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: 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...

Vanbot – “On The Fly – Omsk”

Vanbot, born Ester Ideskog,is an interesting electronic music artist from Sweden. Her last album, Perfect Storm, was a very nice collection of Swedish electronic pop. Very well produced and performed if not a little...

Jlin – “Black Origami”

Check out the new track from Gary, Indiana's queen of footwork, Jerrilynn Patton, AKA Jlin. Black Origami is her latest and best to date. Absolutely frenetic and laced with violence footwork is not...

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...

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...

Daphni – “Face To Face”

Beloved Canadian Dan Snaith, more commonly known as Caribou, is reviving his side project moniker Daphni. Snaith does some adroit fade in and fade out flourishes on this one. As is par for...

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...

“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...

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...