The Entire Concept of Sub-Genres Is Jacked Up

Man, I thought metal was confounding. But as I look at lo-fi, noise pop, emo, slowcore, post-rock, math rock, chillwave, witch-house, vapourwave, and SO many more sub-genres of indie rock I just get absolutely bogged down...

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...

Heavy Metal Is Confounding

So let's talk about metal. And maybe keep it really simple. As I personally think one of the biggest hindrances to people actually trying to get into metal is how knotty the music and the history...

Sam Elliott!!!!! (Contractual Content Post)

Just talked to a guy on the phone that was either lyin' 'bout his true identity or was, in fact, THE Sam Elliot. We're talking about THE STRANGER from The Big Lebowski here people!!!...

Hot Chip – “Burning Up”

We here at Blocland were fairly recently advised that the sub-genre "Slinky White Boy Disco" is NOT the preferred nomenclature for what Hot Chip do. Nor is it the correct term for Junior Boys, Cut Copy,...

There Will Be Blood. Well, I Hope Not. But It’s Possible

Good friday to you all!!! While we sit here on a pretty slow new release friday and twiddle our collective thumbs and pretend everything is A-OK a storm is brewing. We here at Blocland think of...

ShitKid – “Sugar Town”

Some hero placed this track on the Raptor Jesus weekly Stereogum Weekend Party playlist. Prior to that I had never heard of ShitKid. A quick Bandcamp perusal yields the following data..... ShitKid is the project of 24-year-old...

Song Of The Year – Time To Start “The Short List”

Here we be, peeps. That bloodthirstiest of months, August. The take no prisoners motherFUCKER of a month. It's 114 in FarNorCal today and it feels like it's 162, minimum. So it seems weird to start talking...

I’ve Heard It: Couch Slut – Contempt

Yikes bikes. I hadn't heard the first album from noise-rock beasts Couch Slut so this second album, Contempt, caught me a wee bit-off guard. Lead singer Megan Osztrosits is a terror who is able to cut...

Bring Your Own Dinner – WTF Is This Nonsense?

Ever been invited to a Bring Your Own Dinner event? Not potluck. Some fucking thing where apparently everybody shows up at a prescribed time and brings their own dinner? And from what I gather you don't...