Boss Keloid – Melted on the Inch

Enter Boss Keloid. Their sophomore release, Herb Your Enthusiasm, was well belied by its name as it put them on our radar; their music was progressive stoner personified, all treble, fuzz and smokey haze. Honestly, we were expecting more of the same from Melted on the Inch and were content with that. Their brand of stoner mixed with sludge was to our liking. But, instead, Melted on the Inch threw us quite a bit of a curve ball. On it, Keloid have reached back into their progressive rock roots and brought forth a sound which, while not a complete stranger to their established tones, is certainly something new. The result is an album where composition is way more varied than before, synth tones rule the day, the vocals are non traditional and the overall theme seems much changed. Insert a weed joke here, something about breeds? Let’s just get to it.

Hey! Listen to Sloth & Turtle!

Positive things need to try harder, at least in my book. Being upbeat, optimistic, clean, sweet and other such adjectives is something that it’s own reward. Thus, to prove to me that you’re not just indulging yourself and that there’s something more to your lighthearted creation, extra miles need to be walked in the realms of creativity and expertise. Sloth&Turtle are a fine example of how to do that; they don’t let their bright brand of of mathrock suffice itself with just happy riffs and short jaunts into the realm of guitar centered music. Instead, they’ve crafted a fully realized and wholly interested self-titled EP, playing very cleverly into the strength of their style. Head on below for a taste!

Release Day Roundup – 4/20/18

Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and unleash a seemingly endless stream of quality new music. But while some of our Editors and Contributors sit down gleefully each week to dive into this newly stocked treasure…