This summer has given us a number of very good rock albums and the result is that the new volume of I FOUND ANOTHER BEAT mixtape series is maybe one of the best released so far. This compilation presents a special selection with the best tracks from the new albums by Goldfinger, Gogol Bordello, Rise Against and many other groups that have published their works in the recent weeks. Enjoy the mix and check for some additional info just below the widget.
First track of the mixtape is the beatufiul song The Violence taken from the LP Wolves, which is the the last album by the American rock band Rise Against. The song selected for the mix has been the lead single for the new LP, and it was clearly inspired by the recent US Presidential elections. The song generated also some controversy when the band was apparently rejected to shoot the video because of the anti-american message that many recognized in the lyrics.
Second track of the compilation is You’ll Be the Death of Me from Up In Arms, the new album by the US group Bloodclot, which contains an incredible mix of raw hardcore tracks with a heavy punk influences. The band is today a “supergroup” project featuring John Joseph of the Cro-Mags, a few former members of Queens of the Stone Age (the spectacular Joey Castillo on drums and the crazy Nick Oliveri on bass), and former Danzing guitarist Todd Youth. The album composed and recorded by these 4 influential musicians is one of the most impressive, violent and crusty things that have been published in last few months,
I have already introduced The Knife, which is the new album by American ska-punk middle-aged rockers Goldfinger, when presenting my selection of the best albums of the summer. The album is definitely one of the most enjoyable things that have been released in the year and this is reflected also by the fact that you can find many of their songs in a number of Spotify selections, including the two tracks that I’ve selected for the mix, i.e. Who’s Laughing Now and Put The Knife Away. The group has crafted a special version of that horn-driven ska-rock punk which is often called as the “third-wave” of ska.
Another nice surprise of the summer has been the last album by Russkaja , the ska-punk band from Austria who claim to be the inventors of the “Russian Turbo Polka Metal” and who’ve been spreading their sound since their debut in 2007. Their last effort, Kosmopoliturbo, is the 5th album of their discography and it sees the band merging together as many different musical genrese they could fit in a single LP. Despite the chaos of putting aside so many different influences, their songs are always nice to hear and vibrant. The track selected for the mix, Chef De Cuisine, is maybe one of the songs of the album which best represents their crazy musical style.
Last of the new entries in the new volume of the mixtape series is Gogol Bordello, the renowned American gipsy-punk band which has recently dropped on the shelves their seventh studio album, Seekers and Finders, which is also the first in four years. The LP offers their signature blend of ska, gipsy rock and punk, which is beautifully represented by the song I’ve chosen for the mix, Walking on the Burning Coal.
The remaining tracks of the mixtape come form artitst that were already presented in the past editions of the series or who are in any case regular visitors to the pages of this blog, i.e. 311, You Me At Six, and Dropkick Murphys.
The complete series of rock mixes:
I FOUND ANOTHER BEAT – Volume 1
I FOUND ANOTHER BEAT – Volume 2
I FOUND ANOTHER BEAT – Volume 3