Diamonds in the Turd: Weezer – This Is Such a Pity

I hit my teens at the tail end of the 90's. I had older siblings who would try to put me on the good shit, and I did purchase Superunknown (strictly for "Spoonman") and Pretty Hate Machine (strictly...

Colin’s Hip-Hop Bops: Dissecting “Emo Rap” + The Classic Corner (feat. Saul Wright)

Welp, no one asked for it, but we've got ourselves a new semi-regular feature. Featuring yours truly, talkin' about hip-hop, from the bops to the flops. Meanwhile, groovy guests will stop by to talk about some...

ShitKid – “Sugar Town”

Some hero placed this track on the Raptor Jesus weekly Stereogum Weekend Party playlist. Prior to that I had never heard of ShitKid. A quick Bandcamp perusal yields the following data..... ShitKid is the project of 24-year-old...

Blocland Presents: Blocland’s Best Albums of 2017 (15-11)

  Here it is. Part two of our highly acclaimed year end album list. The clicks were wild yesterday so I decided not to abandon ship and never speak of it again. The metal heads got a word...

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 today (what can I say, I have extremely diverse, expansive, multi-cultural tastes)...

Blocland Presents: Blocland’s Best Metal Albums of 2017

I read an account on the 1970s CBGB scene, once. I’d credit it if I knew who wrote it or if I could find it again. For the most part, it was exactly what you’d expect...

Diamonds in the Turd: Sum 41 – We’re All To Blame

The world is crazy, man - like the time Sum 41 got caught up in some gunfire in the Congo. Sum 41 achieved massive success in their home nation of Canada. Let me go in too deep on...

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...

Blocland Presents: Blocland’s Best Albums of 2017 (10-06)

  We have made it to Part 3 of Blocland Present's Blocland's Albums of the Year. What a fuckin ride. We are all still recovering from Lemon's brutal takedown of Alex Cameron.We received hate mail and death threats...