Articles tagged noise rock

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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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 // 1:05 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 // 10:15 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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Thurston Moore and Loren Connors:The Only Way to Go Is Straight Through

Limited to 3,000 copies, this is a brilliant experiment in guitar noise, not in entertainment.

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6 Jun 2013 // 10:35 PM

Japanoise: Music at the Edge of Circulation

Is Noise, an underground music made through an amalgam of feedback, distortion, and electronic effects, Japanoise? Is it even music at all?

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The Men Premiere New Track, “Electric” (stream)

"Piano, mandolin, harmonica, four-part vocal harmonies and even no-input harsh noise all weave their way through New Moon," says Brooklyn group.

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Yuck: Yuck (Deluxe Edition)

The shoegazing Brits re-release their excellent February debut album along with a bonus EP; a nice addition for fans, a must-have for the uninitiated.

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14 Sep 2011 // 8:59 PM

IfIHadAHiFi: Nada Surf + 3 EP

IfIHadAHiFi simply craft black metallic sheets of out-of-tune punk rock that are engaging in same way that you might find horrific fascination in passing a particularly nasty car wreck on the roadside.

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Gay for Johnny Depp: What Doesn’t Kill You, Eventually Kills You

This album fails to meet the basic requirements of good noise rock, despite a noticeable and honest effort.

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Serena-Maneesh: S-M 2: Abyss in B Minor

This album was meant to be a “rock ’n’ roll chamber of magic", but, in truth, the end result is more like a distorted hall of mirrors that render an otherwise skinny person into something fat and ugly.

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FKA twigs Outdoes Herself with 'Congregata' (Photos)

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"A regular FKA twigs performance is exciting. But her 'Congregata' event amps up the fervor ten fold, with more wild dancers, powerful lights and costumes.

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