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Critics everywhere have been bemoaning the downward spiral of trap for a while now, ever since that horrible realization that (gasp!) ninety-plus percent of songs in the genre consisted of nothing more than an annoying upper-register siren-esque synth and some tonic-based 808s. Sure, you have the standard claim that Hudson Mohawke, Rustie, and Lunice are […]


Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of November 4th, 2014. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors. Amelia Curran – They Promised You Mercy (Six Shooter Records) Ani DiFranco – Allergic To Water (Righteous Babe) Arca – Xen (Mute) Arrica Rose – […]


Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of October 28th, 2014. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors. 2562 – The New Today (When In Doubt) At The Gates – At War With Reality (Century Media) Bella Morte – Exorcisms (Metropolis Records) Creepers […]


Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of October 21st, 2014. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors. Allo Darlin’ – We Come From The Same Place (Slumberland) Andrew St. James – The Shakes (Fortune Records) Annie Lennox – Nostalgia (Blue Note/Universal) Ben […]


Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of October 14th, 2014. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors. Absolutely Free – Absolutely Free (Lefse Records) Ali Campbell – Silhouette (Metropolis Records) Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (Vanguard/Universal) […]


Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of October 7th, 2014. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors. Abazagorath – The Satanic Verses (Eternal Death) A Breach Of Silence – Dead Or Alive (Eclipse) Alex & Sierra – It’s About Us (Columbia) The […]


Welcome to our Q3 Mixtape this year, where we further illuminate some of our favorite songs released between July – September. Featuring tracks from Amplifier, Banks, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Dog Fashion Disco, Dopplereffekt, Kimbra, Lenny Kravitz, Mr. Kitty, Oado, Seven That Spells, Shabazz Palaces, Skrew, Yuna, and more than what’s listed in the aforementioned baker’s […]


Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of September 30th, 2014. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors. Amplifier – Mystoria (Superball Music) Black Crown Initiate – The Wreckage Of Stars (Entertainment One Music) Blake Shelton – Bringing Back The Sunshine (Warner Bros.) […]


Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of September 23rd, 2014. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors. Alt-J – This Is All Yours (Atlantic) Aphex Twin – Syro (Warp Records) Asteroid No.4 – Asteroid No.4 (Bad Vibrations) Bonnie – Singer’s Grave: A […]


Timisoara-based Methadone Skies are definitely onto something special with “Mirra,” the song that kicks off their upcoming album, Eclectic Electric. From the ground up the track shows how much the outfit have evolved musically from their debut full-length: the main motif is acutely filtered through various modes, being augmented with Turkish saz and mandola. This […]


Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of September 16th, 2014. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors. Amogh Symphony – Vectorscan (Amogh Music Library) Anjou – Anjou (Kranky) Antropomorphia – Rites Ov Perversion (Metal Blade) Black Moth – Condemned To Hope (New […]


September 6, 2014: “Never” is my favorite track of the year. If anything comes along and dethrones it, I will be more than positively surprised. In a paradoxical manner, I often can’t pinpoint why a certain song or an album resonates with me the way it does. That’s because as a person, I’m more adept […]


Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of September 9th, 2014. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors. American Hi-Fi – Blood & Lemonade (Rude Records) Avi Buffalo – At Best Cuckold (Sub Pop) Ballet School – The Dew Lasts An Hour (Bella […]


In case you’ve been sleeping (or ignoring those trending Facebook items like a good, red-blooded whatever nationality you are), rock god, virtuoso, musical authority, and in no way, shape or form, a mere cunning businessman who played rock ‘n’ roll to the tune of inflating his bank account, Gene Simmons (not to be confused with […]


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The notion that “human beings don’t change” has gained prevalence in modern society. We’ve all heard variations of it before – he’s stuck in his ways, or the famous once a cheater, always a cheater – and while some people show it more than others, I can guarantee you that we all do evolve. It’s […]


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