Lumberjack Feedback deliver some therapy, Bombay Bicycle Club show their stripes, The Jab riot, Moshe Kasher works it and more in today’s Roundup. Is anybody else already as sick and tired of Christmas as I am?
1 | The Lumberjack Feedback | Therapy?
THE PRESS RELEASE: “North France’s post-metal goldsmiths The Lumberjack Feedback share a shamanic new video for Therapy?, taken from their last album Mere Mortals. The Lille-based post-heavy five piece strike hard with this mesmerizing six-minute long video, highlighting the efficiency and accuracy of their musicianship. New album Mere Mortals is satisfying fans of sonic tempests driven by complex and cinematic post-metal atmospheres empowered by two unswerving drummers.”
2 | Bombay Bicycle Club | Racing Stripes
THE PRESS RELEASE: “Bombay Bicycle Club share Racing Stripes, the third track from their fifth album, Everything Else Has Gone Wrong, out Jan. 17. The beautiful Racing Stripes represented a real breakthrough for the band during a brief period in Cornwall when vocalist Jack Steadman was finding it difficult to write. “It’s a good example of the emotional rollercoaster you go through. I was like, this is it, I can’t do this any more, and then the next morning you’re like, ah, this is a really good song. The relief!” he says.”
3 | The Jab | Riot
THE PRESS RELEASE: “Chicago’s The Jab has just released Riot, the first single off the upcoming LP Consume, which will be released on Feb. 4. Jab frontman Jam Alker was showcasing his punk-blues aesthetic for major labels on the Chicago club circuit just a handful of years ago. With the world at his fingertips, he swapped his guitar for the needle and disappeared for nearly a decade. Jam says, “Riot is a social conscious alarm clock going off next to society’s bed. It’s a rock n roll call to action in response to the restless discontent and disempowerment so many feel in our society – a response to inequality, addiction, consumerism, violence. Riot is The Jab’s mission statement.”
4 | Diamonds On Neptune | Catawampus
THE PRESS RELEASE: “Diamonds On Neptune release their new single Catawampus and these unpredictable Calgarian musicians are proud to present their blend of hardcore, pop-punk, heavy metal, and metalcore. The band shuns sonic consistency and embraces sounds that paint a picture of an experience or a sensation that ranges all emotions; fear, anger, paranoia, euphoria, pride, and acceptance. All of these qualities can be found in Catawampus, which features melodic and catchy vocals and aggressive riffs.”
5 | Moshe Kasher | DJ’s Mom
THE PRESS RELEASE: “Often maligned as a lazy move, or something designed to kill time during a set, crowd work is not acknowledged as the elemental part of the stand up art form that it is. To see a master at work is, as Moshe Kasher claims in his new album, Crowd Surfing, akin to seeing a jazz great go off the page and do a solo. Moshe brings his razor sharp wit to this crowd-work driven album that goes beyond the “Who are you and what do you do for a living” trope and into the wildest stories this Washington D.C. crowd had to offer. It gets weird. Listen to the sneak peek track and one of the albums many wild stories, DJ’s Mom.”