Free Stream of Mnemic’s entire new album, Passenger
“This is more of a resurrection album for the band. The melodic became more melodic, and the brutal became more brutal as we succeeded in finding the complete MNEMIC sound. We really took the time that we needed to write songs we could be happy with. We didn’t just use the first or the best riff… we demo-ed [the songs], chopped them up, and put them back together. [New singer] Guillaume really did a phenomenal job with vocals. He was the missing piece of the puzzle and simply lifted us to the next level. I hope this release finally puts MNEMIC on the map. I don’t want us to just drown in the ocean of all other releases, bands, and labels that are out there in today’s metal.” - Mircea [guitar], Metal Edge Magazine
The Icarus Line
Black Lives at the Golden Coast—for which The Icarus Line have turned once more to the good judgement and talent of producer Mike Musmanno—is certainly their most stunning venture to date. The album was entirely recorded on tape, with Cardamone and the band pushing the sound above and beyond their own expectations and dosing it with even more concentrated elements of pop, art, and sex. Black Lives proves that true rock ‘n’ roll is still alive in the heart of The Icarus Line.—Dim Mak
PopMatters has an exclusive Jarvis Cocker track streaming in our new Listen Up! section.
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Black Panta [M4A]
by Lee “Scratch” Perry from Jonny Greenwood Is the Controller (Trojan Records)
Alright Libertines fans, here’s a fab new Brit band for you straight from Dundee, Scotland, The View. We’re in love with them here at PopMatters HQ, but then we do adore catchy British pop around these parts. [MySpace]
Here’s the official video for the single “Wasted Little DJ’s”.
... and here they are with “Superstar Tradesman” and “Wasted Little DJ” at the BBC Electric Proms. [You’ll need to crank the volume a little on this one.]
“Their songs balance a thrashy punk energy with a keeness of melody, the lyrics prosaically sketching out the tedium of adolescent life in the sticks… they play them like men with nothing to lose; the guitars sound frantic, while the false endings and sudden lurches in tempo have an infectious white knuckle excitement about them.”—The Guardian