Idles – Brutalism

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Band: Idles Album: Brutalism Label: Balley Records Release date: March Sounds like: Getting a medal. Rachel Khoo. Vomiting on art. Loss.   “GET ON YER BIKE SHE SAID! LET THEM EAT CAKE SHE SAID!” Subtlety doesn’t really exist to a band like Idles. Brutalism, their debut album, opens the door before you’ve had time to answer, staggers into your house, …

Ampwrecked 12: New Music For Your Ears

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Mutoid Man – Melt Your Mind (Sargent House) It’s Mutoid Man! Twirling a guitar around your head, air-drumming until your wrists fall off; it’s all part of the experience spliced together by Koller, Brodsky and of course, the master that is Nick Cageao. Melt Your Mind is just over 2 minutes of speed-thrash-excellence, that’s hella melodic in places (seriously, a lot …

How The Clash Can Lead to a Great Record Collection

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Photo by Adrian Boot Forty years ago this month, the UK edition of The Clash’s debut album dropped like Spanish bombs on the punk rock world. To celebrate, all week long we’ll be lost in a supermarket of exclusive features that remind us why The Clash continue to rock our Casbah and remain the only band that matters. Today, Kenneth Partridge …

Cory Branan is joined by Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace, The Loved Ones’ Dave Hause on new track “I Only Know” — listen

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Photo by​ Joshua Black Wilkins Cory Branan has never been an average country musician, even if you add the “alt” prefix to the genre. As his own bio puts it, he’s “too punk for country, too country for punk, too Memphis for Nashville.” Yet he’s also become one of the most respected — if under appreciated — singer-songwriters pumping out rare and …

Closet Disco Queen – Sexy Audio Deviance for Punk Bums

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Band: Closet Disco QueenEP: Sexy Audio Deviance for Punk BumsLabel: CrazySane RecordsRelease date: 7 April Sounds like: Ultimate slam dance instruMENTAL grooves right into your face.  Now, that’s a great EP title, seriously – well done the lads from La Chaux De Fonds. Closet Disco Queen are on some kind of bizarre quest to make sure you’re dripping in sweat. No, not through …

The Genius of The Velvet Underground & Nico: Artists Reveal Their Favorite Aspects of the Classic Album

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Dusting ‘Em Off is a rotating, free-form feature that revisits a classic album, film, or moment in pop-culture history. This week, Collin Brennan asks contemporary artists about the timeless appeal of The Velvet Underground’s debut. If The Velvet Underground & Nico taught us anything, it’s that perfection in rock and roll is actually the inverse of perfection. There are no …

Pile premiere their new album, A Hairshirt of Purpose: Stream

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Photo by Elisabeth Fuchsia Boston favorites Pile will release A Hairshirt of Purpose, their fifth album in 10 years of existence, on March 31st via Exploding in Sound. Like each of their previous efforts — including 2015’s You’re Better Than This — the new record finds the band evolving beyond the expectations of what came before as they toy with the high and lows of indie, post-punk, …

U2’s American Dream: The Joshua Tree 30 Years Later

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Dusting ‘Em Off is a rotating, free-form feature that revisits a classic album, film, or moment in pop-culture history. This week, Collin Brennan reflects on how America looked through the eyes of a young Irish rock band called U2. Drive two and a half hours east of downtown Los Angeles, through a series of smog-choked suburban communities collectively known as …

The Octopus Project premiere raucous new song “Cuidate” — listen

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Photo by Michael Thad Carter The Octopus Project have been keeping Austin weird for the last 15 years. Though always maintaining high energy and partying vibes, the band have constantly found new expressions for their avant-pop sounds. Sometimes it’s been experimental orchestras (2010’s Hexadecagon), while other times it’s been joyous bursts of electronic playfulness (2013’s Fever Forms). Their latest effort, Memory Mirror, takes the …

Lightning Crashes: Live on Reuniting, Burying the Hatchet, and Throwing Copper

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The story of Live reads like the rock ‘n’ roll fantasy parents tell their children is “unrealistic”: A group of childhood friends from York, Pennsylvania, pursue their musical ambitions without any real illusion that it might result in selling, say, eight million copies of an album. But that’s what really happened when the band’s third album, Throwing Copper, became an alternative …