Hey, everyone! RobBarracuda here, and it’s time to talk about the newest release from the Adult Swim Singles Program.
This is the last week of the Singles Program this year, but thankfully the folks at Adult Swim didn’t skimp out, giving us FOUR tracks to go out with a bang. Let’s take a look at what this little ending bounty yields. The songs can be streamed down below, and of course you can download the entire 2015 singles compilation for free right here.
Shantih Shantih – “Winter In December”
The first of these bonus tracks is from Shantih Shantih, a psychedelic indie rock act from Atlanta, Georgia. The desert vibe of the echoey guitars and the drums compliment some trippy singing, as the vocalist narrates a mysterious tale that I still have yet to figure out. A track that’s short but sweet, and definitely warrants multiple replays.
Dasher – “Get So Low”
“Get So Low” is a punk song by the band Dasher, who also hail from Atlanta. The song is pretty straightfoward, keeping a pretty consistent musical feeling throughout. The song mixes things up a few times, with a bit of a solo section in the middle, and then some harsher vocals in the last minute or so, verging on a more hardcore sound. Good song, although you may find yourself turning the volume up since the general audio level seems pretty low on this one. Perhaps that’s just their general style.
Low Estate – “Equals Unequals”
Low Estate hail from New York, and their sound incorporates elements of sludge, black metal, and hardcore. “Equals Unequals ” is taken from their debut album Blood Horizon, released in January of this year. It’s a heavy-as-hell metal track, with plenty of thick bass and fuzzy-distorted guitars and feedback, with some powerful vocals and drumming to round out the package.
Scanning Antarctica – “Dissimulate”
Scanning Antarctica are a progressive/power metal band from Massachusetts, and have so far only released one album, Bipolar Winter. The song “Dissimulate” is not one from that release, instead being exclusive to the compilation (or perhaps a sneak peek at an upcoming release). “Dissimulate” is an incredible musical journey from start to finish, cycling through many different moods, feelings, and musical ideas across five minutes, complimented with equally diverse vocals throughout.
And thus ends the 2015 Adult Swim Singles Program. Another fine collection of songs from a wide range of artists both familiar and new, and I can’t wait to see what 2016 has to offer.
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