Stream And Destroy 01.20.23 // Weekly Roundup

Stream And Destroy is a weekly feature on D//E in which we round up tracks and releases we didn't cover canonically during the current week. It's complementary to our regular posts and publishes on Friday release day. Oddments from previous weeks may appear. The feature now comes with an accompanying playlist on Spotify.

The third full length by Finnish post punk band Grave Pleasures is Plagueboys, and will be available via Century Media Records on April 21st, 2023. In advance of the album, the band has offered the fantastic single Society of Spectres and a music video directed by Tekla Vály.

Preboreal, a new song by Berlin's The Ocean collective, once again demonstrates the intricate compositional development of their continually exploratory musicianship. The song is available via Pelagic Records.

The newest single from Narrow Head, Caroline, captures the group at its most overtly pop-influenced point to date. “I’ve always thought Caroline was such a singable name,” frontman Jacob Duarte comments. “I’ve written dozens of songs using that name but never really brought them to life. I guess Caroline is a pseudo name I use for lyrics. Just rolls off the tongue. So when people listen to this and think to themselves ‘who’s Caroline?’ I don’t think I know who they are either.

The very prolific since their inception, The Loud Bangs, release new track and video, Sex Complex, off an upcoming EP, Stray Honey, available March 10th, 2023.

The new single Rubble Home from the upcoming Suffocating Hallucination album by Primitive Man and Full Of Hell is as heavy as anyone would anticipate from a collaboration between these two. The album is due out on March 3rd, 2023, produced by Andrew Nelson (Harms Way, Weekend Nachos, LURK).

Produced by Matt Bayles (Minus The Bear, Mastodon), Desire Pathway, the eighth album by Screaming Females, and their first in five years, is scheduled to be released on February 17th, 2023 by Don Giovanni Records. The opening track, Brass Bell, is the first single off it.

With a new partnership with Season of Mist and the completion of their sophomore full-length, Den Tapte Krigen, Bizarrekult is prepared to begin a fresh journey. Bizarrekult was started 16 years ago, but the first released music from the project didn't come out until the 2021 album, Vi Overlevde. “The main message of Den Tapte Krigen is about a constant war inside our lives, war with ourselves, our closest ones, our societies,” says Bizarrekult creative force, Roman. “It’s a war in which we can lose everything, including our personality, faith, honour and dignity. However, similar to Vi Overlevde that ends on a rather positive note, Den Tapte Krigen contains a message of hope and reconnection, of necessity to make a peace with yourself, accept what you are, your identity, and share forgiveness and love. This is the only way out of the vicious circle.” Den Tapte Krigen releases January 27th, 2023.

With Beyond Vision coming out on March 24th, 2023 via Blues Funeral Recordings, the venerable San Francisco heavy rockers, Acid King, make a grand comeback. On this album, the legendary group explores psychedelia together with a more experimental approach.

Ex-Azar Swan member Zohra shares the impressive music video for Murder in the Temple, featuring the legendary Lydia Lunch, and announces the release of a new album, releasing on March 17, 2023 via American Dreams. Reflecting on the partnership, Zohra states: “When I asked Lydia if she would lend her talent to the track - it was without any expectation, and I really had no idea if it would work. She subliminally caught on to the current running through the piece and went with condemning acts of violence in the name of God, and unbeknownst to her, I was painting a sonic world of the Abrahamic religion-super believing zealot / enthusiast. So Murder In The Temple is Lydia Lunch reminding the peons and the plebs to get their shit together."

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