Albums

The Book Of Knots: Traineater

The second of an expected three releases from the New York studio band, Traineater is the seaworthy quartet’s ode to industry. Trains, cities and people who once thrived that have become rusting shells of thems...

Arthur Dodge: The Perfect Face

In The Perfect Face’s opening track, “She Wants A Cowboy,” Arthur Dodge talks about a girl who “wants the real thing/ but all of them are gone.” Arthur Dodge is no cowboy, but he is by all means a rarity himsel...

The Locust: New Erections

While it may seem a little odd to refer to The Locust’s most recent sonic assault as “mature,” particularly with a title like New Erections, the 11-track full-length is a great leap beyond their already intelli...

Blackfield: Blackfield II

As you probably guessed, Blackfield II is the band’s second offering. Following up their 2004 self-titled, Porcupine Tree mastermind Steven Wilson and Israeli pop star Aviv Geffen collaborate on a more personal...

David Karsten Daniels: Sharp Teeth

Whether it’s a debut album or a blind date, the first impression is everything. David Karsten Daniels is well aware of this tried and true fact of life; either that or the beauty of his music comes naturally. S...

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-...
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