If you're into hard, weird, smart rock music, you will want to check out Microwaves. (sometimes written as (((microwaves))) in case you need to differentiate them from other similarly named groups).
Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, these guys have been making edgy No Wave/sci-fi rock for about the last decade. Microwaves have similarities to contemporaries like Six Finger Satellite, Flying Luttenbachers' brutal prog material, or Holy Molar, but seem to be less well-known - though no less skilled, challenging, or innovative - than any of those groups. They recently started playing without their bassist, who had always played through effects turning the bass into an analog synthesizer sound. Instead they've added a variety of triggers and synth pads to drummer/vocalist John Roman's already demanding responsibilities.
Today these guys seem to be operating on the Shellac M.O., avoiding the rat race of any "scene" and taking the time necessary to make their music sound exactly the way they want it to. These days, however, things are more difficult for bands which don't release a steady stream of material and constantly try to shout over the incessant internet noise. And that's exactly why I'm trying to make a little noise on their behalf. These guys are absolutely on the same level with any band I've name-checked here and will definitely appeal to fans of any of the above.
They have a new 7" record out on Thunderhaus Ltd featuring an excellent Big Black cover. Video, music, and links below.