Albums

NOFX: First Ditch Effort

For the last 30 years, punk rock legends, NOFX, remained in the spotlight by pushing the boundaries of music and of the times. They were formed in 1983, but did not find much success until the release of th...

Autodrone: This Sea Is Killing Me

Lovers of ethereal, trip-hop and similar styles should check out this second album by Autodrone, a project of guitarist Jeremy Alisauskas, formerly of Projekt group Unto Ashes. This 10-track album, written ...

PIG: The Gospel

How did this delightfully nasty musical project escape my awareness up to now? Sometime-collaborator with KMFDM, Nine Inch Nails and Einstürzende Neubauten, Raymond Watts has been intermittently active in h...

Good Charlotte: Youth Authority

Pop punk superstars, Good Charlotte, are back after their nearly five-year break. The band announced the end of their hiatus late last year and shortly after released their single “Makeshift Love.” Last Nov...

Peter Vitalone: The Side Of The Dirt

Upon first listen, about 35 seconds into “Into Me I See,” the first track on Peter Vitalone’s latest album, This Side Of The Dirt¸ I thought to myself, “This is something my parents would enjoy.” And though...

Noir: The Burning Bridge

The Burning Bridge is Noir’s fourth release and it is dedicated to David Bowie. Noir consists of frontman Athan Maroulis, formerly of Spahn Ranch and Black Tape For A Blue Girl and keyboardists and backup f...

Freakwater: Scheherazade

The biggest critical struggle for alt-country vets Freakwater, it seems, is convincing critics that they haven’t been making the same album over and over again since their 1989 self-titled debut. For most c...

SKOLD: The Undoing

Tim Sköld, Swedish multi-instrumentalist, collaborator with KMFDM and Marilyn Manson and producer of his own early, youthful projects, has released an album under his name, SKOLD. Titled The Undoing, it cou...

Hemming: Hemming

New acoustic singer/songwriter, Hemming, has broken through the barrier between basement band and sensational songstress. Formerly known as Candice Martello, the Philadelphia native has faced her fair share...

Baked Goods: One Of Those Things

What do you get when you throw jazzy riffs and some good rock ‘n’ roll into one song? Baked Goods: a spicy, yet refreshing twist of funk and light jazz. All from the same New York area, the quintet joined f...