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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – August 2014

Guys, I usually kick off the Black Market with a lengthy introductory essay, an aggregation of my thoughts on the month in metal. But August … August kinda ate me alive. That is not to say that I don’t have thoughts, nor that August didn’t generate enough thoughts to inspire an essay. I do! It [...]



Review: Dumb – Chew Me Up, Spit Me Out [EP]

The press release for *Dumb*’s *Chew Me Up, Spit Me Out* EP says that they band are “distinguishing themselves from the rest of what the Midlands has to offer musically”,and they are a bit. What else is from the Midlands these days? My geography isn’t great, but from that general direction –…

Chastity Belt – “Black Sail” (Stereogum Premiere)

Chastity Belt put out the wonderfully titled No Regerts earlier this year, which takes a more serious tone than Julia Shapiro’s other project Childbirth (who got 2014 off to an awesome and funny start with the maniacally impish “I Only Fucked You As A Joke“). Chastity Belt’s dynamic was established in part by the stylish [...]



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