Bandcamp is doing a great thing today!

So Bandcamp is doing a voter rights and registration thing all day today, and to encourage participation, I wanted to post a few of my favorite albums available on Bandcamp that you can purchase now, and for a good cause.

Zeal & Ardor – Stranger Fruit

My favorite album of the year so far is this one, a real banger from Zeal and Ardor that combines metal and gospel, and is also an album all about racism and slavery, and the lingering toxic effects thereof. Which doesn’t take away from t he fact that this album rages in every way possible.

Sannhet – So Numb

Here’s some hard charging instrumentals from Sannhet, as I really do enjoy hard charging instrumental bands, and more may show up on this list. They’re good to write to, if you need background music!

The Twilight Sad – Forget The Night Ahead

You knew we were coming to Scottish misery before too long! It’s actually difficult for me to pick a favorite Twilight Sad album, but if I absolutely had to, I’d pick this one (No One Can Ever Know is a very close second). This is an album positively soaked with living in the aftermath of abuse, regret, sorrow, and trying to survive the shittiest circumstances imaginable. Backed up with a sonic wash of guitars and powerfully Scottish vocals that is just gorgeous.

Aesop Rock – Skelethon

Another impossible choice! Skelethon just squeaks past None Shall Pass as my favorite Aesop Rock album. He can rap things profound and surreal and trivial, sometimes all at once. And the beats are pretty sick.

Chelsea Wolfe – Abyss

This is a beautiful album of doom and weirdness from the queen of doom and weirdness. It’s eerie and dark and pretty, and is quite atmospheric for a writing soundtrack.

Shadow Age – Shadow Age

Shadow Age have a new album out that’s just aces. Has a little dark wave sheen, and is so catchy, you may not notice how dark it all is.

Metz – Strange Peace

This is Metz’s latest album, which is just noise rock with a melodic glaze. And I do mean glaze. In some cases, you can barely hear it at all, which is just how I like it.

clipping – Splendor & Misery
A concept album about space, that had a video that was nominated for a Hugo! It’s really good, guys. You should check it out.

Muncie Girls – Fixed Ideals

A bright piece of pop-punk from a group I’m unfamiliar with, but I found this album irresistable and charming while being occasionally heavy.

These Arms Are Snakes – Easter

I pretty much had to add a These Arms Are Snakes album. I feel almost contractually obligated at this point. For the record, this is probably my favorite one. (Oxeneers, Or The Lion Sleeps When Its Antelope Goes Home is a close second.)

Pansy Division – Absurd Pop Song Romance

One of my favorite Pansy Division albums is available! It’s an emotional whiplash of serious and humorous, with a sharp pop-punk sheen. (Wish I’d Taken Pictures is a close second.)

Beach Slang – The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us

Modern, glossy pop-punk, that manages to be happy and sad at the same time.

Emma Ruth Rundle – Marked For Death

Emma Ruth makes some goddamn pretty and ominous albums, and this one is a favorite.

Mothra – Decision Process

Let’s end on another hard charging instrumental album I loved, by a group I’d never heard of, that maybe just released this one album? But it’s really good, guys.

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