ALBUM REVIEW: Reverend Kristin Michael Hayter – SAVED!


Kristin Hayter is perhaps better known by her erstwhile pseudonym Lingua Ignota, under which moniker she has released several albums that combine dark experimentalism with the influence of classical and folk music. Stating that it is “not healthy for [her] to relive [her] worst experiences over and over” through the music of her previous project, she has now recast herself as Reverend Kristin Michael Hayter, under which name her new album SAVED! (Perpetual Flame Ministries) arrives.

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Alexis Marshall (Daughters) Shares New Single, Debut Solo Album Incoming

Iconic artist and vocalist Alexis Marshall, best known for work in the band Daughters, has announced his solo debut album House Of Lull, House Of When, set for release July 23rd via Sargent House. Marshall has also shared the first single and video for “Hounds In The Abyss”. Directed by Jeremy W., you can watch the clip and pre-order the album below.

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Sweet John Bloom Streaming “Blood Moon” Music Video

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Sweet John Bloom from Cambridge, MA has signed with Tiny Engines and will be releasing their debut album Weird Prayer in the Spring. Stream their music video for “Blood Moon” here.

Stream their 2014 Picky EP below.

1. Shapeshifter
2. Born Witch
3. Moving Target
4. Bury Ruby
5. Blood Moon
6. Solicitor
7. Tell Me
8. Night Thing
9. Weird Prayer
10. New Identity Crisis
11. Nothing Is Natural
12. Cowboy
13. Death; and Everything’s Paid For
14. Trust Me
15. Aging In Place

Featuring former members of Daniel Striped Tiger, Four Eyes and Lost Twin, Sweet John Bloom first took form in the Spring of 2013. The band recorded their debut EP as a trio shortly after but later expanded to a four piece before recording their debut full-length, Weird Prayer. Recorded with Justin Pizzoferrato (Dinosaur Jr, Speedy Ortiz, California X) and Seth Manchester (Battles, Fang Island, The Body) during the Summer and Fall of 2014, Weird Prayer expands and evolves Sweet John Bloom’s brand of catchy punk rock. Clocking in at 15 songs and 35 minutes the band truly runs the gamut between indie rock, power pop and pop/punk. Diverse yet completely unified as a whole, Weird Prayer is a debut LP to be reckoned with and marks Sweet John Bloom as a band you need to know in 2015.

Apr 24: @ The Gutter – Brooklyn, NY
Apr 26: @ Middle East (Upstairs) – Boston, MA (w/ The Sun Lions, Chandos)

Baring Teeth Streaming Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins, Upcoming Shows

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Dallas extreme metallers Baring Teeth is streaming their Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins album now here. It is out November 25, 2014 via Willowtip Records.

Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins was captured by Alex Bhore (This Will Destroy You) at Elmwood Recording, mixed by Keith Souza and Seth Manchester at Machines With Magnets (The Body, Battles, Daughters), and mastered by Alan Douches (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, Swans).

Guitarist/vocalist Andrew Hawkins of the recording,

“This album was a really difficult one to make. We pushed ourselves as songwriters and as musicians, but I think the extra focus we placed on crafting a complete, focused album really paid off. Every song plays into the larger whole while still being brutal and catchy, and we wrote much more concertedly this time around. Our goal was to make an album that pushes the extremes of [debut full-length] Atrophy as far as possible, and we’re really happy with the result.”

The band has booked these upcoming shows:
Dec 05: The Lost Well – Austin, TX
Dec 06: The Scorpion’s Den – Midland, TX
Dec 13: Liquid Lounge – Dallas, TX
Dec 20: Gatsby’s Mansion – Denton, TX
Jan 09: TBA – New Orleans, LA
Jan 10: Hangar 21 – Shreveport, LA

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