No Lights 2020

Today, HM is proud to premiere the new music video for “Worm’s Eye View” from San Francisco-based post-punk band No Lights. The track comes ahead of the band’s upcoming two EP releases, each a four-song effort: Stay Awake and Junebug. Both EPs are scheduled for release in January 2020.

Recorded at Antisleep Studios in Oakland, CA, the pair of EPs expand on the sound in No Lights’ first release, a 2018 EP entitled Cassette, and explore the genres of post-punk, death rock, and indie rock. Together, Stay Awake and Junebug is a “two-volume descent into melodic dissonance,” according to the band.

No Lights formed in late 2018 and features members of noise rock darlings Kowloon Walled City. Unlike their heavier counterparts, No Lights’ sound has been compared to bands like The Wipers and The Pixies.


Comrades 2020

Becoming Comrades

The trio of Comrades – husband and wife Joe and Laura McElroy alongside drummer John Gaskil – is used to living in a van and touring the country. Now, their new normal has provided them with a moment to "be adults" for once. We recently sat down with the McElroys to talk more about the spiritual reality within life, how soon they'll be able to release new music, and how koalas are their new normal.


Photo by Quinsey Sablan

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My Epic performing their last final show before COVID-19

Between the White Noise

My Epic's last full-length album came out in 2013; despite a number of EPs along the way, the band's dedication to their craft, lyrical approach, and unyielding approach to let the music come naturally has made them critical darlings. Now, they're learning to interact and feed a rabid fanbase in between albums and in a new normal.


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Employed to Serve

Forward Under a Dying Sun

Most of these days, the sun rises and sets on a world that feels like it's dying. Across the pond, where Employed to Serve calls home, they're learning how to support their latest record a year into its release. HM contributor Andrew Voigt recently sat down with Justine Jones to learn more about the band, marrying your bandmates, and their outside shot at touring with Rammstein.


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