Sticky Fingers

From The Horse’s Mouth: Freddy Crabs (Sticky Fingers) on Land Of Pleasure

Australia’s Sticky Fingers is truly one of a kind, having crafted a unique melting pot of mind- altering genres that blends the most eccentric elements of pop with the defiant attitude of rock. The group is following its acclaimed debut, Caress Your Soul, with the sophomore album, Land Of Pleasure, which dropped in the U.S. on August 5 via Sureshaker. … More »

Century Media Records reissue Enabler album

Century Media Records has signed Ohio-based hardcore/metal band, Enabler. Led by frontman, songwriter, and guitarist Jeff Lohrber, Enabler stands as one of the most honest, pissed off, and heartfelt metallic hardcore bands around today. Enabler played Century Media’s 2012 SXSW showscase and kept in close contact with the label. Following the release of La Fin Absolue Du Monde, the label … More »

U Sco streams Treffpunkt

In support of their upcoming new album Treffpunkt out next Tuesday, September 23 on New Atlantis Records, Portland’s pummeling instrumental powerhouse U Sco has premiered a full stream of their new release exclusively at The Obelisk. Stream “Treffpunkt” from U SCO exclusively @ The Obelisk! Recently back from a month-long, summer US tour, where the band performed with the likes … More »

Black Sabbath’s Paranoid reinterpreted by underground bands

CVLT Nation is proud to present the fifth covers compilation of the The CVLT Nation Sessions with BLACK SABBATH’s Paranoid. This killer new collection is up for exclusive streaming and free download on Bedecked in crushing riffs and earth-moving melodies, the record pays its respects to the icons with SABBATH worship from IRN, Highgate, Bog Oak, Act Of Impalement, Aseethe, Keeper, … More »

Chris Staples shares video for “Hold Onto Something,” tours (2014)

Chris Staples‘ first album for Barsuk Records, American Soft is out now and, yesterday, NPR debuted the beautifully strange video “Hold Onto Something” directed by Spencer Gentz. Gentz asked the three stars of the “Hold Onto Something” video to memorize and recite the song’s lyrics at triple speed to create a trance-like delivery of the song’s beautiful hook. Catch Staples on tour with Manchester Orchestra in late … More »

Xerxes shares “Knife,” tours (2014)

Critically heralded avant-garde rock band Xerxes has unveiled a new groove laden track called “Knife” at The song is featured on the band’s upcoming, highly anticipated darkhorse record of the fall, Collision Blonde, which is due out on October 21 from No Sleep Records. The record is available now for pre-order at iTunes (w/instant download of “Chestnut Street”) and … More »

Garrett Klahn (Texas Is The Reason) readies 7-inch

Texas Is The Reason front man/guitarist Garrett Klahn will release a limited edition 7-inch titled “I Don’t Care At All” on November 18 via Rise Records. The 7-inch features etching on the B-Side and is limited to 500 copies. Pre-orders are now available on MerchNow. Stream the title track “I Don’t Care At All” here. With the coming winter Klahn … More »

OM announces tour (2014)

OM will be touring select U.S. cities next month. The dates are these: 10/2/14 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA 10/3/14 Signal Kitchen Burlington, VT 10/4/14 SPACE Gallery Portland, ME 10/5/14 Le Poisson Rouge New York, NY 10/6/14 Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, PA 10/8/14 The New Vintage Louisville, KY 10/9/14 Gabe’s Oasis Iowa City, IA   1 0/10/14 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN … More »

MR NASTI (photo by Ike Winkler)

From The Horse’s Mouth: Nicholas Sebastian Naioti (MR NASTI) on Truth Sound

Nicholas Sebastian Naioti is MR NASTI, a singer-songwriter exploring themes of life and death. MR NASTI took shape when the Nashville-based musician moved across the country to embark on a month-long artist-in-residence program in Fairfield, Iowa at local music venue The Beauty Shop, culminating in the creation of a rock musical production. After completing the residency, Naioti remained in Fairfield, … More »

Iron Reagan releases video for “Miserable Failure,” plays shows (2014)

Iron Reagan recently completed work on their video for the song “Miserable Failure.” The video was directed by Whitey McConnaughy (Red Fang). and can be viewed on YouTube HERE. The Tyranny of Will, the band’s Relapse debut was released earlier this week. This 24 song-wrecking ball of hardcore- punk/thrash fury. The album was recorded with guitarist Phil Hall at Blaze of Torment Studios in Richmond, VA and self-produced plus it was … More »