Needle Play are a mathcore band based out of Boston, Massachusetts. Formed in late 2017, the band was originally featured on episode 23 of our podcast before seeing a slight lineup change with the addition of pianist Jonathan Jasperse and vocalist Tyler Tremblay, bassist and backing vocalist of MouthBreather, who both add exciting new energy to this already promising project. Tremblay’s time in MouthBreather has obviously paid off, and it’s clear by this raw vocal performance that he is equally comfortable with the role of front-man. Needle Play also further play to their already jazzcore leaning tenancies with the addition of piano accompaniment, and today we have the pleasure of bringing you the first single from their debut album, “Cruel Spring,” which certainly highlights that. Fans of mathcore stalwarts, The Number Twelve Looks You, and next-gen mathcore darlings, like NoiSays, which also feature abundant jazzy interludes and off the wall time changes, will be all over this.
“Cruel Spring” is out April 9th via Bandcamp