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 is pleased to debut the new Never Asked for Heaven from Bent Life, a week before its debut on August 5.
The new album is the group's first full-length and first release on Bridge Nine Records, though they formed back in 2010 and have several EPs under their belt. The record was produced by Nick Jett (Terror) and showcases a blend of clear and precise hardcore that alternates between big riffs and big hooks.
Check out below and catch the band on a short run of tour dates this weekend. Pre-orders are available from Bridge Nine.
Posted Aug. 25, 2016, 8:51 a.m.
Minneapolis' Animal Lover are streaming new video "Dreamhouse" from their forthcoming Stay Alive album, set for release on Sept. 9 (Forward Records). The band has also booked a US tour with Phantom Head.
Posted Aug. 24, 2016, 9:51 a.m.
Joe McMahon, also of Smoke or Fire (Fat Wreck Chords) has announced the release of Another Life next month on Sept 2. The new album is his first solo full-length, though he previously released a split LP with The Lawrence Arms' Brendan Kelly.
In 2013, McMahon moved to Germany and begam playing solo shows. The new LP is on Smartpunk/Gunner Records.
Smoke Or Fire released their last album, The Speakeasy, in 2010.
Posted Aug. 22, 2016, 9:22 p.m.
On Nov. 18, Good Fight will release Cast the First Stone from Montral's Ion Dissonance.
The band, active 2003-2010, has four previous releases.
A new song, "Treading on Thin Ice" is online now:
Posted Aug. 22, 2016, 5:17 p.m.
Already touring the US this summer-fall in support of Gather Up the Chaps, The Falcon will pick up comedian Kyle Kinane for several dates beginning in November. Wisconsin's Arms Aloft will also be playing at these stops.
Posted Aug. 20, 2016, 4:48 p.m.
6131 Records has signed Philadelphia's Suburban Living and will release a new album, Almost Paradise, on Oct. 7. It's the band's second full-length.
A new track, "Come True," is streaming below off the soon to come album.
Posted Aug. 20, 2016, 10:24 a.m.
The AV Club is streaming "Postdoc Blues," a song from the forthcoming John K. Samson solo effort Winter Wheat, due on Oct. 21 (Anti- Records). The new album sees Samspon reunited with The Weakerthans' rhythm section.
Posted Aug. 19, 2016, 12:34 p.m.
US heavy weights Baroness have announced that they are returning to Australia for a national tour in December, on top of their appearance at the legendary Meredith Festival. It has been two years since the four-piece were last in Australia — they played Soundwave Festival back in 2014, and before that supported Metallica on their 2010 tour.
This time around, the band will play five headline shows across Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth, as well as their Meredith Festival set. Word around the campfire has that the Baroness will treat punters down under with a best of mélange of songs spanning their four albums and thirteen year career.
Details for Baroness’ Australian tour in December 2016 can be found under the following links.
Posted Aug. 18, 2016, 9:50 p.m.
attle Decapitation has announced a North American tour as well as a run of dates alongside Brujeria later this year in September and October.
The band's latest release was The Anthropocene Extinction.
Posted Aug. 17, 2016, 11 p.m.
Cheap Girls will soon release a rarities and B-sides collection titled God's Ex-Wife, with a release date set for Sept. 16 on Asian Man Records.
The band released Famous Graves in 2014.
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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 ...
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. ...
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
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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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