Albums

Big Scary: Not Art

On a scale of musical precision, with one being “calculated to a Newtonian level” and 10 being “an infant blindly slamming on instruments,” Big Scary falls somewhere in the negatives. Every part of the Melb...

Motörhead: Aftershock

Motörhead are true survivors—if this planet experienced a nuclear holocaust, the only creatures likely to pull through would be cockroaches and Lemmy. Aftershock, Motörhead’s 21st studio release, finds the ...

Activator: Activator

New York hardcore band Activator released their debut, self-titled album last month almost a decade after their formation. Coming together after meeting at the popular nightclub Max Fish, the group was crea...

Iron Bridge Band: Road Not Taken

The formation of Iron Bridge Band is self-described as a “rebirth of old friendships,” and the resulting production is certainly a reflection of that fact. The group’s latest release, Road Not Taken, is a f...

Bardo Pond: Peace On Venus

In the 20-plus years that they have been active, Bardo Pond have found a means of production that works, and they are sticking with it. Rather than slyly hide the influence that psychedelic substances have ...

Dr. Dog: B-Room

Dr. Dog's newest album, B-Room, is the eighth release since the band's formation in 1999. The indie folk/psychedelic rock group aimed to have a good time but also make a more bare-bones record. Their previo...

FIGHTs: Music For Villains

Louisiana-based indie band FIGHTs (which is an abbreviation for Formal Institute Of Great Hit Tunes) have released their debut full-length, titled Music For Villains, a follow-up to the 2012 EP, Summer Hits...

Man Man: On Oni Pond

Philadelphia experimentalists Man Man have been best known for the unconventional since their founding in 2004. Their fifth studio album, On Oni Pond, is easily among some of their best work to date, and se...

Dexys: One Day I’m Going To Soar

One Day I'm Going To Soar is the fourth studio album from the English-Irish band Dexys, which was formed in 1978 by two past members of The Killjoys. The group was previously called Dexys Midnight Runners, ...

Claire: Broken Promise Land

Munich-based electronica band Claire has been rapidly gaining international attention since their formation at the beginning of 2012. The group was created almost accidentally, as they originally came toget...
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