Mathcore Index: Best of Volumes 1-5, our very first physical compilation, distributed by Dark Trail Records and featuring 41 of the finest artists in extreme and underground music. 200 units in hand-numbered 2 disc digipacks made with 100% recycled materials. First 5 purchases receive a signed copy of Car Bomb – “Mordial” CD. 100% of profits go to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Black VisionsCollective. Art by Karl Frandsen and layout and original logos by Keith Carlson. $12 USD + shipping, order here.
This compilation features some of the best and most well-known bands in the genre today and I am honored to have been asked to contribute my track Retail Monkey – Pass Me the Yogurt Chips Before I Cremate Myself, Emilio. (The full album the song is from can be found here.) So far we have raised over $1000 through this effort! Black lives matter.
Liminal Veil is a raw, visceral, and passionately violent skramz with math-rock influences. Six short but intense tracks of tragedy, passion, and emotional apocalypse. Drums and guitars create a rather dramatic orchestration, while vocals die out in desperation. Each track is unique and tunes are different from each other to keep the listeners engaged… Along the lines of Cowboys Become Folk Heroes, Ampere, and Converge, Liminal Veil holds a true potential of raw, visceral energy. The best gem of 2020.
My 2014 release Bird Surgeon – Vanishings is a math rock album that was heavily influenced by screamo. Ever since putting that out, I’ve wanted to do the inverse and write some music that is primarily skramz but heavily influenced by math rock. This is that.
This EP was inspired by the corruption and ineptitude of the Trump administration, the smoke-filled-room political dealings that took down the Sanders campaigns in the 2016 and 2020 primaries, and the bungled pandemic response which has resulted in millions losing work while the billionaires continue to rake in unconscionable profits. Our representation in this country is bought by the mega wealthy and the big corporations to protect profits for shareholders above all else. This is an indictment – not only against the cartoonish evil of the Republican party leadership but also against the complicity of the Democrats in maintaining this system. It is a call to fight, to do what you can with what you have in order to make change to this broken system.