I’ve Heard It: High On Fire – Electric Messiah

Matt Pike would like it if you stopped comparing him to Lemmy. The High On Fire guitarist and frontman wants to distance himself from the legendary Motörhead venom spitter not out of ego but out of...

Selections From Saul Vol. IV

The moment you've been waiting for is here - Saul Wright is back with a sweet selection of the freshest tunes, melodies, jams and riffage this side of the Pleiades. Links are to bandcamp so you can...

dogshit whisperer №4

Oh hi. I didn't see you there. Here is a link to the archived version of last week's playlist, dogshit whisperer №3. Now, onto this week's selections: https://open.spotify.com/user/jmsmkm/playlist/1Tb2c9Sj3cUHamr4nSPkES?si=qACyUzYwSaaVQDNZqfIs5A 1. Field Works w/ Loscil - "Imprints" (from Born in the Ear,...

dogshit whisperer №3

Okay, sorry, this post is almost a full week late. The new dogshit whisperer will go up on Monday. Here is a link to the archived version of last week's playlist, dogshit whisperer №2. Is this a...

dogshit whisperer №2

Listen up, you lucky little so-and-so's! I'm kicking off a new weekly Spotify playlist called dogshit whisperer, a repository for "interesting" (i.e. less indie-blog-friendly) sounds I've been enjoying throughout the week. Click this link to find and...

Evoken – “Valorous Consternation”

Today, the legendary New Jersey funeral doom band Evoken are sharing the lead single off their highly anticipated new album Hypnagogia. The band doesn't stick to a very consistent release schedule, but when they do decide to drop...

Blocland Writers Pick their Song of the Summer™ 2018

Well, looks like summer is about over. Folks are thinking about cardigans and leaves and witch house. National coffee chains are gearing up for the annual poisoning of American millennials. But hold on there, folks. Don't drink that...

Interview: Messa on Scarlet Doom and Feast For Water

There’s no cinematic art form as distinctly American as the Western. When we think of America, we think of the cowboy. We think of the strong jawed, sun tanned, loner riding into a dust covered Nevada...

Great Metal Albums of 2018 (So Far…)

We're over halfway through 2018. Which means it's time to cut the sleeves off that denim jacket, sew on a Defenders of the Faith back patch, get your ass in the pit, and check out Blocland's favorite metal...

I’ve Heard it: Nathan Salsburg – Third

First, there is “Timoney’s”, a winding and whirling three-minute instrumental that seems to happily announce “once upon a time” to Nathan Salsburg’s 35 minute album Third. Timoney’s brings me back to Michal Hromek’s 1990 recording, Celtic...