Tag Archives | rock

Play Me: “Mercury Retrograde” by Purling Hiss

While there will be those who will be surprised Mike Polizze (Purling Hiss and Birds of Maya) chose to go with clean production on his Drag City debut, there will be others, those who’ve witnessed Purling Hiss live over the past couple years, who are well aware that this evolution from bedroom shredder to the [...]

The Rockometer: You’re Nothing by Iceage

                Iceage You’re Nothing Matador Records On my way to writing a review ripe with praise for the young, Danish punk band, Iceage, and their second album, You’re Nothing, I came across Everett True’s alternative review on Collapse Board. True’s been doing the criticism gig since the early [...]

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 [...]

Play Me: “Wakin’ on a Pretty Day” by Kurt Vile

As the title would imply, the bright and free melody of Kurt Vile’s “Waking on a Sunny Day,” evokes images of a leisurely stroll through the neighborhood on a perfect day. The lyrics, however, offer a contrasting picture to those pleasantly textured and intently picked guitar tones. They’re an immediate buzz kill, with Vile recounting [...]

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