Interiors, recaptures that moment in the early 1990s between hardcore and emo with big bursts of guitars dropping to soft purrs layered under deep rumblings of bass. Their music is the juxtaposition of loud-quiet, hard-soft dynamics without the rebel-at–Hot Topic connotations that came at the dawn of the 21st century. Interiors will be the band’s first full-length album since 1995’s Manic Compression, and if “Illuminant” is any indication, the band have picked up right where they ended 22 years ago. Expect more ’90s vibes from openers No Joy, who recall the heyday of Creation Records.
It’s been about five years since Quicksand reunited, but it wasn’t until this past August that the New York–based rock outfit dropped a new jam. “Illuminant,” a prelude to their forthcoming album