Articles tagged noise rock

12 Oct 2017 // 2:05 AM

Melkbelly: Nothing Valley

The Chicago band’s combustion engine runs on chaotic cohesion.

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Chelsea Wolfe: Hiss Spun

Wolfe's fifth studio album continues to aggressively pursue metal and industrial music, making for an enrapturing listen all the way through.

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21 Sep 2017 // 2:20 AM

Metz: Strange Peace

On the band's third album, there is a constant search for a frequency that is thrilling and a commitment to it.

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NØMADS - “Autophøbia” (video) (premiere)

If the only thing we have to fear is fear itself, what happens when we're all alone with our fears, forever?

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EMA: Exile in the Outer Ring

EMA's Exile in the Outer Ring is a jet black post-industrial fever dream.

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I Wanna Destroy: An Interview with EMA

EMA talks with PopMatters about her new album Exile in the Outer Ring that tackles issues like the harmful effects of gentrification and the political divisions rife in our societies.

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Spirit Music: A Conversation With Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore talks with PopMatters about age, experience, musical partnerships, and new album Rock n Roll Consciousness.

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17 Jul 2017 // 9:47 AM

Thurston Moore on Exes, Money and His New Sound

Moore talks about his new album, his greatest fear, and the public implosion of his old life.

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The Telescopes: As Light Return

The Telescopes have progressed from an experimental style with concealed moments of melody and drama towards one that abandons almost every formula associated with conventional songwriting

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Swans: The Great Annihilator / Michael Gira: Drainland

By pairing The Great Annihilator with Drainland, the emotional rawness of Gira and Jarboe's art comes through in full color.

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Royal Trux: Platinum Tips + Ice Cream

Royal Trux, one of the most important American bands of all time, resurfaces with an anarchic yet smooth live set to remind disciples how it is done.

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Thurston Moore: Rock n Roll Consciousness

Thurston Moore and his band dig into his old sound while finding success in new ways.

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23 Feb 2017 // 3:30 AM

Pissed Jeans: Why Love Now

Pissed Jeans rage against the everyday on cynical and caustic punk return.

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11 Jan 2017 // 3:20 AM

Body/Head: No Waves

The experimental duo of Kim Gordon and Bill Nace return with No Waves, a live document that strives to capture the impact of their impressive debut album.

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15 Nov 2016 // 3:15 AM

Helmet: Dead to the World

Dead to the World finds Page Hamilton holding old Helmet and new Helmet together in perfect balance.

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10 Nov 2016 // 10:12 AM

Preoccupations: Preoccupations

Preoccupations offers a multilayered synthesis of some of the finer moments of rock music’s past.

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31 Oct 2016 // 2:25 AM

Purling Hiss: High Bias

The Philadelphia-based garage rockers try to broaden their psychedelic edge but cover too much of the same old territory.

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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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