Track of the Day Tuesday: TROUBLED COAST Patient Hands

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Today, the song you need to check out is Troubled Coast’s “Patient Hands”.  Troubled Coast are a melodic hardcore/aggressive pop punk band out of Berkeley, California, and to be honest, I just found out about this band only a few hours ago.  Recently I was on Merchnow browsing for new vinyl to pick up and I stumbled upon the remaining Troubled Coast records that were on sale.  The vinyl was so insanely cheap I had to check them out and possibly buy a copy.  After listening to their material I can without a doubt say that this EP, “I’ve Been Thinking About Leaving You”, is stellar!  The EP, which was released through Pure Noise Records in 2011, features a similar sound to Being As An Ocean, Hotel Books, Balance and Composure, and even Such Gold.  In fact, if you like any of BAAO’s melodic hardcore song structure intertwined with catchy choruses, you will love “Patient Hands”, especially since it sounds like it could easily be heard on Being As An Ocean’s self titled record.  Unfortunately the band broke up in 2013 and have since pursued other musical projects.  Even though the band is defunct, please give them a listen, and even pick up a record if you like what you hear as I’m sure the former members would be ecstatic to see people still enjoy their music.  I personally will be buying some of their vinyl this week and you should to!

“Patient Hands”, my favorite song by Troubled Coast so far, is attached below.  The group still has a somewhat active Facebook page, so be sure to give them a like, check out their new projects, or even send them a message letting them know how much you enjoy their discography!  Regardless, “Patient Hands” is without a doubt the “Track of the Day Tuesday” this week and is a song you definitely need to hear.  Stop by later this week for more reviews and music content!

Troubled Coast on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TroubledCoast/

Troubled Coast vinyl:

http://merchnow.com/catalogs/troubled-coast

“Patient Hands”:

The Thursday Ten: 10/20/16

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It’s Thursday which means it’s time for one of my favorite segments to write on Erik’s Album Reveiws: The Thursday Ten.  You guys should know the rules by now; every album is listened to 1-2 times and given a numerical, whole number score out of 10.  This week I chose a bunch of 2016 (and one 2015) releases that I really enjoy, so the ratings might not fluctuate that much and might appear inflated to a new reader.  However, if you read last week’s “The Thursday Ten”, which also happens to be posted below, then you will know that I don’t always give ratings this high.  All albums mentioned can be streamed on any of the major music streaming and distribution sites.  Give them a listen and let us know what you think of the ratings and what albums we should rate next below in the comments!

  1. Show Me A Dinosaur – Show Me A Dinosaur: 9/10
  2. Chance The Rappers – Coloring Book: 8/10
  3. Hotel Books – Run Wild, Stay Alive: 7/10
  4. In Hearts Wake and Northlane – Equinox: 8/10
  5. Little Brother – Cleveland, OH: 8/10
  6. Michael Barr – Back Home EP: 9/10
  7. Darkthrone – Artic Thunder: 8/10
  8. WHENINROME – Half – Hearted: 7/10
  9. Wormed – Krighsu: 8/10
  10. Pity Sex – White Hot Moon: 8/10

Last week’s “The Thursday Ten”:

https://eriksalbumreviews.wordpress.com/2016/10/14/the-thursday-ten-101316/