Blocland Acquires Condé Nast

In a surprising and admittedly very alpha move, it was announced Monday morning that upstart independent music site Blocland has acquired New York based mass media company Condé Nast. This marks a historic day for the site,...

Slowdive – “Falling Ashes”

Shoegaze greats Slowdive make their triumphant return today. And there's something about this band reuniting that simply works. This album feels absolutely 1993 and 2017 at the same time. ...

I’ve Heard It: Freddie Gibbs – You Only Live 2wice

I've been a fan of Mr. Gibbs ever since 2014's Piñata, his masterpiece collaboration with legendary producer Madlib. Probably the greatest rapper to emerge from Gary, Indiana (though I'll shamefully admit I've never listened to Ric Jilla,...

I’ve Heard It: First Hate – The One

A couple months back we published our best of the first half of 2017 list, http://blocland.com/music/best-albums-2017, and Copenhagen duo First Hate led that list off at #20. Several of the Blocland staff adore that album...

Sondre Lerche, Jens Lekman, Devendra Banhart: Confusing AF

Sondre Lerche, Jens Lekman, and Devendra Banhart have been informed by the RIAA that as of March 1, 2017, they will be known simply as Sevondre Lerchman.  The controversial move comes amid confusion among music fans who simply...

Saul Wright’s 50 BEST ALBUMS OF 2017

  Blocland Presents LISTENTODELION’s 50 BEST ALBUMS OF 2017 A Saul Wright Production It's been a hell of a year. People always say "I'm so glad this year is over" as if the turning of a calendar page has some sort...

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...

Dump Tracks: Young Money – BedRock

Young Money - "BedRock" (Ft. Lloyd) Release Date: November 2009 Chart Performance: #1 US Billboard Rap Songs, #2 Billboard Hot 100 https://youtu.be/Ha80ZaecGkQ This is a dump track. This might be surprising given the talent on this track. Drake. Nicki. Old Wayne. Lloyd. Whatever. And there's...

Converge – “I Can Tell You About Pain” and “Eve”

After five years of silence, the classic Boston hardcore unit, Converge, have returned with two new tracks. No surprise, but the two new tracks showcase a veteran band that has not lost an ounce of vitality...

I’ve Heard It: Everything Everything – A Fever Dream

For a band with the political and satirical edge of Everything Everything, the last two years have given the band a lot of juicy material to work with. But hell, it's almost been too much. I...