Monday, November 03, 2008

New Music Monday: Brontide

Brighton-based math rockers Brontide may have only been doing their thing for a few months, but the trio have already recorded a handful of impressively powerful and menacing instrumental tracks. Drummer William Bowerman used to be a member of the now defunct I Was A Cub Scout (a name undoubtedly familiar to British readers) and describes his new band's sound as "the most melodic music we have ever played, in the same song as playing the heaviest music that we have ever played, with no singing." Fantastic.

Brontide - Crunk Anansie
Brontide - Get the Stellaz in Deano

In other New Music Monday news, Vampire Weekend have contributed a new track called 'Ottoman' to the soundtrack for feel-good flick Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. VW simply can't seem to write anything except catchy, excellent tunes and 'Ottoman' is no exception. Unfortunately, in a disappointing turn of events the soundtrack is not, in fact, 'infinite' as it contains only 15 tracks. It does, however, feature other exclusive contributions from the likes of Devendra Banhart, Band of Horses, We Are Scientists, Bishop Allen and Shout Out Louds which makes things okay again.

Vampire Weekend - Ottoman