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...

Blocland Interviews White Reaper: Worlds Greatest American Website Interviews Americas Greatest Band on Earth

EDITOR'S NOTE: Unlike most of the content on this site, this is actually a real interview conducted between the Blocland staff and Tony Esposito of White Reaper. We know, we can't believe it either. We could show...

The World’s Crunchiest Website Interviews Jake Xerxes Fussell

Jake Xerxes Fussell is a classic storyteller. His pleasant, emotive and just-slightly-gruff voice is perfectly suited to the passing-along of old stories and his mellow, melodic picking style accentuates that warm and charming feeling. Fussell grew up...

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...

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...
Thom Wasluck

The Gloomiest Website In the World Interviews Planning For Burial

  The music of Thom Wasluck is difficult to explain. To put it as simply as possible, the Planning For Burial mastermind specializes in a kind of blackened slowcore that incorporates a healthy dose of shoegaze. But explaining...

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,...

Interview: Nap Eyes on Naps and Much More

  Nap Eyes’ Thought Rock Fish Scale was one of my favorite albums of 2016. I wrote about its “simple and easygoing but meticulously constructed” songs, the “top-notch treatises on family, friends, loneliness and the modern ennui,” and...

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...

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...