I get several hundred emails from publicists and record labels every day and while there’s no way I can listen to all the music they hype, I do my best. Here are ten examples that managed to tweak my curiosity.
Memoryy (yes, with two y’s and known to his mom as Shaun Hettinger) spent eight months working on this music video with a production team known as Psychic Bunny. It’s rare that I see something that makes me stop and go “What’s this, then?”
4. Last Bullet
Can we please move rock into a more aggressive and angry vein? We’ve been locked in a mid-tempo melodic cyclic for years now. Isn’t it time to get mad and turn up the guitars again? That’s what Last Bullet is all about. As for this video, the band humped their gear up 28 storeys (including 16 flights of stairs) at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.
5. Dildo of God
C’mon! How can you not want to know more about a band with a name like that? Their new album MOMTOMBOT, will be out January 15.
Muse wasn’t the only band obsessed with drones this year. I’ve been following this LA punk/garage band for the last couple years. They should be massive.
Another band—this one from Toronto—who name demands to be spelled IN ALL CAPS. This track will be as available as a limited-edition green vinyl 7-inch on January 22. The new album, Three One G, is on the way, too.
Let’s go for three ALL CAPS bands in a row. LA electro-noiseniks HEALTH–a good band to investigate if you’re already into AWOLNATION–released their Death Magic album back in August. This video for “Stonefist” maybe a little NSFW for some, not because of sex; it’s the surgery.