aug-15 Richmond, VA - Hadads Lake* - GwarB-Q
Fri/Sep-04 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint - Special Guest of Primus
Sat/Sep-19 Baltimore, MD - Carroll Park* - The Shindig
Sun/Sep-20 Clark, NJ - Oak Ridge Park* - Rock Carneval
Sat/Oct-03 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution**
Sun/Oct-04 St. Petersburg , FL - Jannus Live**
Tue/Oct-06 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works**
Wed/Oct-07 Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend**
Fri/Oct-09 Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom**
Sat/Oct-10 Clifton Park, NY - Upstate Concert Hall**
Sun/Oct-11 New Haven, CT - Toad's Place**
Tue/Oct-13 Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue**
Wed/Oct-14 Chicago, IL - House Of Blues**
Thu/Oct-15 Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room**
Fri/Oct-16 Sauget, IL - Pop's Nightclub**
Sat/Oct-17 Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theatre**
Sun/Oct-18 Fargo, ND - Scheels Arena** - "Roughrider Ink & Iron"
Tue/Oct-20 Billings, MT - Shrine Auditorium**
Thu/Oct-22 Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory Concert House**
Fri/Oct-23 Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House**
Sat/Oct-24 Elverta, CA - Gibson Ranch Park* - Aftershock Festival
Sun/Oct-25 San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheater* - Knotfest
Mon/Oct-26 Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre*** Co-Headline w Mastodon (Clutch closes show)
Wed/Oct-28 Austin, TX - Austin Music Hall*** Co-Headline w Mastodon (Mastodon closes show)
Thu/Oct-29 Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Live*** Co-Headline w Mastodon (Clutch closes show)
Fri/Oct-30 Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center*** Co-Headline w Mastodon (Mastodon closes show)
Sat/Oct-31 New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Experience* Voodoo Music & Arts Experience
* = Festival date
** = Clutch headline show, support: COC / The Shrine
*** = Clutch co-headline show w/ Mastodon, special guest: COC
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I too have gone to a lot of concerts and done drugs.
The Sword released their new album this week. I'm digging it big time.
Wasn't sure where to put this. Discovered completely at random this week. I kind of have a hard on for surf rock and all of its variants. This was just the breath of fresh air I needed at work the other day. But I fucking dig the sword fanboyism in here. By far my favorite band from Austin, I've seen them around town like seven times.
B.Net: TJT#1179"Let go your earthly tether. Enter the void. Empty, and become wind."
The video is way too spastic, but I'm looking forward to this Timmy C (bassist from Rage Against the Machine) project. That drummer!
New Clutch album came out today. Still making my way through it but so far, so good.
A ton of rock albums came out this weekend. Sheepdogs, Eagles of Death Metal, and Blitzen Trapper all had new releases on Friday.
Ugh, I really loved the Sheepdogs debut album but since then I felt they kind of mellowed the edge enough that I was bored with most of the new stuff they put out.
I'm glad they're coming back to 'the' sound again, though:
I saw Sheepdogs at a festival in GGP on Saturday and they killed. Their lead singer is so good. They played a lot of material from the new album and I liked almost all of it. Have only given the new album one listen though. I've generally liked every new release more than the previous so hopefully they keep that up.
Clutch/Mastodon/COC on Friday! In an ideal world, would be Wednesday in Austin and Thursday in Dallas as well, but just can't swing it with work.
Didn't see a mention in here for Graveyard. A friend introduced me to them a couple months ago. Those Swedes can rock quite a bit.
There was an awesome local heavy rock band that had a lot of potential imo, but they broke up before finishing their album.
They did release all their demos. So be kind they're ... demo quality.
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