Dig This: Peloton, Coxcombs, Titan Blood, Papaya & Football, Etc.

The current volume of local music is staggering. New Houston bands are born daily, and all too often pass away just as quickly. Rocks Off wants to help you (and ourselves) keep up.

Photo courtesy of Peloton
Houston's got a plethora of musical acts, and whether yours is layered loops of Gregorian chant accompanied with a guitar run through six effects pedals or simply the next folkster in town, we think it deserves a chance to be heard. That's why we do all this sordid mining of the Internet, plunging through the depths of Facebook connections and even - gasp - the occasional MySpace page, searching out crop after crop of local music for your listening pleasure. Dig in.

Peloton: This post-hardcore outfit has some deadly stuff going on, what with the swirling vocals, sharp guitars, and some devastatingly heavy crunch. It's bombastic, anthemic, choppy, and possesses that inexplicable, intangible aspect that drives male concertgoers to jump headlong into a swarming mosh pit.

If any of this sounds remotely appealing, then you're bound to enjoy Peloton. They've got an early EP available for download on Bandcamp, and recently uploaded Twist Off Your Head, set to be released on 10" vinyl in December.

Other Sites: Bandcamp, Facebook

Coxcombs: We're not certain exactly who's involved in this doomy project, but there's at least one member of Indian Jewelry here. "Below Us," which they term "deadfunk" on their Soundcloud page, seems eerily reminiscent of Balaclavas rhythms and Fiskadoro.

"Bad Road" has more of the post-punk electro-kill beat, although this recording is an older demo. New track "I Think Of Demons" was just posted, and embraces a poppier, albeit still lo-fi sound.

The echoing bounces harken back to Jana Hunter's early solo recordings. It's fitting that the group is currently working on an LP for Dull Knife Records.

Other Sites: Soundcloud

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