Saturday, February 9, 2013

Vasquez - EP426 (2013)

O Man

New Vasquez ep

Is it good?

Is that even a real question?
Did they somehow get super fucking groovy as shit? jesus christmas
This is quality monster sized math rock going on. If your not familiar maybe think Adebisi Shank after seven red bulls? Just incredibly pleasing. Easily their best release yet so dont wait on this pup. 

2/10 Edit: Ok so Goblin called me out yesterday and the Adebisi Shank comparison isn't as apt as say one to a more rock centric three trapped tigers. forgive and forget.

Hit Home - Happily Ever ... (2013)

New (ish) Boston three piece Hit Home are a double dragon of combined forces. Van Gogh Sky member Mateo Garcia and Civil member Angelo Gambatesa along with drummer Corey Best. Sorry Corey, I'm unsure what other group(s) you may be from. If your an avid Sword fellower I did write up Civil last year (wink wink nudge) I like that this certainly splits the difference between those two groups. High energy yet able to switch to some slow emotional stuff. Its also worth mentioning there are some really quality instrumental arrangements going down. Kinda a bit of an emo vibe as well? but certainly math rock focused. Wish this was LONGER but alas an EP is an EP and for now we must be happy with what we are given. Great stuff stuff going on, check it. 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Xavii - Our Recent Futures (2012)

The amount of groups I have yet to post from 2012 is a little maddening...
Xavii are a Georgia based group that amass a healthy stable of influences into 
one that they fully own. Slight jazzy prog with tender interweaving math guitars. More than capable vocals help round out the equation as well. This however is not a snore bomb by any means 
and they frequently loosen their belts to exercise some 
very interesting stops and starts. 

As always I wouldn't steer you fine folks and folkettes wrong, this is quality biz.