Articles tagged noise rock

Baby Labour - ‘Aruban Sandwich’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Canadian math rock trio bring the noise on their new album. So to speak.

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Girl Band: Holding Hands with Jamie

The Dublin band's debut LP documents four musicians in flux together, their increasing ability to rely on one another allowing them to bother less with outside expectations.

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27 Aug 2015 // 2:15 AM

Deaf Wish: Pain

The Australian noise-merchants return with their feedback, heavy distortion and stylistic juxtaposition.

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25 Aug 2015 // 2:20 AM

Dope Body: Kunk

A top-notch rock record, of the disgusting variety.

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Gaytheist + Rabbits - ‘GAY*BITS’ (album stream) (premiere)

Two of Portland's best underground bands join forces for a raucous and highly enjoyable split album.

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Noise Band Health, As Anxious and Rude As Ever, Adjusts to a New Scene

Right when the band’s new album, Death Magic, could vault it past the LA underground and onto big new stages, it’s mocking the idea of changing to be more popular.

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STATS - ‘Mercy’ (album stream) (premiere)

Sludge metal gets mighty weird awfully fast on this debut album. In the best way imaginable.

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13 May 2015 // 3:00 AM

HOLY: Stabs

Stabs is too conservative a psychedelic album to stand out but provides some easy fun while it lasts.

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4 May 2015 // 6:00 AM


METZ are a caustic antidote for a cynical world, and II burns even better going down than their defining first album.

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27 Mar 2015 // 2:05 AM

Zu: Cortar Todo

It roars, dilutes, squeals, shrieks, pulsates and squawks. Welcome to the world of Zu.

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Lightning Bolt: Fantasy Empire

In the end, this is exactly what we have come to expect from Lightning Bolt; a set list of fuzzy, overwhelming, noise rock that keeps it simple while never missing its target.

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30 Oct 2014 // 2:05 AM

Medicine: Home Everywhere

Home Everywhere is a brave record, one that you have to be patient with.

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The Twilight Sad: Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave

The Scottish band reconcile their previous modes by pulling back on the electronic drive of their last album, while continuing to elevate tension gradually rather than release it for maximum devastation.

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Pissed Jeans: Shallow (Reissue)

The 2005 debut by this Philadelphia noise-punk band sounds right at home in the fall of 2014.

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Split/Red - “Road to Aguilares (for Rutilio Grande)” (video) (Premiere)

The latest tune by the Philadelphia rock outfit Split/Red, "Road to Aguilares (for Rutilio Grande)", is dedicated to El Salvadorian liberation theologian Rutilio Grande.

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21 Oct 2014 // 2:05 AM

Thurston Moore: The Best Day

Thurston Moore's most ambitious solo album and possibly the best Sonic Youth-related release since 2004's Sonic Nurse.

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Iceage: Plowing Into the Field of Love

Iceage are on to something, even if that “something” feels intangible and hard to put into descriptive feeling.

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The Best Noise Rock of 2013

From unforeseen comebacks to heretofore unknown new acts, much of 2013's best noise-rock often came out of nowhere.

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On Subverting Sonic Rules: ‘Resonances: Noise and Contemporary Music’

Noise may antagonize, subvert, transcend or annoy, but one person's noise is almost always another's music.

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22 Aug 2013 // 11:15 PM

Assimilate: A Critical History of Industrial Music

More extreme than punk, industrial music revolted against the very ideas of order and reason: it sought to strip away the brainwashing that was identity itself. It aspired to provoke, bewilder, and roar with independence.

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Robert DeLong Upgraded for 'In the Cards' (Rough Trade Photos + Tour Dates)

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"Robert DeLong ups his musical game with his new album In the Cards and his live show gets a boost too.

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