Stream the Diverse, Hook-Filled Debut Album From “Aging Former Punks” Sik Oheso
From heartfelt emo to punk- or pop-tinged indie rock, and more...
Random Roundup: March, 2020
Shit you should hear from Bent Blue, Friend of My Youth, Jars, Mundy's Bay, Saginaw, and Søøn.
Interview: Peroxide Blonde Triumphs Over Tragedy With New EP, Never Made Me Cry
Somber, eerily catchy alt.-rock that very much offers something different.
Stream Atlantic Tired South, the Breathtaking Posthumous EP From Winnipeg Post-Rock 'Gazers Projektor
The Failure and Quicksand covers are not at all out of place as loose reference points...
Song of the Day: Dissolve, “Spider Squadrons,” from Until the Drugs Wear Off (Maitsuba, 2020)
Skull-crackingly vicious yet underrated metalcore on-and-off for nearly three decades.
Song of the Day: Damokles, “It's Closing Time” (2020)
Slightly heavy/melodic post-hardcore-and-then-some from this new Norwegian outfit.
Stream a new two-hour collection of beat-laden experimental ambient excellence out of Oslo, Norway.
Review: Bovice/Hurtpiece, Flatline (Upstate Records, 2020)
Yet more A+ quality metallic hardcore heft from the mighty Upstate Records.
Review: Cruelty of the Heavens, Nothin's Cool (My Name is Jude Records, 2020)
The return of the best band that barely anyone is talking about...
Song of the Day: Too Many Voices, “Head and Heart,” from Catch Me If You Can (Division Street Sounds/Not Like You, 2020)
Melodic and emotive hardcore/punk à la "Dag Nasty and H2O in a blender."
Interview: Lament Cityscape Dispenses First-Rate Industrial Excellence With The New Wet
"There are so many fucking ways to feel absolutely nothing at all..."
Review: Onespot, The Difference Between (Self-Released, 2019)
Perfect for any fan of the D.C./Maryland/Dischord Records niche of (post-)hardcore/punk.
Review: Just Ice, Just Ice (Moo Cow Records, 2020)
Groove-suffused metallic hardcore that's an absolute must for fans of early Turnstile, etc.
Song of the Day: Silver Chains, “Under All the Light,” from All Hail! (Self-Released, 2019)
Sinewy, post-punk-infused noise rock from Vancouver, Canada.
Interview: Meet Greek “Weird Rock” Outfit Mammock
Propulsive, rhythm section-centric noise rock—and then some...
Song of the Day: Chat Pile, “Mask,” from Remove Your Skin Please (Self-Released, 2019)
An atypically interesting and unsettled form of lightly industrialized "sludge-noise" that really leaves a mark.
Song of the Day: Magazine Beach, “Trainwreck,” from Sick Day (Self-Released, 2019)
Up-and-coming emo-ish/pop-tinged alt.-rock out of Washington, D.C.
Review: Unreal City, Satyr/Sheol (Subversive Craft/Closed Casket Activities, 2019)
Fans of "holy terror"-styled hardcore can't lose with this one.