Music that rocks in 2022

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let's try something - this is a thread for new music that rocks. TO BE TOTALLY CLEAR: this is a genre-agnostic definition of "music that rocks." this is not necessarily music with guitars and acoustic drums. it is music that when you hear it, you think "this rocks." to me, that is music that gives you a jolt of energy, makes your pulse quicken, etc. but whatever new music makes you think "hell yeah this rocks," please post it on this thread.

na (NA), Tuesday, 1 February 2022 16:42 (six months ago) link

does music rock in 2022?

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Tuesday, 1 February 2022 16:43 (six months ago) link

came out at the end of 2021, but I'm still basking in just how much the latest Mastodon album ROCKS

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Tuesday, 1 February 2022 16:44 (six months ago) link

that's what this thread is a reaction to tbh, how much new music is chill and vibey etc., WHICH IS FINE, but it seems like there also has to be new music out there that's about energy/aggression/rocking that i'm missing out on

na (NA), Tuesday, 1 February 2022 16:45 (six months ago) link

https://boringct.bandcamp.com/releases

west elm girls (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 1 February 2022 16:57 (six months ago) link

^ off to a good start!

feed me with your chips (zchyrs), Tuesday, 1 February 2022 17:05 (six months ago) link

music that rocks in 2022: is it a vibe?

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 1 February 2022 17:18 (six months ago) link

There are two kinds of people in the world, vibers and rockers

feed me with your chips (zchyrs), Tuesday, 1 February 2022 17:33 (six months ago) link

cool thread idea

tha retail simps - love without friction

i'm betraying the concept of the thread by posting something that is very traditional guitar and drums and retro rock n roll but i'm anticipating this 2022 rock record

tanya tagaq - colonizer

i never got into her previous music but this new song is pretty rocking imho. like suicide but with with extremely guttural inuit throat singing. there's not really any release which makes it somewhat less rocking, but it is pummelling and aggressive

boris - the fallen

the new boris album is mostly (excellent) non-rocking post-rock, drone, shoegaze and slowcore, but this is the one super rocking song on it

wu lu - broken homes

this guy's signed to warp and most of his stuff is warp-style idm. afaik this is the only song of his so far that sounds like this, kind of birthday party-ish dreadrock with a great bassline. really hope he makes more in this style

flopson, Tuesday, 1 February 2022 17:35 (six months ago) link

The most rockin' metal band I've heard in a long time is Maule. They're like a cross between early Iron Maiden and early (pre-Rick Rubin) Slayer, and their album is amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT1QPVaJcAg

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 1 February 2022 17:39 (six months ago) link

Drug Church

alpine static, Tuesday, 1 February 2022 17:45 (six months ago) link

la colonie de vacances - ECHT

french band with 12 members (including what looks like four drummers) doing proggy math-rock

na (NA), Tuesday, 1 February 2022 19:09 (six months ago) link

I don't love this thread title at all but appreciate the concept.

billstevejim, Tuesday, 1 February 2022 21:15 (six months ago) link

Anyway this came out less than 2 months ago and it sounds like Bleach & Local H:
https://bigneckrecords1.bandcamp.com/album/greener-grasses

billstevejim, Tuesday, 1 February 2022 21:17 (six months ago) link

xp Wu-Lu is great. This one track "Times" has the Black Midi drummer:
https://wu-lu.bandcamp.com/album/times

billstevejim, Tuesday, 1 February 2022 21:18 (six months ago) link

A little background on La Colonie de Vacances: it came to life when 4 French indie bands (Pneu, Marvin, Papier Tigre and Electric Electric) made a tour together a few years ago. On one of the shows (I happened to be there when I lived in Tours) they had the four bands playing in each corner of the stage, and it was so much fun that they made it project of its own.

Dinsdale, Tuesday, 1 February 2022 21:26 (six months ago) link

oh nice, thanks for the info!

na (NA), Tuesday, 1 February 2022 21:42 (six months ago) link

Lol sorry about my dick comment. I unwittingly absorbed ILM's stigma against usage of "rocks" a long while back and look where it got me.

billstevejim, Tuesday, 1 February 2022 23:20 (six months ago) link

Definitely doesn't rock rock, but I really enjoyed listening to this spooky, synthy sci-fi audio play.

https://clocolan.bandcamp.com/album/empathy-alpha

peace, man, Sunday, 6 February 2022 21:29 (six months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI0ZisvuUF4

Maresn3st, Sunday, 6 February 2022 21:38 (six months ago) link

This was about a month ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfJkMTVWu3U

billstevejim, Saturday, 12 February 2022 17:26 (six months ago) link

well, shit. I'm fucking hooked.

peace, man, Sunday, 13 February 2022 01:46 (six months ago) link

Whoa
https://fivepebbles.bandcamp.com/album/forgetmenot

billstevejim, Sunday, 13 February 2022 18:14 (six months ago) link

Haven't heard much 2022 music yet, but the new Garcia Peoples definitely rocks at times. It also vibes and boogies and other similar actions.

o. nate, Wednesday, 16 February 2022 16:24 (six months ago) link

zillas on acid are my pick for rockin sounding dance music

https://zillasonacid.bandcamp.com/album/a-wonderful-time-in-a-terrible-club

Nedlene Grendel as Basenji Holmo (map), Wednesday, 16 February 2022 16:48 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

be forewarned that this "rocks" in the indie rock/post-punk sense, but I like this album by Swedish band Levande Dod. kinda Feelies-y, kinda Chronophage-y

na (NA), Wednesday, 16 March 2022 15:31 (five months ago) link

apologies for missing the umlaut

na (NA), Wednesday, 16 March 2022 15:31 (five months ago) link

this album starts off like it vibes and chills but give it a minute - track 3 is maybe peak 'rocks':

https://brutalitygarden.bandcamp.com/album/spectra-vol-1

ledge, Wednesday, 16 March 2022 16:34 (five months ago) link

Gazy/groove/rocks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcJ_O5vthYU

billstevejim, Wednesday, 16 March 2022 20:40 (five months ago) link

three weeks pass...

