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Interviews: Shook Ones

Shook Ones are a melodic hardcore band that formed around the Seattle area in 2004. The band has not consistently released new music together, with ... read more

Regular Columns: Guest Column: Nick Soulsby - "Let the Sun Come in"

Swans Defy Music’s Law of Diminishing Returns Author Nick Soulsby picksninehighlights from the band’s extensive catalog. “When…When we were young. We had no history, so ... read more

Interviews: Justin Pearson (Three One G)

The genesis of San Diego-based Three One G is a personal one for the head of its operations, Justin Pearson. The history of Three One ... read more

Regular Columns: Guest Column: Knaaves - "The Road To Return, The Path Of Forgiveness"

Amanda Daniels is a Milwaukee-based musician and dedicated vegan. She has had the opportunity to tour the United States, Europe, and Australia as a member ... read more

Interviews: Clown Sounds

Last year Clown Sounds released its debut LP, Preacher Maker on Recess Records. While the band name may be unfamiliar to some, frontman Todd Congelliere ... read more

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Neurosis US dates (with Bell Witch and Deafkids)

Posted March 10, 2019, 3 p.m.
Neurosis US dates (with Bell Witch and Deafkids)

Having already toured Japan this year and with a trip to Europe scheduled in the winter, Neurosis has added a string of US tour dates where they will be joined by Bell Witch and Deafkids.

The band most recenlty released Fires Within Fires on Neurot Recordings (2016).

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Tours Bad Sports tour announcement

Posted March 10, 2019, 2:09 p.m.

Srtipped-down Texas punk band Bad Sports wil be touring the US and Canada, starting at the end of this month, playing shows with The Whiffs and more.

The band released Constant Stimulation in 2018 on Dirtnap Records.

Music News Limited edition Iggy Pop photo book

Posted March 10, 2019, 1:18 p.m.

Limited edition Iggy Pop photo book

Fat Possum Records and Tyrant Books is offering a limited first edition of Bare & Real - Iggy Pop, a book of photos by Paul McAlpine, documenting the Pop's 1977 The Idiot tour "and onward." The Idiot tour is notable beyond Pop's own performances int that Blondie opened and David Bowie played piano.

McAlpine has also photographed The Cars, Queen, Aerosmith, Boston and other 1970s-1980s artists. The first edition of the book is limited to 1,000 copies.

Tours Full of Hell North American dates

Posted March 10, 2019, 12:38 p.m.

Full of Hell North American dates

photo by Reid Haithcock

Full of Hell have announced the Weeping Caustic Torment tour, kicking off at Martland Deathfest on May 24. They'll be joined on the two by Primitive Man and Genocide Pact, all three of which are on Relapse Records.

The band will released Weeping Choir later this year and will also be touring in Europe.

Records New Lee "Scratch" Perry forthcoming

Posted March 10, 2019, 11 a.m.

New Lee "Scratch" Perry forthcoming

photo by Kishi Yamamoto

On May 10, Lee "Scratch" Perry is set to release the new album Rainford. The album will be released by On-U Sound and was produced by Adrian Sherwood. The 9 new songs were recorded in Jamaica, Brazil, and London. "African Starship," one of the new songs, will also appear on the On-U Sound compilation Pay It All Back Volume 7, releasing March 29.

Records Kool Keith + Thetan

Posted March 9, 2019, 3:01 p.m.

Kool Keith + Thetan

For Record Store Day 2019, Kool Keith will release a limited editino vinyl single backed by Nashville, TN powerviolence duo Thetan.

Released as an RSD exclusive, the Complicated Trip single comes out on April 13 and is a teaser of an upcoming collaborative album.

Records New from Something Is Waiting

Posted March 9, 2019, 2:31 p.m.

New from Something Is Waiting

photo by John Mourlas

Chicago's Something Is Waiting, who play a diverse form of rock that pulls from noise, glam, sleaze rock, and more, have debute the new song "Nikki Lane's Neo Nashville Airbnb," a taste of what's to come on their upcoming album Songs for the Sally Beauty Pavilion, whish releases on March 29 on Learning Curve Records.

Records Walking Bombs and Gridfailure team up

Posted March 9, 2019, 2:07 p.m.

Walking Bombs and Gridfailure team up

Two New York collaborative projects, Walking Bombs and Gridfailure, are each teaming up together on the new experimental release Suicide By Citizenship , with will release on April 26 on Nefarious Industries. The new project brings many voices together, with contributions form members of TAD, Kylesa, All Out War, Built To Spill, and more. It will release on CD and digital platforms.

Morgan Y. Evans (Walking Bombs) and David Brenner (Gridfailure) came up with the idea, after previously collaborating on Walking Bombs' "Demagogue."

Records Kicker Russian River Relief Fund EP

Posted March 9, 2019, 1:45 p.m.

