Blocland Writers Pick their Song of the Summer™ 2018

Well, looks like summer is about over. Folks are thinking about cardigans and leaves and witch house. National coffee chains are gearing up for the annual poisoning of American millennials. But hold on there, folks. Don't drink that...

Interview: Messa on Scarlet Doom and Feast For Water

There’s no cinematic art form as distinctly American as the Western. When we think of America, we think of the cowboy. We think of the strong jawed, sun tanned, loner riding into a dust covered Nevada...

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...

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...

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,...

ATTN: Intern Wanted

Hello likely candidate, >Are you a rosy cheeked, unsuspecting graduate fresh baked and crispy from the clutches of text book purgatory? >Do you enjoy picking at people's scabs? >Can you bench press a French press? >How are you...

Quiz: Which Babysitters Club Member are you?

OMG Becky it's nearly summer time and School is almost out of session! We need to band together to form THE BABYSITTERS CLUB! Ya'll remember watching the 1995 movie rendition of the popular book series? Come on, ya...

Padz Bop: Post Malone – “Better Now”

Hey remember when I was gonna write a pop column every month? Me neither. That was too ambitious for me. But wanna know what’s more ambitious? I’m gonna do one every week! I’m calling it Padz Bop,...

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...

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...