Interview: Wolves In the Throne Room’s Aaron Weaver on Justice and Thrice Woven

During the early 1820s to 1830s, American philosophy took a turn toward Transcendentalism. The movement's bedrock was based around fierce individualism and the idea that society was a corrupting force toward man. The major theme running...

Interview: Shannon Lay and her Love Letter to Planet Earth

  Shannon Lay wrote a Love Letter to Planet Earth in the form of her album Living Water.  Find Blocland's full album review here: http://blocland.com/news/ive-heard-shannon-lay-queen-mother-sunflowers-living-water "I am here as a channel for something bigger than myself and the more I acknowledge...

Interview: Nate Garrett On Spirit Adrift’s Curse of Conception

As an esteemed colleague pointed out, metal is confounding. It's a confusing mass of intertwining and opposing ideas and aesthetics that'll lead you down infinite amounts of bandcamp wormholes. Metal is saturated with so many subgenres...

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 already been around since the nineties, playing with various acts and under different aliases, before embracing his given name and releasing...

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.

The World’s Ramblingest Website Interviews Bask

Asheville, North Carolina's Bask is criminally underappreciated. Their new album, Ramble Beyond, is an exhilarating journey through stoner metal, southern rock, country, Americana, psychedelia, and post-rock. But none of that matters when you hit play. These...

The Grimiest Website In the World Interviews Succumb

Most pop culture built around the city of San Fransisco is fixed upon the hippie boom of the late 60s. Lots of typical day-glow fantasies that conveniently end before 1969. Psych rock has every right to be...

Jay Som – After Dark: Selfie-Interview with Melina Duterte

I had the pleasure of seeing Jay Som this evening at Salt Lake's own Kilby Court, a charming shed-in-an-alley venue downtown. Jay Som's music comes at you in waves. Grooves and melodies that ebb and flow,...

The Most Mechanically Superior Website In the World Interviews Artificial Brain

The New York City based death metal band, Artificial Brain, are gearing up to release their sophomore album, Infrared Horizon. Infrared Horizon is the followup to their 2014 debut album, Labyrinth Constellation. Labyrinth Constellation presented a band...

The World’s Thirstiest Website Interviews Art Of Burning Water

AOBW (l-r): Mike, Kunal, Grief Art Of Burning Water is bad ass. Their latest album, 2016's Between Life And Nowhere is a masterstroke of "PhD-beat inspired heartcore of the worst kind". The UK trio has been caving...