I’ve Heard It: Sheer Mag – Need To Feel Your Love

Music journalists and fans have been throwing around the cynical "Rock is dead!" narrative for years, but at this point it's a lazy narrative. Sure, listen to contemporary rock radio for 10 minutes and you'll want...

I’ve Heard It: Angelo De Augustine- Swim Inside the Moon

  Angelo De Augustine is for Insomniacs:Recently my circadian clock went out of whack resulting in restless nights where I lie awake from gloam until dawn. During these weary hours of solitude, when an anabolic state seems...

I’ve Heard It: Paul de Jong – You Fucken Sucker

  If you know Paul de Jong, it’s probably because he was one half of The Books, the plunderphonic savants whose 2003 album The Lemon of Pink is a masterpiece of inventive collage pop. In 2015, he...

I’ve Heard It: Valerie June- The Order of Time

  I flipped upon Valerie June’s 2014 set of Austin City Limits in a shabby hotel room off highway 101. The episode rose goosebumps on par with, Grammy winner, Esperanza Spalding’s power-house performance years before. I was hooked. A...

Blocland Presents: A Track by Track Review of The War on Drug’s “A Deeper...

Blocland's writing staff takes a deep look into The War on Drug's "A Deeper Understanding" to give you a deeper understanding of the album.

I’ve Heard It: Black Dresses – WASTEISOLATION

Black Dresses is a collaboration between Dizzy (of Girls Rituals) and Rook, two Canadian artists whose transgressive noise-pop has attracted a loyal Bandcamp cult. Their first release as a duo (following last year’s split EP Dreams...

I’ve Heard It: Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner and James McAlister – Planetarium

Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner and James McAlister explore the voyage to the great attractor with their thought-provoking album Planetarium, A seventeen track collaborative project of intergalactic candor that even PBS Space Time should consider...

I’ve Heard It: TOPS – Sugar at the Gate

Most of us Millenials (I can only speak for my generation, but if it applies to others, that's swell) were taught how to listen to music in a similar way that we were taught how to...

I’ve Heard It: Michael Seyer – Bad Bonez

Bad Bonez, the new album by bedroom pop prodigy Michael Seyer, is a grower. On first listen, there's not much to distinguish it from the sea of hypnagogia that dominates Bandcamp in 2018, but Seyer has a...

I’ve Heard It: Couch Slut – Contempt

Yikes bikes. I hadn't heard the first album from noise-rock beasts Couch Slut so this second album, Contempt, caught me a wee bit-off guard. Lead singer Megan Osztrosits is a terror who is able to cut...