Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Martyrs - 2014

When I heard Tee Jay, the drummer for Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys, had a side project described as "... early 90's melodic hardcore... blended with some shoegaze..." I knew I had to check Martyrs out. This is about as far from the folk/gypsy/punk/burlesque that defines the Army of Toys, and I'm thrilled to hear something so different come from a member of that band. The description the band uses is perfect, and it definitely has more of a At The Drive-In feel to it than Jawbreaker. Picture Dischord Records signing a shoegaze band. It's heavy and beautiful and just about perfect. The fact that it was recorded last month and is already out for free download is what I love about the current music scene.

I can't find any website or social media outlet for Martyrs, but they do have a Soundcloud where you can stream or download their debut for free.

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