Die Kreuzen reunited for the first time in May 2012 and delivered a blistering set of career-spanning classics to a sold-out crowd at the Lest We Forget Benefit in Milwaukee, WI. This April, original band members Daniel Kubinski (vocals), Keith Brammer (bass) and Erik Tunison (drums), will again welcome Couch Flambeau guitarist Jay Tiller to sit in for Brian Egeness to perform two shows at the annual Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Holland and two shows the following month on U.S. soil.
Throughout the 80s and into the 90s, Die Kreuzen challenged audiences by pushing the boundaries of what a hardcore band could do, experimenting with sounds far removed from the constraints of the genre. The band broke up in 1992, leaving behind four full lengths, a slew of singles and compilation appearances and an incredible amount of influence.
Experience the real deal for yourself this Spring.
We Are Hex
We Are Hex, from Indianapolis, have their eyes focused both forward and backward. Borrowing the classic sounds of new wave and goth and mixing them with the skronk of modern noise, We Are Hex are making music that's very contemporary. With everything old being new again and rediscovered by newer acts, this band sounds both fresh and classic at the same time. Recorded in the middle of one of Indianapolis' nastiest neighbourhoods, the foursome are hard to pin down as a sound. Each song has its own distinct flavour. Some brood along the edges of classic, sythn-laden goth (“Bottom of My Belly“) and Gary Numan-esque new wave (“Easy Vision”, “Tired of White Nights”), some recall the shoegazer styles of My Bloody Valentine (“Serious Sedatives”) , some remind the listener of Sonic Youth or Liars (“No FM/No AM”). Songs also range from the spacy and orchestral to the short and brutal. This is a young band clearly still trying to find their sound, but what they've made so far in their exploration is remarkable. Recommended.
Chainsaws fighting in a dumptruck/melodic.