Extinction A.D.

Extinction A.D.

Faithkiller 7 If you’ve seen any of the documentaries on it, you know that thrash metal, at least in its early days, was about fun. The hybrid of the NWOBHM and punk was high-energy music, perfect for banging heads and pounding beers. Hell, look at Slayer: vocalist/bassist Tom Araya is Christian, and if singing songs about Satan while pulling one […]

Kodiak Deathbeds

‘Kodiak Deathbeds’ (album stream) It’s been a year since Black Mountain vocalist Amber Webber first told Exclaim! about the album she was putting together with Cave Singers member Derek Fudesco as Kodiak Deathbeds. Following a few dreamy previews from the duo, they’ve now officially delivered their self-titled debut. The ten-song collection puts the focus on Webber’s warm and textured vibrato […]

Bravestation Announce ‘V’ for Culvert Music

In 2013 Toronto’s self-described “apocalypse-pop” unit Bravestation released an EP called IV. Having recently rolled out a couple of new songs (“Haven” and “Actors”), they have now officially announced their latest EP, entitled V. It will be out on September 4. This is the trio’s first collection for Culvert Music. A press release promises that it represents an evolution of […]

Chief Keef

Chief Keef

“Bouncin” Following the recent Bang 3 mixtape, ever-busy Chicago rap upstart Chief Keef is now gearing up for Bang 3 Part 2, and he’s getting fans bouncing with the aptly named “Bouncin.” The song takes a straight-for-the-gut approach that is fairly rare in Keef’s woozy oeuvre. The aggressive flow and crisp sonics reduce the druggy haze that so often hangs over […]

Flight of the Conchords Plotting Movie, Tour

Flight of the Conchords Plotting Movie, Tour

There have been various rumblings in the past year or so that Flight of the Conchords have something new in the works, whether that means selling a new run of TV shows or eyeing a tour with new material. Now, the band billed as “New Zealand’s 4th most popular guitar-based digi-bongo a cappella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo” are working on a movie […]