Meat’s Picks – Wind Down Time

I'm so hungover, I'm skipping the National show tonight at Forest Hills.  It will probably be the best show ever and I will probably be teased endlessly for missing it. To help me through the bummer,...

Interview: Wolves In the Throne Room’s Aaron Weaver on Justice and Thrice Woven

During the early 1820s to 1830s, American philosophy took a turn toward Transcendentalism. The movement's bedrock was based around fierce individualism and the idea that society was a corrupting force toward man. The major theme running...

Mikko Joensuu – “There Used To Be A Darkness”

Hello Bloclanders!!! So the past few weeks have found your ol pal Bloc infatuated with Finnish artist Mikko Joensuu. Mikko has a trilogy of albums called Amen - volumes I, II, and III. Each is...

Morrissey – “Spent The Day In Bed”

Howdy Bloclanders!!! Your favorite curmudgeon is back with a new track!!! Yes, beloved Morrissey has returned with "Spent The Day In Bed." Which is as Moz I think Moz could Moz in 2017. But can we...

Blut aus Nord – “Apostasis”

The mysterious French black metal entity Blut aus Nord is gearing up to release its new full-length Deus Salutis Meae at the end of the month. The new album will be the followup to 2014's great Memoria Vestusta...

Meat’s Picks

First, the bad news - I've been craaaaazy busy at work this week, so I haven't been able to spend as much time as usual on the ol' picks.  The good news, however, is that I...

Interview: Nate Garrett On Spirit Adrift’s Curse of Conception

As an esteemed colleague pointed out, metal is confounding. It's a confusing mass of intertwining and opposing ideas and aesthetics that'll lead you down infinite amounts of bandcamp wormholes. Metal is saturated with so many subgenres...

I’ve Heard It: Young Thug & Carnage – Young Martha

Young Thug is my favorite rapper alive, hands down. He has the most dynamic and thrilling voice in hip-hop, which is hard to argue even if you can't stomach the guy. And I know a lot...

I’ve Heard It: Shannon Lay- Queen Mother of Sunflowers-Living Water

Shannon Lay is a pollinator of intellectual blossoms. She carries granules from flowers to fields with her new album Living Water. Released on the Autumnal Equinox, Lay’s music balances light and dark as she connects the...

Meat’s Picks – Total Request Weekend

Hey everybody. Gonna switch things up a bit right now. Today's picks are a shout out to fellow Bloclander, Black Antlers. Last week in this very space, after correctly telling me implying how diverse and worldly he...