Stream Closer – All This Will Be

There’s a scene in Mike Mills’ 2011 film Beginners where Mary Page Keller explains primal scream therapy to her son. She puts him in a room and closes the door to give him a space to...

Blocland Presents: The Cause for the Koz

Good day to you, Dear Reader!  You might have some ideas about Mark Kozelek, frontman for Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon, and solo artist.  And due to some peculiar late career public instances some of...

Blocland’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2018

Man, 2017 was rough, huh? Not a single good album. Literally every album sounded like a wet fart. We kept this mom-and-pop music blog alive by saying nice thingssomeone sponsor us, but really, it was all...

Blocland Presents: Blocland’s Best Metal Albums of 2017

I read an account on the 1970s CBGB scene, once. I’d credit it if I knew who wrote it or if I could find it again. For the most part, it was exactly what you’d expect...

Primal Rite – “Immutable Law”

My 2018 musical prediction is: it's about to be a banner year for thrash metal. There's a whole slew reasons for this that I'm not going to get into now, but one of those reasons is...

The Mist: A Playlist

I live in a deep valley that often gets swamped with thick fog and mist for days on end. This last week has been particularly bleak, the fluffy Christmas-time snow gone stale and now just a...

Have we gone TOO FAR?

Dear citizens... Have we gone TOO FAR? How long have we all been drinking the TOO FAR JUICE?! We've become worthless, pitiful SLOBS, glued to our DEVICES.. and INCAPABLE of RETALIATION! What have we done? Why are we letting them TAKE CONTROL?! We...

Blocland Presents: Blocland’s Best Experimental Albums of 2017

Blocland is in full-on list season mode. We've ranked our favorite albums of year and we have more year end list goodies ready for you this holiday season. It's starting to bleed into our personal lives...

Insect Ark – “In the Nest”

The multi instrumentalist duo, Insect Ark, comprised of Dana Schechter and Ashley Spungin are set to release Marrow Hymns in February. If you take a look at the band's Facebook page, you'll see "whiskey" noted as the sole influence....

Harakiri For The Sky – “You Are the Scars”

The Austrian black metal duo Harakiri For The Sky will be returning in February with their fourth full-length record, Arson. The duo of vocalist J.J. and multi instrumentalist M.S. play a strand of black metal that leans toward...