Poltergeist | Feather of Truth

Do ghosts age? Because Poltergeist sure don't. On their second album since reuniting in 2013, the veteran Swedish thrashmasters continue to dish out classic speed-demon metal straight from their...

Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus Experience | To Know Without Knowing

Mulatu Astatke is an Ethiopian vibraphonist who pioneered Ethio-jazz more than half a century ago, has been sampled by legions of rappers and producers in the decades since, and...

Mountain Time | Music for Looking Animals

Chris Simpson used to be known as Zookeeper. Now the Austin singer-songwriter calls himself Mountain Time. What's the difference? Well, he still specializes in atmospheric alt-Americana and folk-rock. He...

Maryann Cotton | Hallelujah

I love Alice Cooper as much as the next guy. Unless the next guy is Maryann Cotton. And yes, Maryann is a guy. Specifically, a Danish singer whose entire...

L.M.I. | Excess Subconscious

Hardcore toner-punk? Believe it or not, that's how these Pennsylvania weirdoes describe their hybrid sound. And it's a pretty fair interpretation of their double-barrelled approach: One minute they're all...

The Jerry Granelli Trio | Plays Vince Guaraldi and Mose Allison

Along with their status a trailblazing cool-jazz pianists, hipster icon Mose Allison and Peanuts soundtracker Vince Guaraldi have one other thing in common — drummer Jerry Granelli, who played...

ILS | Curse

First off, ILS' name apparently pronounced ills. As in sicknesses. Some might see that as fairly fitting, given the ferociously unhinged and maniacally aggressive approach these Portland goons take...

Dedicated Men of Zion | Can’t Turn Me Around

You can gaze upward and get down at the same time. At least these guys can. The North Carolina gospel quartet serve up all the heavenly harmonies, reverent melodies...

All Hits | Men And Their Work

"I’m gonna need you to fuck off." These Portland noisemakers don't mince words on their debut album. Nor are they just shooting off their mouths. Over the course of...

Banding Together | 3 New EPs To Score From Bandcamp Today

If you didn't already know, Bandcamp is waiving its fees again today, putting more money directly in the pockets of artists — or the charities they're choosing to support....

Banding Together | 7 Live Albums to Score From Bandcamp Today

If you didn't already know, Bandcamp is waiving its fees again today, putting more money directly into the pockets of artists — or the charities they're choosing to support....

Country Westerns | Country Westerns

If you like your roots-rock with plenty of distortion-pedal grit, more than a dash of post-punk intensity, the ramshackle looseness of ’80s indie-rock — and a poetic frontman who...

Dee Dee Ramone | Deadline Demos

Poor Dee Dee. He always seemed to get the short end of the stick. In The Ramones, despite penning classics like Rockaway Beach, Chinese Rocks, Too Tough To Die...

Sault | Untitled (Black Is)

The anonymous Afro-futurist collective Sault (which may or may not co-star London producer Inflo and American vocalist Kid Sister) first grabbed the music world's attention little more than a...

Dream Wife | So When You Gonna…

Plenty of bands are easy to pigeonhole. Thankfully, Dream Wife aren't one of them. On this sophomore album, the London trio crank out some noisy post-punk nuggets to let...

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