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Music: Coming in 2015: Scene Point Blank Anticipates

Loren's list My list, in no order: Worriers In her Pass the Mic, Lauren references “their first proper full-length.” I don’t know what Cruel Optimist ... read more

Interviews: Masked Intruder

Who would have thought a group of masked criminals from Madison, WI would fulfill all of our pop-punk dreams? Masked Intruder are currently making some ... read more

Music: Top 5 Album Closers

1 Devin Townsend – "Tall Latte" (Ziltoid, the Omniscient) Ziltoid is an impeccably funny album. Not only is the premise itself spectacularly silly (an alien ... read more

Interviews: Mamiffer

Mamiffer have been going for quite some time, but the recent shift of style for the band has signaled a new era for the duo. ... read more

Regular Columns: Guest Column: T (Vegas) - G.I.S.M.

Japan. A near flawless culture of hospitality, design, cuisines, architecture, and a wonderful sense of ritual that pervades its society. A country ruled by meticulous ... read more

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RareBreed Recording to launch

Posted March 28, 2015, 11:50 a.m.
RareBreed Recording to launch

Reggae/ske start-up label RareBreed Recording Co. has announced plans to start with a series of flexi-disc singles and LPS from a number of established genre performers such as Anthony Raneri (Bayside), Westbound Train, Matt Embree (RX Bandits), The Slackers, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, and more.

Info about the subscription series can be found here.

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MP3s Hear Spirits cover the Cranberries

Posted March 28, 2015, 10:13 a.m.

Hear Spirits cover the Cranberries

Spirits - Discontent

Spirits have debut "Paid for Hate" from their May 5 release Discontent, which will be available later from State of Mind Recordings (USA) and Reality Records (Europe). The new song, along with a cover of The Cranberries' "Salvation," is streaming at New Noise.

The new band formed last year in Boston and features members of Daytrader, Beartrap, No Harm Done, Test of Time, and more.

Bands Old Wounds second LP update

Posted March 27, 2015, 3:07 p.m.

Old Wounds second LP update

Old Wounds, set to play in Ottawa tonight in the midst of a tour, will be releasing their second full-length later this year.

Titled The Suffering Spirit, the band wrapped up recording prior to their current tour. It is expected to release this summer on Good Fight Music.

Tours Antique Scream on the road this May

Posted March 27, 2015, 1:44 p.m.

Antique Scream on the road this May

Antique Scream, fresh of February's release of Two Bad Dudes (Self Destructo Records), will be touring for the month of May.

Dates are below.

Shows Denovali Swingfest London 2015

Posted March 27, 2015, 12:22 p.m.

Denovali Swingfest London 2015

Spanning May 22-23 in London, Denovali Swingfest 2015 has set the official line-up.

The annual label showcase, which also takes place in Berlin with a different roster of bands, will feature Greg Haines, Matthew Collings, Ricardo Donoso, and non-label artists Karen Gwyer, Dalhous, Jon Hassel + Ensemble, and Fennesz.

Labels Hollow Earth join Good Fight

Posted March 26, 2015, 8:02 p.m.

Hollow Earth join Good Fight

Hollow Earth, founded by Steve Muczynski and  Mike Moynihan (both ex-Shai Hulud), have joined Good Fight Music.

The Detroit area band has previously released an EP and LP on Panic Recordsand sets off on a short tour next week. Cult Leader will play on several dates.

Tours Typesetter touring

Posted March 26, 2015, 10:17 a.m.

Typesetter touring

Typsetter - Wild's End

Typesetter have announced a spring tour, joined by Living Room on many dates.

The band last released Wild's End on Black Numbers.

Labels The Splits plan Dirtnap release

Posted March 26, 2015, 8:43 a.m.

The Splits plan Dirtnap release

Dirtnap Records will soon release an LP, II, from Finland's the Splits. The new album releases on April 21.

Their first album was released by Germany's P. Trash.

Labels Malfunction will release LP on B9

Posted March 25, 2015, 4 p.m.

Malfunction will release LP on B9

Buffalo, NY's Malfunction will release their upcoming debut full-length on Bridge Nine Records this summer.

The five-piece band was formed in 2011 and has released an EP and cassingle since. Upcoming tour dates are included below.


Records June 2: New Matt Skiba and the Sekrets

Posted March 25, 2015, 9:04 a.m.

June 2: New Matt Skiba and the Sekrets

Matt Skiba and the Sekrets

Matt Skiba and the Sekrets will release their second album, titled Kuts, on June 2 on Superball Music.

