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 Blocland Special: Special Playlist for a Special Sandwich Day

by Cooolin, LeMonjello, & Lobsterman In honor of #NationalSandwichDay, we here at Blocland have created our own Dagwood-worthy stacked playlist. Meats and cheeses and some little surprises, sandwiched between sturdy indie-rock bread. Open your ears, open wide. So...

Lyric Analysis: Niall Horan – Slow Hands

A closer look into the lyrics of Niall Horan's "Dirty Laundry"

Why Don’t We and Hate in 2017

In a year full of hate, perhaps the greatest hater of all was me. Halfway through 2017, I and the rest of the blocland fam, and the whole world tbh, fell in love with hot new...

The Blocland Buzz – Summer Ain’t Done Yet

The Blocland staff rounds up the most buzz worthy subjects of today!

Blocland Buzz: Feelin’ Fine in 2009

New year new buzz. Not many additions to this one. Maybe I'll do another if I get some responses. But anyway her she is.  The Blocland Buzz Hop Along "How Simple" The new track from Hop Along picks up...

The Blocland Department of Hip-Hop’s Favorites of 2017: Halfway Home

The  Blocland Department of Hip-Hop  has enjoyed many shrimp-fueled late nights bumpin' this year's freshest albums, mixtapes, "playlists," etc. While 2017 has failed to give us a true "classic," a whole crop of fresh faces have...

Selections From Saul: ECM Edition

Jazz fans have been waiting for ECM Records to come to streaming services since streaming services were invented. To say that ECM (Edition of Contemporary Music) is a well-respected label with decades of great albums doesn't begin...

Meat’s Picks: TGI-TY Edition

It's Friday, which means it's time for another edition of Meat's Picks.  Today's selections are a shout out to our nation's most prolific garage rocker, Ty Segall. Much like my own, Mr. Segall's musical palette is diverse...

Blocland Presents: Blocland’s Honorable Mentions Part 2 of ?

You all asked for it. Heres part two of our Wildly Successful Honorable Mention series.Jesus. It's just one album? What have I become. Fleet Foxes Crack-Up   In the interceding years between Crack-Up and Helplessness Blues, Robin Pecknold claims to...