I’ve Heard It: Hell – Machitikos

August, that time of year synonymous with sun, sea, warm evenings, relaxed attitudes, cold beer, barbecues, holidays, happiness, and DOOM!!! Hell have kindly obliged us on the last point and are about to drop a new...

I’ve Heard It: Yellow Eyes – Immersion Trench Reverie

US black metal roars once again as October the 20th sees Will and Sam Skarstad return under the banner of their most well known project, Yellow Eyes. This time it's with a new album, the strangely...

I’ve Heard It: Joan Shelley – Joan Shelley

Shelley's self-titled album, released on Friday, continues down that path of simple and atmospheric folk that reveals further depths on each listen. It was recorded at Wilco's The Loft with Jeff Tweedy serving as a deft but light-handed producer. Tweedy, along with his drummer son, plays a few instruments and Elkington shows up again but, as with their last album, Shelley and Salsburg steal the show.

I’ve Heard It: King Tuff – The Other

  The Other opens with its solemn and sparse title track, and Kyle Thomas sounds like he's on the brink of descending into a spiral of despair. His words are a little clumsy, like a tipsy, nervous storyteller...

Don’t Sleep On It: Black Lips – Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art?

It's been 10 years since most of us even heard about Black Lips. Their 2007 album Good Bad Not Evil had some great singles on it. As a rock album, it did its job and that's...

I’ve Heard It: Shannon Lay- Queen Mother of Sunflowers-Living Water

Shannon Lay is a pollinator of intellectual blossoms. She carries granules from flowers to fields with her new album Living Water. Released on the Autumnal Equinox, Lay’s music balances light and dark as she connects the...

I’ve Heard It: False – Hunger

When I think of think of black metal, I think of the woods. I think of endless landscapes of trees reaching out beyond the horizon. I think of snow tipped pines in the twilight with the...

I’ve Heard It: Migos – Kull-cher

Raindrop Droptop SKRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRT https://open.spotify.com/album/2AvupjUeMnSffKEV05x222 This has been "I've heard it." You can also heard the album up there. Beware: everything you know and love will ratchet the fuck up 2 beast mode.

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...