Hello everyone! Welcome back to the new music roundup. We’re here for a roundup of five of the best recently released tracks. They’re not all within the same genre and they’re all different in some way or another but that means that there’s a little something for everyone here but come on, let’s get down to the music!
First up this week on the New Music Round is the San Diego Surf / Skate Punks Wanted Noise with their latest single ‘Go Get’
Bassist Jin Salamack who wrote and performs lead vocals on the track says:
“Go Get” was a saying my high school track coach Gary Sanchez used to tell us at practice. “If you want it bad enough, you need to go get, go get,” forgetting the ‘it.’ I swear he knew that it would spark a song title one day. This single speaks for the youth and adults who never grew out of doing what they’re passionate about. Not giving up on your dreams by giving in to what society thinks is best for us. This song also speaks for this band. We met in college, got our degrees, but at the end of the day, we still would much rather be on stage sharing our experiences with our fans. Hopefully our music can inspire others, as the bands of our generation did for us.”
In the words of Wanted Noise themselves:
Wanted Noise. A bunch of loud, obnoxious, and handsome dudes who love to play distorted instruments in cool places. Bringing back that SoCal punk sound with a twist and shake of today’s modern hits. We’ll play venues, bars, backstage, backyard, your home, garage, next to your pool, in your pool, wherever the sun sets.
Up next on this weeks Roundup, we have the South Coast trio Snake Eyes. We have for you their third single, ‘Skeletons’ and this one? It’s an absolute cracker!
“This was a track that kinda fell in my lap,” admits vocalist and guitarist Jim Heffy when talking about snake eyes’ newly-released single ‘Skeletons’. “A guy at my old work would make these very questionable remarks/“jokes”. I didn’t wanna make a scene as I was leaving the job so I’d just bite my lip, which looking back I feel was the wrong move. The lyrics came to me when driving home from work so I had to pull over and quickly whip the voice recorder app out and sing it all before I forgot. When I got home, the chords wrote themselves and the song was done in 10 minutes. We shot most of the video in Thomas’ basement but filmed the arcade scenes in Hastings on the seafront. The bulk of the video was shot last August so naturally we got some funny looks/comments, including “Halloween’s not for another 2 months, dickhead”.”
Heading over to Brisbane, Australia for our next pick this week we have Waxflower.
‘Getting Better’ strips away everything apart from guitar and vocalist Tristan Higgins’ soft croon to create a poignantly stirring acoustic track that cuts right to the soul.
Let Tristan explain where it originated:
“Getting Better was me tying a bow on a dark period of my life. A particularly long and intense panic attack had landed me in the hospital. Every attack at the time felt like a failure, as if it were erasing any hard-earned progress on a long journey to betterment. I noted the impact of that night on the people around me – we all felt defeated. I felt ashamed.
The song catalogues that period and its aftermath, the breakdown of a relationship. It helped me to explore the roots of my feelings at the time and work towards accepting the outcome was for the best of everyone involved.”
And for the penultimate pick on this weeks rundown of tracks, there is the Metalcore duo VantaVoid. In this duo, lead vocalist Frank Gioia (CrankThatFrank) and multi-instrumentalist Tyler Young (Makeout), hope to summon listeners into a supportive community of outcasts. With songs of fearless intensity, featuring searing vocals, chainsaw guitars and pulverizing rhythms, the duo gives testimony to this axis of trauma and truth.
VantaVoid takes their name from the color “vantablack” the darkest black in the color spectrum. While there is certainly plenty of darkness in their music, there is also illumination to fill the void. Frank testifies that pain can produce power. “The important thing with feeling emotion is to channel it through something positive, and to create something to make other people feel good.”
“Burn is a song about destroying everything I love and hate. It comes from a very self-destructive time in my life where I didn’t want to channel my anger into anything but destroying every bridge I ever built. Not only is this the heaviest song we have, but Frankie Palmeri from Emmure adds his own flair to the track and we were fortunate to have Drew Fulk (WZRD BLD) mix it.”- Frank Gioia (VantaVoid)
And here lastly we have the absolute powerhouses in Raiders. This is Sean Smith (Ex- The Blackout) latest project where the new dynamic is as destructive as any band on the scene. ‘Destructobot’ follows on from their previous release in the form of ‘Wasting Away’ which is just desolating noise which will stay with you for a long time.
And that’s it for another week of a countdown of the best new tracks out in the world in the last week. Be sure to check back next-time for another round of great music videos. If you have any suggestions for me to check out, be sure to send an email or message us via the socials on Facebook or Twitter!