Posts Tagged ‘Post Hardcore’

War Of The Covers Head Like A HoleWe apologize for the length of time that we’ve had between posts, but we’re back with another one and hopefully you’ll find this one an interesting one. The last War Of The Covers we had, we saw that Dope was ultimately the winner of that fatal four way match making their version of Rebel Yell by Billy Idol the better one according to you. This week we have a match up that is definitely an interesting match up because it features two bands from two completely different walks of life in the music business covering a band that is the halfway point in the timeline of pop music culture between the two of them. In one corner, you have 80’s new wave legends Devo going up against post hardcore/rock band AFI as both bands attempted to cover the Nine Inch Nails track Head Like A Hole from their legendary album Pretty Hate Machine. In 1996, Devo would take a crack at the track for the 1996 soundtrack to the film Supercop that starred Jackie Chan and also featured eclectic mix of music from bands like No Doubt, the late Dimebag Darrell, and the late 2Pac. In 2006, AFI would record a version of the track for an edition of Decemberunderground that was only released in Europe, Australia, and Japan as well as the soundtrack for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Now only one version of the track can survive and as usual it’s up to you the fans to decide. You have until the next War Of The Covers to decide.

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Back in 2010, Las Vegas Post Hardcore/Metalcore band Escape The Fate released their breakthrough self titled album with Craig Mabbitt on Vocals. The album featured a lot of hits for the band, but for today’s single of the week I chose to cover the track Zombie Dance considering we are in observance of the great holiday Halloween. The song was co-written with Orgy frontman Jay Gordon and it has that Orgy feel to it a little bit. It has a very upbeat feel to the tempo while Mabbitt sings what sounds like a zombie love song. According to Wikipedia, “On the track “Zombie Dance”, Mabbitt described the recording process and that he recorded five layers of vocal harmony for the final mix in addition to little sound effects. He explained it was difficult to achieve the high harmonies and right pitches right for all of the tracks.” It’s definitely a track that I enjoy off the record and you should check it out below:

I have to be honest with all of you out there in the cyber world and that is that there are a lot of bands out there that I have either heard their name and not their music or I just never heard of them period. Enter Shikari falls into the first category of I have heard of the band, but never listened to a song from them, but when I saw that the animator from The Ren & Stimpy Show did their  video I was immediately curious. The band were able to land Ren & Stimpy animator Peter McAdams to do their video for them about shoddy service at high class (overpriced) restaurants. In the video, the band complains to a manager about the service particularly the lipstick on the glass, the shoddy service, the heathen cook, and how the vegetables are not even in season. The most incredible part about the video is how masterful McAdams is when he is able to match the emotions of the characters to the emotions in the actual song itself. This just may be one of my favorite music videos of 2014 and it’s definitely one that you should check out from this English rock band that mixes all sorts of different elements into their music like Electronic, hardcore, etc. Check out the video below and check out their upcoming tour dates below that.

Enter Shikari Tour Dates 

3/20 — Mission, Texas — Never Say Never Festival
3/21 — Grand Prairie, Texas — South By So What? Festival
3/23 — Houston, Texas — Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
3/24 — New Orleans, La. — House of Blues
3/26 — Orlando, Fla. — The Social
3/27 — St. Petersburg, Fla. — The State Theatre
3/28 — Jacksonville, Fla. — Underbelly
3/30 — Atlanta, Ga. — Masquerade / Hell
3/31 — Greensboro, N.C. — Cone Denim Center
4/1 — Baltimore, Md. — Ottobar
4/3 — New York, N.Y. — Gramercy
4/4 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Theatre of Living Arts
4/6 — Boston, Mass. — Paradise Rock Club
4/7 — Montreal, Quebec — Club Soda
4/8 — Toronto, Ontario — Virgin Mobile Mod Club
4/9 — Pontiac, Mich. — Crofoot
4/10 — St. Louis, Mo. — FUBAR
4/11 — Chicago, Ill. — Bottom Lounge
4/12 — Lawrence, Kan. — Granada Theatre
4/14 — Denver, Colo. — Marquis Theater
4/16 — Murray, Utah — Murray Theater
4/17 — Boise, Idaho — Knitting Factory
4/18 — Portland, Ore. — Hawthorne Theatre
4/19 — Seattle, Wash. — El Corazon
4/21 — Sacramento, Calif. — Ace of Spades
4/23 — Los Angeles, Calif. — House of Blues
4/24 — San Diego, Calif. — SOMA Sidestage
4/25 — Mesa, Ariz. — Nile Theater
4/26 — Albuquerque, N.M. — Launchpad
4/28 – San Antonio, Texas — Korova