The 10 song album follows the group's Babylon, released in 2012. The Sekrets are Hunter Burgan (bass) and Jarrod Alexander (drums). Skiba has also recently performed as an alternate member for Blink 182 in addition to being a member of Alkaline Trio.

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8.2 / 10 Leviathan - Scar Sighted album cover

It has been quite a journey for Jef Whitehead, aka Wrest, and for his solo project Leviathan. The longevity of the band is quite astonishing when you consider that its inception dates back to the late ‘90s, releasing myriads of demos through the years before the debut album, The Tenth Sublevel of Suicide, came out, with the aggressive sound of the band and its underlying depressive characteristic would keep manifesting themselves in the next two full-lengths, Tentacles of Whorror and ...

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Roses EP

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200 Words Or Less

After relocating from Cleveland to Philadelphia, singer/songwriter Matthew Scheuermann put together a self-titled three-song EP released on Valentine’s Day 2015 under the name of Roses. Working alongside crisp acoustic guitar ...



The Future Was a Long Time Ago

Chokecherry - The Future Was a Long Time Ago album cover

Expect adjectives. Adjectives and hyphens. For, you see, Chokecherry are a punk band that doesn’t play punk songs. I guess folk-punk is the subgenre tag du jour, but that term ...


Cape Noire

Ad Nauseam EP

Cape Noire - Ad Nauseam EP album cover
200 Words Or Less

It's a blank, black slate. There is little information, and everything about Cape Noire is ambiguous. Live pictures are, fittingly, of a woman in a black cape, her face shielded ...




Mastery - VALIS album cover

The origin of Mastery, the one man black metal project of Ephemeral Domignostika, is traced back in 2005. Through the years, Mastery have released five demos, a compilation of which ...


Viet Cong

Viet Cong

Viet Cong - Viet Cong album cover

Canadian art rock band Women disbanded in 2012, and ex-members Matthew Flegel and Michael Wallace formed Viet Cong almost immediately afterwards. They released an EP, Cassette, in 2013, but this ...



A Northern Meadow

Pyramids - A Northern Meadow album cover

Back in 2008, Pyramids were setting off with the release of their self-titled debut album. Blending together the different elements of shoe gaze, post-rock, black metal, dark ambient, drone and ...


Jesse LeBourdais

Long Winter

Jesse LeBourdais  - Long Winter album cover

Long Winter is the third proper full length from former Cambridge frontman Jesse LeBourdais and seems to be his fullest musical realization to date. While his previous solo releases have ...


Father John Misty

I Love You, Honeybear

Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear album cover

I saw Father John Misty in concert about two years ago. Josh Tillman sauntered onto stage in an all-white suit—wild and mustachioed—advertising the caricature of a drug-addled, disillusioned troubadour that ...


The Dwarves

Gentleman Blag

The Dwarves - Gentleman Blag album cover

I know what you’re thinking? Why has it already been five months without a new Dwarves release? Never fear, the long-running goodtime smutlovers are back, this time with a 4-song ...


Filter Distortion


Filter Distortion - Transition album cover

Yet another group that, like Trust, CHVRCHES, or any of the artists featured on the Neonautics compilation, is mining the world of ‘80s synth rock in search of inspiration, British ...

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Steel Panther & Slash @ Hordern Pavilion

Posted by T
March 18, 2015, 10:13 a.m.

Steel Panther, Slash (feat. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators) Hordern Pavilion Sydney, AUS February 24, 2015   Satire is a lesson, parody is a game: Steel Panther are seasoned performers ... read more

Blind Idiot God: A Retrospective

Posted by Spyros Stasis
March 4, 2015, 4:15 p.m.

Now that was a band that I did not really think I would hear from again. Named after the description of the Elder God, Azathoth, in H.P. Lovecraft’s cosmos, this ... read more

Swami John & The Blind Shake @ Turf Club

Posted by Loren
March 2, 2015, 12:48 p.m.

Bombay Sweets, Pink Mink, Swami John & The Blind Shake Turf Club St. Paul, MN February 19, 2015   No review, see photo gallery below. read more

Shonen Knife @ The Factory Theatre

Posted by T
Feb. 25, 2015, 5:32 p.m.

Shonen Knife @ The Factory Theatre Sydney, AUS January 24, 2015   Grin-inducing Japanese energetic, upbeat and catchy all-girl pop punk entertainment with the ingredients of a classic rock show: Shonen Knife ... read more

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