Under Wires & Searchlights – Underrated bands: 2. Front 242

If you haven’t seen Martin McDonagh’s fantastic film In Bruges I strongly recommend you mend the error of your ways. In fact stop reading...

Meat’s Picks

Wow, is it already Friday again?  I'm on vacation so let's keep this short and sweet.  I'm changing up the vibe a little bit...

Breaking News: Seals Made Of Blubber

Not bones, as many have speculated. Many members of the Blocland staff have been confused on this topic. It is with great pride and confidence...

Extra! Extra! Blocland Commenter California (AKA God of Sex) is Real Good at Fucking

Blocland Commenter California is a God of Sex. I know this isn't exactly breaking news (ask any of his ex-lovers and their hundreds of...

They Are Have the Fun: An Oral History of Blocland’s Content Week

  The year was 20 aught 17. The month was August. Blocland had been experiencing some drops in web traffic. Sponsors were backing out quicker...

Features

I’ve Not Heard It: Bell Witch – Mirror Reaper

Stentorian Seattle Doom titans Bell Witch return this October with their 3rd album Mirror Reaper, via the ever reliable Profound Lore records. Now, normally at this point I'd attempt to convey my enthusiasm for this impending...

I’ve Heard It: Destroyer – Sky’s Grey

  Welp. This one came out of nowhere. A bit of background: I cherish all Destroyer. Sky's Grey isn't going to change that. It's basically an instant classic. In some ways this feels like a perfect distillation...

Don’t Sleep On It: Black Lips – Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art?

It's been 10 years since most of us even heard about Black Lips. Their 2007 album Good Bad Not Evil had some great singles on it. As a rock album, it did its job and that's...

I’ve Heard It: Hell – Machitikos

August, that time of year synonymous with sun, sea, warm evenings, relaxed attitudes, cold beer, barbecues, holidays, happiness, and DOOM!!! Hell have kindly obliged us on the last point and are about to drop a new...

I’ve Heard It: Couch Slut – Contempt

Yikes bikes. I hadn't heard the first album from noise-rock beasts Couch Slut so this second album, Contempt, caught me a wee bit-off guard. Lead singer Megan Osztrosits is a terror who is able to cut...

Blocland Tweeterviews Megan from Couch Slut

Blocland uses the power of twitter to talk with Megan about shapes and land shrimp in an interview you can't afford to miss!

Interview: Chuck Johnson and His Otherworldly Pedal Steel Guitar

Chuck Johnson isn’t new to this. But his new album is nothing like you’d expect. He’d...

Interview: Jefre Cantu-Ledesma talks about his stunning shoegaze-ish new album On The Echoing Green

Cantu-Ledesma details his new album with Blocland folkie Saul Wright.

Father John Misty Has Thoughts On The Blocland First Half Of 2017 AOTY

Blocland recently ran our annual, and wildly popular, midway point of the year top 20...

The World’s Ramblingest Website Interviews Bask

Asheville, North Carolina's Bask is criminally underappreciated. Their new album, Ramble Beyond, is an exhilarating...

Looking Back: Alcest’s Souvenirs d’un autre monde at 10

Souvenirs d'un autre monde opens with "Printemps émeraude". Cymbols are struck with the intensity of wind...

Listen to Monarch’s Ominous Maximalist “Of Night, With Knives”

Ambient French funeral doomers, Monarch! are gearing up to release their new album Never Forever next month....

Wolf Eyes Release No Hate In Honor of Charlottesville Victim

In solidarity with the victims of the Charlottesville terrorist attack this previous weekend, Wolf Eyes...

Converge – “Under Duress”

Today, the Boston hardcore legends Converge have shared a new track titled "Under Duress". The...

I’ve Not Heard It: Bell Witch – Mirror Reaper

Stentorian Seattle Doom titans Bell Witch return this October with their 3rd album Mirror Reaper,...

Op-Ed

Don’t Hear It: The War on Drugs – “Up All Night”

Above is the track list for The War on Drugs' hotly anticipated new album A...

The Entire Concept of Sub-Genres Is Jacked Up

Man, I thought metal was confounding. But as I look at lo-fi, noise pop, emo,...

Heavy Metal Is Confounding

So let's talk about metal. And maybe keep it really simple. As I personally think...

“Handsome Wolf, Divine Operator” – All Hail Dan Boeckner

In honor of content week here at Blocland, and in honor of me not getting...

There Will Be Blood. Well, I Hope Not. But It’s Possible

Good friday to you all!!! While we sit here on a pretty slow new release...

Meat’s Picks

Wow, is it already Friday again?  I'm on vacation so let's keep this short and...

The Entire Concept of Sub-Genres Is Jacked Up

Man, I thought metal was confounding. But as I look at lo-fi, noise pop, emo,...

Did someone order another playlist?

We're keeping listeners contented this week with another curated selection of satisfying tunes. This time...

Converge / Neurosis @ Warsaw, Brooklyn

Your boy D Frye and I had an amazing fucking night last Friday. We got...

Heavy Metal Is Confounding

So let's talk about metal. And maybe keep it really simple. As I personally think...