The US emo quartet The Way Out release the LP Automatic Writing tomorrow.
The Way Out
A ten track album (available on bandcamp) which, unsurprisingly given the genre, leaves the listener with ironed out vocals spinning through the ears, what makes for a sharp point of difference is the optimism of guitar which fires bright fireworks in to the sky as bass and percussion bustle along the compositions.
My selection from the release is the fourth – Spill Ur Guts which like a recoiling shotgun compresses as simultaneously it expands.
The US emo project Runt. released the three track single Good and Loud on the 30th of August.
A release that reflects on the ease with which it is possible to spend so much effort attempting to please others that sight is lost of ones own essential being and offers as a message the conviction that being true to oneself is more importance than being a chameleon regardless that any sense of isolation this may bring on occasion.
The US emo quintet Chatrooms will be releasing the EP – Fall ’89 – later in the year.
The penultimate of the four tracks on the EP – Homebody – (released yesterday on bandcamp) encircles the listener with flattened guitars that sheer through each other and a steadfast percussion / bass combination as the ever changing tempo gives the sense of a tightening noose through which the morose vocal listlessly surfaces.
Having had the opportunity to hear the EP in full – I recommend adding Fall ’89 to the ‘I’m feeling tetchy’ playlist on arrival.
The US emo trio Rainer Maria release their eponymous LP on the 18th of August.
Rainer Maria – photo credit – Mary Ventrice
Fuzzy guitar surrounds the room with shadowed percussion and veiled vocal delivering, in the second of the nine tracks on the LP Suicides And Lazy Eyes, a mesmeric, just under three and two thirds minutes, song in which the listener finds themselves hypnotised.