Archives for March 2011

Vreid – V

Though having been around since 2004 when, from the demise of the band Windir (after the death of one of the members) Vreid emerged, it was with their fourth album  Milorg in 2009 that their name started to be talked about in the same breath as the big names in Black Metal. 2010 saw the band selectively choosing shows and festivals whilst … [Read more...]

Most Precious Blood – “Animal Mother”

It's been six years since we've heard a peep from Most Precious Blood. In 2005 they released Merciless and have since disappeared. On February 1st, Do Not Resuscitate hit record store shelves in a fiery tornado of fury. Track eleven off of said album is called "Animal Mother". From the moment vocalist Rob Fusco chimes in with his signature growl, … [Read more...]

Starfucker-Reptilians

Okay, let’s get the obvious out of the way first. With a name like Starfucker you better be monumentally good or bad; then again you might put on a hell of a stage show. Whatever the case may be, you have caught the attention of plenty of people just by the name of your band. Enter stage right, so when I popped (actually downloaded) Reptilians into … [Read more...]

New single from Rural Alberta Advantage

http://www.shorefire.com/media/north_star_20110216_163400.mp3 After a breakthrough 2009 that saw them earn comparisons to The Arcade Fire and Neutral Milk Hotel, capture SXSW buzz playing on a bill with Grizzly Bear, sell out a tour, sign to Saddle Creek, and score a "Breaking Out" feature in SPIN Magazine, The Rural Alberta Advantage are poised … [Read more...]

Bibio – Mind Bokeh

Often, the further in one gets, the harder it is to come back out. Once you’ve delved so deeply into one particular thing – hobbies, careers, women – the commitment reaches a new high and suddenly, you’ve dug yourself a pretty deep hole. That isn’t to say that any one of those are bad things but, certainly, one should always maintain plenty of … [Read more...]

Little Tybee – Humorous to Bees

One of the trickiest things to do in music is combine influences without sounding derivative. It takes true skill, focus, and cohesion of minds to channel multiple genres into a fresh, genuine and organic new identity. On its second LP, Humorous to Bees, Little Tybee has done just that. With a wonderful blend of styles and a fun, free vibe, the … [Read more...]

Kvelertak – s/t

If you want some good hard rock ‘n’ roll with aggression, break neck speed and the ability to fuse the best of many genres then you can do so much worse than take a listen to the debut from Norwegian metalers Kvelertak. Having already received awards the equivalent of the Grammy in their homeland this year, their self titled album should see them … [Read more...]

The Marches – “Big City” Music Video

Life and times in the City of Angels have always figured prominently in the music of Richard Conti and his band The Marches.  From the film noir atmospheres of their debut record 4 a.m. Is the New Midnight to their elegiac piano ballad "Big City" - featured on last summer's Director of Photography EP - Los Angeles has played a crucial element in … [Read more...]

Q & A With Spencer Chamberlain of Underoath

I met Spencer about a month ago while I was DJ'ing at a local bar in Downtown St. Pete. We struck up a conversation after I played a song by the band Helmet. Every once in a while we'd see each other out, make friendly small talk and carry on with our night. I asked him polity if he'd ever be interested in doing an interview to which he was more … [Read more...]

Video and album releases for Balkans

Balkans "Edita V" video Edita V/Cave 7" out now, self-titled LP available May 10th Weekly Tape Deck is hosting the premiere of the new video from Atlanta's Balkans -- watch "Edita V" HERE. The track is off the garage tinged four piece's debut self-titled LP out May 10th (May 9th in the UK) on Double Phantom Records.  The song is also the A-side … [Read more...]