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The Menzingers – “The Freaks” Video

I wrote about the Menzingers' last album, After The Party, for Stereogum's rundown of The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 So Far. Which was last…
Michael Nelson | October 23, 2018 - 12:38 pm


Drug Church – “Unlicensed Hall Monitor” Video

Every time I hear the name Drug Church, I can't help but associate it with J Church: an incredible Bay Area punk band that came…
Michael Nelson | October 17, 2018 - 11:19 am


Stream Slow Crush’s New Album Aurora

Over the last few years, I've written at length about heavy bands transitioning away, slightly, from what's typically defined as "heavy music" and toward something…
Michael Nelson | September 24, 2018 - 11:09 am

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The Crying Of Lot 55: The Unsolved Mysteries And Alternate Realities Of Andrew W.K.

Let's start now. Or as close to now as can be defined in this conversation, between the time and place I am in as I…
Michael Nelson | September 21, 2018 - 2:08 pm


Andrew W.K. – “You’re Not Alone” Video

In March, Andrew W.K. released his new album, You’re Not Alone, and today, he releases a video for the album’s title track. That is why…
Michael Nelson | September 4, 2018 - 12:11 pm


Counterparts – “Selfishly I Sink”

You don't need to be a skate nerd to know Nyjah Huston, but if you don't know Nyjah Huston, it's probably pretty safe to assume…
Michael Nelson | August 23, 2018 - 11:15 am

Dödsrit – “Aura”

Twenty years from now, purveyors of heavy music will talk about Sweden's Christoffer Öster in tones currently reserved for folks like Chuck Schuldiner and Quorthon.
Michael Nelson | August 17, 2018 - 2:11 pm

Drug Church – “Avoidarama” Video

You guys know the Hold Steady song "Stay Positive"? I love that song so much, and there's this one verse that always gets me so…
Michael Nelson | August 3, 2018 - 1:15 pm

Counterparts – “Monument” Video

I'm back in the office now, but I'd been in Cape Cod for the last six days prior to this one, and during that time…
Michael Nelson | July 25, 2018 - 1:31 pm

Code Orange – “The Hunt” (Feat. Corey Taylor) & “3 Knives”

Last year, the skull-smashing Pittsburgh-based hardcore-sludge unit Code Orange leveled up with their third LP, Forever. It was also the band's first release on Roadrunner,…
Michael Nelson | June 21, 2018 - 11:51 am


Stream Modern Rituals The Light That Leaks In

The little British indie Holy Roar Records is on a pretty incredible roll right now. Already this year, the label gave us Rolo Tomassi's Time
Michael Nelson | June 19, 2018 - 10:45 am

Thou – “The Changeling Prince”

The Louisiana blackened-sludge doom-droners Thou are flooding the market in 2018, making their already-labyrinthine canon harder to follow than the motherfucking Marvel Universe. They opened…
Michael Nelson | May 31, 2018 - 10:53 am

The Armed – “Nowhere To Be Found” Video

Hola, amigos. I know it's been a long time since I rapped at ya, but I am seriously in the weeds over here. What's going…
Michael Nelson | May 24, 2018 - 12:08 pm

Hear A Hot Minute Of New Deafheaven Song “Near”

Deafheaven's new album, Ordinary Corrupt Human Love, drops in mid-July, and the first single, "Honeycomb," came out in late April. I dunno when single #2…
Michael Nelson | May 9, 2018 - 12:42 pm

At The Gates – “Daggers Of The Black Haze”

We're three weeks out from the release of At The Gates' To Drink From The Night Itself. It's the Gothenburg death metal band's sixth LP…
Michael Nelson | April 27, 2018 - 12:59 pm

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