New Band Of The Day #71: i.e. crazy

i.e. crazy

Debut album Non Compos Mentis is out now via Muzai Records.

Who: Maggie Magee.

What: Post-punk (FFO: The Birthday Party, Lydia Lunch, The Slits)

Where: Auckland, New Zealand.

Why: i.e. crazy (aka Maggie Magee) creates a wonderfully neurotic and idiosyncratic brand of post-punk. It bangs and clanks with industrial weirdness and off kilter melodies, but also presents delicately beautiful touches and flourishes that enable the music to walk that tight rope between discordant and melodic.

All this is abundantly clear on ‘An Incident On The Edge Of Town’, which appears on i.e. crazy’s debut LP Non Compos Mentis. A tight rhythm and melody is countered by feedback drenched guitars and Magee’s very particular vocal cadence. All in all, it is enough of a challenge to be interesting without being inaccessible. We’re in.

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  • Steve Walsh

    How do you pick the New Band of the Day? Are payments involved?

    • I find these bands through a variety of platforms. For example, I use Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Submithub, Reddit, Facebook Groups, and sometimes new bands are suggested by readers and contributors to the site.

      I found i.e. crazy on Submithub. Yesterday’s choice was Astral Skulls. I came upon them on the /r/listentothis subreddit.

      SubmitHub is a platform that makes it easy to connect with bloggers, YouTube Channels, Record Labels and more. It allows artists etc. to filter tastemakers based on their preferences, improving the odds that their music is shared with those who are likely to enjoy it.

      There are two choices artist etc. can make when submitting a song. One, you pay a dollar per submission and guarantee that the blogger listens to your song for at least 20 seconds and gives you a 10 word reply/feedback. Or two, you submit a song for free and hope that they care enough to get around to it.

      Bloggers are under no obligation to post any of the songs they listen to via Submithub.

      I hope that is helpful. Why did you ask are there payments involved?