Random Roundup: September, 2022
Shit you should hear from Cult Sequence, The Darling Fire, Mirakler, Nobody's Perfect, The Phrenic, and Spite House.
Grand Mantis, “This That”: Track Premiere
"We like to call this track the 'fat symbiote'. It's four parts working together, not in unison. A beautiful wreck."
Song of the Day: Welcome Strawberry, “You in Your Rare Ugliness” (2022)
Oakland duo blurs the lines between shoegaze, dream pop, and indie/alternative rock.
Song of the Day: The Final Agony, “The Altar of Dead” (2022)
A cryptic solo project whose sound owes a major debt to early Integrity...
Industrial Puke, “Banished”: Track Premiere + Interview
A+ death metal-tinged hardcore/punk from Gothenburg, à la Disrupt meets Dismember.
Interview: Orange Island Breathes New Life Into 2003 LP With Forthcoming Reissue
The formerly self-titled album will resurface via Iodine Recordings as 'One Night Stay', looking and sounding better than ever.
The 1984 Draft, “Two Cow Barrage”: Track Premiere + Interview
Dayton, OH indie rockers return with an ode to the friendships formed through decades of involvement with independent music.
Review: Entropy, Death Spell (Crazysane, 2022)
Probably the single finest alt.-rock band that not enough people are talking about...
Random Roundup: July, 2022
Shit you should hear from Anxious Arms/Dull Mourning, Changer, Feels Like Heaven, Her Head's on Fire, Lacing, and Pure Hex.
Interview: Peroxide Blonde Continues to Break the Mold With Two New Singles
NYC/NJ outfit picks up steam alongside a double-single of their ever-evolving "alternative rock."
Random Roundup: May, 2022
Shit you should hear from Drowner, Flight Mode, Hey Thanks!, Inexorum, Pembroke, and Scapegoat Wax.
Review: Vegas, VV 4x Cassette Boxset (Abraxas, 2022)
This ambitious outing offers far more than just a few cassette reissues...
Roseneath Announces Shine EP, Premieres New Single, "Say Never"
Richmond, VA "grungegaze" duo preps one of the year's most exciting releases.
Review: Lähiöbotox, Itä-metal (Deggael Communications, 2022)
Hip-hop-tinged metalcore from Finland that actually has something to say.
Random Roundup: April, 2022
Shit you should hear from Anna Sage, ASkySoBlack, Dimwind/Breaths, Pendejo SS, Permanent Mistakes, and Squint.
Extra Arms, “Big Dogs”: Track Premiere + Interview
Detroit quartet returns with more flawlessly hook-centric, alt.-rockin' power pop.
Review: Ritual Earth, MMXX (Iodine Recordings, 2022)
Philadelphia group nails a familiar yet original take on dark and droning psych-tinged doom.
Man Destroyed Man Delivers More High-Level Melodic/Metallic Hardcore With a Message on The Decline and Decay
Former Elements DEC and All Parallels members continue to explore a totally unique take on metallic hardcore.