Posted June 30, 2020, 2:02 p.m.
Based in the Capital metro of Washington, D.C., three-piece Han Gan returns with The Time Past EP, a follow-up to 2018 full-length The City of Magnificent Intentions. This ... read more
Posted June 4, 2020, 11:40 a.m.
"Based on the idea that cultural creation is enriched by the exchange of knowledge and the crossing of ideas, the project Hysteria held in Porto, ... read more
Posted May 21, 2020, 12:33 p.m.
With most or all in-person live music performances seemingly postponed indefinitely, jump in the time machine with the Scene Point Blank premiere of a video ... read more
Posted May 14, 2020, 11:44 a.m.
I suppose it’s not the least bit surprising that politics and general frustration at the state of the world seems to be creeping into a ... read more
Posted April 16, 2020, 11:43 a.m.
With a penchant for coming up with amusing track titles as well as pumping out catchy and crunchy noise punk, Norwegian duo Barren Womb have been ... read more
Posted March 5, 2020, 11:42 a.m.
Looking at the bio of singer-songwriter KaiL Baxley – having dance-offs witha then-incarcerated James Brown while visiting his also incarcerated mother, supporting himself as a teenager ... read more
Posted Feb. 25, 2020, 9:44 a.m.
Based in Western Massachusetts, Fred Cracklin, the duo of guitarist Adam Bosse and drummer Max Goldstein, describes their music as “spazz metal jazz.” For me, ... read more
Posted Feb. 11, 2020, 9:25 a.m.
A sense of tension and unease pervades Batom Rouge, the upcoming third release (following 2017’s Pharamoans and the following year’s Secrets) from Baton Rouge trio Shadow ... read more
Posted Feb. 4, 2020, 12:18 p.m.
Since 2008, Cleveland, Ohio’s Restless Habs, originally formed by veteran players Ken Blaze and Peter Woodward of the Unknown, have been steadily pumping out releases ... read more
Posted Jan. 14, 2020, 8:54 a.m.
Song titling: some bands do it, but it’s kinda blah. Some bands do it and the title represents the song, but maybe doesn’t quite pop. ... read more
Posted Oct. 23, 2019, 8:46 a.m.
Having grown up in a pre-YouTube era and gone through film school many moons ago, I've always appreciated music videos that served as more than ... read more
Posted Oct. 21, 2019, 9:35 a.m.
After debuting with a self-titled 2017 EP, Seattle's Slumberbox is gearing up for the release of new EP, Estoy Listo, Quiero Morirme. Google Translate is ... read more
Posted Oct. 17, 2019, 9:07 a.m.
Describing themselves as "equal parts 69, 420, and 666," Chicago-based three-piece No Men unleash their sophomore full-length record, Hell Was Full So We Came Back, on ... read more
Posted Oct. 10, 2019, 8:28 a.m.
And now for something completely different... Perhaps sensing that something, yes, different is needed nowadays to stand out in an ever-crowded field of artists and ... read more
Posted Oct. 3, 2019, 11:46 a.m.
Glancing over the website of jangle pop duo Beloved Binge, I found myself drawn to a particular description of the band's approach - "They showcase ... read more
Posted Sept. 26, 2019, 10:01 a.m.
Based in Tokyo, Yuko Araki has gravitated from learning piano at a young age to creating music in a variety of projects covering a range of ... read more
Posted Sept. 20, 2019, 12:09 p.m.
Is the prevalence of the post- prefix in contemporary society indicative of the fact that humanity has been left to create, and indeed exist, in a era ... read more
Posted Sept. 16, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
New York City is rightfully regarded as one of the hotbeds of American punk music, but coming out of the Bronx district presented some challenges ... read more
Posted Sept. 13, 2019, 11:46 a.m.
Growing up in middle-of-nowhere Pennsylvania, the local college station stood as the one place on the radio dial that I could consistently turn to for ... read more
Posted June 23, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
As I explained to a friend a few years back, experimental music is fun because, by its very nature, it can encompass almost, and indeed ... read more
Posted June 28, 2016, 11:18 p.m.
Over the past decade, Fun Fun Fun Festival has provided the city of Austin, Texas with a definite alternative to the pop culture meltdown that ... read more
Posted April 28, 2016, 11:30 p.m.
