1. American Standards
American Standards are a four-piece hardcore band from Arizona. They right now have a seven song EP titled, Still Life, released earlier this year (watch the music video for the title track HERE). The EP is up for free download on the band's Bandcamp HERE. The EP features very raw, aggressive hardcore at mid-tempo speeds with lots of dissonant guitar harmonies and breakdowns. They present some modern day post-hardcore, but with minimal clean vocals. The band just recently signed with We Are Triumphant Records with their EP set to be re-released on a physical format. American Standards' song on this episode is titled, Pardigm-Alt-Shift-Delete, off of, Still Life.
Manalive are a five-piece hardcore band from New Jersey. The band released their debut EP, Pistol to the Head of the Modern Man, just recently (pick it up on the band's Bandcamp HERE). It's one of those EP's that open with a just a lone fuzzy bassline before the rest of the band jumps in. They keep it angry and aggressive throughout the EP and they don't slow down one bit. Right now, Manalive are playing shows with their next one being on December 30 with Old Wounds, Raindance, and Discourse in New Brunswick, NJ (check out details HERE). Manalive's song on this episode is titled, Franny and Zooey, off of, Pistol to the Head of the Modern Man.
3. Still Sea
Still Sea are a four-piece post-hardcore band from Salt Lake City, Utah. The band released an EP titled, Palms Open to the Firmament, at the end of last year (pick if up for nameyourprice on Bandcamp HERE). It features five songs in just over thirteen minutes. They incorporate progressive sounds of punk and hardcore in their tunes and often times mix clean guitars with their aggressive, mix-tempo, kind of styles. Right now the band will be taking a break from shows to work on writing some new material. Still Sea's song on this episode is titled, Palms Open, off of their EP, Palms Open to the Firmament.
Siblings are a four-piece hardcore band from Honolulu, Hawaii. This band has been busy as of late, consistently playing shows and writing new material. Plans for a new record have been made with a potential release date of early 2013 featuring eight new songs. The song on this episode is part of a demo that was released with three other tracks, one of which can be heard HERE (listen to some other tunes from this band on Episode 55 and Episode 56). It's very raw, very aggressive hardcore with topics ranging from political views to personal ideals. They should be a band to check out if you haven't all ready seen them(they have a handful of shows in the coming weeks, details HERE). Very intense tunes. Siblings' song on this episode is titled, The Fear.
Territory are a four-piece hardcore band from Tuscon, Arizona. They recently released a full-length titled, Sic Semper Tyrannis, through Escapist Records (pick up a copy HERE). The album is nothing short of aggressive. It opens heavy (Triumph of My Will) and ends with an equally if not heavier song (Throne). The album also features an instrumental track (Interfeud), which acts more like a prelude to the follow-up song, Blood Feud. The instrumental features demonic sounding guitar leads and bass, with some dark chord choices and a bit of spoken word (maybe an excerpt of some sort?). Tight double-pedal drum action makes its way throughout the record and deep harsh vocals full of terror and anger are always present. The new record is also fast with a time of just a little more than eighteen minutes with nine tracks total. Just enough time to get a mosh fix on. Territory's song on this episode is titled, Excess Humanity, off of, Sic Semper Tyrannis.
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