It’s only been like forever since London Grammar released their debut album If You Wait back in 2013. I didn’t become aware of it myself until the late winter of 2015 (along with Daughter’s If You Leave). Well, the wait is only a few months longer as their sophomore album, Truth Is a Beautiful Thing drops this June. Below is a lyric video of the title track. Hannah Reed’s voice is as hypnotic and powerful as ever.
From lo-fi beat workouts to an economical eight-track survey of trap aesthetics, this is the month in mixtapes.
via The Month in Mixtapes: February 2017 — Bandcamp Daily
Maybe someday when I replace all the recording equipment I sold off a few years back I can finally finish this demo. I’ll have to completely re-record it, but still.
In high anticipation of their next new studio album Emperor of Sand (out March 31st), my favorite modern metal band Mastodon offered up this pre-release single last week that has wormed and embedded itself deep within my subconscious. As the title alludes, the forthcoming concept album is thematically based on time and death, inspired by cancer, the silent killer that has touched the band the past year and a half in two different instances.
Key lyric in this one: Memories of loved ones are passing me by.
A year older.
More gray hairs in the beard.
Another trip ’round the sun.
I can’t deny that the past year has been one of the better ones in recent years. And today got the new year off to a good start. Thanks, no small part, to one of my all-time favorite bands Metallica.
The boys love me so much they released a new song & video on my b-day (after releasing a new song last month on my daughter’s b-day). And this new song kills. Thanks, fellas. Much love.
“Moth Into Flame” is the second single from the forthcoming new album Hardwired . . . To Self Destruct, out November 18th (on lead guitarist Kirk Hammet’s 54th b-day).