Happy first Wednesday-of-the-month, everyone! Please meet Mr. Poopenstein, our new December Weird Wednesday mascot. What a cool guy, we know.
Anyways, moving on. If you didn’t already know, today is Wednesday. And being that it’s Wednesday, today is our chance to get a little weird (hence, Mr. Poopy Pants above).
Now, if you’re new to this, let us explain. By “weird” we simply mean we’ll be featuring a few tracks you metalcore kids might not usually listen to. Why is that you ask? Well, that’s because the songs below do not have any breakdowns, that’s why. We know it sounds frightening, but please just trust us on this one.
That said, be sure to check out what’s below and let us know on Twitter @thenoise which songs you like the most.
Enjoy and we’ll see you next week!
Heart to Heart – “Bad Habits”
Signed to Pure Noise Records, Heart to Heart is a rad melodic hardcore band out of Pismo Beach, CA. As you may have already noticed while bumping “Bad Habits,” Heart to Heart isn’t your typical melodic hardcore band (e.g Being As An Ocean or Hundredth). This five-piece incorporates an array of different influences in every song they release making each track unlike the ones released prior. Don’t believe us? Go check out their latest album, Dulce.
Kids Can’t Fly - “Everyone”
Here on Weird Wednesday, for obvious reasons, we usually try to avoid featuring bands that have already broken up. However, when we came across these dudes from the UK, we knew we had to at least pay a small tribute. Known as Kids Can’t Fly, these rowdy gents out of Southhampton found a way to combine two of our favorite genres: pop-punk and ska. Now, we know it may sound a little wacky, but these guys actually pulled it off. Creating a sound that was perfect for summers at the Warped Tour, Kids Can’t Fly will be sorely missed. To check out more from they put together over the years, you can head to their Bandcamp page here.
Seaway - “Your Best Friend”
What’s better than watching a pop-punk band do their best Backstreet Boys impression? To be honest, probably nothing. Well, maybe some things. Pizza’s pretty good. Oh, and how about beer? We hear that’s pretty good too. Anyways, these class clowns above are known as Seaway and if you’re not familiar with them yet, you should be. They may not be a household name yet, but we think as soon as they wrap up their tour with Bayside and Senses Fail in early 2015, people will start to take notice. Seaway’s latest EP All in My Head is available now.
Bastards on Parade - “Bootleggers”
Everyone get your pints of Guinness ready (if you’re of age, of course) because we have a new Irish punk band we think you’re really going to enjoy. While we’re not sure if their name is a direct reference to Rage Against the Machine’s “Bulls on Parade,” Bastards on Parade is perfect for any listener looking for an artist similar to Dropkick Murphys or Flogging Molly. If you like what you’re hearing and wish it was a bit closer to St. Patrick’s Day like we do, you can check out more from these Spaniards (yes, they are from Spain) here.
Ho99o9 - “Hated in America”
We’re gonna go out on a limb here and say you’ve probably never seen a band like Ho99o9 before. Pronounced as “horror,” these two hardcore hoodlums out of New Jersey create a brash in-your-face noise that fans of both Trash Talk and Death Grips can get down to. Now, after listening to “Hated in America,” you probably won’t get the Death Grips vibe, which is fine. However, after checking out Ho99o9’s other tracks like “Bone Collector" or "Da Blue Nigga From Hell Boy,” we think you’ll understand where we’re coming from. If you like what you hear, you can pick up their latest EP Mutant Freax here.