Articles tagged post-punk

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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21 Jan 2016 // 2:20 AM

Half Japanese: Perfect

The consistently strange, dependably wonderful Jad Fair has gifted fans with a concise, enjoyable and, as always, bizarre, new Half Japanese record.

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Swans: White Light From the Mouth of Infinity / Love of Life

Though these early '90s records have a bright transcendence that makes them feel like outliers, they fit perfectly into the Swans canon.

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Bernard Sumner’s Modest Tales of Joy Division and New Order

Guitarist Bernard Sumner shares his recollections of Joy Division and New Order, both seminal post-punk outfits whose influence cannot be overstated.

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17 Nov 2015 // 2:20 AM

Killing Joke: Pylon

Pylon reminds us that no one can make a soundtrack for the apocalypse quite like Killing Joke.

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Krisp - “167” (audio) (premiere)

Dark post-punk and propulsive new wave find a happy medium on this new track by the Miami band.

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3 Nov 2015 // 1:30 AM

Chapter and Verse: New Order, Joy Division and Me

Bernard Sumner artfully describes where the music of Joy Division came from; distilled to a single cold, bleak, industrial Manchester night.

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We Are Wolves - “Feed Them” (audio) (premiere)

The Montreal post-punks return with a bubbly new single, and a scorching b-side as well.

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Victories at Sea - ‘Everything Forever’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Birmingham band bridges post-punk and dance on their energetic debut album.

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Part Past Part Fiction: A Conversation with the Chills’ Martin Phillipps

Martin Phillipps discusses his struggles as well as his creative reawakening and his newest album, Silver Bullets, a record that's been in the works some form or another for nearly two decades.

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Shopping: Why Choose

The East London trio's knack for punk repetition with a funk sensibility isn’t novel, though what makes them stand out is their poised, joyful interplay.

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Stick Against Stone - “Grace” (audio) (premiere)

The cult faves have finished their debut album, which has been only 30 years in the making.

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Gláss - “Glass(-accent)” (audio) (premiere)

Gothic post-punk meets surf rock on this searing new track.

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Nervous Curtains - ‘Con’ (album stream) (premiere)

With a post-punk album as powerful as this one, who needs guitars?

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25 Sep 2015 // 1:15 AM

Ought: Sun Coming Down

The Canadian post-punk band's second album is just the same, but brand new. The excitement the band generated is still very much present.

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Pere Ubu: Elitism for the People 1975-1978

Featuring the highly influential Ohio group’s first two albums, singles and early live performance, Elitism for the People is nothing short of essential for those who consider themselves fans of the underground.

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The Harrow - “Love Like Shadows” (video) (premiere)

Beautiful visuals complement wonderfully dark music in the latest video by the Brooklyn post-punks.

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Lizzy Mercier Descloux: Press Color

A new reissue of an idiosyncratic post-punk classic reminds us of the fragmented creative space that thrived in underground music in the late '70s.

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Heat Dust - “I Warm My Hands” (audio) (premiere)

Metal meets the darker side of post-punk on this brooding new track by the New Orleans band.

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Craig Finn: Faith in the Future

Craig Finn’s second solo album Faith in the Future perseveres in hard times, thanks to Finn’s dark humor.

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Double Take: 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' (1969)

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"The two Steves at Double Take are often mistaken for Paul Newman and Robert Redford; so it's appropriate that they shoot it out over Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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