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Album Review: Fontaines D.C.—Dogrel

There is perhaps no more buzzed about band right now than Dublin-based post-punks Fontaines D.C. Between touring with IDLES, leaving audiences in awe at SXSW, and receiving heaps of critical acclaim, the band has a lot to live up to with the release of their

Mark Morton—Anesthetic

by Ken Jobe As guitarist and co-founder of groove metal icons Lamb of God, Mark Morton has proven himself several times over as a prolific songwriter and lyricist of some of the best songs to come out of the genre. With the release of his

Mark Morton—Anesthetic

by Ken Jobe As guitarist and co-founder of groove metal icons Lamb of God, Mark Morton has proven himself several times over as a prolific songwriter and lyricist of some of the best songs to come out of the genre. With the release of his

SWMRS—Berkeley’s On Fire

No matter how highly old punks may think of themselves, they’re as likely to have preconceived notions as almost anyone. Especially when it comes to the preciousness with which they treat their own genre—judging what does and doesn’t live up to their standards as “punk”

Review: Bob Mould—Sunshine Rock

by Ken Jobe (@booksofjobe) When thinking of words to describe punk icon and forefather of alternative rock Bob Mould, some of the last on the list might be “sunny” or “optimistic”. And yet, with the release of the former Hüsker Dü and Sugar frontman’s 13th

Review: Swervedriver—Future Ruins

by Ken Jobe (@booksofjobe) Oxford’s Swervedriver have always occupied an odd space in the shoegaze landscape, despite having helped practically invent the genre. Their sophomore release, 1993’s Mezcal Head, is one of the 90’s definitive shoegaze albums as well as a top-rated album in indie

Restorations Remain Ambiguous and Glorious

by Jeff Nale (@jeffnale) RIYL: Gaslight Anthem, War on Drugs

 Restorations new album is short. Clocking in at twenty-four minutes over seven tracks, LP5000 risks giving the impression that it may have been rushed to release in an abbreviated state. But the Philly-based anthemists haven’t

Hot Snakes Don’t Do Decaf

by Jeff Nale (@jeffnale) You’ve got to hand it to Hot Snakes—they know how to be a punk band. Not everyone might agree that the music they make—even Jericho Sirens, their fiercest and latest—is outrightly punk, but it doesn’t matter to them, or me. The

Gouge Away—Burnt Sugar

by Ken Jobe (@booksofjobe) In 2016, Florida’s Gouge Away released one of the year’s best (and perhaps most overlooked) hardcore albums with , Dies, a 13 song scorcher of a debut that spit sociopolitical fire and venom, and left listeners battered and bruised in its

Death Cab for Cutie—Thank You for Today

In the 20 years since Death Cab for Cutie made their debut with 1998’s Something About Airplanes, the band has had their ups and downs: indie cred that built to mainstream success, followed by a couple of lackluster albums with dwindling sales and, most recently,