Albums

Minsk: The Ritual Fires Of Abandonment

My immediate reaction to Minsk’s signing to Philadelphia’s Relapse Records was a resounding “Duh.” From their 2005 debut, Out Of A Center Which Is Neither Dead Nor Alive, released on At A Loss Recordings, it wa...

Fu Manchu: We Must Obey

When Fu Manchu announced they were signing to Century Media’s rock imprint Liquor And Poker (already home to fuzzed-out CA compatriots Nebula), they also set the date for the release of Hung Out To Dry, a precu...

Jesu: Conqueror

Following the footsteps of last year’s Silver EP, it seems age has brought a semblance of calm to Jesu’s Justin K. Broadrick (of Napalm Death, Godflesh, et al). The harmonies are mostly consonant, the rhythms a...

Sasquatch: II

Originally delayed because of a mastering problem that led to the first run of the album being pressed at half-speed, Sasquatch’s sophomore effort is now available through Detroit’s stoner rock smugglers Small ...

Rob Crow: Living Well

With a quirky consonance in the vein of Cake, the latest effort from Rob Crow (Pinback, Optaganally Yours, a hundred other bands you’ve never heard of) has the kind of unassuming charm you’d expect from a half-...

The Beatles: LOVE

One can neither damage nor assist The Beatles’ career—bigger than Jesus, you know. You can, however, fuck around with the band’s tunes and produce some alternately sublime and dismal results, as heard in this 2...

The Atomic Bitchwax: Boxriff

Contributing to that ever-blurring line between what’s strictly audio and what’s strictly video comes NJ’s own fuzzmasters, The Atomic Bitchwax, with Boxriff, a single release that is at once an EP of new mater...

Botch: 061502

A long-awaited live release for fans of the west coast grindcore myth referred to as, simply, “Botch,” 061502 is, in fact, a DVD/CD set, which really gives it the title of “Combined Disc Of The Week.” Sort of l...

Various Artists: Sucking The ’70s

Like the 2002 compilation which preceded it, this edition of Small Stone’s Sucking The ’70s puts some of stoner rock’s finest in their perfect element, covering classic ’70s hard rock tunes with a modern, smoky...