Chelsea Wolfe Hiss Spun Review

Chelsea Wolfe ‘Hiss Spun’ Review

Chelsea Wolfe ‘Hiss Spun’ Review: singer continues to perfect her fusion of goth and doom metal. Chelsea Wolfe’s sound has evolved in surprising and satisfying ways throughout her career, but perhaps the biggest quantum leap was from 2013’s Pain is Beauty’s stark and delicate arrangements to 2015’s Abyss, which incorporated elements of industrial and doom metal. […]

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Gary Numan ‘Savage (Songs from a Broken World)’ Review

Gary Numan ‘Savage (Songs from a Broken World)’ Review: Electronic music pioneer gets political on dark, majestic release. New Wave icon Gary Numan has never shied away from dark concept albums about future dystopian nightmares. But his latest release, Savage (Songs from a Broken World), feels more contemporary than ever. And that’s entirely intentional. According to […]

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The Church Release New Single ‘Undersea,’ Announce Album Release Date

The Church Release New Single ‘Undersea,’ Announce Album Release Date: group will release their 26th studio album next month–North American tour starts this Friday. Australian alt-psych legends The Church kick off their North American tour today, and they have another treat in store for fans: their new album Man Woman Life Death Infinity will be released October […]

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Toadies ‘The Lower Side Of Uptown’ Review

Toadies ‘The Lower Side Of Uptown’ Review: Texas alt-rockers return with their best album since 1994’s Rubberneck On their 2015 album Heretics, the Toadies reworked their classic heavy tracks, giving songs like Possum Kingdom subdued acoustic makeovers that worked surprisingly well. Click here for my Heretics Review  And on their latest disc, The Lower Side […]

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Dälek ‘Endangered Philosophies’ Review

Dälek ‘Endangered Philosophies’ Review: alternative hip-hop act’s dystopian soundscapes and caustic lyrics capture Trump-era angst.  Experimental hip-hop act Dälek have always forged their own idiosyncratic path. The group combine elements of industrial and shoegaze with lyrics offering insight in uneasy times. And their latest release, Endangered Philosophies (out September 1st via Ipecac Recordings), is a […]

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The Black Watch’s John Andrew Fredrick Talks New Album The Gospel According to John

The Black Watch’s John Andrew Fredrick Talks New Album The Gospel According to John: frontman for underrated indie act discusses his band’s new album, his recent literary pursuits and much more in our exclusive interview. The Black Watch are one of the best kept secrets in indie/alternative music. The band, which formed in Santa Barbara, […]

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Roselit Bone ‘Blister Steel’ Review

Roselit Bone ‘Blister Steel’ Review: contributor David Dierksen dives into Portland group’s Gothic Americana infused sophomore album. By David Dierksen Attempting a simple sonic description of Blister Steel, the newest release from Portland collective Roselit Bone, is almost committing a disservice to the music, akin to describing a piece of abstract art by talking about […]

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Queens of the Stone Age ‘Villains’ Review

Queens of the Stone Age ‘Villains’ Review: Josh Homme and co. embrace dance music without losing their quirky edge. If Queens of the Stone Ages uptempo new album Villains feels like a reaction against 2013’s somber, mortality examining …Like Clockwork, it’s by design. In a recent radio interview, band mastermind Josh Homme described it as […]

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Concert Review: Dead Cross at Emo’s, Austin

Concert Review: Dead Cross at Emo’s, Austin: Hardcore supergroup brings noisy bliss to Austin. Everyone awaiting Dead Cross at Emo’s had a scare yesterday when news broke that the band (fronted by the ever-prolific Mike Patton) had been detained by police in Houston, Texas. Somehow, given their combustible and intimidating self-titled debut, it seemed oddly […]

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