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...

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 Just Wanna Have Something To Do – The Ramones

Howdy Bloclanders!!! since I was just a wee cube of a lad I've claimed this is the greatest rock song ever made. I've seen nothing in the past 40 years to change that opinion. This...

Veni Vidi Vicious Vs Is This It? (THIS IS HAPPENING)

Oh hi. Thanks for stopping by. This week has seen a massive firestorm on the various Blocland chat sites. One of the more virtuous writers for the site opined that The Hives album Veni Vidi Vicious...

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...

Tweesville – Population: Wes Anderson

Morning Bloclanders! Let's talk about Wes Anderson for a minute. We all love his movies, right? From Bottle Rocket to The Grand Budapest Hotel and everything in between the guy has a unique and wonderful...

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...

Morrissey – “Spent The Day In Bed”

Howdy Bloclanders!!! Your favorite curmudgeon is back with a new track!!! Yes, beloved Morrissey has returned with "Spent The Day In Bed." Which is as Moz I think Moz could Moz in 2017. But can we...

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...

Mikko Joensuu – “There Used To Be A Darkness”

Hello Bloclanders!!! So the past few weeks have found your ol pal Bloc infatuated with Finnish artist Mikko Joensuu. Mikko has a trilogy of albums called Amen - volumes I, II, and III. Each is...