#MODERATEROCKRECOMMENDS- May 2019

From time to time I wrestle with giving ModerateRock sharper focus. Should we pivot to post-hardcore or go all-in on modern ambient? But then I hear something new, something I fall so quick and hard in love with, that wouldn’t fall within whatever lines might have to be drawn, and I say focus be damned.

If you long for ever more crushing riffs as much as new shoegaze, clamour for killer melodies as much as post-rock power, then this list is for you- this month and every month. I hope you find something to love.

THORNHILL- Coven
WE NEVER LEARNED TO LIVE- Android Anaesthetist
DIANACRAWLS– Us Anyway
WORE- I Wish I Was Numb
ALEXISONFIRE- Complicit
BARS OF GOLD- Worthless Chorus
HOLDING PATTERNS– At Speed
TRAUMA RAY- Relay
BLACK DIRTY- River Rats
KELLEN- That Time
FUTURE TEENS- Emotional Bachelor
SOTE- Brass Tacks
BEIGE PALACE- Candy Pink Sparkle
EFRIM MANUEL MENUCK & KEVIN DORIA- Do the Police Embrace?
LAZYBONES FLAME KIDS– Seven Kings of Rome
EMPLOYED TO SERVE- Bare Bones on a Blue Sky
THROES– They Never Spoke
FULL OF HELL- Aria of Jeweled Tears

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