Tag Archive for post-punk

‘never fade away’ Recommended Releases 10.12

October turned out to be a HUGE month for new music.  The return of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, a double album of original material from Neil Young & Crazy Horse, the debut from Kendrick Lamar…Death Grips bypassing their label with the graphic NO LOVE DEEP WEB, hardcore shit from Pig Destroyer, Enslaved and Converge…the return of Bat For Lashes, Chelsea Wolfe… Read more →

The xx. Boulder Theater. 10.17.12

It seems like a lifetime ago when “VCR” was the top download on The Hype Machine, so when the London trio performed the song that introduced so many to their sublimely subtle sound, it was hard to believe The xx have only been in our lives since 2009.  This young band became the next ‘indie darlings’ with their self-titled debut… 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 →

Iceage Burn Through a 25 Minute Set at Rhinocerpolis

Elias Rønnenfelt might resemble Justin Bieber more than Dennis Lyxzén, but when he is literally screaming in your face there is no doubt this kid is pure punk rock!  No soundcheck, no soundguy — hell, there isn’t even a stage at Rhinoceropolis — these Danish kids just plugged in and launched a noise and verbal assault on the large audience in the… Read more →

‘the combination made my eyes bleed’

Wugazi – 13 Chambers (self-released, 2011) Obviously this album layers Wu-Tang rhymes over Fugazi post-rock to create the ultimate tribute to the early 90’s.  What might not be so obvious before listening to the album is how well these diverse groups fit together.  Like Danger Mouse and Jaydiohead before them, Cecil Otter, Swiss Andy, Plain Ole Bill and Adam Constable… Read more →