Note: My music reviews will always be “late.” It is my belief that albums should be listened to in different moods, settings, and after extended breaks, all while conditioning yourself to accept what you were given as opposed to what you wanted. Only then can you give a legitimate and honest critique of the material.
As political tension continues to swell on a global scale, it can sometimes feel like everyone is slowly losing their minds, as if empathy and understanding are human emotions no longer felt by society at large. Above all, this feeling of helplessness can transform those most passionate into seething anarchists willing to do just about anything for change. This is where Idles comes in. This restlessness, this resentment, this frustration. These are the feelings and emotions the band thrives on. This is what oils the machine and drives the unit forward, and after all is said and done, this rage is what helped form the band’s debut, Brutalism. Continue reading
With the one-year anniversary of their debut album coming up, Remo Drive took to social media today to announce the band had signed to Epitaph Records. Continue reading
Illmac’s said in the past he’s been wanting to get guests to appear on this series, and after going at it solo seven times in a row, Geechi Gotti stepped up to the ring for a friendly sparring match. Continue reading
After dropping his surprise album Post- on New Year’s, Jeff Rosenstock has hooked up with Ben Epstein, David Combs, and Alec Pugliese for the record’s first set of visuals. Continue reading
As the release of New Material draws closer, the Preoccupations decided to release the album’s second single, “Antidote,” earlier today, and it’s definitely an unexpected turn. Continue reading
It’s been a while since the Heaven Noise label added a new face to the roster, but following the likes of Abadawn and Little Warrior, a new artist has entered the ring: Jisatsu no otōsan. Continue reading
Ring the alarms! With very little promotion, it has come to my attention that Al-One The Remedy of the Sandpeople crew is gearing up to release his new album, Back 2 The North West. Continue reading