Tales From The Drop Box Episode 152 (2019-19)

As I mentioned last episode week, I have been able to line up a few shows with a selection of some cool tracks, some going back to last year. I am truly excited about the massive amount of genuinely interesting music coming out. Sure, it comes in all shapes and sizes. Some is hype worthy, but the majority of new music is missed in the wave that is releases on a daily basis. Thank goodness I am not a music-journalist. I think it would be difficult to come up with new ways to describe what must be heard. Tales From The Drop Box Episode 152 is must listening. Just like all of the episodes in this series – the goal is a humble one: to expose you to 15 tracks each week by bands you might have only heard in passing and are putting out songs that merit your attention. That’s it. Sure, I genre hop around quite a bit. Everything I play can almost be classified as rock – a pretty darn big descriptor. Sure, there is not much metal, hardcore, post-hardcore, djent, black metal, viking progressive metal and certainly no classical, country, rap or hip-hop. It is a very diverse world, and I tend to spend quite a bit of time in the center – a mix of punk, pop, folk, indie rock and alternative. I find it fascinating that you can with very little practice, neatly classify an accumulation of sounds as belonging to a particular musical genre. Genres are merely emotional filters to assist the listener in accessing the “fight or flight” response, or more aptly as The Clash put it – should I stay or should I go?

I hope you stay.

Here is what you’ll find in Episode 152:

  1. Neurotic Fiction – “Loose End” (Pulp Music)
  2. Mutemath – “Voice In The Silence” (Voice In The Silence EP)
  3. Anteros – “Call Your Mother” (When We Land)
  4. The Pale White – “End of Time” (Take Me To The Strange EP)
  5. Meliora – “A Face That Toils So Close To Stones” (Everything’s Amazing Nobody’s Happy)
  6. Bony Macaroni – “Doom” (Bony Macaroni EP)
  7. Brat Farrar – “I Don’t Know What To Say (Unreleased)” (Trash On: A Tribute To P. Trash Records)
  8. Sophie Auster – “Dance With Me” (Next Time)
  9. Cari Cari – Summer Sun” (Anaana)
  10. Public Practice – “Bad Girl(s)” (Distance Is A Mirror)
  11. Moving Units – “Dragon’s Blood” (This Is Six)
  12. The Heck – “That Moon” (Who? The Heck!!)
  13. Bisån – “Turn It Up” (Became Mountain)
  14. Bluebells – “Cath” (Big Gold Dreams: A Story Of Scottish Independent Music 1977-1989)
  15. Amyl & The Sniffers – “Monsoon Rock” (Amyl & The Sniffers)

I looked to the gutter, I looked to the drain everywhere I looked, it was all the same
we can’t control the weather . . . so weary and low I’m sad to the core of all your lying and I’ll have no more

KFR