Articles tagged post-punk

27 Jul 2016 // 2:15 AM

Omni: Deluxe

Deluxe is a far better way to spend 30 minutes than many other 2016 releases shackled with the blanket terms of “indie” and “post-punk”.

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Motorways, Bank Robbers, and Other Delights: A Conversation with Martin Bramah of Blue Orchids

John Peel and Nico loved his band and Mark E. Smith fired him. Martin Bramah marched through history with a band he can never seem to escape. After decades of trying not to, he's finally learned to embrace life in Blue Orchids.

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Siamese - “White Jacket” (video) (premiere) (interview)

Detroit darkwave, post-punk quartet Siamese release atmospheric video ahead of debut EP.

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Wearing the Wrong Clothes: An Interview with Punk-Hippie Alig Fodder

Front man of shape-shifting post-punk act Family Fodder talks about the early days, the songwriting process, and how an unbridled fashion sense may have kept them out of the limelight.

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28 Jun 2016 // 3:57 PM

Pulp - “Common People” (Singles Going Steady Classic)

This ageless anthem was one of those moments when the outsiders took over and everyone wanted in.

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Adam and the Ants: Kings of the Wild Frontier (Deluxe Edition)

Adam Ant was a pop music prankster who upended the post-punk chart game, but at the end of the day, the real joke may have been on the listeners themselves.

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Blue Orchids: Awefull / The Once and Future Thing

Blue Orchids comes roaring back with new songs and a collection of early '80s Rough Trade sides.

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Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds: La Araña Es La Vida

Kid Congo comes back with a record filled with hot lickin' and cool pickin'. It's rock 'n' roll through and through, and if it doesn't reinvent the album it'll certainly move you to catch a live show.

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My Robot Friend: Open the Book

After seven years away from the spotlight, My Robot Friend returns with a record that's an awful lot of fun even when it lacks cohesion. Dean & Britta as well as Andre Williams join in.

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Various Artists: Sharon Signs to Cherry Red

This two-disc set comprises 45 songs that capture not a sound, but rather an attitude. These artists island hop across labels and genres and, in doing so, create vital songs worth unearthing now.

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20 May 2016 // 2:05 AM

Lifetones: For a Reason

After his band This Heat came to an end, Charles Bullen saw signs of imminent destruction all around him. This six-song record is a chronicle of that time.

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Barry Adamson: Know Where to Run

Know Where to Run will do little to seduce those already unwilling to wade through Barry Adamson’s spotty catalog, but in spite of a few regrettable artistic choices the album as a whole is eminently listenable, and for brief stretches even indispensable.

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As If Response Were Based on Fact: A Conversation With Wire

It's been nearly four decades since Wire put out Pink Flag, one of the most seminal rock albums of the modern era. Now, with their 15th studio effort, Colin Newman and Graham Lewis are fiesty as ever with zero signs of slowing down.

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9 May 2016 // 2:30 PM

Prism Tats - “Creep Out // Freak Out” (Singles Going Steady)

"Creep Out // Freak Out" is a freak-punk maelstrom whipped along by an unrelenting sexual pressure.

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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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