Tag Archives | punk

Top Jam: “I’ll Be Gone” by Oblivians

Rolling Stone says its been over 15 years. Pitchfork says 16. Pitchfork likes to be exact. Either way, it’s been a long fuckin’ time since the Oblivians released their last studio album, Play 9 Songs with Mr Quintron, a rough-edged set of punked up southern soul, gospel, and rhythm and blues music which should be [...]

Watch Me: “Better” by Odonis Odonis

Remember when “Indie Rock is Too White” was a thing? I try not to. Nor do I try to think much about the opposite discussion, how dare those white indie kids take inspiration from non-white music. Yes, they contradict each other and yet, internet people who considered themselves to be subject matter experts got caught [...]

Play Me: “Heretic’s Hymn” by Double Dagger

Baltimore’s Double Dagger always straddled that line between art-punk and workingman’s punk rock. No where is this more evident than on “Heretic’s Hymn” from the band’s posthumous album, 333 (due out via Thrill Jockey on RSD 4.20), where a minimal, bass groove literally explodes during the chorus, eventually becoming overwhelmed by a group roar in [...]

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