Dirty Lungs: Dirty Lungs

If albums were people, Dirty Lungs would have dissociative identity disorder. It sounds like a bad thing, but when you think of the lovability factor that makes the relationship between Tyler Durden and the...

CHVRCHES @ Terminal 5

MANHATTAN, NY—When I bought my ticket for CHVRCHES, I didn’t really know much about them. Aside from loosely following some online coverage of the band and lead vocalist Lauren Mayberry’s sexism op-ed, I wa...

Magicicada: Wrack With Ruin

As with any sort of noise project, trying to define Magicicada and explain what’s going on in Wrack With Ruin is quite difficult. At times the album is glitchy, at others it’s melodic, and at others it’s ju...

Joseph Lemay: Seventeen Acres

My father spent his first 18 years of his life in North Carolina. Forever loyal to his home, he spent my early years using mixtapes to introduce me to country music inside his pickup truck. I’m no expert on...
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Sworn Enemy: Back With A Vegeance

Coming off a hiatus, Sworn Enemy are back with a new lineup, featuring guitarist Matt Garzilli and bassist Mike Pucciarelli, and a new album, Living On Borrowed Time (out this week). The Staten Island-based pun...
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Amen Dunes: Love And Everything Else

Amen Dunes, usually Damon McMahon’s own project, has been upgraded, and the music on the new album Love was recorded with the help of a list of other musicians, including frequent collaborators Jordi Wheeler an...