Great Electronic Albums of 2018 (Part One)

Congratulations, humans of the world, you have reached the halfway point of 2018. As we await a loaded fall release calendar, your friends and droids at Blocland are reflecting on this year's best electronic albums so...

Horrendous – “Soothsayer”

Where do you go after releasing a masterpiece? Where do you go after releasing a masterpiece in a sub-genre that isn't concerned with forward motion? That's the dilemma Horrendous found themselves in after 2015's Anareta. The Philly/ DC...

Rebel Wizard – “The Poor and Ridiculous Alchemy of Christ and Lucifer and Us...

After releasing the excellent Great Addictions to Blindingly Dark, Worldly Life EP back in February, Rebel Wizard is coming back in August with the new full length Voluptuous Worship of Rapture and Response. On the new single "The Poor and...

Interview: Svalbard’s Serena Cherry on It’s Hard to Have Hope

  We listen to hardcore for the urgency. It’s the kind of physical music that inspires and demands you to get off your ass and take action in a personal sense and in regards to the world...

Deafheaven – “Canary Yellow”

One of my favorite introductions to an album ever is the first minute of "Printemps émeraude" on Alcest's Souvenirs d'un autre monde. Bells clang together, the mist rolls off the beach, and jagged yet soothing post rock guitars...

The OFFICIAL Summertime ’18 Blocland Bangerz Playlist

Summer memories. Cookin' shrimp-on-a-stick over an illegal campfire with your dad and his friends. Drinkin' martinis on the patio while listening to scratchy old Mel Tormé records with your dad and his friends. Cruisin' the Main...

Bloc Metal II

  In this installment of Bloc Metal, we take a look at Sleep's long awaited comeback and Wreckmeister Harmonies' latest full-length. ***   On The Sciences, Sleep are Still Smoking  Stoner metal is pretty easy to pin down. The basic premise...

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...