Why Don’t We Re-evaluate “Humbug”?

I remember revving up Humbug back in 2009 and expecting another “Brianstorm” or "View From the Afternoon" to obliterate the speakers of my '92 Accord. But rather than the delicious banger I craved, I got the awkward,...

Weezer: A Band With Two Albums

The band Weezer. Owner of two albumsTo the tune of "Owner of a Lonely Heart" by Yes. Those albums are titled Pinkerton and The Blue Album.  Two near perfect albums if you ask me. Two for two.  Weezer...

Childish Gambino- “This is America” Video

Donald Glover's alter ego Childish Gambino summoned a complex dialogue this week with his SNL performance and video drop of his compelling song "This is America". Watching the video once, twice, three times plus, only uncovers...

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...

Wayfarer – “Animal Crown”

The Denver black metal act Wayfarer are set to release their third album World's Blood at the end of the month. We've already heard the epic "The Dreaming Plane" and now the band is sharing the album's opening...

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: 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...

serpentwithfeet – “cherubim” Video

The avant-garde r&b artisan, serpentwithfeet, caused quite a stir with the 2016 EP blisters. The EP showcased a blend of soul and chamber pop filtered through deeply experimental production and singular imagination. I consider the collection's standout track...

Phil Cook – “Miles Away” and a Roast Chicken Recipe

Today staff favorite Phil Cook released a new track titled "Miles Away (feat. Amelia Meath of Sylvan Esso and Mountain Man)" from his forthcoming album People Are My Drug.  [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RRTPjzQGEU]  This song makes me want to cook.  Here's...

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...