Another Bandcamp Friday, so tons more releases and new announcements this week. I’ve also added another swathe of events to the listing, too. Links below.
This post is a roundup of (relevant to this site) new and upcoming music, a nod to upcoming events and livestreams both from this website and others, and also a catchup of what I’ve posted recently. Thanks to everyone who sends me new music and events, keeps me up to speed, and indeed simply reads these posts.
/transmission – the amodelofcontrol.com podcast – has returned, continuing the run through of the a-z of industrial, with all episodes thus far are here. The latest episode is /transmission/024, which starts on the letter P. /transmission/025 will follow soon – at last!
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/Releases out today or recently
/Upcoming releases for 2023
/Release of the week
24-Feb 2023 / Algiers / Shook / Bandcamp
Algiers bring in a variety of guests that only inspires them to sound better than ever.
24-Feb 2023 / Model/Actriz / Dogsbody / Bandcamp
A few friends described this to me as “noise rock meets LCD Soundsystem”, but you know what? This extraordinary album is way, way more than that.
01-Mar 2023 / Leæther Strip / Last Station / Bandcamp
Claus Larsen returns with more hard-hitting electro-industrial.
03-Mar 2023 / Enslaved / Heimdal/ Bandcamp
The progressive Black Metal legends return.
03-Mar 2023 / Full of Hell & Primitive Man / Suffocating Hallucination / Bandcamp
Two of the most brutal bands of the moment up the ante yet further.
03-Mar 2023 / Mechanical Vein / The Storm You Can’t Contain / Bandcamp
Drum’n’bass meets industrial bass – a new take on an idea that isn’t quite as new as some suggest…
03-Mar 2023 / Ratio Strain / The B Side of Life / Bandcamp
Vanessa Saw of W.A.S.T.E. brings their own project.
03-Mar 2023 / Reflection Black / Last Stop to Nowhere / Bandcamp
Quite excellent, classical gothic rock.
23-Feb 2023 / Attrition / The Switch / Bandcamp
The founding members of Attrition recording together again at last, after their live shows last year. It’s a cracking single, too.
03-Mar 2023 / The Empty Page / Level Sedentary / Bandcamp
A more restrained track from this great north-western band, about the desire to, sometimes, stay away from everything.
03-Mar 2023 / Heavy Feelings / The Prize EP / Bandcamp
Nadia Garofalo, once of Ganser, has now joined a transatlantic project with very different results.
03-Mar 2023 / Antigen Shift / Arcane / Spotify
Antigen Shift return with a glowering new single.
03-Mar 2023 / Beinaheleidenschaftsgegenstand / Ghosts EP / Bandcamp
Bein-e are perhaps darker and more introverted than ever on this new EP.
03-Mar 2023 / Cosmopolis / Parasite / Bandcamp
A fascinating release from a trans-national group that make gloomy post-rock (ish) music, perhaps not a million miles from earlier I LIKE TRAINS material.
03-Mar 2023 / En Esch / Push / Bandcamp
Another excellent single from En Esch, with shades of his involvement in certain classic gospel-industrial of the past.
03-Mar 2023 / unitcode:machine / Undone / Bandcamp
The first taste of new unitcode material coming this year is an outstanding single that leans into melody and songcraft.
03-Mar 2023 / The Twilight Sad / Keep Yourself Warm (Live) / Bandcamp
The band’s now longstanding live take on one of the most intense songs by their late friend Scott Hutchison (Frightened Rabbit), finally gets a release, with proceeds going to Tiny Changes.
/New Compilations, Live Albums, Reissues
01-Mar 2023 / Various Artists / Black Flame Eternal / Bandcamp
A sprawling, giant Witch House compilation.
01-Mar 2023 / genCAB / Perish The Thought (Version) / Bandcamp
The very first genCAB track gets a masterful reworking.
04-Apr 2023 / BLUSH RESPONSE / NEUROSCAPE / Bandcamp
Thundering industrial techno in the latest phase from BLUSH RESPONSE. Notably the album also features a rare vocal guest appearance by Bon Harris of Nitzer Ebb.
12-May 2023 / 2nd Face / utOpium / Bandcamp
At last, the much-anticipated second album from this intriguing electro-industrial artist.
19-May 2023 / Mandy, Indiana / I’ve seen a way / Bandcamp
A couple of outstanding singles/EPs have whetted the appetite for this extraordinary group, and a full album has my full attention.
/Upcoming Compilations, Live Albums, Reissues
05-May 2023 / Lynx / Lynx / Computer Students Store
Something of a math-rock landmark (and featuring later Battles member Dave Konopka), a few newly recorded old tracks have been added to a remaster in lovely-looking packaging.
Obviously, things change at short notice right now, and I’m updating events as they are postponed or cancelled, and also including relevant Livestreams as they are announced.
/amodelofcontrol.com continues to maintain an events calendar, but it has now moved to /amodelofcontrol.com/events – and is now a dynamic, searchable database, and you can add individual events to your own calendars. I’m currently fixing a couple of minor backend issues, so new events may not be added promptly, or be added sporadically.
If you have updates, relevant events for me, or want to tell me about something else, use the contact details above. It goes without saying that any gig or club still in the listing is subject to change at short notice, or may not happen at all.
Coming up this week will be /Tuesday Ten /519, wrapping up the best tracks of the month.
/Into the Pit /211 /Katatonia & Sólstafir
The first gig review in a while took me to Kentish Town…
/Tuesday Ten /518 /Power
Songs of power.
/Tuesday Ten /517 /Talk Dirty to Me
Songs of seduction.
/DJ /TheKindaMzkYouLike /025
The alternative livestream continues in 2023.
/Tuesday Ten /516 /Perfect Disguise
Artists who’ve used anonymity and disguise.
/Tuesday Ten /515 /Tracks of the Month /Jan-2023
The best tracks of the past month
/Tuesday Ten /514 /Smash It Up
Songs about violence.
/Tuesday Ten /513 /Tracks of the Month /Dec-2022
The best tracks of the past month
/DJ /TheKindaMzkYouLike /024
The Indie Disco returned for a second dose.
/Countdown /2022 /Albums
The best of the year coverage concludes with the best gigs of 2022
/Countdown /2022 /Albums
The best of the year coverage continues with the best albums of 2022
/Countdown /2022 /Tracks
The best of the year coverage continues with the best tracks of 2022
/Countdown /2022 /Compilations and re-issues
The best of the year coverage begins with the best compilations and re-issues of 2022
/DJ /TheKindaMzkYouLike /023
My livestreams for 2022 continue with the latest installment of /TheKindaMzkYouLike
/Tuesday Ten /512 /We’re In This Together
Songs about groups and togetherness.
/Tuesday Ten /511 /11 Miles an Hour
Songs about JFK.
/Tuesday Ten /510 /Climb Ev’ry Mountain
Songs about hills and mountains
/Click Click /008 /Bands at Whitby Oct 2022
Coverage of a handful of bands at Whitby.