Connecticut art-punks Perennial have released their new album The Symmetry of the Autumn Leaves for streaming and free download on Bandcamp. It is their first release since 2015’s Early Sounds For Night Owls EP. Vinyl and cassettes are available at Howling Frequency Records here.
Stream The Symmetry of the Autumn Leaves below.
South Windsor, CT experimental hardcore punks Space Camp have released their new album Force Femmed for streaming, free download, and CD purchase via the group’s Bandcamp. Cassettes and limited edition vinyl are available through Howling Frequency Records page here.
Force Femmed was recorded, mixed and mastered by Seth Manchester at Machines with Magnets in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on April 1st & 8th, 2017. The album art is by Serena Bailey and SPACE CAMP.
View Space Camp Summer 2017 Tour Dates Here.
Listen to Force Femmed by Space Camp below:
CT / MA art-punks Perennial have announced their new album The Symmetry of the Autumn Leaves, due out on 07/14 via Howling Frequency Records. It is their first release since 2015’s Early Sounds For Night Owls EP. You can preorder both digital and physical (cassette and pink vinyl!) copies of the record here.
So far, Perennial have shared three songs from the upcoming record. You can stream “La Fugue Pour Béton brut” and “Early Sounds For Night Owls” over at Perennial’s Bandcamp. You can stream “Dissolver” over at Brooklyn Vegan.
Perennial will be playing with Dikembe, Slingshot Dakota, and Prince Daddy & The Hyena at MAC 650 in Middletown on July 12. Event Page here.
Central CT indie rock outfit Crag Mask swung by Blind Moose Studios in Bloomfield to record a live session of a few songs from their recently released debut, Loom. In addition to playing some songs off that record, the group already has a new one thrown into the mix. Check it out below and read our review for Loom here.
By Dylan Healy – Contributor
Last month, Central CT art-grunge quartet Crag Mask released their excellent debut album, Loom. From the first gnawing notes of “Sleep Eater” to the explosive chaos of the titular closing track, Crag Mask invite you into its post-apocalyptic badlands of anxiety, doubt, and obscured thoughts.
Straying from more conventional songwriting, each track features spidery, intertwining guitar lines and unique structures that shift like tectonic plates beneath listeners. Songs like “Rug Burn” and “Messed” feature shining guitar hooks unwavered by the foreboding blanket of storm clouds approaching above.
Beneath this tempest, vocalist Zack Abramo sings on highlight “Semi Slum” with a grim conviction: “Woke up today / I found myself in a cloud of smoke / footsteps are lingering / I can’t see myself in this place no more” alongside biting guitars, sludge-coated bass licks, and a tight torrent of drums.
Later, on the eponymous closing track, Crag Mask let all hell break loose. “It still looms…” are Abramo’s last words of the record, leaving listeners eerily satisfied. Even after the storm has passed, its visceral impact remains. One questions whether clarity has been achieved or if the lingering obscurity is incessant.
A darkly glazed palette of sounds make up the group’s aptly self-dubbed “villain rock” genre. Crag Mask’s impressive lineup, pulling members of Queen Moo and Vundabar, is accessible enough to accrue strong support throughout the Northeast.
Crag Mask is currently planning for a tour later this year. Listen to Loom below.
Earlier this month, Central CT ghostly grunge outfit Crag Mask announced their debut album “Loom”, due out on Super Wimpy Punch and Gawk Records on May 25th, and have shared two songs off it via GoldFlakePaint and Allston Pudding. You can preorder CDs here and cassettes here.
Crag Mask started as the project of Zachary Abramo (formerly of Vundabar), which quickly expanded into a four-piece and developed an EP’s worth of music into a full length.
Both songs “Semi Slum” and “Blue Snoot” are both promising introductions to the group’s particular sound. While the band exhibits a strong appeal for dissonant garage riffage and punchy distortion, Abramo and co. offer a surprising amount of melody that cuts throughout its ghostly darkness. That being said, the band balances these quick fits of pop sensibility with unusual song structures and jagged rhythmic shifts.
Listen to “Semi Slum” and “Blue Snoot” below.
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