Articles tagged noise rock

18 Oct 2016 // 3:18 PM

HEALTH Slays in Bushwick During Neverending DEATH MAGIC Tour

We’re coming to see HEALTH for the experience, for the kind of intense musical attack that leaves one needing a stiff drink...

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15 Sep 2016 // 2:20 AM

Preoccupations: Preoccupations

Preoccupations is a battlefield survey from the struggle against internal and external impediments that encroach upon life and health.

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2 Sep 2016 // 2:19 AM

Helms Alee: Stillicide

Stillicide manages to achieve what Helms Alee's previous records could not: atmosphere.

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19 Aug 2016 // 9:12 AM

Purling Hiss - “Fever” (Singles Going Steady)

You are unlikely to hear a bed of guitars and thick and loud and unyielding as the one Mike Polizze unleashes on "Fever".

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Sonic Youth: Spinhead Sessions

This collection of unearthed sessions from the band's peak period finds them in a consciously arty headspace, pursuing moods and textures over songcraft.

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Dinosaur Jr.: Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not

This emotive new LP is not just another Dinosaur Jr. record.

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Finding the Image: Michael Gira Talks Swans’ Creative Process

Michael Gira discusses the mistake that led to a critical part of the latest Swans album, building a collective mind, and the art of Francis Bacon.

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8 Jun 2016 // 2:30 AM

Holy Fuck: Congrats

The hard-to-categorize rock band delivers an album of surprising flexibility and brave dynamic character on their first since 2010.

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3 Jun 2016 // 9:06 AM


If you like heavy riffs and a sound that bridges hardcore and thrash, then WRONG is a good listen. If not, there won't be much to hang onto here.

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11 May 2016 // 2:30 AM

Nothing: Tired of Tomorrow

With a lean run time of about 45 minutes, Tired of Tomorrow is a full-on assault, not to mention a welcome and long-awaited addition to Nothing's catalog.

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18 Mar 2016 // 2:30 AM

Boris with Merzbow: Gensho

Pushing the virtue of patience to full capacity, Boris and Merzbow combine their demented artistry to be listened to both separately and simultaneously.

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16 Mar 2016 // 9:34 AM

NOTHING - “Vertigo Flowers” (Singles Going Steady)

A muted amalgamation of the feedback-drenched pop of Yuck and breezy shoegaze of DIIV, "Vertigo Flowers" is a melodically understated, unassuming dream-pop banger.

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3 Mar 2016 // 3:15 AM

Yuck: Stranger Things

The genre revivalists return to familiar territory, but a more adventurous spirit would have been welcome.

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23 Feb 2016 // 4:00 AM

Banned Books: Banned Books

Seven years after forming, Banned Books have cooked up their debut LP which, by their own admission, is “utterly bombastic".

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22 Feb 2016 // 1:06 PM

Protomartyr - “Dope Cloud” (Singles Going Steady)

The fuzzed-out post-punk of Protomartyr is angsty, metallic, and impossible to ignore.

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Protomartyr + Priests + Beach Creeps: Music Hall of Williamsburg

The Agent Intellect has elevated Protomartyr from great band from Detroit to a national treasure from Detroit. Go see them live. Go pick up a record, so you can tell your friends you knew them when.

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22 Jan 2016 // 3:30 AM

Savages: Adore Life

Adore Life is a step up in maturity and songcraft, yet still delivers plenty of jagged ferocity. There aren’t any highs on par with the best moments of Silence Yourself, but it is nonetheless consistently strong, and may be more of a grower.

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20 Jan 2016 // 3:30 AM

Pop. 1280: Paradise

Those wanting to dance with the devil will have a very pleasant time with Pop. 1280's brooding and flashy Paradise.

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Ty Segall: Emotional Mugger

Ty Segall has always reliably subscribed to rockist orthodoxy, but he’s left room enough on his new album for noisy evolution.

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The Telescopes: Splashdown: The Complete Creation Recordings 1990-1992

Splashdown gives this short, prolific period of the Telescopes’ history a sense of balance that few back in the day might've admitted.

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Indie Horror Month 2016: Executing 'The Deed'

// Moving Pixels

"It's just so easy to kill someone in a video game that it's surprising when a game makes murder difficult.

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