I've been listening to some classic Swans. Pure aggression. Pure anger. Two bassists.
And I'm slightly late to the party on the leak of the new Shlohmo EP Laid Out, but what a party. When someone told me it's better than Vacation I had a hard time believing that, but it just might be true. The tracks are so well layered and the sounds he chooses give this EP a really incredible feel.
And a little later to the party of the new Buke & Gase album General Dome, which has some really great tones and vocals. It sort of reminds me of classic Sparks, but it's done with their eponymous custom instruments rather than synths. They've got some very catchy riffs and basslines going on here and the percussion is impressive as well.
I've also been listening to Have a Nice Life's Deathconsciousness and also Giles Corey's self titled (they also have a new release which I've been meaning to get around to), but I must say they really have to be listened to as full albums. The former is very drone metal influenced, combined with post rock, shoegaze, a little electronic and a host of other influences. It's sort of like the heavier darker cousin to The Antlers' Hospice. Very dark, depressing and emotionally powerful. Giles Corey is similar, but less layered on around half the tracks with more folk influence and a more clear story, as well as considerably better mastering (tho I'm of the mind that Deathconsciousness is the better album regardless).