The Blocland Promise: We Will Not Sell Out Unless We Get Paid

Dear Readers, The internet has become an insufferable experience. This is nothing new but it seems even more so miserable nowadays. All of the best websites have sold their souls to advertisers so that their corporate big...

Cut To The Meaning: Dissecting the Jepsen Theory

Over four billion years ago, as the chaos that unfolded during the Big Bang began to subside, one of the many massive clouds of gas released by this universe-birthing event settled into a corner of the...

John Mayer Needs to Shred Hard and Frequently

Damn it, John. We know you can shred. Every so often you open up that door, just a peep, and let us see a sliver of the way you could fuckin shred til the cows came home...

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...

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...

Don’t Hear It: The War on Drugs – “Up All Night”

Above is the track list for The War on Drugs' hotly anticipated new album A Deeper Understanding (In Stores August 25, 2017) From that list, The War on Drugs' new big label owners Columbia thought it would...

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...

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...

“Handsome Wolf, Divine Operator” – All Hail Dan Boeckner

In honor of content week here at Blocland, and in honor of me not getting fined and sent to Canada, and in honor of the new Wolf Parade album coming out on October 6th, I figured...

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...