Tampa expat Carson Cox releases new music with D.C. trio Aertex

That counts as Florida music, right?

Aertex, whose demos are streaming below. - Carson Cox
Carson Cox
Aertex, whose demos are streaming below.

Carson Cox’s gut told him to try living in other cities, and the Tampa expat is going with his (and his bandmates’) instincts on a new project called Aertex.

“We wanted to make something fun but also heavy without fearing of falling into 'too much metal, or punk or goth,’” said Cox, who famously broke out of Tampa with his band Merchandise, in a message to CL.

He met Aertex bandmate Chris Moore years ago when Moore was playing for D.C. grindcore band Magrudergrind; the two traveled to seemingly every weird punk-rock meet up on the East Coast, and they linked up with Aertex vocalist Josephine Olivia by constantly hitting “evil ass goth metal punk gigs” between D.C. and Baltimore.

A pair of new songs — “Superstition” and “Pray” — are driven by Olivia’s strength and range as a singer. Listen to the songs, and see a few more of last week’s notable releases, below.

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New Florida Releases 2019 (found January 11)

  • Jitters — “Marv’s Back” BANDCAMP
  • Acho Brother — “Time” and “Keys” SOUNDCLOUD
  • Danny and Alex — “Shower In The Dark” SPOTIFY
  • Muchacho — “Wynwood Walls” SPOTIFY
  • OPENSEE — Departures BANDCAMP
  • Cody Wilson — “Down Here Too (Live at Toco Electric)” FACEBOOK
  • The Jon Hill Project — Rebirth (with contributions from Aaron Marsh, Brennan Taulbee and Kerry Courtney) SPOTIFY
  • Infinite Third — “moment_01.13.2019: become” FACEBOOK
  • Blackwell — "All Of That (The Next Mix feat. Vidal Garcia)" SOUNDCLOUD

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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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