A product of Midwest malaise, Cole Waterman spent the bulk of his formative years immersed in the works of Tom Waits, the Doors, the Replacements, John Lee Hooker, the Stooges, Captain Beefheart, Morphine, Alice in Chains, John Coltrane, PJ Harvey and Nick Cave. Regrettably grown up, he pays the bills working as a crime reporter in the Michigan mitten.
'Your Worst Self Is Your Best Self': Defending Season Two of 'True Detective' | 14 Aug 2015 // 4:15 AM
Nic Pizzolatto seems to have written this season for a specific audience, knowing full well and not giving a damn that it would not be viewed favorably by the general public.
Go to the Light: An Interview with Murder by Death | 1 Nov 2012 // 6:15 PM
Ten years into their career, the Indiana band (who is not, by the way, a metal band) reveals their Kickstarter secrets and why not every record is a concept album.
The Ladylike-Defying, Guitar Playing Debra Devi and ‘The Language of the Blues’ | 28 Oct 2012 // 6:14 PM
For aficionados of American history, music and etymology, the blues is the ideal confluence of all three fields. Devi's book is a roadmap for observing how their paths overlap.
Nick Cave’s The Death of Bunny Munro: A Rock Star’s Midlife Crisis or Valid Literature? | 9 Feb 2012 // 4:00 PM
Regardless how history comes to look Nick Cave's The Death of Bunny Munro, in the context of Cave’s career, it stands alone as the purest distillation of his artistry -- a poetic novel with Cave’s inimitable brand of the grotesque, absurd and often comic nature of humanity.
Pumarosa: The Witch | 26 May 2017 // 3:56 AM
London quintet craft stunning, entrancing debut by confidently splicing a variety of genres.
The Afghan Whigs: In Spades | 30 Apr 2017 // 9:30 PM
On their second reunion album, the Afghan Whigs craft a layered exploration of the fluid nature of memory and how experiences shape us as individuals.
Mark Lanegan Band: Gargoyle | 26 Apr 2017 // 9:30 PM
Cult bard's new LP finds him continuing to deliver hardscrabble tales of dashed romance and yearnings for second chances amid bluesy, dark wave-laden compositions.
Samantha Fish: Chills & Fever | 22 Mar 2017 // 9:10 PM
Chills & Fever finds Samantha Fish injecting a dose of Detroit-bred garage rock into her paradigm of Memphis soul, Delta blues, and Motown R&B.
Sleigh Bells: Jessica Rabbit | 15 Nov 2016 // 9:25 PM
Noise pop duo rise to the challenge of diversifying trademark sound with host of new elements, crafting one of their strongest albums.
Ryan Allen and His Extra Arms: Basement Punk //10.Nov.16
July Talk: Touch //27.Oct.16
Gringo Star: The Sides and in Between //23.Aug.16
The Casket Girls: The Night Machines //7.Jun.16
Mass Gothic: Mass Gothic //4.Feb.16
Tart: These Are Not Love Songs //18.Aug.15
Valley Hush: Don't Wait //16.Jul.15
Jamaican Queens: Downers //4.Jun.15
Almost Free: Human Being / Elephant Man //4.Jun.15
George Morris: We Will Go to Hell for This //15.Apr.15
Belle Ghoul: Rabbit's Moon & Doomsday //9.Mar.15
Murder By Death: Big Dark Love //1.Feb.15
Chvrches: Under the Tide (EP) //12.Jan.15
2:54: The Other I //11.Nov.14
Titanics: Deeper //30.Oct.14
Mark Lanegan Band: Phantom Radio //20.Oct.14
Dinner and a Suit: Stay EP //17.Oct.14
Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas: Secret Evil //17.Aug.14
Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires: Dereconstructed //29.May.14
