Sunn O))) releases ‘Life Metal’

    Sunn O))) Life Metal Southern Lord · April 26, 2019 Sunn O))) have for a long time been at the forefront of drone metal. As contemporaries such as Earth have veered towards more doom and traditional styles of metal, Sunn O))) have stuck to their guns, and their new record Life Metal is no exception, […]

    Protomartyr reissues 2012’s ‘No Passion All Technique’

    Protomartyr No Passion All Technique Urinal Cake Records · Reissued May 10, 2019 · Released October 12, 2012 Hearing this record after their most recent release shows how far the band has come. Protomartyr, the Detroit post-punk band who has gained a lot of attention in recent years, have recently reissued their debut record, No Passion […]

    The Mountain Goats release full-length ‘In League With Dragons’

    The Mountain Goats In League with Dragons Merge Records · April 26, 2019 Much like Goths before it, this record finds the band looking to expand their instrumental palette. To add a slight disclaimer to anything I say in this review, The Mountain Goats are one of if not my favorite band. Across seventeen official […]

    Kanye West’s ‘The College Dropout’ Turns 15

    Kanye West The College Dropout Roc-A-Fella Records · February 10, 2004 The early 2000s was a time before Kanye West was the controversial, absurd character we know him as today. The year 2004 was a full year before Kanye’s first high-profile outburst, the unexpected but ultimately somewhat sympathetic speech that culminated in declaring, “George Bush doesn’t care […]

    Girlpool step out of their comfort zone on ‘What Chaos Is Imaginary’

    Girlpool What Chaos Is Imaginary Girlpool Music / ANTI- Records · February 1, 2019 What continues to hold this record back is Girlpool’s refusal to entirely distinguish themselves from their peers. Girlpool’s third record What Chaos Is Imaginary is a landmark, important project. It is their first record since Cleo Tucker came out as transgender and […]

    After 25 years, Mineral are as cathartic as ever

    Mineral featuring Tancred January 20, 2019 at Brighton Music Hall The crowd showed up slowly to Brighton Music Hall on Sunday January 20, nobody loving the prospect of waiting outside in 18 degrees and snow. There was no line outside when the doors opened at seven, and those that filed in mostly gathered around the […]

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