The Motor City kings of speedy death-metal, The Black Dahlia Murder are back with their follow up to their critically acclaimed 2003 release, Unhallowed. Entitled Miasma, we find their visceral and dark brand of death metal is as polished and evil as ever.
Ska is dead, or at least its popular status has died especially since we all “sold out” with the likes of Reel Big Fish. However, its underground has stayed consistent since Ska’s humble band geek beginnings. That underground has been fueled by its loyal horn blowing fans who will definitely find Cellphish a welcome newcomer.
Is it just me, or is Equal Vision the new Vagrant? The bands that are getting signed on this label are becoming less and less amazing and more and more predictable, essentially adding to the mediocrity that is infecting the current state of music. I’m not saying that the latest release from Chiodos titled, All’s […]
The name Little Barrie brings to my mind a picture of Johnny Depp as Scottish playwright J.M. Barrie in Finding Neverland. In other words, innocent, wistful, and impossibly white. It’s not a good mental picture to have when listening to a British band trying to dig up the depths of 60s and 70s funk-rock. Perusal […]
So here’s the deal. The Real Tuesday Weld is Stephen Coates. Stephen Coates plays the Clerkenwell Kid on the album, The Return of the Clerkenwell Kid, a mythological character that Stephen met one night while tripping. “I only met him once; when I was making the album, I felt I was inhabiting that image… an […]
The intense delivery of A Wilhelm Scream’s fourth full length album, Ruiner, is as meticulous and skilled as it was on their previous record, Mute Print. There is a clearly audible eighties-hair metal influence that makes itself known during the entirety of Ruiner, however the sound of the album can easily be classified as “post-hardcore.” […]
The story of Cursive began ten years ago in 1995 when four friends who had been playing together for years decided to make a go of it on their own. Several albums, successes, break ups and reunions have all taken place in the ensuing years. Now they are releasing The Difference Between Houses and Homes […]
San Francisco’s Om Records continues to make its mark as an iconic electronic label with its ReBoot release, a benefit for African children orphaned by the AIDS epidemic. Already known for artists like Mark Farina, Ming and FS and People Under The Stairs (to name but a few), Om pulls joints from its already outstanding […]