Under Wires & Searchlights – Underrated bands: 2. Front 242

If you haven’t seen Martin McDonagh’s fantastic film In Bruges I strongly recommend you mend the error of your ways. In fact stop reading this and go and watch it now.  Go on. No? Well, for...

Meat’s Picks

Wow, is it already Friday again?  I'm on vacation so let's keep this short and sweet.  I'm changing up the vibe a little bit today (what can I say, I have extremely diverse, expansive, multi-cultural tastes)...

Looking Back: Alcest’s Souvenirs d’un autre monde at 10

Souvenirs d'un autre monde opens with "Printemps émeraude". Cymbols are struck with the intensity of wind chimes on your neighbor's porch, post rock guitars soar with small scale intimacy. Blast beats enter the mix and hit with...

Alice Glass – “Without Love” is Pop for the Dark Days of Autumn

Okay, so-called "summer music," you've had your moment in the sun -- but time to pack away the cheer and make room for the kings and queens of autumn. Exhibit A: Alice Glass, who thankfully has...

Listen to Monarch’s Ominous Maximalist “Of Night, With Knives”

Ambient French funeral doomers, Monarch! are gearing up to release their new album Never Forever next month. For the record's second single, they have shared the hefty opening track. Clocking in at just over fifteen minutes, "Of Night,...

Wolf Eyes Release No Hate In Honor of Charlottesville Victim

In solidarity with the victims of the Charlottesville terrorist attack this previous weekend, Wolf Eyes have released a new compilation titled No Hate. The compilation is dedicated to Heather Heyer who was counter protesting the KKK, Neo-Nazis,...

Converge – “Under Duress”

Today, the Boston hardcore legends Converge have shared a new track titled "Under Duress". The track is stuttering behemoth that features a crawling, disjointed groove and a fair amount of clean vocals. Even though the band...

Don’t Hear It: The War on Drugs – “Up All Night”

Above is the track list for The War on Drugs' hotly anticipated new album A Deeper Understanding (In Stores August 25, 2017) From that list, The War on Drugs' new big label owners Columbia thought it would...

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“The Moon’s Detriment”- Shannon Lay

Today, August 14th, marks the beginning of Kevin Morby’s highly significant summer tour. Why is this important? Why should Blocland readers care? Because, within 15 months of Singing Saw’s release in 2016, Morby has put out...