Articles tagged post-punk

A Crooked and Unseen Highway: lowercase - “Rare Anger”

Phantasmagorical stories, startling screams, and a visceral combustion of tension comprise Kill the Lights' penultimate tune, "Rare Anger".

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The Vaccines: English Graffiti

Once touted as the Next Big Thing, the English band have done even better and become their own thing.

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A Crooked and Unseen Highway: lowercase - “Stairways”

"Stairways" is a curious little instrumental that nonetheless feels comfortable in Kill the Lights -- that is, as "comfortable" as a song by lowercase could sound.

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The Fall: Sub-Lingual Tablet

Long in the tooth but not without vitality, Mark E. Smith and the Fall are predictable, but satisfactory, on their new album

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The Mothmen: Pay Attention!

This music is not pretty. It’s definitely not pop. But we're paying attention.

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A Crooked and Unseen Highway: lowercase - “Neurasthenia”

"Neurasthenia" sinks into bed, going to sleep listless and defeated as Kill the Lights reaches its low ebb in the very middle.

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Slow Riot - “City of Culture” (audio) (Premiere)

In 2014, Limerick, Ireland was named the country's national City of Culture. Irish post-punks Slow Riot have their own take on the city's designation.

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A Crooked and Unseen Highway: lowercase - “Severance Denied”

"Severance Denied" is possibly the most straightforward and uptempo track on the slowcore of Kill the Lights -- although "uptempo" is here a relative term.

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3 Jun 2015 // 3:20 AM

Algiers: Algiers

The debut album from the post-punk/gospel trio Algiers is provocative, challenging, and nothing short of a triumph.

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A Crooked and Unseen Highway: lowercase - “Slightly Dazed”

By the time "Slightly Dazed" is done, it's hard not to be as bitter as vocalist Imaad Wasif sounds.

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A Crooked and Unseen Highway: lowercase - “She Takes Me”

The newest Between the Grooves series tackles Lowercase's Kill the Lights, a great marriage of slowcore and post-punk: raw, angry, sullen, and very much alive almost 20 years later.

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26 May 2015 // 10:29 AM

The Mothmen - ‘Pay Attention!’ (album stream)

UK post-punk band the Mothmen is re-issuing their classic album Pay Attention! on June 2nd and today they have made the entire album available for streaming.

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Morning Smoke - “Unknown” (video) (Premiere)

The rising United Kingdom group Morning Smoke marry classic post-punk with '90s alternative in their latest single, "Unknown".

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Translator: Sometimes People Forget

However much Translator came to represent the new vitality of the '80s, the shining embrace of the '60s and early '70s was never far behind.

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‘Mudbird Shivers’ Is the Ex’s Propaganda of the Deed

The Ex confer elegance onto a wall of sound that often comes close to the sound of bombing raid alarms and the subsequent bombs themselves.

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An Artist Living in an Edgeland: An Interview With LoneLady

"If you've been shaped by a brutish environment," Manchester artist LoneLady tells PopMatters, "You don't have the luxury of making 'soft' music."

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28 Apr 2015 // 2:02 AM

The Soft Moon: Deeper

If the Soft Moon's techno-mope isn't exactly authentic, it's certainly genuine and most definitely consistent on Deeper.

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Palma Violets - “English Tongue” (video)

The UK's own Palma Violets have a new video in lead-up to their forthcoming LP, Danger in the Club: the dingy rock 'n' roll of "English Tongue".

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22 Apr 2015 // 2:05 AM

Wire: WIRE

Eponymous albums aren't for amateurs, and Wire's 13th chunk of full-length steel proves it.

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21 Apr 2015 // 2:10 AM

Burning Bridges With Wire

Colin Newman is a rock legend. Wire have been churning out great self-released LPs for years, and their new one is no exception.

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