Monday, 7 January 2019

2018 End-Of-Year-List - Brandon Kellum (American Standards)


2019 may be underway and the holidays are by now a distant memory, so hears a 2018 EOY list from my good friends Brandon Kellum. Brandon is the vocalist of the chaotic hardcore/noise punk band American Standards from Phoenix, Arizona. He picks his favourite new albums released in 2018 below. If you’re a fan of chaotic, mathy and dissonant noise, these are bands you’ll want to keep on your radar.

TOP 25 FULL LENGTH LPs (in no particular order)

1. Greyhaven - Empty Black
Label: Equal Vision
Formats: Vinyl/CD/Digital
Release Date: 16 Mar 2018



2. Birds In Row - We Already Lost The World
Label: Deathwish inc
Formats: Vinyl/CD/Tape/Digital
Release Date: 13 Jul 2018




https://www.wearebirdsinrow.com/
https://www.facebook.com/birdsinrow/

3. Fucked Up - Dose Your Dreams
Labels: Merge Records
Formats: Vinyl/CD/Digital
Release Date: 05 Oct 2018





4. Limbs - Father's Son
Labels: UNFD
Formats: CD/Digital
Release Date: 27 Apr 2018





5. Vein - Errorzone
Labels: Closed Casket Activities
Formats: Vinyl/CD/Digital
Release Date: 22 Jun 2018





https://www.facebook.com/veinma/

6. Daughters - You Won’t Get What You Want
Labels: Ipecac Recordings
Formats: Vinyl/CD/Digital
Release Date: 26 Oct 2018




https://www.facebook.com/daughtersmusic/

7. Rolo Tomassi - Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It
Labels: Holy Roar Records
Formats: Vinyl/CD/Digital
Release Date: 02 Mar 2018





8. The Armed - Only Love
Labels: No Rest Until Ruin/Throatruiner Records
Formats: Vinyl/Digital
Release Date: 27 Apr 2018





9. Ken Mode - Loved
Labels: New Damage Records/Season Of Mist
Formats: Vinyl/CD/Digital
Release Date: 31 Aug 2018





10. Turnstile - Time And Space
Labels: Roadrunner Records
Formats: Vinyl/CD/Digital
Release Date: 24 Feb 2018





11. Black Matter Device - Modern Frenetics 
Labels: Self-Released
Formats: CD/Digital
Release Date: 06 Apr 2018





12. Palm Reader - Braille
Labels: Silent Cult Records
Formats: Vinyl/Digital
Release Date: 06 Apr 2018


https://silentcult.tmstor.es
https://www.facebook.com/wearepalmreader/

13. MouthBreather - Dollmeat
Labels: Self-Released
Formats: Digital
Release Date: 06 Jul 2018





14. Kaonashi - Why Did You Do It
Labels: Get This Right Records/Self-Released
Formats: CD/Digital
Release Date: 23 Nov 2018





15. Coilguns - Millennials
Labels: Hummus Records
Formats: Vinyl/CD/Digital
Release Date: 23 Mar 2018





16. 156/Silence - Undercover Scumbag
Labels: Innerstrength Records
Formats: CD/Digital
Release Date: 14 Sep 2018





17. Cult Leader - A Patient Man
Labels: Daymare Recordings/Deathwish Inc
Formats: Vinyl/CD/Tape/Digital
Release Date: 09 Nov 2018





18. Cancer Bats - The Spark That Moves
Labels: Bat Skull Records/New Damage Records
Formats: Vinyl/CD/Digital
Release Date: 20 Apr 2018





19. Lower Automation - Shoebox Companion
Labels: Self-Released
Formats: CD/Digital
Release Date: 27 Jul 2018





20. Faus - Apestate
Labels: Blackhouse Records
Formats: Vinyl/CD/Digital
Release Date: 04 May 2018





21. Frontierer - Unloved
Labels: Self-Released
Formats: Vinyl/CD/Digital
Release: 27 Jul 2018





22. Snakehound - Imitation Crown
Labels: Self-Released
Formats: CD/Digital
Release Date: 01 Jun 2018





23. Zapruder - S/T
Labels: Apathia Records
Formats: Vinyl/CD/Digital
Release Date: 23 Nov 2018





24. NoiSays - Self Titled
Labels: Dark Trail Records/Self-Released
Formats: Vinyl/CD/Digital
Release Date: 17 Oct 2018





25. Old Wounds - Glow
Labels: Good Fight Music
Formats: Vinyl/CD/Digital
Release Date: 09 Nov 2018





5 Notable EPs/Splits

1. The Threats - Saboteur
Labels: Self-Released
Formats: Vinyl(Pre-Order)/Digital
Release Date: 12 Oct 2018





2. Converge - Beautiful Ruin
Labels: Deathwish Inc/Self-Released
Formats: Vinyl/Digital
Release Date: 29 Jun 2018





3. Fero Lux - Cheap Funeral For Me
Labels: Self-Released
Formats: Tape/Digital
Release Date: 01 Oct 2018





4. Arms/Seizures - Split
Labels: Dark Trial Records
Formats: Vinyl/Digital
Release Date: 02 May 2018





5. Pressure Cracks - S/T EP
Labels: War Against Records
Formats: Vinyl/Digital
Release Date: 25 May 2018





American Standards’ recent release “Weep” is available on iTunesBandcamp, and Spotify. The band will be premiering a new single titled “Phantom Limb” in January 2019 with a US tour to follow.

Thanks go to Brandon for taking the time to put this list together. I'll have another two lists up by the end of January. 

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