Oddczar - One Word LP SAR 016 / BMR 013
This record is refreshing. It is nice to see a band blossom into such a powerful force. They started out as mere high schoolers who always had to play first into young adults who have a clear vision of what they intend to do.
Matt Brandon leads "his" band (Oddczar) of motley misfits into the screamo, scramz, or melodic hardcore realm. These kids are young enough to have missed the whole early 00's screamo thing so this definitely comes from a place that is honest and not tired. Essentially these youngsters just create insightful and heartwrenching hardcore that is certifiably "unfuckwithable".
Catch them on tour this winter and stay tuned for them to one day rule the world.