The HandGrenades: 52 //26.May.14
Pixies: Indie Cindy //1.May.14
Wye Oak: Shriek //30.Apr.14
The Paper Sound: Trajectories //30.Apr.14
The Faint: Doom Abuse //8.Apr.14
Hollow & Akimbo: Hollow & Akimbo //13.Mar.14
Broken Bells: After the Disco //2.Feb.14
The Gaslight Anthem: The B-Sides //30.Jan.14
Silent Lions: The Compartments //21.Jan.14
Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas: Demons //8.Jan.14
Hunters: Hunters //4.Dec.13
Jared & The Mill: Western Expansion //4.Nov.13
Flint Eastwood: Late Nights in Bolo Ties //25.Oct.13
The Wild Finish: The Jacket //15.Oct.13
Pearl Jam: Lightning Bolt //13.Oct.13
Titanics: Soft Treasure //29.Sep.13
Mark Lanegan: Imitations //19.Sep.13
Ghost Wave: Ages //28.Aug.13
Washed Out: Paracosm //11.Aug.13
Gogol Bordello: Pura Vida Conspiracy //21.Jul.13
Joseph Arthur: The Ballad of Boogie Christ //11.Jul.13
Mark Mulcahy: Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You //20.Jun.13
Surfer Blood: Pythons //10.Jun.13
Alice in Chains: The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here //27.May.13
Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood: Black Pudding //16.May.13
Still Corners: Strange Pleasures //8.May.13
Iggy and the Stooges: Ready to Die //29.Apr.13
Purling Hiss: Water on Mars //19.Mar.13
Stereophonics: Graffiti on the Train //12.Mar.13
The Stone Foxes: Small Fires //13.Feb.13
Tomahawk: Oddfellows //3.Feb.13
Soundgarden: 27 January 2013 - Detroit //1.Feb.13
Lady Lazarus: All My Love in Half Light //28.Jan.13
Widowspeak: Almanac //24.Jan.13
The Fishing Journal: The Fishing Journal EP //3.Dec.12
RNDM: Acts //28.Nov.12
The Casket Girls: Sleepwalking //12.Nov.12
The Afghan Whigs: 24 October 2012 - Detroit //2.Nov.12
'Alter Egos': Superheroes Learning to Be Humans //19.Oct.12
My Jerusalem: Preachers //10.Oct.12
Murder By Death: Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon //23.Sep.12
The Crookes: Hold Fast //19.Sep.12
Niki and the Dove: Instinct //27.Aug.12
Florence + the Machine: 31 July 2012 - Detroit //13.Aug.12
Kimbra: Vows //22.Jul.12
Icky Blossoms: Icky Blossoms //18.Jul.12
Husky: Forever So //11.Jul.12
Soulsavers: The Light the Dead See //1.Jul.12
Lostprophets: Weapons //20.Jun.12
Mark Lanegan Band: 16 May 2012 - Hamtramck, MI //28.May.12
The Brian Jonestown Massacre: Aufheben //23.May.12
Poor Moon: Illusion EP //3.May.12
Florence + the Machine: MTV Unplugged //12.Apr.12
The Freshkills: Raise Up the Sheets //26.Mar.12
FUR - "Mein" (video) (premiere) | 24 May 2017 // 3:48 AM
Detroit group FUR reunites with video ahead of new album, fusing post-punk, shoegaze, and darkwave.
Merci Raines - 'Merci Raines' (album stream) (premiere) | 31 Mar 2017 // 3:51 AM
New Orleans songwriter releases debut EP steeped in mystique and nocturnal vibes.
Aloud (feat. Cold Blood Club) - "Agua Mala" (premiere) | 8 Feb 2017 // 11:22 AM
Boston and Brooklyn bands unite on new tune to raise funds for those affected by Flint Water Crisis.
Johnny Kills — “Take it Easy” (audio) (interview) | 21 Dec 2016 // 6:30 AM
This London/Brighton trio releases fiery debut song of one-and-a-half minute garage rock goodness.
George Morris - "100 Years" (audio) (premiere) + Interview | 14 Dec 2016 // 4:39 AM
Detroit songwriter releases glam rock-meets-synthpop anthem ahead of third solo album.