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...

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...

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,...

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!!!...

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...

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...