Pygmy Shrews + Eye Banker + Twin Stumps + Landlord at Cake Shop

Post Author: Nate Dorr

Where are all the hardcore bands coming from these days?

It seems like the rancor-spewing onslaught of Drunkdriver has opened the door for heavy, dissonant fury, and now bands like Landlords (buzz saw whammy bars, sheet metal percussion, mid-tempo guitar-grind), Twin Stumps (slower, confrontational sludge metal, hardcore like the slower side of My War is hardcore), and Eye Banker (rapid, sparely vicious — just guitar-drums-voice — tirades) have leapt into action. And it’s a welcome shot of emotion, motion, and energy. Of course, Pygmy Shrews are not technically a result of this trend: sure the project is new this year, but they’ve been at various forms of molten hardcore for over a decade now (as Cutter and before as the Fugue). I wrote enough about them last week that I’m just going to direct your attention right over there.

Pygmy Shrews


Eye Banker



Twin Stumps


Landlords



Where are all the hardcore bands coming from these days?

It seems like the rancor-spewing onslaught of Drunkdriver has opened the door for heavy, dissonant fury, and now bands like Landlords (buzz saw whammy bars, sheet metal percussion, mid-tempo guitar-grind), Twin Stumps (slower, confrontational sludge metal, hardcore like the slower side of My War is hardcore), and Eye Banker (rapid, sparely vicious — just guitar-drums-voice — tirades) have leapt into action. And it’s a welcome shot of emotion, motion, and energy. Of course, Pygmy Shrews are not technically a result of this trend: sure the project is new this year, but they’ve been at various forms of molten hardcore for over a decade now (as Cutter and before as the Fugue). I wrote enough about them last week that I’m just going to direct your attention right over there.Pygmy ShrewsEye BankerTwin StumpsLandlords

pygmy shrews at cake shop