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: 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: Converge – The Dusk In Us

When you put out one of the most beloved pieces of art of the 21st century, you deserve a free pass. In an ideal world, you’d be allowed to fuck around. You’d be allowed to get...

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: Prince’s Entire Catalog

THE IMMORTAL WIZARD FORMERLY KNOWN AS SOME WEIRD GENDER FLUID SYMBOL JUST HAD HIS ENTIRE CATALOG BEAMED UP ON SPOTIFY AND... ... I'm just listening to Anderson .Paak and Frank Ocean instead. Does that make me a...

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...

I’ve Heard It: Hookworms – Microshift

Google "hookworms" and you're greeted with a barrage of information on a particularly nasty parasitic worm, which infects helpless humans through contact with "hookworm larvae found in dirt contaminated by feces." Ick! They're insidious little buggers....

I’ve Heard It: Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

Turns out that XXX. by U2, featuring Kendrock Lemur is NOT the most self-righteous song on the planet. Glad we at Blocland decided to wait until we heard the album before making up our hivemind's opinion. Now......

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...

I’ve Heard It: Panopticon – The Scars of Man On the Once Nameless Wilderness...

I think Ansel Adams would've been a black metal fan. He definitely would've been a Panopticon fan. The famed photographer and environmentalist's aesthetic consists exclusively of crisp black and white images of mammoth rock formations and...