Weird Wednesday: 2/11/15


Welcome back dudes and dudettes to your weekly dose of all things weird! 

If you’re new to this and have no idea what’s going on, let us explain: Every Wednesday we post five of our favorite “weird” tracks we find searching through the web. And, by “weird,” we simply mean 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, screams or whatever the hell this is.

We know it sounds scary, 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 liked the most.

Enjoy and we’ll see you next week!

Hideous Sun Demon - “Flex”

Ladies and gentleman, you are looking at Weird Wednesday royalty in the making. While we aren’t exactly sure what the freaky fuck we are looking at, we are definitely fans of what Hideous Sun Demon has brought to their metaphorically demented table. To hear more from this brilliantly bizarre   Australian four-piece, head here.   

Drug Church - “But, Does it Work?” 

Look everyone, it’s about time that we realize we are in the midst of a 90’s revival. Whether you like it or not, what was once hip twenty-five years ago, has again taken grip of today’s culture. Case in point: the Patrick Kindlon-fronted act, Drug Church. With a somewhat homage to the Pixies and the 90’s alt-rock sound they helped build, Drug Church’s “But, Does it Work?” is a bass-driven track made perfectly for a teenager’s 1994 cassette mixtape.   

Nice Guys - “Stinker” 

Instead of taking the easy way out and pulling something out of our asses regarding how “nice guys finish last,” we’re gonna take a different approach here. Nice Guys, aka the heavily-intoxicated-turned-straight-thugish act you see above, are a rowdy noise rock act out of Massachusetts. Creating a ruckus sound any houseshow-going punk can enjoy, Nice Guys is definitely right up our ally. If you dig their tunes like we do, give a listen to their latest EP Chips in the Moonlight here.     

Mesa Cosa - “Sydney”

Before we even got through their latest release YaYa Brouhaha, it was a great feeling to know we shared something in common with Melbourne’s Mesa Cosa — that being we both don’t want to go to Sydney, Australia. While our reasoning (freaky death creatures) is much less personal than theirs (girls), it’s still nice to know we share a common ground. Anyways, to hear more from Mesa Cosa and their FIDLAR-esque racket, their Bandcamp page awaits your presence.  

Choke Up - “Wildflower” 

When we came across the genre-juggling newcomers Choke Up, our ears were thrown in all different kinds of directions. First, our mid-2000’s screamo senses began to tingle but quickly turned as we were hit with vibes of modern day post-hardcore. Then, after hearing their track “Wildflower” with its splash of emo, we found ourselves grooving along and not really giving a fuck about what genre it was anymore — which is a good thing. Anyways, the moral of the story is that Choke Up is rad and if you don’t check them out right now your life is pointless. FIN.