Today we lost Erik Peterson, the frontman and mastermind behind anarcho-punk act Mischief Brew. I had met Erik on a handful of occasions. I covered ... read more
It hasn't been the most promising start to a year: with both David Bowie and Prince departing the Earth (presumably to take their music to ... read more
For this edition of Beyond Casual Observation, Ashley Lynch, owner of Burnaby, BC-based Gingerbreadgirl Post—a versatile post-production studio that specializes in genre film-editing, colour grading ... read more
In 2015 SUMAC released their debut album, The Deal, offering a first taste of their musical vision. Heavy riffs and unearthly grooves, coupled with a ... read more
Scene Point Blank's featured July stream is an EP from Dusteaters, Transhumanism. Released on cassette on June 13 (Hip Kid Records), the Tokyo-based band play spacey garage rock with a punk pedigree. Comprised of former and current members of Boilerman, Warkrime, Death By Raygun, Earth Girls, and more.
Check it out below.
Posted July 27, 2016, 11:37 p.m.
On Sept. 9, Rhino Records will reissue both King For a Day...Fool For a Lifetime and Album of the Year, the final two studio albums before Faith No More's lengthy breakup at the end of the 1990s.
Each release will be a double CD (and vinyl) with many unreleased bonus tracks, live and studio, covers and originals.
Posted July 27, 2016, 10:07 a.m.
Signals Midwest have announced addition tour dates in support of the upcoming At This Age, out Sept. 2 on Tiny Engines.
The current list of dates is included after the jump.
Posted July 27, 2016, 8:35 a.m.
Oulet will soon return with their first new material in 7 years. Titled Memento Mori, the new materal is the first since their Broken Is the Man; Vital Are the Missing Parts EP (2009).
It releases Sept. 23 via Glory Kid Ltd.
Posted July 25, 2016, 2:32 p.m.
Philadelphia's Mannequin Pussy will release a new album on Oct. 28, Romantic. Out on Tiny Engines, it's the band's second full-length and a follow-up to 2014's Gypsy Pervert.
Posted July 23, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
San Fran punks NOFX are back with a new almub titled First Ditch Effort on Oct. 7, with a European tour booked and a few straggling US dates afterward.
The band released the NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub And Other Stories memoir earlier this year.
“This album is more personal than anything I’ve ever done before because once we put everything out there in the book it opened all of these doors are far as what I want to sing about” said Fat Mike about the record, via press release.
Posted July 23, 2016, 1:56 p.m.
Posted July 21, 2016, 7:52 p.m.
Shonen Knife are returning for another US tour, this time celebrating their 35th anniversary as a band as well as their Adventure album )Good Charamel Records).
The tour kicks off in San Diego, CA on Oct. 4.
Posted July 20, 2016, 3:22 p.m.
Big Eyes have premiered "Stake My Claim," the titular track from their upcoming third full-length.
The new album was recorded last winter and released officially on August 19 on Don Giovanni Records. Catch the band on tour in the meantime (info after the jump).
Posted July 20, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
High on Fire and Meshuggah will tour across North American later this fall with High on Fire in a support role to Swedish juggernauts Meshuggah.
Dates are below.
Originally formed back in the late '90s, through the years Switchblade have managed to attain a cult status. Flying a bit under the radar, this hybrid drone/sludge band remained very prolific in the fist half of their career, but their output has since become sparser. In 2012 they released another of their self-titled albums, 2012, which is arguably their best work to date. It took them four years to make a return, but thankfully Tim Bertilsson (drums) and Johan Folkesson ...
The progressive thrash band from Pennsylvania is definitely very ambitious with their concept in their latest album, Terminal Redux. Their two previous full-lengths,Black Future and Outer Isolation, have already established ...
Woman is the Earth aren’t a new prospect, but latest record Torch of Our Final Night is a massive step forward for them in sound and scope and so, quite ...
The main man of Psalm Zero, Charlie Looker, has been/still is part of some great bands. The avant-garde mentality of Zs, with their merge of neo-classical, noise and free-jazz shows ...
I recently saw Weiner, a documentary about Anthony Weiner, the New York politician who completely obliterated his career with a sexting scandal, including a dick pic that made international news. ...
Ithi is a Brooklyn based duo, that had been so far exploring the experimental drone domain. Their 2011 release, The Persistence of Meaning, was based around the big drones, immense ...
Bands returning after a prolonged hiatus, or re-forming after a break, are rarely able to recapture the essence and/or quality of their earlier existence. When Michael Gira announced the return ...
Katatonia’s evolution over their twenty five year career has been one that’s taken in doom, death metal, gothic soundscapes and progressive beats, but more than anything, a deeply felt emotional ...
Leave it to Quaaludes to elevate a tape of previously unreleased demos to a work of art. I have to admit, even as a long-time Quaaludes fan (and, full disclosure, ...
Ever wondered what it would sound like if Off With Their Heads and Iron Chic had a baby? Well, even if you haven't, you need to check out Western Settings. ...
The Beards Metro Theatre Sydney, Australia July 2, 2016 The concept of The Beards is simple – an Australian self-proclaimed “novelty band” from Adelaide that exclusively performs songs around ... read more
Parkway Drive Entertainment Centre Sutherland, Australia June 26, 2016 Parkway Drive is glam metalcore. “Metal” as in classic metal and anthemic choruses. “Core” as in simple, direct, angry, to the ... read more
We Lost The Sea Oxford Art Factory Sydney, Australia June 25, 2016 Vita contemplativa. The beauty of reveling in sadness. Saudade. A fond remembrance and the hope of recovering ... read more
Dark Mofo 2016 Hobart, Tasmania Australia June 2016 Dark Mofo is the winter equivalent to MONA FOMA Festival – an outdoor extension of David Walsh’s subversive Disneyland, the home of sex ... read more
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