Kicker Russian River Relief Fund EP

photo by Scott Wilkinson

Following the recent flooding of the Guernevill region of Northern California, Oakland's Kicker has issued a downloadable, pay-as-you-wish EP to raise funds for relief. Aptly titled Russian River Relief Fund EP, it contains two songs. All proceeds from the effort will go to the North Bay Disaster Relief Fundraiser and other issue-related casues.

In a prepared statement, the band says:

The Russian River rose to its highest level in twenty-four years, fifteen feet over flood stage. Roughly two-thousand homes and business were flooded/damaged, and hundreds of residents have been displaced.

Our singer Roadie and his wife Paula live less than a one-hundred yards from this river in the small town of Monte Rio. Thankfully their home was on higher ground and escaped damage. However, many of our friends and their neighbors have suffered some serious loses and damages from this flood.

Kicker features current and former mebers of Neurosis, Operation Ivy, and Dystopia and recently released Pure Drivel (Tankcrimes).

MP3s New (free) label sampler from Paper + Plastick

Posted March 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

New (free) label sampler from Paper + Plastick

It's spring somewhere, and Paper + Plastick record label is celebrating with the release of a free 10-song sampler, available for download.

The sampler features new and previously released tracks from the likes of Devon Kay & the Solutions, Divided Heaven, Airstream Futures, and more.

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Dear Boy

The Strawberry EP

8.5 / 10 Dear Boy - The Strawberry EP album cover

Los Angeles quartet Dear Boy are firm favourites in their hometown's indie scene, but their new EP suggests that they could go much further. Dear Boy is fronted by Ben Grey, formerly of indie darlings Scarlet Grey, with guitarist Austin Hayman, bassist Lucy Lawrence and drummer Keith Cooper completing the line-up. The band has been together since 2012 and they released their Parts of a Flower EP in 2016, and in that time they've garnered a dedicated fanbase and radio play on local stations. ...

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Basement Benders

Shrapnel Songs

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I recently wrote about Future Virgins, stating that the band tempers their anger, choosing more subtle reflection in their songwriting to express that always important human emotion. I guess I know ...

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ESC Life

Born To Be Mild

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When I received the promo for Born To Be Mild the first thing that struck me was the artwork. It matched with the (previously discussed) EP, but not at all with ...

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The Bouncing Souls

Crucial Moments EP

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This is the 30th year of The Bouncing Souls, which seems crazy in many ways – including that I’ve been listening to them for nearly 25 of those years. This ...

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Good Shade

Way Out

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Dirtnap is a fascinating label in how they’ve developed a certain sound to their releases, regardless of what part of the world or what particular scene the musicians hail from. ...

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Pkew Pkew Pkew

Optimal Lifestyles

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There’s a lot I want to say about this album, but I’m torn because I try to keep things more positive. I’ve given it a lot of thought and a ...

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Barnett + Coloccia

VLF

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Alex Barnett and Faith Coloccia are both distinguished members of the experimental ambient music scene, and have already proved that they are a force to be reckoned with when they ...

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Cellar Doors

Cellar Doors

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The distance between San Francisco and Manchester is 5,000 miles, and Californian psychedelic trio Cellar Doors are determined to bridge that distance on their self-titled debut album. The band is ...

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Hexvessel

All Tree

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Hexvessel’s pastoral folk has been gradually building momentum since their inception ten years ago and on All Tree, their fifth album, this forward motion comes to a beautifully morose head ...

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Vandoliers

Forever

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There’s a lot to like on Forever, the third album from Vandoliers. They play a hybrid country-punk that’s a bit too upbeat for No Depression and too gritty for traditional country, ...

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The Ejector Seats

Blueprint For A Miserable Existence

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The Ejector Seats is a bit of a mystery band to me; it’s pretty hard to find anything about them online. I've learned about two other bands with this name, ...

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Blogs

Time Out Sydney – Bar Awards 2019

Posted by T
March 18, 2019, 9:04 p.m.

Time Out Sydney – Bar Awards Not entirely sure how you keep abreast of what is happening in your town outside the confines of crustpunk shows in the basement of ... read more

Water of Life – Sydney Gin Palooza

Posted by T
March 17, 2019, 7:59 p.m.

Water of Life Sydney Gin Palooza Let’s talk about distilled artisanal drops that are predominantly derived from juniper berries as the main core ingredient. Not unlike with whiskey, the gin ... read more

Anselm Kiefer: Books and Woodcuts

Posted by T
March 15, 2019, 7:48 p.m.

Anselm Kiefer: Books and Woodcuts   Anselm Kiefer has been an immense impact on me ever since I was exposed to him in the late 1980s. I travel just to ... read more

Water of Life – Bowmore

Posted by T
March 12, 2019, 8:17 p.m.

If you have paid a bit of attention to this series, you would be aware that peat and smoke is something that resonates immensely well with my DNA, hence covering ... read more

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