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...

I’ve Heard It: Young Thug & Carnage – Young Martha

Young Thug is my favorite rapper alive, hands down. He has the most dynamic and thrilling voice in hip-hop, which is hard to argue even if you can't stomach the guy. And I know a lot...

I’ve Heard It: B Boys – Dada

  Look, people, musical writing is not my strong suit. This is rock, this is punk, this is post-punk. You know this, and more importantly, you love this. Some moments and aspects I enjoy from this album: • The charging...

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: Calvin Harris – Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1

At a posh L.A. mansion -- one of those with giant-ass windows, tacky celebrity memorabilia, and a shit-load of fountains -- Calvin Harris invited a posse of A-listers for a lazy weekend of weed and light...

Tove reaches a new Lo

My beloved Tove Lo just released a song called "Disco Tits." Okay, if Ke$ha circa-2010 released a song called "Disco Tits," it would be a stupid musical glitter-bomb with ridiculous lyrics, but at least it'd be playful...

I’ve Heard It: Danny L Harle – 1UL EP

They may not have the ears of the fake, lamestream music media, but since its inception, the P.C. Music label has transcended its novelty roots and become an unstoppable electro-pop juggernaut. Artists like GFOTY, label-founder A.G. Cook,...

I’ve Heard It: Everything Everything – A Fever Dream

For a band with the political and satirical edge of Everything Everything, the last two years have given the band a lot of juicy material to work with. But hell, it's almost been too much. I...

I’ve Heard It: Freddie Gibbs – You Only Live 2wice

I've been a fan of Mr. Gibbs ever since 2014's Piñata, his masterpiece collaboration with legendary producer Madlib. Probably the greatest rapper to emerge from Gary, Indiana (though I'll shamefully admit I've never listened to Ric Jilla,...

I’ve Heard It: Botanist – The Shape of He to Come

Verdant black/green metal artist Otrebor returns on the 1st September with a new Botanist album, the curiously titled "The Shape of He to Come". On the evidence of its title track the album will once again...