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There were more albums released in 2010 than could fit on all the lists released in 2010. (And there were many lists.) With that in mind, and certain ’10 records still ringing in our ears, we put our heads together and thought about some of last year’s favorites that, for some reason or other, didn’t… More »

When I was in high school I had a Meat Is Murder t-shirt. The one with the lyrics to the album’s title track on the front: “It’s not natural, normal or kind / The flesh you so fancifully fry / The meat in your mouth / As you savor the flavor / Of murder,” etc. More »

Reyna Kay is one half of Blessure Grave, the gothy Hellhammer-referencing South California death rock band and one-time Outsiders you should expect big things from in 2010. (Well, amongst those of us who listen to Swans, Cocteau Twins, KUKL, and old Siouxsie & the Banshees and feel our hearts skip a beat.) When I approached… More »

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Soft Kill – “Borders Comfort”

Soft Kill is the project of Toby Grave and his wife Shiloe Alia (aka "two people playing like five"). It's Grave's first project after dissolving…
brandon | January 17, 2011 - 1:14 pm

Blessure Grave – “An Open Door” Video

We last heard from Blessure Grave regarding their "Stranger In The House" video in June, but it feels more fitting to discuss the San Diego…
brandon | October 21, 2010 - 4:26 pm

Blessure Grave – “Stranger In The House” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

San Diego death-rockers Blessure Grave have impressed me for awhile with their dead-on sing-along hooks. I'm a sucker for goth dramatics, but more important than…
brandon | June 11, 2010 - 9:33 am

Blessure Grave – “Wasted Time” (Stereogum Premiere)

Hardworking San Diego death-rock outsiders Blessure Grave released the excellent Judged By 12, Carried By 6 in February, but are already at work on a…
brandon | May 20, 2010 - 10:32 am

New Hollow Tongues – “Things Haunt You” & “Unknown Jewel”

I really enjoy onetime Outsiders Blessure Grave: As mentioned when posting the gothy San Diego duo's "Open Or Shut" video and "Stranger In The House,"
brandon | December 1, 2009 - 1:14 pm

New Blessure Grave – “Stranger In The House”

Gothy San Diego Outsiders Blessure Grave recently graced us with the appropriately dark, dramatic Adam Grabarnick-directed video for "Open Or Shut." We don't have moving…
brandon | November 9, 2009 - 11:57 am

New Blessure Grave Video – “Open Or Shut”

As reported via the Outsiders a few months ago, goth-inflected San Diego duo Blessure Grave did a split 12" with Crocodiles and Cold Cave (amid…
brandon | October 21, 2009 - 4:50 pm

The Outsiders: Vol. 26

Not all of Stereogum's favorite sounds conform to what folks expect us to cover. In this space, resident Bananafish fetishist Brandon Stosuy focuses on bands,
brandon | March 2, 2009 - 10:04 am