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Watch Me: “Evil Man” by Destruction Unit

Excuse me for sounding like one of those olds you overhear at shows complaining about music not being what it used to be, but, damnit, back in my day, before a band’s name became a place for misspellings, mixed case, missed vowels, and cutesy punctuation, that name used that mean something. Take Destruction Unit, for [...]

The Rockometer: Double Natural by Boomgates

                Boomgates Double Natural Bedroom Suck Records Supergroup may not seem like the best way to describe the Melbourne musicians who gathered to record under the name Boomgates. Brendan Huntley (Brenadan Suppression of Eddy Current Suppression Ring) and Steph Hughes (Dick Diver), two of the band’s better known [...]

Top Jam: “Pendulum Swing” by Blank Realm

Like others in Australia’s underground rock scene, the Brisbane quartet, Blank Realm, take influences familiar to American audiences, but reassemble them in such a way they end up sounding fresh. At different points during my time with their latest release, Go Easy, I was reminded of Devo’s offbeat melodies, The Slits polyrhythmic punk, or the [...]

Watch Me: “Ecstasy” by Iceage

I neglected to hop on the hype train when Danish punks, Iceage, released their debut album in 2011. I can’t say why it didn’t hit, or click with me. That would take going back in time. It just didn’t. “Coalition,” however, the first track released upcoming Matador album, made my ears perk up almost immediately. [...]

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