Damn you, Kurt Vile. How am I supposed to write anything critical or snarky about your new single with your young daughter adorably prancing around the screen. You win. You get the free pass. All I can say is, “How cute!” And, Walkin’ on a Pretty Daze, the new album by Kurt Vile is out [...]
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Your older brother’s favorite fuzz-rockers, Dinosaur Jr., have offered their take on Phoenix‘s new single, “Entertainment.” It seems they’ve fed the original a couple of Ambien; the song goes from arena anthem to a drunken bar room waltz, a song to stumble to as the bar man yells out last call. Stream it below. “Entertainment” [...]
Purling Hiss Water on Mars Drag City The name Mike Polizze doesn’t carry the same cachet in the underground as such guitar luminaries as J Mascis and Thurston Moore. To date, he’s been a frequent collaborator with his Kensignton neighborhood friend, Kurt Vile, the lead shredder for [...]
Destruction Unit Void Jolly Dream Upon hearing the first track from Destruction Unit’s Void LP, I wrote this: “(Destruction Unit) sound like they break things. That’s what they fuckin’ sound like. Electronics slamming against the sidewalk, baseball bats breaking glass, knee caps, brains, your mom’s fancy china, [...]
One can think of Go Easy as a punk rock textbook. Not a history book, mind you, but a guide on how to make a punk rock record for the 21st Century. The Brisbane, Australia band, Blank Realm, are not merely content to revisit underground styles first birthed in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s and recreate Youtube’s greatest punk rock moments of the past 40 years for new ears. Instead, each chapter contains valuable lessons on how to make these time-tested methods your own.