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. ...

ATTN: PANTSUIT OUT OF OFFICE

I am taking a leave of absence June 26, 2017 -July 11, 2017  for my annual hiatus: To tame the Devil's Weed in the Navajo Valley. It is there that I am to strip off my...

Alice Glass – “Without Love” is Pop for the Dark Days of Autumn

Okay, so-called "summer music," you've had your moment in the sun -- but time to pack away the cheer and make room for the kings and queens of autumn. Exhibit A: Alice Glass, who thankfully has...

Why Don’t We Learn About Our Boys?

"In fair Los Angeles, where we lay our scene. From ancient boy band break up to new badboy bandery. Where chill looks makes sick vibes sicker. From forth the fatal loins of Logan Paul, a quintet of fresh...

Tribulation – “Lady Death”

Next month, the ghoulish Swedish death metal outfit Tribulation will be back with Down Below. The new album will be the followup to their 2015 opus The Children of the Night. We've already shared the record's hooky lead single "The...

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,...

I’ve Heard It: Joan Shelley – Joan Shelley

Shelley's self-titled album, released on Friday, continues down that path of simple and atmospheric folk that reveals further depths on each listen. It was recorded at Wilco's The Loft with Jeff Tweedy serving as a deft but light-handed producer. Tweedy, along with his drummer son, plays a few instruments and Elkington shows up again but, as with their last album, Shelley and Salsburg steal the show.

“Handsome Wolf, Divine Operator” – All Hail Dan Boeckner

In honor of content week here at Blocland, and in honor of me not getting fined and sent to Canada, and in honor of the new Wolf Parade album coming out on October 6th, I figured...

I’ve Heard It: TOPS – Sugar at the Gate

Most of us Millenials (I can only speak for my generation, but if it applies to others, that's swell) were taught how to listen to music in a similar way that we were taught how to...