Back in the days before the internet and album leaks, if you wanted to hear music you had to wait for its release day, at which point you went to your local Best Buy or other record store to pick up a cd or record. In celebration of this physical media, Brutalitopia will be bringing you a weekly look at what’s coming out each Tuesday, with notes about some of the more notable releases (Editor’s Note: “Notable” is completely subjective and can and will mean whatever Durf wants it to mean on a week to week basis). Find out what’s happening this week after the jump.
This week is a bit of a letdown after last week, but let’s face it: we all saw that coming. Hell, I haven’t even had time to check out everything that came out last week because there was so much of it, so maybe that’s a good thing. Dio knows I hate falling behind.
Maybe the biggest release this week is two live albums from High on Fire, Spitting Fire Live Vol. I and Vol. II. My first thought is that maybe rehab is doing Matt Pike a little too well, as the title of this two volume set doesn’t exactly inspire the same sort of awe as titles like Death is this Communion or Surrounded by Thieves. My second thought is that I’m an idiot, and that live High on Fire is something that should be savored, and once you begin the savoring, you won’t care what the title of the album is. It should be noted that I’m ninety percent sure you’ll have to supply your own weed for this, so budget accordingly.
Valient Thorr also has a new on out tomorrow, called Our Own Masters. I saw these guys open up for Mastodon once upon a time, and they were pretty enjoyable. I can’t pretend to have any sort of expectations for this one, but I’m definitely willing to give it a listen.
Two notable non-metal releases that may claim your interest are Sigur Ros’ Kveikur and Kanye West’s Yeezus. I love both of these bands/performers, despite their differences; I haven’t heard Kveikur yet, but I imagine it’s just as dreamy and lovely as everything else Sigur Ros has done. Yeezus is the exact opposite, ten tracks of Yeezy barking and howling and screaming over some vicious beats and synths. These may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but they’re probably worth checking out if you’ve got some money to spend and are looking for something new.
The whole list I found:
Dark Moor – Ars Musica
Fuck the Facts – Amer (EP)
High on Fire – Spitting Fire Live Vols. I and II
Valient Thorr – Our Own Masters
Sigur Ros – Kveikur
Kanye West – Yeezus