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...

I’ve Heard It: Paul de Jong – You Fucken Sucker

  If you know Paul de Jong, it’s probably because he was one half of The Books, the plunderphonic savants whose 2003 album The Lemon of Pink is a masterpiece of inventive collage pop. In 2015, he...

Ghost – “Rats”

Hear that? Those are the agonized groans of the Blocland metal establishment over this post. But I won't be deterred. I have a soft spot for Ghost's brand of goofy pop-metal and commitment to their absurd...

Deafheaven – “Honeycomb” Video

Big news, people! The most buzzed about band in metal are back with a new single titled "Honeycomb". And, let me tell ya, it's a real motherfucker. "Motherfucker" in the sense that there's a lot to...

Tomb Mold – “Abysswalker”

Toronto's aptly named Tomb Mold will be returning with their sophomore album Manor of Infinite Forms in June. Today they have shared the album's lead single "Abysswalker". It's exactly what you'd expect from Tomb Mold, but that's not...

Underworld – “Brilliant Yes That Would Be”

As long as Old Man Winter won't GTFO, I'll keep on subjecting myself to a soundtrack of long-winded, melancholy electronic music. And just in time, Underworld -- UK legends who were new to me until their...

Darkness On The Edge Of Margaritaville

Recently, it was announced that Jimmy Buffett will at long last realize his dream of a Broadway musical fashioned in his own image. The “Escape To Margaritaville” is iminent. What started as a benign celebration of...

Bloc Metal I

  Hey, hey! New column alert! 'Bloc Metal' will be Blocland's recurring column covering the happenings in extreme music and rounding up all of the releases we believe to be worth your time and admiration. We'll be...