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Music is a messy thing. There’s too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it — or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days of music, of making sense of a whole year, is a fool’… More »

White Lung don’t sound like Hole. They don’t sound like L7, either. The only way they’d sound like Babes In Toyland is if you shot Babes In Toyland full of adrenaline and then forced them to claw their way out of a gigantic plastic bag. It doesn’t make much sense, musically at least, to compare… More »

Look, for some of us, every week is Britpop Week, but for all practical purposes, Britpop Week is over. Just like Britpop itself, sadly. There’s not much in this week’s 5 Best Songs that bears even a tangential connection to that bygone moment. Well, there’s British singer Hannah Diamond. And there’s White Lung, whose Mish… More »

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Watch Bands Share Their Least Favorite Interview Questions At GovBall

Last weekend was New York’s own annual music festival Governors Ball, and in the true festival spirit of complaining about everything, Funny Or Die was there to focus on which interview questions musicians hate the most. But this isn’t all vitriol; the hilarious host answers each question with his own brand of sardonic humor. It’… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 9, 2015 - 1:25 pm

Artist Portraits From Governors Ball 2015

New York City hosted the annual Governors Ball Music Festival on Randall’s Island this past weekend. Our local staff attended the three-day event, and you can read about our performance highlights from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, if you haven’t already. It was a busy weekend, and while we were out watching as many performances a… More »

By: Stereogum / June 8, 2015 - 1:12 pm

Photos: Refused @ Doug Fir, Portland, 5/29/15

Refused are currently making their way around the United States for their reunion tour in support of Freedom, their first new album in 17 years. Last night, they stopped in Portland at Doug Fir, which the band called the smallest venue on the tour so far. From the intimacy of these pictures, it shows. They… More »

By: James Rettig / May 30, 2015 - 9:32 am

Watch Nardwuar Confront White Lung With Their Pasts

White Lung is an objectively “cool” band — they look and sound intimidating as hell, and they’re always calm and collected during interviews. So, for that reason, it’s really funny to watch Nardwuar taunt them by bringing up embarrassing moments from their pasts. He awards each member with some pretty enviable gifts for suffering hi… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / January 7, 2015 - 3:19 pm

Watch White Lung’s Mish Way Toss Out An Asshole Fan At Red Bull Sound Select NY

Mish Way, the singer for the great punk band White Lung, is the wrong lady to fuck with. Late on Friday night, White Lung headlined a Red Bull Sound Select show at the Brooklyn club Palisades, playing with Power Trip and Sick Feeling. During the first few minutes of White Lung’s set, Way got into… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 16, 2014 - 9:15 am

Watch Waxahatchee & White Lung Frontwomen Perform Together In An Acoustic Session

Well, this is cool. Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee and Mish Way of White Lung are two awesome women who front awesome rock bands, and now they’re being awesome together! In an acoustic session for Noisey, Crutchfield and Way performed an unabashedly pretty rendition of Waxahatchee’s “Coast To Coast” and a still-pretty-rocking version of White Lung’… More »

By: Peter Helman / August 20, 2014 - 12:48 pm

White Lung – “In Your Home” Video

White Lung’s great Deep Fantasy is one of the year’s real highlights — we had it at #9 on our list of the 50 Best Albums Of 2014 So Far, and I feel like it’s got a good shot to stay in that vicinity come year end. The band just released a surrealistic, dreamlike (a… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 8, 2014 - 10:30 am

Watch White Lung’s Intense Record Release Show At Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus

Two nights ago, fearless Vancouver punk-rock crushers White Lung played a record release show for their incalculably awesome Deep Fantasy at the esteemed Brooklyn venue Saint Vitus. UnARTig NYC filmed the whole thing, so the rest of us can watch Mish Way and company’s vulgar display of power while wishing we were there. Do that… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 27, 2014 - 12:09 pm

Stream White Lung Deep Fantasy

Vancouver punks White Lung have been kicking around the DIY underground for years, but anyone who’s ever seen their brain-wrecking live show had to know they weren’t going to stay there forever. They’re born stars, and stars need to play on big stages. And so now the band has moved on to the relative big-time… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 10, 2014 - 11:16 am

White Lung – “Face Down” Video

The forthcoming third album from Vancouver’s White Lung, Deep Fantasy, is one of the best things I’ve heard this year — it’s a frenzied, passionate, articulate punk record that recalls a bunch of riot grrrl (and riot grrrl-adjacent) acts, but updates that sound by being altogether faster, more agile, heavier, and catchier than any of… More »

By: Michael Nelson / May 14, 2014 - 12:33 pm

White Lung – “Snake Jaw”

The first song we heard off White Lung’s forthcoming Deep Fantasy, “Drown With The Monster,” was an unrelenting, ass-kicking noise/hardcore burner. The new “Snake Jaw” finds the band in much more melodic territory, with no drop-off in intensity. It’s not hard to hear hints of Hole’s Live Through This here, especially in frontwoman Mish Way’… More »

By: Michael Nelson / April 22, 2014 - 11:35 am

White Lung Deep Fantasy Details

Canadian punk-thrashers White Lung have announced the tracklist and release date of their upcoming album, Deep Fantasy. The album drops on June 17th via Domino, but until then you can listen to vocalist Mish Way’s playlist of songs that inspired the album. The group has slimmed down to a trio, with Way, Kenneth William, and… More »

By: Sam Behrens / March 27, 2014 - 3:05 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was one of those weeks where the best music-related video wasn’t a music video. It was Future Islands performing on Letterman and just fucking going for it. Letterman has already introduced frontman Samuel T. Herring’s dancing as a recurring joke on the show, and I sincerely hope it’s because he realizes that dancing wa… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 7, 2014 - 4:56 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Next Tuesday marks the official start of SXSW’s music conference — which runs through next Sunday — meaning a good percentage of the industry will be in Austin for the whole week. To account for this, the industry was on overdrive this week, flooding Soundcloud and YouTube and the inboxes of music bloggers with new… More »

By: Stereogum / March 7, 2014 - 3:12 pm

White Lung – “Drown With The Monster” Video

Vancouver’s White Lung was absolutely one of the highlights of SXSW 2013, and as we head into SXSW 2014, the band have released a new single — presumably from their upcoming Domino Records debut — and live performance video, which serves as a reminder just how much ass they kick, and how hard bands will… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 4, 2014 - 10:27 am

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We’re almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it’s time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we’ve ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we’re looking forward to hearing, enjoying, debating,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

Photos: Ceremony, White Lung, Perfect Pussy @ Kimmel Center, NYC 12/5/13

Three exhilarating punk bands at different stages of their careers converged at NYU’s Kimmel Center last night, and our photographer BJ Enright was there to take in the action. Atop the bill were the trailblazing hardcore veterans Ceremony, currently at work on the follow-up to 2012’s Album Of The Week honoree Zoo. Vancouver punks White… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 6, 2013 - 4:55 pm
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