Winnipeg, Manitoba’s long running rock/hardcore trio KEN Mode are making the rounds in the states right now with Fight Amp and the occasional Today Is The Day in tow, and damn… That’s one heavy ass lineup! Forming around the turn of the millennium, KEN Mode, a self described “Dance Party Killing Machine,” play an extremely loud, noisy, brand of hardcore that’ll shred your eardrums while dimming your world view. Solid stuff!
Long Island, NY’s Backtrack (Reaper Records) has been blazing up the hardcore ranks in recent months. With their near constant touring schedule, youthful energy, and riot-inducing performances, Backtrack’s name is spreading like wildfire across the hardcore community.
And why not? Already given the nod by some of the elite in the game right now (Terror, anyone?), the quintet seems to have more problems sitting still than a young child on Christmas morning. These guys are ALWAYS on tour, and that is exactly the attitude you need to have to build a name for yourself, especially in the underground hardcore music scene.
Though probably not as funny as the Facebook lashing I received this morning, in response to a comedic counter-suggestion to a blog post stating that lazily dressed men are a “spreading epidemic” across the country (WOW!), TREVOR MOORE is dropping his album, Drunk Texts To Myself, on March 26th via Comedy Central Records (how appropriate.)
The countdown begins!
Ok, for all you vinylphiles, and everyone interested in keeping independent record stores alive, Record Store Day 2013 is almost upon us. On April 20th, select independent outlets are going to get a slew of exclusive, rare, and regional releases from some of the best known and loved acts around, as well as a few noobs on the come-up.
You can find the complete list of titles available RIGHT HERE. Get out there and support your local retailers, favorite artists, and help keep your independent record stores alive! They count on days like this to help their bottom line, so save, scrounge, and return bottles to keep them going for another year!