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...

I’ve Heard It: King Tuff – The Other

  The Other opens with its solemn and sparse title track, and Kyle Thomas sounds like he's on the brink of descending into a spiral of despair. His words are a little clumsy, like a tipsy, nervous storyteller...

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...

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...

Stream Closer – All This Will Be

There’s a scene in Mike Mills’ 2011 film Beginners where Mary Page Keller explains primal scream therapy to her son. She puts him in a room and closes the door to give him a space to...

Marching Church – “Christmas On Earth”

The holidays are upon us. That means from now until December 25th we'll be getting a steady stream of holiday themed content. Sufjan Stevens will probably have something and maybe you'll snag tickets for Trans Siberian...

The Blocland Special: Special Playlist for a Special Sandwich Day

by Cooolin, LeMonjello, & Lobsterman In honor of #NationalSandwichDay, we here at Blocland have created our own Dagwood-worthy stacked playlist. Meats and cheeses and some little surprises, sandwiched between sturdy indie-rock bread. Open your ears, open wide. So...

BLOCLAND SPORTS presents World Series Jamz (Game Three)

Game Two was absolutely nuts. There were 750 home runs. Cameron Maybin stole a base and it started raining Doritos Locos Tacos across America. Yasiel Puig married his bat during the 7th-inning stretch in a beautiful...

Alex Cameron – “Politics of Love”

The scourge of politics has permeated every facet of our lives. Wherever you go, no one can stop talking about what those fat cats in Washington are up to. Obligatory dinner with your grandparents? Politics! Drunk...