Weird Wednesday: 11/12/14

Welcome back, everybody! We have a gnarly #WeirdWednesday in store for you today.

If you’re new to this, today is the day we share some material that you may not find on your typical “hardcore blog.” So, before we begin, let us forewarn you: THERE ARE NO BREAKDOWNS IN TODAY’S MUSIC. 

After listening to today’s selection of songs, be sure to tweet us at @thenoise and let us know which ones you enjoyed the most.

See you next week

Meat Wave – “Brother”

If you only listen to one song in this week’s Weird Wednesday gaggle of tunes, you better make sure it’s “Brother” by Meat Wave. Now no disrespect to the other bands, but this song is just a perfect fast-paced punk-ish jam that your ears will want to hear over and over again. Plus, we have to admit, the music video for this song gives us the hee bee gee bees – but in a good way, if that’s possible… Anyways, if you’re into Ima Robot or Billy Talent, you’re gonna love this song.

Yours Truly – “Told You I Was Leaving”

We can’t quite put our finger on it, but Yours Truly’s “Told You I Was Leaving” sounds eerily similar to Fall Out Boy circa Take This To Your Grave. We’re not saying it’s a bad thing, but we just thought we’d point it out. Maybe it’s the higher-pitched vocals, maybe it’s the groovy guitar riffs or maybe it’s the catchy radio-rock chorus, who knows, but we can definitely dig it. Yours Truly’s new album Brutally Honest is in stores now and you can pick it up here.       

Cool Ghouls – “Natural Life”

Besides having one of the radest names around, Cool Ghouls also has one of the sweetest throwback sounds in the game. Taking things back to the days of peace, love and rock ‘n roll, these modern-day hippies just want to jam out and play tunes everyone can get down to. Their latest album A Swirling Fire Burning Through The Rye is available now on Bandcamp and we suggest you check it out.

The Wans – “Never Win”

We’re not sure what it is about this week’s batch of tracks, but every song on our list today seems to either get immediately stuck in our head or instantly put on repeat. That being said, “Never Win” by the Wans is a prime example of both. Keeping things fun and entertaining, this steady rock song is a great toe-tapping tune that fans of all different genres can vibe out to. To hear more from The Wans, their new album He Said, She Said is out now.      

Trophy Eyes – “Hourglass”

If you haven’t heard of Trophy Eyes by now, it’s about time you take notice. These energetic youngsters are all about playing fast and playing loud. By putting together a sound fans of The Story So Far, Gnarwolves and Knuckle Puck can all enjoy, Trophy Eyes will definitely be one of the bigger bands to come out of the pop-punk revival. Their latest album Everything Goes Away is available now through Hopeless Records and you can pick up your copy by heading here.