Song of the Day: 7th Grade Girl Fight, “The Long Way,” from 7th Grade Girl Fight (Self-Released, 2021)
Multifaceted indie rock that sways effortlessly between soft/somber and catchy/high-energy.
Damokles, “Bodies Get Bored”: Track/Video Premiere
Another great slice of "everything but the kitchen sink"-infused post-hardcore.
Random Roundup: September, 2021
Shit you should hear from Bleed, Exil, Floating Room, Rid of Me, ShotClock, and Webbed Wing.
Song of the Day: Peroxide Blonde, “No Reason to Pretend” (Jetsam-Flotsam, 2021)
NYC/NJ quartet returns with a somber indie/alternative sound that can only be described as their own...
Freewill, “You”: Track Premiere + Interview
Just ahead of the SoCal melodic hardcore/punk unit's first new full-length since 1988!
Onsloow, “Being With You”: Track Premiere + Interview
Wide-spanning emo/indie-and-then-some from Norway, ahead of what should be quite a captivating full-length debut.
Song of the Day: The Mourning, “Mood Swings,” from Time Well Wasted (Self-Released, 2021)
Semi-shoegaze, or dream pop for the dark and depressed?
Random Roundup: August, 2021
Shit you should hear from Actors, Aschenvater, The Last Stand, Moira, Sunless, and X. Kubrick.
Song of the Day: Eastwood, “Anthropozentrische Kackscheiße,” from Antibiose (Lixiviat/No Time/etc., 2021)
Almost certainly the finest grindcore album of 2021.
Song of the Day: Incinerate, “Room 101,” from Back to Reality (Dead by Dawn Records, 2021)
Top-notch death/thrash out of Belgium that effortlessly captures the old school aesthetic.
Random Roundup: July, 2021
Shit you should hear from Again in May, Ayanyss, Chain Gang Grave, Hamad Balanayed, In Cold Blood, and Zero Trust.
Best Katatonia B-Sides and Rarities
a.k.a. Katatonia is F-I-N-A-L-L-Y releasing a massive collection of rarities, and here's why that's important!
Song of the Day: Man Destroyed Man, “They Lied/Fantastic Fiction” (Self-Released, 2021)
Two more tracks of inventive melodic/metallic hardcore from ex-members of Elements DEC and All Parallels.
CARTHAGE, “Arclight”: Track/Video Premiere + Interview
U.K. experimental industrial outfit offers a cinematic crawl into a "shifting nighttime world."
Song of the Day: Knub, “Stutter,” from Knub (The Ghost is Clear, 2021)
Noise rock/post-hardcore excellence from this new Baltimore group.
Random Roundup: June, 2021
Shit you should hear from Anxious Arms, No Stress, Onsloow, Rid of Me, Sunrise Dreamer, and The Uptights.
Song of the Day: Neckscars, “Jarring,” from Don't Panic (Sell the Heart/Engineer, 2021)
For once, the promo text nails it with, "FFO: Hot Water Music, Leatherface, Seaweed, etc."
Oslo Trio Flight Mode Expertly Captures ‘90s Emo Nostalgia With “Sixteen”
Nothing short of absolutely superb emo/indie, inspired by the '90s in more ways than one...