Articles tagged noise rock

22 Jan 2016 // 2:30 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 // 2:30 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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3 Nov 2015 // 1:15 AM

Blacklisters: Adult

Blacklisters are strong when their brand of noise rock resembles sludge metal. They aren't nearly so good when they do hardcore.

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28 Oct 2015 // 1:20 AM

Cheatahs: Mythologies

Cheatahs continue to successfully hoard and re-interpret sounds from shoegaze and early-'90s guitar rock. Too bad their hooks and melodies are inconsistent.

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Not Of - “The Mark” (video) (premiere)

New Canadian noise from a band that, while keeping a low profile, outplay their more fashionable peers.

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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 // 1:15 AM

Deaf Wish: Pain

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

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25 Aug 2015 // 1:20 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 // 2:00 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 // 5:00 AM

METZ: II

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 // 1:05 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 // 1:05 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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