Noise Rock

Snares Like a Haircut

No Age: Snares Like a Haircut

I’ve been less than kind in my past mentions of No Age. I’ve blamed them for the drowned-in-fuzz aesthetic that came about in the late aughts that kind of swamped...
Minimum R&B

The Dirty Nil: Minimum R&B

This is the shit that makes me angry about modern "rock" music. Angry that all that alt-folk, drowned-in-reverb garbage can still appear under the rock banner w...
Higher Power

The Dirty Nil: Higher Power

I've been listening to this Dirty Nil album on repeat for weeks now. And in this day and age of on-demand media, that's saying a lot. To keep an album in rotati...
V

Wavves: V

Admittedly I miss bands every once in a while. Ok, very often. Sometimes it's just me listening to a track or partial track of a band's album and dismissing it ...
Youth Culture Forever

PAWS: Youth Culture Forever

Rollicking rock and roll out of Scotland that you can actually understand! It's an interesting thing these days where bands can be throwbacks to both the 90s an...
Natural History

Dope Body: Natural History

All rolling toms and bass drum, these guys are like gorillas (not Gorillaz) on psychedelics. By which I mean they chant and growl and pop and lock and even get ...
Post-Nothing

Japandroids: Post-Nothing

If you don't get into this, you must have lead in your butthole. Fuzzy rock and roll goodness (but not as fuzzed out as that overrated No Age crap) hearkens bac...
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The Apes: Oddeyesee

These days not having a guitar in your band makes you artsy. We know that artsy isn't everybody's bag when it comes to music--as it usually means inaccessible a...
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Bailter Space: Solar 3

Mumble, mumble, hiss, buzz. What? Speak up, you freak, I can't hear you over the terribly mixed, drone rock you're spewing. Where the hell did this one come fro...
McLusky Do Dallas

McLusky: McLusky Do Dallas

McLusky fuckin' rock! Really, they do. All frat boy outbursts aside, McLusky is like a Welsh Nirvana with a good sense of humor. They'll make you tap your foot,...