Early AOTY Front Runner: Sampha – Process

Last November I saw Sampha play in a janky theater in Downtown LA. We saw Father John Misty just lounging outside the venue as we walked in, and Emile Haynie circulating throughout the crowd. But name...

Blocland Interviews White Reaper: Worlds Greatest American Website Interviews Americas Greatest Band on Earth

EDITOR'S NOTE: Unlike most of the content on this site, this is actually a real interview conducted between the Blocland staff and Tony Esposito of White Reaper. We know, we can't believe it either. We could show...

Meat In Texas!

Staying in Sugar Land too.  Coincidence?      

All Music Is Shoegaze If You Try Hard Enough

Really makes you think, huh? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmwDxdM1RKU

New Beginnings

I'm currently blasting Power Trip via Sonos in my new office. I was made the office DJ in week one. Forgive them, for they know not what they have done.

Indie Minimalist Posters

This artist made minimalist posters... Which is your favorite?

Tinariwen – Elwan

The Malian guitar band, Tinariwen, are set to release 'Elwan' (Elephant) next week. NPR was kind enough to hook up Blocland and the rest of the world with a stream before the release date on 2/10. The album...

One of the Benjamins from “All About the Benjamins” has been found

One of the elusive "Benjamins" from the 1997 Puff Daddy single has been found. His name is Benjamin Powell and he sounds smart as fuck. According to his bio: Benjamin Powell is the Director of the Free Market...

Welcome to February: The Month of the Gopher

Welcome Mother Gopher. We are here to celebrate Mother Gopher's month of February. February is named after Mother Gopher Februarisiss, the world's first Gopher. Follow me in Februarisiss's prayer: "We pray to suckle from Mother Gophers ample breast in order to enrich...