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CONTRIBUTORS’ GENRE ROULETTE: ROUND 2 It’s back! By popular demand, some of us contributors (current, former, and new) sat down to introduce ourselves to genres that people in general and we in particular tend to avoid, as recommended by you, the users. Here’s what we thought…     HARDCORE PUNK Recommended by cvlts Assigned to […]

Outside of the incredible musical content, the fleeting existence of No Note as a band was captivating to me; their work seemingly arrived and departed without any explanation. Here was a collection of tracks with titles taken from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, a despairingly brief band biography, little to no information on contributing members, […]

[April Edition, Vol. 1] A monthly curated bite of word salad on the hottest new tracks to come out across the globe, targeting artists of all genres and popularities. Brought to you by myself and a few other friendly writers, this blog series intends to inspire something new yet familiar to this wonderful music review […]

25 – 11 | 10 – 1 10. Earth Tongue – Floating Being Genre: Heavy Psych/Fuzz | [Bandcamp] Floating Being by Earth Tongue Marrying the sound of bands like Big|Brave or True Widow with the imagery of Dr. Who (the connection makes a lot of sense in my head somehow), this couple from New Zealand […]

25 – 11 | 10 – 1 25. Homeshake – Helium Genre: Indie Pop/Psychedelic | [Bandcamp] Helium by HOMESHAKE When I think ‘under the radar,’ the words “underrated” and “underappreciated” are obviously synonymous. Still though, this album is a pretty hard sell with that abysmal 2.6 average, but I find it hard to discern the […]

Johnnyofthewell   Oomori Seiko – “Saishuu Koen” Narrowing down an entire decade’s worth of music to two or three songs was a tough call, but I can’t think of a more appropriate top pick than this. On the face of it, Saishuu Koen (Last Performance) is a case study of the most beautiful, raw facets […]

All it took was one line to get Marskid (Mitch) all riled up. A cursory, sweeping statement about the lack of innovation in Mitch’s most-loved genre (that’s my assumption anyway) was enough of a reason to shake his fist angrily at me in a Contributor’s group discussion (off-site). Basically, it got us thinking about what […]

Recently, the Sputnikmusic contributors had a fun conversation about the kinds of people who claim they listen to “all genres” of music, and how they’re probably either ignorant or lying. Almost everyone has genres they’d rather avoid, and if you think you don’t, consider whether you’d pick up a record of polka, free jazz, harsh […]

State Faults is a band that hardly needs any introduction on this site. Coming off of a 6-year hiatus, they’ve received universal acclaim for their newest album, Clairvoyant. Lead singer and guitarist Johnny Calvert-Andrew was kind enough to correspond with me about their comeback. Enjoy, y’all. , Slex:  First, I wanted to address the hiatus. […]

For Episode 2: Electric Boogaloo of the Sputcast, join Bloon and neekafat as they talk about the new Remo Drive, the Batushka controversy, the going-ons of Sput, and other miscellaneous tangents in a leaner, meaner 43 minutes.  

1) As I mentioned in my review, you guys seem to use calmer/more melodic moments differently than most heavy bands I’ve been listening to in the fact that they exist as their own movements and not just a prelude to a breakdown or climax. Was that something that was intentional, or did it come about […]

Our next stop on our tour of Bandcamp’s undiscovered artists takes us to Melbourne, Australia – the land down under. Specifically takes us to one Jesse Glass, a folk singer-songwriter whose music is extremely serine, dreamy, and picture-esque. With only one single out at the time of writing this, Jesse doesn’t have a large repertoire […]

Quarter-Year Crisis: My Top Records of 2019 (so far) By: Brandon Nurick If you had asked me in early January whether I thought 2019 could compete with 2018 in terms of releasing an equal (or greater) quantity of obscenely killer music, I probably would’ve upturned my nose, scoffed, and replied with some kind of snarky […]

“I know it’s hypocritical to point fingers at the people who point fingers…” starts the tenth song on the fan favorite ska-punk-power-pop record, Scrambles. This is the first of many acknowledgements that Jeff Rosenstock, the man on the proverbial soapbox during “(Shut) Up The Punx!!!”, isn’t free from the shackles of what he’s raging against. […]

On the very first podcast, we talk about Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah, Moon Tooth, Billie Eillish, Lentic Waters, and Lord Snow, as well as our recent pickups and projects. It’s a hoot and a half. Featuring: The Spirit, Hesperus, Neekafat, MarsKid, and Bloon! https://soundcloud.com/sputcast/sputcast-episode-1/s-mNrjD

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