Random Roundup: April, 2023
Shit you should hear from Buddie, Eastwood, Fretblanket, Pincer Consortium, The Sons of Montana, and Vented.
Random Roundup: March, 2023
Shit you should hear from Djunah, Hubert Selby Jr. Infants, Mast Year, Noorag, Torena, and UltraMantis Black.
Review: Brights, This City Kills People (Self-Released, 2023)
Heavy yet atmospheric and catchy post-hardcore/alt.-rock for fans of Renee Heartfelt, Quicksand, Hum, etc.
Track Premiere + Interview
A stunning new European bonus track from this Jackson, MS "grungegaze" outfit.
Cool Moon, "Nerve":
Video Premiere + Interview
Houston, TX alt.-rock quartet debuts new video for shimmery, atmospheric track from latest album, Crossing the Finish Line.
Review: At All Cost, Nothing Comes Easy (Trip Machine Laboratories, 2023)
A collection of both demos from this lesser-known Rockland County, NY hardcore outfit.
Review: Die Theory, Ice Cream Headache (Heavy & Fast, 2023)
Killer reissue of obscure crossover-tinged thrash from Rhode Island, 1991.
Random Roundup: February, 2023
Shit you should hear from Blood Runs Cold, Brain Cave/Knub, Majesties, Outwest, Sign Language, and Wave Types.
The vicious German grind unit on raging against capitalism while attempting to survive in its midst...
Random Roundup: January, 2023
Shit you should hear from Ancient Teeth, The Atlantic Union Project, Kollaps\e, Mortal Form, Samuel S.C., and Wreckage.
Song of the Day: Despite Despair, “Hexennacht,” from Hexen (2022)
Intricate, melodic, and abrasive metalcore out of Provo, Utah.
Random Roundup: November, 2022
Shit you should hear from Colligere, Ekstasis, Fleshwater, Simøne, Soft Blue Shimmer, and Weight.
Se Vende, “If It Ever…”: Track Premiere
A standout tune from the San Diego punk trio's third LP, due next month.
Insane $8-or-Less Deals From Divebomb Records’ Black Friday Sale
If I was still new to the label, I could—and would—easily drop a few hundred bucks on this sale...
Quick Hits: Trip Machine Laboratories—Soul Provider, Repetitionist, Night Battles, and Heavy Duty Medicine
A hugely diverse spread of three discs and a tape from one of the realest labels still runnin'.
Random Roundup: October, 2022
Shit you should hear from Age of Strange Cults, Clique, Dead Dog Summer, Red Rot, Sparing, and Wire Lines.
Review: Sweet Teeth, High Anxiety (Lövely, 2022)
Expert-level alt.-rock from Finspång, Sweden, described by the band as "power pop/punk/Hüsker rock."