Bandcamp Artists: Discover, Support, Share – Volume 31

| | ,

Bandcamp Artists: Discover, Support, Share – March/April 2016 Edition

Time is flying and it seems like TFN has less of it. You may have noticed we missed our March edition so here is the combined March/April Bandcamp feature to get us back on track! For this issue, we have one man from Brazil, ambient music from Denver, 60’s inspired rock out of Leeds, indie rock from Salem and upbeat pop rock out of San Fran. As always enjoy and Discover, Support & Share!

murlocs The Murlocs
Melbourne, Australia

The Murlocs will be opening for King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard on their American tour and for good reason too. The Murlocs take a fun, pleasant brand of soulful RnB mixed with light psych for a very enjoyable experience. I’ll be seeing them along with King Gizz on May 7th and based on what I’ve herd I’m just as excited for The Murlocs.

The Murlocs Bandcamp

chives Chives
Indianapolis, Indiana

Why not keep with a theme. Also on the May 7th bill Indiana’s Chives takes experimental to a fun level. Self-proclaimed as mental rock n roll, Chives also finds time to work in discotech and krautrock stylings. After that night it’s going to be hard to leave the venue sane. Chives will easily help.

Chives Bandcamp

erudite-stoner Erudite Stoner

A one man monolith, Erudite Stoner takes influences of post-rock, shoegaze, and doom played in a classical style. It really has to be heard to be believed. Do yourself a favor and take a listen.

Erudite Stoner Bandcamp

superteen Superteen
Salem, Massachusetts

Isn’t a Person showcases some intense and varied indie rock from Salem-based Superteen. They have a vibe like a hybrid of Sonic Youth meets Polvo. Their tracks meander about in a drone-like state of indie rock chill and then slowly and patiently build up to a sweet release of sonic explosion. “Oh Baby” is a perfect example of this; 7 minutes of lovely build up and seamless transitions all culminating in a fantastic end. The entire album has just the right amount of psychedelic flourishes to keep your head spinning.

Superteen Bandcamp

usa-nails USA Nails
London, England

UK’s USA Nails newest LP, No Pleasure is all pleasure for fans of rough and heavy music. If you like pounding, abrasive kraut-rock in the vein of Future of the Left, you will most certainly enjoy this heavy hitting album. If I would have heard this last year, No Pleasure would have been a top 10 LP for me. All the tracks are good, not a dud in the bunch. If you need some aggression in your life, pick this up now!

USA Nails Bandcamp

mind-meld Mind Meld
Los Angeles, California

Hailing from the vast sprawl of Los Angeles, Mind Meld had some buzz in 2015. Their brand of heavy garage-psych is fully-realized and ready for maximum volume. Hooks, sweat and bottled up LA traffic rage can be heard on their new 7″ which is a split release between Permanent and Mock Records.

Mind Meld Bandcamp

the-see-no-evils-inner-voices The See No Evils
Leeds, England

The debut album from Leeds 4 piece The See No Evils is a fun twelve tracks which is rooted in a 60’s pop/garage sound, with a modern twist. It is another solid release from Heavy Soul records as this is their niche genre! Foot tapping, sing along and rowdy tight songs is what you get here with The See No Evils along with some killer driving guitars – it is all you really need!

The See No Evils Bandcamp

memorybell Memorybell
Denver, Colorado

Memorybell is something you will almost never hear on TFN. It is the ambient project from classically trained pianist Grant Hazard Outerbridge. He created this in a single sitting with a grand piano and two microphones. Outerbridge also has an interesting story. In February 2014, he awoke in a hospital with no memory of how he had arrived. He was diagnosed with transient global amnesia and from there just started new with the results being his full length Obsolete that will be out June 2nd.

Memorybell Bandcamp

psychic-teens Psychic Teens
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

NERVE is the third full length from Psychic Teens and continues the progression of the band. Their dark Goth sound is completely different from most things you hear today and rises up from the underground. The album centers on isolationism and anger towards one’s inability to exist amongst and relate to other people so it is not the record of choice to pick you up but contains tons of post-punk to rattle your speakers. The album is out May 13 so check them out.

Psychic Teens Bandcamp

y-axes The Y Axes
San Francisco, California

Always like to include a solid indie-pop-rocker in the list and San Fran’s The Y Axes fill the void. Their new single, “Patch Me Up,” has the perfect vibe and just has a nice ring. The Y Axes have been gaining some local momentum and soon will be opening for The Thermals’ upcoming performance at The Chapel in San Francisco. With several singles under their belt and a good sound, The Y Axes will be worth following to see how they progress.

The Y Axes Bandcamp

-Feature by Christopher Anthony, Thomas Wilde, Christopher Tahy and Daniel Taylor

Fire Note Staff

The Friday Fire Track: MOSAICS – “Year Of Valor”

The Dandy Warhols: Distortland [Album Review]


Leave a Comment