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Under The Radar review
yesterday

Titus Andronicus can never be accused of lacking ambition. They've got a name lifted from a Shakespearean tragedy, wrote a concept album about the Civil War, and interviews with...

The Quietus review
yesterday

Hop in the time machine, manipulate the dials, teleport yourself back to 1985 and tell expectant citizens of the era that some of their young, thrusting, larvae-like independent...

Clash review
27.07.15

Toasting their fifteenth anniversary in some style...

Under The Radar review
24.07.15

Zach Burba leads a team of Seattle indie stars (plus an assortment of horn players and backup singers) through a sunny mash-up of pop's last five decades. More

Punk News review
24.07.15

I've never kept it secret how big a fan I am of Derek Archambault. Whether it's his rip-roaring performances with Defeater or toning it down with Alcoa, I'm in. After Bone and...

Punk News review
23.07.15

There was no Alkaline Trio album this year. However, 2015 has seen not one, not two, but all three members releasing solo albums. The strongest of the three -- Dan Andriano In the...

Under The Radar review
23.07.15

How we all love a surprise. Especially when the surprise arrives as the happy continuation of Wilco's remarkable run of albums which now stretches back over 20 years (and even...

Under The Radar review
23.07.15

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is, arguably, more popular outside of its native U.S. The trio is known for capturing the dedication of its European fans live on DVD/CD combos, first...

Clash review
16.07.15

A nigh on perfect release...

The Quietus review
27.07.15

In another world, it was this way all along. Bands who loved the 60s understood that the reason to love the 60s is not simply the music, but what animated the people who made the...

Under The Radar review
16.07.15

Currents opens with "Let It Happen," which instantly launches itself into the Tame Impala pantheon. Well, maybe not instantly—it takes close to eight minutes.  More

Punk News review
10.07.15

Mable begins with a battle cry for the marginalized and the unnoticed: “I am every person you have ever ignored. I am the flaming bag of dog shit on your porch.” With that...

Under The Radar review
07.07.15

Let's be honest: Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's last two LPs were something less than stellar. Let It Sway, from 2010, just didn't have the songs, whereas 2013's Fly By...

Clash review
02.07.15

A slight mis-fire...

Under The Radar review
14.07.15

Who is Brandon Flowers, exactly? If the desired effect of his second solo album is to keep us from getting any idea whatsoever, then mission accomplished. More

Punk News review
02.07.15

By the time the amp buzz quits at the end of Weird Prayer, you'll be pretty much convinced that Sweet John Bloom are the real deal. If you're a fan of Superchunk and Japandroids...

Punk News review
30.06.15

Love 'em or hate 'em, Anthony Raneri and Bayside have a knack for consistency. Since 2004’s Sirens and Condolences, Bayside have produced a solid, if pretty analogous discography...

Punk News review
30.06.15

Tigers Jaw is pretty legendary at this point. Even after losing more than half of their lineup, the band has managed to continue successfully even after a couple doubts they may...

Punk News review
25.06.15

Koji's one of my favorite solo acts around. There's something about his minimal, sincere approach to indie rock that sits well with me. I've never been disappointed with any of...

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
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
05.07.15

Two years ago, Joanna Gruesome hit gold combining the most sugary of pop hooks with the noisiest of punk music. It was called Weird Sister. It was great. This year, they’ve...

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

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...

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
12.06.15

"'Green Flowers, Blue Fish' was originally recorded for the Keanu Reeves movie Johnny Mnemonic.” Quoted above is a short sentence from the Wikipedia page for this album, one of...

Punk News review
11.06.15

With the release of their 1994 album Bee Thousand, Guided by Voices (GBV) became the darlings of America’s indie rock scene. By 1995 the band had made the jump from regional indie...

Under The Radar review
11.06.15

At the time of writing, Mark Kozelek is a man embroiled in one of those Internet controversies they have now. At a recent London show, he accused a female journalist of wanting to...

Under The Radar review
10.06.15

Beyond that excellently coined acronym-cum-moniker, the coming together of Franz Ferdinand and Sparks feels like a perfect match. Both are successful art rock outfits (albeit from...

Clash review
15.06.15

When Franz Ferdinand and Sparks collide...

Punk News review
09.06.15

By the mid-'90s, Riot Grrl was quickly losing steam as major bands such as Huggy Bear and Bratmobile had called it a day by 1995 and Bikini Kill would release their final album...

Punk News review
09.06.15

It is said that is youth is wasted on the young, with the implication that youth is synonymous with laziness and apathy. In the case of Ian Mackaye, however, the adage just doesn...

Punk News review
07.06.15

One of the hardest things to do with a band is going back listening to the music they released before you were introduced to them. Quite often the earlier material isn’t bad, per...

Punk News review
05.06.15

The first time I heard Come On Wandering I immediately liked it as it sounds like a bunch of bands I enjoy listening to all mixed together. My Bloody Valentine, The National...

Clash review
05.06.15

A debut album that still thrills, ten years on...