SHEER MAG have been at the top of the Bandcamp punk rock charts for at least a couple summers now. This summer they have decided to release a brand new album
‘Need To Feel Your Love’. The album is packed with 12 songs that are classic SHEER MAG sound transporting you back to the days when soundcloud & youtube didnt exist & the only way you found new music was going out to punk shows in your community.
Raincity Ghouls have been laying low the past few months playing the odd show at some dive bar in their area while not really releasing any new music since their instrumental surf punk EP ‘Curb Sharks’ they put out last summer on Rain Dragon Records. Finally they are back with a kick ass cover of ‘Take A Picture’.
DahL is an aggressive experimental rock band fusing elements of electronic music to create a fresh sound. The energy and restlessness in the music matches up with how lots of us in the world are feeling with basically living on the brink of a nuclear war.
2. Surf Curse
Surf Curse are a lo-fi indie surf rock band that have been making quite a bit of noise in the underground scene for a few years now. recently they put out a brand new record & have been performing live all over the united states. If you claim to like indie surf rock & Surf Curse come to your city.. dont be a tosser… get up off your ass and go see them!
3. Beach Goons
Much like Surf Curse, Beach Goons also have been making lots of noise in the underground scene for the past few years. Beach Goons have a raw energy that has been lacking in modern punk rock bands for quite sometime. Most of the time you get a band that sounds too “pop” or it sounds too “thrashy” but these guys meet right in the middle a deliver fun songs that are great to either drink beer & skateboard to or sit on the couch and make-out with your girlfriend.
4. Troy Ounce
Troy Ounce is the artist behind a few underground projects.. He is the frontman of ‘Raincity Ghouls’, plays guitar in ‘Tuesday in Japan’ & also DJ’s under the alias ‘Beach Brat’. All of Troy’s projects are unique in their way but it is his solo project that is what to really watch out for in 2017. His debut album “Worst Fears” is a gripping story of love loss, loneliness & drug addiction that will hit home for anyone that has gone through pain of that sort.
Listener has been around for years but recently they just recorded an album that should be released sometime soon & judging by their live videos they have gotten more heavy with the use of distorted guitars and bass so their new record will probably have a different sound but if you know anything about listener.. then you know.. its probably going to be amazing.
Tuesday in Japan (Vancouver indie/electronic musicians) have revealed a brand new sound with a song from their upcoming demo & its nothing like anything they have done before.
or is it?
if you were one of their soundcloud followers in the past 8 months you would’ve seen a few nods to pop punk, industrial & alternative rock with some of their vaporwavey/chop and screw like edits of marilyn manson , sum 41 & placebo.
it seems T.I.J simply grew bored of making edits and decided to pick up their guitars, turn on their amps and let loose!
Our wishes have come true! Sonny is officially back in From First To Last!
FFTL just recently released a new single with sonny but it was unclear if it was just a one time collaboration or if it was an official new line up they were revealing with sonny. Just as we hoped sonny is back in the band.
Sonny is also currently working on music with incubus & deftones as well.