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Punk News review
09.12.14

Many of us have grown up, and even grown old with NOFX. Some of us still eagerly anticipate each new major release. NOFX has always been good over the years at giving fans plenty...

XLR8R review
09.12.14

Like all distinctive labels, PAN imprints its music with a distinctive grain. Even with its diverse roster of artists—only Lee Gamble could be described as a PAN regular—the...

Spotinews recomendation
09.12.14

Good morning. Let’s get the day going with some blues rock from early 2014. Read this review and enjoy Mount Carmel! Mount Carmel – Get PureFiled under: 2014, Blues, Rock

Punk News review
07.12.14

A triumphant return. That's the best way to sum up Pompeii's Loom. A six-year absence hasn't slowed their wheels down one bit and if there ever was an album to show how much these...

Spotinews recomendation
07.12.14

Hello friends. Here is another solid album that slipped under my radar earlier this year. Enjoy singer-songwriter Markéta Irglová! (One review here.) Markéta Irglová – MunaFiled...

Spotinews recomendation
06.12.14

Hi. This warm, quirky album by Diosque was added to Spotify back in July. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! Diosque – ConstanteFiled under: 2014, Electronic, Pop

Punk News review
05.12.14

As Defeater's Derek Archambault crowdsourced funding to tend to his health issues, Thank You emerged as one of the rewards and as the title says, as a token of appreciation for...

Punk News review
05.12.14

When I heard that members of Gratitude, The Jealous Sound, and Cadillac Blindside had formed a new band, my expectations were high. These bands in mind, it’s hard to imagine that...

TapeFear recommendation
05.12.14

Breathtaking decaying drone from Ian William Craig.

Clash review
05.12.14

They really did want us to let go, stand up and join in…

Sonic Router review
05.12.14

For the life of me, I can’t figure out what it is that Mr Mitch is so sad about. If he was a lyricist he’d be able to express himself more plainly. His sentiments would be written...

Spotinews recomendation
05.12.14

Hello. Their last album came out in the 1990s. Now they are back with a new one and it’s a goodie. Genre: indie pop. Enjoy The Popguns! The Popguns – Pop FictionFiled under: 2014...

Punk News review
04.12.14

The '90s were a great decade for alternative music. As a native and resident of Dayton, Ohio, my hometown was a great city for alternative music in the '90s, producing such bands...

Under The Radar review
04.12.14

David Bowie compilation albums come and go, adding bits and pieces along the way and growing fatter with each new accomplishment in his ridiculously long and fantastic career...

Spotinews recomendation
04.12.14

Howdy. Are you in the mood for some post-rock? If so, please check out this recent album by Tired Tape Machine and enjoy! Tired Tape Machine – Not HereFiled under: 2014, Rock

The Quietus review
04.12.14

Five years ago, the idea of a breakout Belgian artist selling millions of records across Europe was as unlikely as Jacques Brel coming back from the dead. The small northern...

TapeFear recommendation
04.12.14

I don't even know how to properly describe this brilliant cacophony of arpeggios from TCF.

Punk News review
03.12.14

A big mark of success is repetition. Philadelphia's Little Big League got over the first hurdle, and quite well at that, with These Are Good People. The foursome, featuring former...

Pitchfork review
03.12.14

It's almost 20 years since Rick Rubin successfully repositioned Johnny Cash from a fading star in a terminally uncool genre into the walking embodiment of cool with American...

TapeFear recommendation
02.12.14

A gloriously oppressing split release from The Dale Cooper Quartet & Witxes.

TapeFear recommendation
03.12.14

A gloriously oppressing split release from The Dale Cooper Quartet & Witxes.

TapeFear recommendation
02.12.14

A superb blend of modern classical and electronic from Luke Howard.

TapeFear recommendation
03.12.14

A superb blend of modern classical and electronic from Luke Howard.

Punk News review
02.12.14

To describe The Brokedowns as just another Midwestern pop-punk band would be to sell the Elgin, Illinois four-piece extremely short. Yes, they’re from the Midwest, and yes, there...

Under The Radar review
02.12.14

The world doesn't realize how much it needs Deerhoof until a new Deerhoof album appears. More

The Quietus review
02.12.14

In Australia, it barely blipped when Ned Collette & Wirewalker launched their third record, Networking In Purgatory, in April. After spending some time in the bush with "the...

Spotinews recomendation
02.12.14

Hello. This promising EP was added added to Spotify some weeks back. Genre: pop. Enjoy The Hanged Man! The Hanged Man – First Quarter MoonFiled under: 2014, Pop

Clash review
01.12.14

An impressive performance from a singer still riding high…

The Quietus review
15.12.14

FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) is just another tragic part of the human condition. That burning desire to go to every show, to experience what "everyone" else is experiencing, can be...

The Pier review
01.12.14

First and foremost, this isn’t your typical reggae album, but that’s why I like it. Dancehall Days strays from more cliché roots-y production values and offers a more experimental...

The Pier review
01.12.14

Rebel is a strong showing by Leilani Wolfgramm. The album is full of accessible tunes with strong grooves and predictable reggae sounds, like “Sunshine,” “Delay” and “Gold.” There...

Spotinews recomendation
30.11.14

Hello there. The final update of this month is another album from last month. Genre: folk/rock. Enjoy The Barr Brothers! (US version here.) The Barr Brothers – Sleeping...

Punk News review
28.11.14

By now, it’s not necessary to mention Tim Barry’s ”other band.” From 2005’s Laurel Street Demo all the way through to his last collection of new material, 2012’s 40 Miler, Barry...