SubRosa - No Help For The Mighty Ones

Returning from Austin yesterday, the American Airlines in-flight magazine had a small feature on Salt Lake City music that included a handful of pretty pathetic looking bands, one with particularly terrible hair. Gaza’s probably too intense for the target audience of an airline glossy, but the Utah city’s excellent “female dominated” doom-pop quartet SubRosa have enough ’90s-redolent hooks in their arsenal that it wouldn’t be impossible imagining some non-metal heads in the Economy Section getting into their expansive take on violin-lined, folk-inflected sludge. SubRosa’s recommended third album No Help For The Mighty Ones was mixed and mastered by Marduk bassist Magnus Devo Andersson, but take a listen to “Attack On Golden Mountain” PJ Harvey (and, hey, Breeders) fans.

Another standout, “The Inheritance.”

No Help For The Mighty Ones is out via Profound Lore.

SubRosa Promo Photo 2011
[Photo by Peter Anderson]

Comments (4)
  1. Just DL’d this five minutes ago and then *boom* here’s your piece on Stereogum. I’m digging it. Right up there with the new Grayceon for me.

  2. That Grayceon is killer, but this is even better. This is currently one of the best heavy records of the year. It’s only competition so far is anything that has recently come out from Profound Lore or perhaps the latest Trap Them… but then it’s in a whole other league.

    • I like the grayceon a lot more personally. They keep me interested a lot longer than subrosa. Darker Handcraft is my album of the year so far.

  3. holy fuck is this good…

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