We got a lot of online material to cover as we start making our way out of June, including two release shows this weekend. —- We'll start with a compilation out of Provo going by the name Dirty Provo – Vol. 1. What separates this from your average comps is that it's comprised of musicians who have declared themselves to be “outside the norm” of the music coming out of Utah
Next up is the latest from SLC band Monkey Rum, a four-piece rock group comprised of longtime musicians Charles E. Cochran III, Richard Naylor, Bryan Harrison and Chris Cochran. If you haven't seen them around, that's no surprise as the band only plays at 5 Monkeys, so much so they might as well be the weekly house band if they aren't already. They've got a brand-new album called Banished From the Garden, which you can download off iTunes for $10 and Amazon for $8.99.
Slipping in under the radar a couple weeks ago was the latest release from
Keeping with the ethereal noise, we have the debut release from
Next up from the obscure end of the spectrum, local musician Andrew Maguire has released what he calls an “art project” in the form of Artsy As Fuk. This is a four-track album of experimental sounds, but you're going to have to go seek it out as Maguire put it out only in physical form, wrapped up in a sheet of paper that looks like the one below. Yeah, we're sending you on a scavenger hunt, but at least there's a prize at the end in the form of local music. Have fun finding it!
Getting into some alternative rock, we have the latest from SLC band Genre Zero. This is a cool band comprised of Rob Vorwald, Brad Hart, Joshua Isbell, Tiffin Brough and Noah Gabbard, who have been playing around town since early 2011. They've got this funky combination of lighter alt-rock with some classical instrumentation that sounds like it should have come out of of the mid-'90s—very low-key and very DIY. Their debut album, titled Get Dressed, Do Nothing, came out yesterday, and it sounds pretty damned good. You can download it for $7 off their Bandcamp page.
Moving to release shows, tonight, Velour will play host to the debut from Bat Manors. I won't need to say much, because
And then finally, this Saturday, Disforia will release their long-awaited sophomore album. The five-piece metal band from SLC have been running hard for seven years. I don't think there's a venue they haven't played in Utah; there was even a point where they were a bi-monthly fixture at the former Club Vegas. But in all that time they've had only one album, their 2011 EP titled Our Time Defined. So you can imagine how excited fans are to finally get their hands on their first full-length release, titled The Age Of Ether and due out this weekend. The band (seen above, courtesy of Facebook) hasn't let anything from the new album leak and or performed any of the new songs in concert, so you'll have to get a copy on Saturday to get the full experience. Which you can do tomorrow at The Murray Theater as they play their release show with Turned To Stone, Never Before, Dethrone The Sovereign and Machines Of Man. Tickets are $10, and the show starts at 7 p.m.
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