Weird Wednesday: 11/19/2014


Well hello there. Welcome back to your favorite tribute to all things non-hardcore and all things Wednesday. We have a fanciful feast of beats for you all to check out today.

Now remember, 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!

Sorority Noise – “Dirty Ickies”

Minus the ska-ish guitar riffs, “Dirty Ickies” is your pretty standard emo post-punk jam. Heartfelt pain-ridden lyrics? Check. Talks of dying? Check. Music video with shots of the woods? You betcha. That being said, things aren’t all doom and gloom with these kids out of Hartford, CT. Somehow, Sorority Noise found a way to make the pain of heartbreak a bit more fun than most emo bands ever could – to which we are very thankful for. Their new album Forgettable is available now on Bandcamp.     

Jeff Rosenstock – “Hey Allison”

After Bomb the Music Industry! called it quits earlier this year, many folks around the scene wondered what was next for the spastic and quirky frontman, Jeff Rosenstock. Well, thankfully, all questions were answered relatively quick once Rosenstock signed to SideOneDummy Records and released the upbeat, high-energy track, “Hey Allison.” So, if you like what you hear or you were just a fan of BTMI!, we suggest you head over to SideOneDummy’s online store and get yourself a copy of this song on vinyl.     

I Kill Giants – “Collector”

If we were to tell you a band was able to combine Blink 182, the Fall of Troy, Dance Gavin Dance,  Maps & Atlases, Brand New and La Dispute all together into one album, you’d probably laugh, call us scum, spit on our shoes and walk away. However friends, we say keep your filthy germs to yourselves because I Kill Giants has done just that. While it’s hard to demonstrate all their skills in just one song, “Collector” – besides being your next favorite song – is a great example of these genre-blending bandits at work. However, to get everything (and trust us, we mean everything) I Kill Giants has to offer, you better make sure you listen to their self-titled album on Bandcamp.       

Masked Intruder – “I Don’t Wanna Be Alone Tonight”

Besides being one of the best music videos we’ve ever seen, “I Don’t Wanna Be Alone Tonight” is also one of the catchiest pop-punk tracks we’ve ever fallen in love with. And trust us, we don’t throw the “L” word around very loosely. Anyways, if you’re unfamiliar with these disguised delinquents for some weird reason, you can thank us later for introducing you to your next favorite band. Lastly, if you’d like to check out Masked Intruder’s latest albums, you can do so by heading here.    

Turnover – “Most of the Time”

Whether it was Yours Truly last week, Signals Midwest the week before or even Dead Leaves back in October, we’ve started to realize that we are featuring quite a bit of alt-emo bands here on Weird Wednesday. Now by no means is that a bad thing, we’re just noticing that the scene bands like Balance and Composure and Title Fight helped start is really starting to take off. So, that said, if you’re a fan of any of the bands mentioned, we highly suggest you check out Turnover’s latest album Magnolia which was released through Run For Cover Records back in 2013.