Articles tagged post-punk

Adult Books: Running From the Blows

Adult Books loves '80s new wave, but they're better when they play harder-edged, punk-adjacent songs.

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21 Apr 2016 // 2:30 AM

Wire: Nocturnal Koreans

Though Wire have radically reinvented themselves in the past, Nocturnal Koreans finds them aiming their formula just slightly to the left.

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15 Apr 2016 // 12:25 PM

The Clash - “London Calling” (Singles Going Steady Classic)

The Clash were punk's proud, leftist poet-intellectuals, equally interested in cultivating their own political identity as they were in capturing rock's unbridled ferocity.

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Parquet Courts: Human Performance

The Brooklyn quartet's latest album is incredibly broad in its sonic palette and focused in its approach.

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5 Apr 2016 // 10:32 AM

Savages Breaks Even Its Own Rules

“But I’ve discovered it’s fine to contradict yourself,” Jehnny Beth says. “Otherwise you’d never change.”

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The Cure: Ranking the Albums From 13 to 1

With their first tour in years, now is the perfect time to review the sterling catalog of one of the most substantive and influential bands of the last 40 years.

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Pere Ubu: Architecture of Language 1979 -1982

The second Pere Ubu box set from Fire Records collects their three most nightmarishly cheerful records, songs of innocence and experience that seek to invent their own language.

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Various Artists: New York Noise: Dance Music From the New York Underground 1977-1982

New York Noise is a comprehensive look at the post-punk and no wave era, a short period in time whose influence is still immeasurable and sensed today.

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Big Ups: Before a Million Universes

Before a Million Universes might at times sound like Slint, but Big Ups have their own union and calamity to make their bleakness something of their own.

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The Pop Group: For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder?

Harsh, abrasive, uncompromising and wholly unique, the Pop Group's sophomore album is as essential in 2016 as it was in 1980.

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8 Mar 2016 // 3:10 AM

The Fall: Wise Ol’ Man

The Fall have summoned another EP that will please the faithful while baffling everyone else.

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Lizzy Mercier Descloux: Mambo Nassau / Zulu Rock / One For the Soul / Suspense

These post-Press Color records from Descloux show her as a world traveler, recording each record in a different location and genre-hopping in her music at every turn.

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22 Feb 2016 // 1:06 PM

Protomartyr - “Dope Cloud” (Singles Going Steady)

The fuzzed-out post-punk of Protomartyr is angsty, metallic, and impossible to ignore.

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Protomartyr + Priests + Beach Creeps: Music Hall of Williamsburg

The Agent Intellect has elevated Protomartyr from great band from Detroit to a national treasure from Detroit. Go see them live. Go pick up a record, so you can tell your friends you knew them when.

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22 Jan 2016 // 3:30 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 // 3:20 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 // 3:20 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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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 19 - "The Chitters"

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"Another stand-alone episode, but there's still plenty to discuss in the Supernatural world.

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