Levitation, the new incarnation of Austin Psych Fest at Carson Creek Ranch, has been cancelled due to severe weather predicted in the already weather-weary state ... read more
Posted Dec. 2, 2015, 3 p.m.
One of the tunes I always looked forward to on the in-game radio of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City was The Psychedelic Furs's woozy "Love My Way." Originally released in 1982, the song has been covered numerous times in the years since by bands ranging from Mineral and The Polyphonic ... read more
Posted Oct. 28, 2015, 4:23 p.m.
In anticipation of a self-titled debut coming in early 2016, The Dutchess and the Fox (a duo made up of former Psychedelic Furs player Joe McGinty and Superhuman Happiness's Andrea Diaz) have released not only relaxed piano number St. Vitus but also, just in time for Halloween, a super smoky - dare ... read more
Posted Oct. 28, 2015, 11:37 a.m.
Following up 2014's Dangerous Days, Paris-based electronic outfit Perturbator (one of bandcamp's best-selling artists) will return in 2016 with a new full length entitled The Uncanny Valley, released on Blood Music. Expect more vintage electronic sounds and, hopefully, another totally rad piece of album art. View the album teaser video below! ... read more
Posted Oct. 7, 2015, 10:43 a.m.
After riding the wave of momentum generated by 2014 debut Say Yes to Love, noise rock outfit Perfect Pussy has laid low for the past few months. As the band prepares for the release of their second full-length (expected in 2016 on Captured Tracks), they'll close out 2015 with - ... read more
Posted Sept. 2, 2015, 2:12 p.m.
After announcing the successful Kickstarter funding of the documentary Pretend We're Dead earlier this year, all-female grunge punk group L7 took to the stage for the first time in 18 years this past May. Now, they've revealed plans for a North American tour which will take place this fall, including stops ... read more
Posted Aug. 26, 2015, 12:28 p.m.
In celebration of the one-year anniversary of the release of Prawn's Kingfisher, the New Jersey band and Topshelf Records are offering it as a free ... read more
Posted Aug. 12, 2015, 4:32 p.m.
In addition to finishing up a 12" release that will drop later this fall on No Idea Records, Massachusetts-based Kindling have released a super-cool, fuzz pop cover of The Dicks's 1980 track "Hate the Police" as a name-your-price download benefitting an unnamed organization working towards police accountability. Check out the ... read more
Posted July 13, 2015, 5:40 p.m.
Half a year after the release of their debut album Ratworld, Leeds-based Menace Beach have already announced a follow-up. The five-track Super Transporterreum will release this fall, featuring artwork conjured straight out of the Twilight Zone. Listen to the EP's title track below. Ghoul power! read more
Posted July 1, 2015, 2:09 p.m.
Buffalo, NY: birthplace of The Goo Goo Dolls, Vincent Gallo, Mighty Taco (still the best fast-food Mexican I've ever chowed down on) and now garage-rock-turned-psych-electro group Sleepy Hahas. In preparation for the upcoming From The Bottom Of A Warm Lake, due out later this year, the band has just released ... read more
Posted June 24, 2015, 4:16 p.m.
Leave it to legendary British metal group Cradle of Filth to descend upon "Witch Country" in Suffolk, England in order to record their upcoming Hammer of the Witches, out July 10 on Nuclear Blast. New song "Deflowering the Maidenhead, Displeasuring the Goddess" from the album is now streaming at Revolver, and the ... read more
Posted June 24, 2015, 11:48 a.m.
In addition to a summer 2015 tour with Motion City Soundtrack, The Spill Canvas have announced a series of dates celebrating their first two albums, 2004's Sunsets and Car Crashes and the following year's One Fell Swoop, in which those albums will be performed in their entirety. Check out the ... read more
Posted June 6, 2015, 4:13 p.m.
Fresh from 2014's Heaven, adventurous California-based trio The Bilinda Butchers have continued to draw influence from across the Pacific on their new track, collaborating with Tokyo electronic artist Smany on a dreamy and lush reimagining of Japanese group Number Girl's grungy 2003 song "Sentimental Girls Violent Joke." Listen to the track below: read more
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