Tag Archive for noise rock

Class of 2018: The Overachievers

You know it’s been a strange year in music when the Billboard charts and the critic’s year-end lists have so much in common. Stereogum gave the #1 spot to a pop country album; the same album that topped lists from People and Entertainment Weekly. Janelle Monáe finally got the credit she deserved when she released The ArchAndroid eight years ago. Mitski… Read more →

‘your childhood is over’

Swans – The Seer (Young God, 2012) When I posted my recommended releases for August, I made the mistake of saying the Swans’ latest epic was not “extraordinary”.  I was wrong.  The Seer is nothing less than an absolute beast, with the density of the blackest of holes.  The fact that I couldn’t come to this conclusion on my first… Read more →

Rewind: The Last Week or So

No Age recorded a Daytrotter Session that was posted last week. Fucked Up is releasing material for Record Store Day. Sasquatch Festival has announced 2010 line-up. Beach House will also release an EP, Zebra, for Record Store Day. Dr. Dre is suing Death Row Records. 3-day passes for the Pitchfork Music Festival have sold-out. But single-day are still available. Phoenix… Read more →