i like this Irish band called Sprints, doing the talk-sing post-punk thing but with a lot more emphasis on the punk than most of these bands: https://sprintsmusic.bandcamp.com/album/a-modern-job

na (NA), Thursday, 7 April 2022 13:43 (four months ago) link

On 1st listen, I'm actually liking the 3rd Secret song, featuring Krist Novoselic, Matt Cameron, Kim Thayil, and Bubba Dupree with two female vocalists (Jillian Raye and Jennifer Johnson). A bit Heron Oblivion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj7ZM6V64yI

And liberty she pirouette (Sund4r), Thursday, 14 April 2022 15:30 (four months ago) link

This Generacion Suicida performance gets me, such a great mix of punk, HC, gothy bits and just looking badass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WB5OPFkFAs

bendy, Thursday, 14 April 2022 15:37 (four months ago) link

Rocks like early Incubus & sElF
https://springsilver.bandcamp.com/track/little-prince

billstevejim, Friday, 15 April 2022 20:57 (four months ago) link

or maybe it was sELf

billstevejim, Friday, 15 April 2022 20:58 (four months ago) link

new album by plosivs (john reis of rocket from the crypt & rob crow of pinback + others) hits the spot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgqbQ4PwqJA

in places all over the world, real stuff be happening (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 21:41 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

new album by plosivs (john reis of rocket from the crypt & rob crow of pinback + others) hits the spot


I’ve been listening to this pretty much daily since reading your post. Hands down one of my favorites of ‘22.

beard papa, Tuesday, 14 June 2022 16:18 (two months ago) link

great to hear! it's a keeper, for sure

in places all over the world, real stuff be happening (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 14 June 2022 17:17 (two months ago) link

the 90s-ness of Milly and Momma is really something to behold. i was familiar with tony molina so his 90s-ness is less striking.

mizzell, Wednesday, 15 June 2022 14:11 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Perhaps more specifically Chicago 1994.

I might be wrong but I believe a member from each of those bands (Momma and Milly) plays on this:
https://larry187.bandcamp.com/album/ep-3

billstevejim, Wednesday, 6 July 2022 18:13 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HaEhJ-wvyw

o. nate, Thursday, 21 July 2022 22:00 (three weeks ago) link

Recommended by Stoner Hive:

Carson: Dirty Dream Maker

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Thursday, 21 July 2022 22:02 (three weeks ago) link

lotta discourse out there about the chat pile album. i'm here with the firm stance that ... it is good

na (NA), Thursday, 4 August 2022 16:16 (one week ago) link

i like how embarrassingly direct and emotional a lot of the lyrics are, it comes across as distasteful when most music is too tasteful, though this seems to be the sticking point for a lot of listeners (specifically the song "why")

na (NA), Thursday, 4 August 2022 16:18 (one week ago) link

it reminds me a bit of harvey milk

na (NA), Thursday, 4 August 2022 16:19 (one week ago) link

adore the chat pile record

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Thursday, 4 August 2022 18:25 (one week ago) link

feels like if an anthology of short horror comics took form as a sludge metal album

drum production is very shitty in a good way

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Thursday, 4 August 2022 18:27 (one week ago) link

fun and fucked up in equal measure, v difficult balance to maintain

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Thursday, 4 August 2022 18:35 (one week ago) link

I love it, too, and for me “Why” is the stand out track. I love how direct the lyrics are. The words are so perfectly chosen and delivered.

beard papa, Thursday, 4 August 2022 21:08 (one week ago) link

Still waiting for my copy to get here, just got caught up with the comp of their two EPs. It's set my expectations for the full-length very high, "Rainbow Meat" is like the platonic ideal of my favorite kind of noise rock song, completely unhinged and off-putting but also deeply hilarious.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 4 August 2022 21:10 (one week ago) link

Somewhere between Scratch Acid, Pissed Jeans and S/T era Daughters is where Chat Pile sits for me. They do simple but powerful so well. “Why” is just the latest example but “Crawlspace” hit me in a similar way. Really great band.

gman59, Friday, 5 August 2022 06:25 (one week ago) link

i love the killdozer/laughing hyenas era butch viggish production, everything sounds so textured and tactile.

adam, Friday, 5 August 2022 11:11 (one week ago) link

xp - Yeah "Crawlspace" is a great track too.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 5 August 2022 14:33 (one week ago) link

Current favorite is "grimace_smoking_weed.jpeg"

billstevejim, Saturday, 6 August 2022 04:10 (one week ago) link

Thanks for the tip on Momma slightly upthread. That nails a certain 90s vibe better than just about anything I've heard. Love the newest album.

doomposting is the new composting (PBKR), Monday, 8 August 2022 12:09 (one week ago) link

Yeah, that Momma track is truly uncanny in how anachronistic it feels. Though the production is maybe a bit more 2020s hi-fi. Also one hell of an earworm, been stuck in my head for days.

feed me with your chips (zchyrs), Thursday, 11 August 2022 17:02 (five days ago) link

grimace_smoking_weed.jpeg is fantastic but really haunting. also, good call on the Killdozer/vig production comparison. Still a bit surprised they have been getting so much more love than say the Bummer album from last year or pretty much every Pissed Jeans record, but I'm glad. Might also be timing, people being ground down, wanting some authentic noise and angry punk

gman59, Thursday, 11 August 2022 18:00 (five days ago) link


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