“Vintage Blessings” – A Playlist For All Time !!!!!! (ok, maybe just today)

Another new music friday is upon us. It's like these things happen, I dunno, every fucking week or sumpin'. And as usual wading through the muck and mire to find the good stuff is...

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...

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...

Todd Terje -“Jungelknugen – Four Tet Remix”

Is Todd Terje one of the most interesting people in music? The answer is an unqualified "yes" Does Four Tet rule the known universe? Again, so much "yes" Here's the latter remixing...

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...

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...

Joe Goddard – “Electric Lines”

Joe Goddard of Hot Chip fame has a new solo album that came out in April. How this slipped by my radar is beyond me. Thanks to my internet pal Jorge for wising me...

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...

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...

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...