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New Music Now III

Blow The Scene‘s New Music Now takes a look at an eclectic grouping of new releases from Noisear, Fight Amp, Green Day, and Title Fight with loads of free music samples and links for purchase and further investigation!


Noisear - Turbulent Resurgence

Band: Noisear
Album: Turbulent Resurgence
Record Label: Willowtip Records
Release Date: Sep., 25, 2012
Genres: grindcore
FFO: Brutal Truth, Kill The Client, Wormrot

Turbulent Resurgence is a focus of targeted blast-and-riff, more straight-ahead than its predecessor, that is similarly the result of a day’s writing, with 48hours for the band to put it to tape..Noisear play grind with the sort of intensity that once their jams reach terminal velocity time starts to stretch out to nothingness and lose all meaning.” – Decibel Magazine.


Fight Amp - Birth Control

Band: Fight Amp
Album: Birth Control
Record Label: Translation Loss
Genres: Noise rock, sludge, stoner rock
FFO: Unsane, Kylesa, Black Tusk
Available: Sept, 25, 2012

Fight Amp, too, now play from a defensive crouch. Birth Control, their third album, is pure gristle. The band has throttled back the tempos substantially relative to their first two albums. They now sound even more like Unsane than they did before—the lumbering pace, caustic tones and howl-sung vocals beg for the comparison. Fight Amp’s rhythm section is tricksier, though. Their riffs don’t always turn around the way you expect them to, and the threat of speedy sections hangs in the air.” – Invisible Oranges.


Green Day - Uno!

Band: Green Day
Release: ¡Uno!,
Record Label: Reprise
Genre: Power pop, pop punk
Release Date: Sept 24, 2012
FFO: Green Day

“On ¡Uno!, the first entry in Green Day‘s proposed trilogy of albums, the Bay Area outfit circles back to their younger ideology of simply having fun with an attitude. ..The album’s centerpiece is the infectious “Let Yourself Go”, a future breadwinner of many setlists to come that will no doubt elicit bruised ribs and shins. It’s an instance of a total recall that succeeds because of its simple but call-to-arms chorus of, well, letting yourself go. Armstrong shines throughout with scummy guitars, a rockist-friendly solo, and “fuck it” lyrics that will irritate parents everywhere — even those that grew up with ‘em. Toss it in with some of the band’s earlier tracks, and it just might fit in seamlessly.” – Consequence of Sound


Title Fight - Floral Green

Band: Title Fight
Album: Floral Green
Record Label: Side One Dummy
Release Date: September 18, 2012
Genres: 90s melodic hardcore
FFO: Jawbreaker, Knapsack

…And just like Shed, Floral Green is another successful attempt at reviving that mid-90s emo sound, as opening track “Numb, But I Still Feel” builds into an eruption of raspy vocals and crashing chords. “Leaf” continues the early attitude of the album with Jamie Rhoden and Shane Moran’s simmering guitar riffs along with Ben Russin’s bombastic drumming leading the charge. Ned Russin’s gruff vocals have never sounded more confident here and throughout the rest of Floral Green. “Head In The Ceiling Fan” serves as Floral Green’s pseudo-interlude, giving listeners a chance to catch their breath after the album’s quick start. The song’s dreamy aura and slow chord changes create something that’s equally soothing as it is heavy.. – Absolute Punk

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