EP: Loss by Dirt War
Recommended if you like: Weedeater, Sleep, Eyehategod
Hardcore band Dirt War released their EP, Loss, this week. The EP, recorded at GCR Audio with engineer Jay Zubricky, is full of gnarly distorted hardcore, and sludgy stoner metal on tracks like “Seeking Vengeance” and “Loss,” respectively. The album’s longest track, “Endgame,” which clocks in at three minutes and 30 seconds is a microcosm of the record, alternating between fuzzy downtempo doom riffs and punk beats with vocalist Ben Barbour’s annihilated vocals cutting through
Album: This is Cool by Sleepy Sad Sack
Recommended if you like: Daniel Johnston, Neutral Milk Hotel, Sparklehorse
This is Cool is the new full length album from singer/songwriter Sleepy Sad Sack. Consisting mostly of fairly minimal indie folk tracks with a quirky, weird twist, the songs seem to be heavily influenced by songwriters like Daniel Johnston. Lyrical themes include death, depression, and mania, but the music sounds mostly uplifting. Most of the 18 tracks on the album clock in at under two minutes in length, making for a collage-like feel to this left-field folk record.