Papercuts – Baxter’s Bliss

Papercuts – Baxter’s Bliss

It seems that recently, the cultural memory has forgotten just how much the early 90s shoegaze movement was compared to 60s psychedelic rock. It’s a natural comparison—at that point, there weren’t too many sonic touchstones that you could point to at that point. To...
Converge – Bloodmoon: I

Converge – Bloodmoon: I

In heavy music, there are few names as highly regarded as Converge, Chelsea Wolfe, and Cave In. Each project has built a career that is largely above reproach, and in their own pocket of the larger heavy music scene. The idea of a collaboration between the three—put...
Ovlov – Buds

Ovlov – Buds

There’s just something about drowning pop songs in gnarled, ugly guitar fuzz that just works. Ever since Jesus and Mary Chain paired Beach-Boys-esque doo wop songs with amp-busting feedback, scores of bands have adopted the same formula with similar success. Dinosaur...
French For Rabbits – The Overflow

French For Rabbits – The Overflow

Pop music is a nebulous thing. Trends shift on a moment’s notice, changing the trajectory of the Top 40 for years to come. Just compare the shape of the pop landscape before Madonna, Lady Gaga, and even Lorde with the flood of soundalikes that came after them. But...
Emma Ruth Rundle – Engine of Hell

Emma Ruth Rundle – Engine of Hell

I first became aware of Emma Ruth Rundle in 2018 upon the release of her album On Dark Horses. But after that moment, I started realizing just how ubiquitous she is. Because of course, that wasn’t the first time I had heard her work: I had been a fan of her...