This Kingston-based four-piece has prominently been known to immerse themselves in the post-hardcore and punk scheme; I first got into Title Fight when they were on their Run for Cover days, and it’s somehow whimsically enthralling to discern vehemently significant changes of their sounds on Hyperview—this album is distinctively influenced by shoegaze, dream-pop, and post-punk elements with their intense use of reverb and chorus pedals, and would remind you of the likes of Slowdive, Teenage Fanclub, and Whirr in a blink of an eye.
Deafheaven has always been formidable when it comes to manifesting sounds that envisage deep poignancy entombed in belligerent darkness with poetic lyrics. Currently one of ANTI- Records’ rosters after previously signing to Deathwish and Sargent House, they're back with their new album New Bermuda; an irresistible pulchritude of their sound colliding with elements of dark despair that their listeners can feel thriving in their hearts.
This compilation of tracks consists of ten songs from artists (all featuring female lead vocals) of diverse genres and backgrounds. Each song leaves a different impression and vibe onto the listener; one might be a poignant anthemic lamentation that drives the listener to drown in a visceral existential grief, another might be a catchy and youthful love song that causes the listener to reminisce about their youth, another might be a heartwarming tune that soothes your heart, another might be a fast-paced thrashing tune that sends vibes of aggressive chaos, and so on. It is a representation of how our lives, and the emotions we unleash toward life, are the same; they are not static, and every road we pass through leaves us with a different feeling each day.