Wednesday, May 15 2013
Chicago indie rockers top last year's solid Pre Language with the most suffocating, prickliest post-punk they can manage.
Monday, May 6 2013
"With the meaningless luxury of hindsight", Wilson Neate echoes back at the band its own detachment -- and its dry wit. This reverberates with his own sharp, honest, but affectionate reaction to Wire's sounds and moods.
Monday, April 15 2013
The bassist and lyricist for the seminal post-punk band talks about the unique inspiration for their new album and why he has no time for nostalgia.
Tuesday, April 2 2013
For Parquet Courts, "slacker" isn't just a lifestyle, it's a full-blown worldview and in Light Up Gold, they play like revolutionaries.
Thursday, March 28 2013
Although it's built from rough drafts started during Wire's late '70s heyday, Change Becomes You isn't about repeating history, but making more of it.
Tuesday, March 26 2013
The '80s post-punk act's first album in 22 years reveals a talent for dark, mournful balladry -- and a bitter fascination with America.
Wednesday, May 11 2011
Virgin Islands don’t really have much to say that you couldn’t figure out on your own, but they bring the noise in a well-crafted retro-inspired package.
Tuesday, April 26 2011
Poly Styrene (Marianne Elliott-Said): July 3rd 1957- April 25th 2011. Popular music has lost one of its great women.
Monday, February 21 2011
Hey look, it's another post-punk revival band!
Monday, February 14 2011
The Five O'Clock Heroes has not been influenced one iota by any sort of trend in popular music postdating, say, 1983.