Spotlights ‘Seismic’ Review: Married Brooklyn rockers craft a brutal yet beautiful noise. Spotlights (aka Brooklyn husband and wife Mario and Sarah Quintero) are a power duo in every sense of the word. On their sophomore album Seismic (out October 6 on Ipecac Recordings), they create a sound so massive, it’s hard to believe it was […]
Red Fang ‘Only Ghosts’ Review: West coast metal act rock with refined fury on new Ross Robinson produced release. Portland, Oregon’s Red Fang have carved their own distinct hybrid of metal: a healthy mix of sludge and stoner with a dash of heavy 90s-era alternative rock thrown in for good measure. And their latest release, Only […]
Torche’s Steve Brooks Talks New Album ‘Restarter’: Torche frontman discusses intense new album and 2015 tour in our exclusive interview. One of the beautiful aspects of Torche is their lack of easy classification. Sure they’re heavy, but they’re not exactly metal. Yes they’re catchy, but in quirky hard to define ways. It’s this indefinable quality that has […]
Torche ‘Restarter’ Review: band takes their sweet, stoner sound to new heights. When describing the sound of Miami metallers Torche, the main conceit is that the band varies effortlessly between sugary upbeat rockers and stoner sludge anthems, sounding at times like two different bands with competing approaches. But as the band’s sound has evolved, those two poles […]
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 Lineup Announced After weeks of speculation, the Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 lineup has been announced, and like years past it looks like a good one. With a diverse bill that includes everyone from iconic hip hop acts like Run DMC and De La Soul, post punk stalwarts PiL (let’s hope […]
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