Weird Wednesday: August Recap


With August coming to a close, we have decided to look back on previous Weird Wednesday posts to re-feature some of our favorite tracks from this past month. If you’ve been following along for the last few Wednesdays, you should hopefully see some of your favorite songs below that you wouldn’t find on your typical “hardcore blog.” However, if you’re new to this, let us inform you that: THERE ARE NO BREAKDOWNS IN TODAY’S MUSIC.

After listening to today’s batch of tunes, tweet us at @thenoise and let us know which songs you’ve enjoyed the most from the month of August.

See you in September! 

Violent Soho – “Covered in Chrome”

When somebody asked us the other day if we liked Violent Soho’s new track “Covered in Chrome,” our response was simple, “Hell Fuck Yeah!” Accompanied with over 50 yeahs, a couple catchy riffs and a chorus you can’t help but nod along to, it’s no surprise this song has been heard all throughout the Noise office as of late. Recently signed to SideOneDummy Records, this Australian four-piece will be dropping their third full-length, Hungry Ghost, here in the U.S on September 30. If you’re into “Covered in Chrome” – which we bet you are — we’re sure you’ll love the new album, as well.    

Brick + Mortar - “Old Boy”

True to our weekly Wednesday theme of keeping things weird, the music video for “Old Boy” by Brick + Mortar is definitely that and then some. Going out on a bit of a limb here, we think it’s safe to say that any video featuring an alien in a thong fighting Santa Claus is probably on the weird side. Not to mention, an alien with extremely long nipples. Yeah, weird, we know. Not one to spoil the fun, let’s just say the thong wearing alien with the long nipples may be one of the more tamed creatures you’ll come across in this video. Now if that doesn’t make you want to watch, who knows what will.

Joyce Manor – “Catalina Fight Song”

Make sure not to blink as you may miss Joyce Manor’s new track “Catalina Fight Song.” Weighing in at a mere 65 seconds, “Catalina Fight Song” surprisingly has a lot packed in to it for such a short track. Matter of fact, the same can be said for their latest 19-minute full-length album, Never Hungover AgainTrue to Joyce Manor form, Never Hungover Again keeps things short and sweet yet totally awesome.

4th ’n Goal - “Easycore / Stuck-up People”

With possibly one of the best names in all things pop-punk, 4th ’n Goal are just what we need as we patiently wait for the NFL season to begin. Being huge football fanatics, anytime we can get our hands (and ears) on something pigskin related, it certainly warrants an end-zone-like celebration. Enthusiastic and upbeat like a cheerleader on game day, 4th ’n Goal offer a flavor of pop-punk any fan of the genre would want slopped all over their pregame hotdog. If 4th ’n Goal were to play a position in the NFL, they would probably be a running back. They are young, reliable and offer a consistent dose of power and speed. Had enough of the football comparisons, yet? Yeah, us too. Go Bears!

Girl Tears - “Kill for Love”

According to the Guy Fieri hosted game show Minute to Win it, there are a lot of things that can be accomplished in just 60 seconds. Things like bouncing Ping-Pong balls onto pieces of bread covered in peanut butter or throwing 10 toilet paper rolls through hoops are both accomplishable feats you can do in just one minute. In addition to that, one thing the fine folks at Minute to Win it probably never thought to include in their zany game show was jamming out to Girl Tear’s “Kill for Love.” Okay, so maybe that was a bit of stretch, but who cares. We fit a Guy Fieri reference into a catchy punk song’s description. Score one for us.