Welcome back, everyone! We hope you’ve met Chomper, our new Weird Wednesday mascot. He’s going to help us start off this new month in an ultra rad way.
Now 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!
Algernon Doll - “Anti-them”
Starting off this week’s dose of all things weird is Scotland’s own Algernon Doll and their track, “Anti-them.” Now, by no means are we calling this video’s super lo-fi acid-trip visuals weird; they’re just a little out there, that’s all. As for the music, this three piece completely nails the emerging 90’s shoegaze revival while also adding their very own spin to it. To hear more from these guys, head to their Bandcamp page here.
Heavy Hearts - “Tranquility”
Whether you want to call it post-hardcore, alt-rock or emo, Heavy Hearts’ “Tranquility” falls into a very distinct category for us: music we need more of in our lives. Almost like a more bummed out Anberlin (which we mean in a very respectfully way), Heavy Hearts’ sound hits hard but is backed with a very melodic approach from vocalist, Justin Glatt. Fitting to their name, this four-piece provides a “dark vs. light” approach to their music creating a perfect blend of soft and loud. To hear more, check out their latest EP here.
Martha - “1967, I Miss You, I’m Lonely”
Out of the UK, Martha is a fun-filled foursome full of energy and somewhat high-spirits who offer the pop-punk genre a nice healthy dose of bouncy spunk. Their track “1967, I Miss You, I’m Lonely” is a catchy toe-tapping sing-a-long with a chorus that’s been stuck in our heads for weeks. To hear more from Martha, head here.
Dirty Dishes - “Thank You Come Again”
It probably doesn’t take a genius to understand why this senior-citizen-filled dance party made it to our post this week (just watch, you’ll see). Complete with unfortunate milk showers, dudes grubbing on cat food and doughnut theivery, Dirty Dishes’ “Thank You Come Again” is a Weird Wednesday gem. The track, on the other hand, is a fuzzy grunge-fest fans of all different types of genres can get down to. For more from Dirty Dishes, be sure to check out their Bandcamp page.
Pianos Become the Teeth - “Repine”
After leaving Top Shelf Records and signing to Epitaph, post-rock quintet Pianos Become the Teeth really stirred up listeners when they announced they would no longer be screaming in any of their new music. “Repine,” which is taken off their latest release Keep You, is an example of the newer chilled out tunes PBTT will be releasing from here on out. If you dig the much more relaxed and peaceful style, you can hear more of it here. If you like your music a little more raw and frenetic, check out their earlier releases here.