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Clash review
24.06.15

Sparse, infectious dream-folk opus...

The Quietus review
24.06.15

The Danish indie label Crunchy Frog is one of those slightly off-kilter institutions that never slotted easily into any contemporary music fashions or spaces. Starting in the mid...

Under The Radar review
23.06.15

In 2004, Sweden's Moonbabies, the duo of married couple Ola Frick and Carina Johansson Frick, quietly released one of the best indie pop albums the genre had seen in The Orange...

Punk News review
23.06.15

After reading about what other bands the members of Santa Barbara, California’s Versus The World are in, like Lagwagon, The Ataris, etc. I was pretty excited to jump into Homesick...

Punk News review
23.06.15

If you're familiar with Philadelphia’s Creepoid, then you're well acquainted with their knack for slow rock songs, foreshadowing all sorts of doom and gloom. They maintain that...

Punk News review
23.06.15

First off, yes, you've heard quite a bit of Payola already. Let's get that out the way. Secondly, Conor Oberst continues to show why he's still one of the most powerful voices in...

Under The Radar review
25.06.15

As a sort of kabuki take on early aughts emo, Desaparecidos satisfies. But that baseline satisfaction is like a single coat of paint that wears thin over an entire LP's length...

Under The Radar review
19.06.15

Last June, out of nowhere, Los Angeles-based pop-singer nobody Ryn Weaver released a song called "OctaHate" and overnight became a somebody.  More

Punk News review
19.06.15

Three serial killers who formed a band. That's how Murder Party! describes itself. It's like a darker version of those better known, colorful ski-mask wearing, pseudo criminals...

Punk News review
19.06.15

If you're looking for noise, distortion and a bunch of pit-starters, then you're looking for Fight Amp. The only album I ever took in from them was 2008's Hungry For Nothing and I...

The Quietus review
18.06.15

If you're coming to London-based post-punk four-piece Sauna Youth as a new listener, then the first thing to point out is that their name is something of a misnomer. Although...

Under The Radar review
18.06.15

The marriage of noise and pop is as old as garage rock itself, but few recent bands have wed sonic assaults and bracingly gorgeous melodicism as convincingly as Joanna Gruesome...

Punk News review
18.06.15

Jade Lilitri's got quite a storied career in a relatively short space of time. From State Lines to osoosooso, it's always been about candid, catchy statements while doing his...

Clash review
18.06.15

Enduring artist inhabits the world of Plath with magical results…

The Quietus review
18.06.15

"Different people, same story," Malian group Terakaft say of their music when compared to fellow Tuereg rockers Tinariwen. Much like the early days of Tinariwen, Terakaft's lineup...

The Quietus review
18.06.15

If, instead of writing and recording Leviathan, Brann Dailor and Brent Hinds of Mastodon decided to form an instrumental black metal duo, it might've sounded similar to Tempel...

The Quietus review
18.06.15

Ross Birchard has produced for Kanye West, Drake and Lil Wayne in the past couple of years but he hasn't released a Hudson Mohawke LP of his own since 2009's Butter. Albums aren't...

Punk News review
18.06.15

I became curious about Dog Party after seeing so much conflict over them at Punknews. I dug back into Dog Party's archive and actually found myself pleasantly surprised. Initially...

Punk News review
16.06.15

Bad Cop/Bad Cop have been putting in quite a bit of time in the punk scene. They have released two EPs and they have played countless shows throughout Southern California, they...

Punk News review
18.06.15

Bad Cop/Bad Cop have been putting in quite a bit of time in the punk scene. They have released two EPs and they have played countless shows throughout Southern California, they...

Punk News review
16.06.15

It takes about, oh, 60 seconds of listening to this album before you realize that the title is purely in jest. This is around the time vocalist Jesse Matthewson starts spouting...

Punk News review
16.06.15

Sorority Noise started out with a great run last year. They rerecorded demos from old releases as well as new songs to create their debut, Forgettable. The album resonated and put...

Clash review
16.06.15

A dark, exploratory cross-continental project...

Under The Radar review
16.06.15

Coming up during the era where a guy making beats with a girl vocalizing was most commonplace, even then Róisín Murphy couldn't create music that correctly fell in step with her...

Clash review
16.06.15

A rich blend of soul and rhythm 'n' blues influences...

Under The Radar review
15.06.15

Negotiations was painful, a record from the heart and for the heart. The Helio Sequence's last release was borne from a difficult season of necessary introspection for Brandon...

Punk News review
15.06.15

Summer Camp is made up of Elizabeth Sankey and Jeremy Warmsley, a married couple from the UK. Together, they create generic indie pop. For us that means nothing unique or...

Punk News review
15.06.15

The Secret Fire is my first foray into the power-metal of Black Tower. People have called them punk-metal at times, but I've found this classification a bit off as the punk aspect...

The Pier review
15.06.15

Misunderstood is an impressive collection of diverse and accessible songs. Tucker’s mix of folk, blues, reggae, soul and pop sounds, combined with his relatable lyrics and smooth...

Punk News review
13.06.15

By the mid-90’s, after twenty years of being constantly on the move, the Ramones finally began to slow down. The grind of relentless action had begun to wear on the well-oiled...