electronic rock

Kathleen Hanna, Riot Grrrl, and Punk

Kathleen Hanna, Riot Grrrl, and Punk

Riot Grrrl’s activism and grass-roots activity showed the movement was more concerned with breaking the rules and conventions than breaking through in punk.

Post-Punk’s A Certain Ratio Continue Their Revival

Post-Punk’s A Certain Ratio Continue Their Revival

A Certain Ratio find inspiration in their past work and the music that initially inspired them to create art that exists quite nicely in 2024. 

A Reflective Hauntology: On the 2024 Reissue of Manic Street Preachers’ ‘Lifeblood’

A Reflective Hauntology: On the 2024 Reissue of Manic Street Preachers’ ‘Lifeblood’

Manic Street Preachers’ oeuvre indicates that one can only keep preaching manically if one lets oneself be haunted by the past to show the cracks in capitalist realism.

Ascending Mount Kimbie on ‘The Sunset Violent’

Ascending Mount Kimbie on ‘The Sunset Violent’

Mount Kimbie stir their influences into The Sunset Violent so well that it’s distinctly a record of theirs and an enjoyable one at that. 

Desperate Times Call for Poetic Protest From Cyril Cyril

Desperate Times Call for Poetic Protest From Cyril Cyril

Cyril Cyril’s Le Futur Ça Marche Pas is for agitators, a genre-be-damned assemblage of poetry and vivid effects in the form of well-produced electronic rock.

The Way Out Is Through: Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Hesitation Marks’ at 10

The Way Out Is Through: Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Hesitation Marks’ at 10

Nine Inch Nails’ Hesitation Marks creates an objective point for looking back with wiser eyes, showing that the way to a better life is to push through the past.

New Order’s ‘Substance 1987’ Is Even More Essential on Re-issue

New Order’s ‘Substance 1987’ Is Even More Essential on Re-issue

This is the complete story of how New Order assimilated US underground dance sounds and determined the direction of indie music for many years to come.

‘The Harmony Codex’: Steven Wilson’s ‘Cinema for the Ears’

‘The Harmony Codex’: Steven Wilson’s ‘Cinema for the Ears’

“If there was an agenda, it was to not have an agenda at all,” Steven Wilson says of his seventh solo LP, The Harmony Codex, in this extended interview.

Yeule Makes Artful Glitchpop for the AI Era on ‘Softscars’

Yeule Makes Artful Glitchpop for the AI Era on ‘Softscars’

In weird ways, Yeule’s softscars works as a satisfying slice of artful pop for the Anthropocene that oozes catastrophe and captures a real cultural moment.

Requiem Construct Heavy, Dreamy Soundscapes on ‘POPulist Agendas’

Requiem Construct Heavy, Dreamy Soundscapes on ‘POPulist Agendas’

The first full-length release from Requiem packs an emotional, post-rock punch with its unique sense of adventure and calming, cathartic hope in the darkness.

STS9 & Maddy O’Neal Beat the Heat at Area 15’s Secret Garden

STS9 & Maddy O’Neal Beat the Heat at Area 15’s Secret Garden

STS9, Maddy O’Neal and the Crystal Method team up for a two-night desert dance party at Sin City’s most mystical new venue, Area 51.

Man on Man Rock Out with Gay Love on ‘Provincetown’

Man on Man Rock Out with Gay Love on ‘Provincetown’

Man on Man excel at delivering pop hooks in various ways across rock genres, and with ten tracks at 42 minutes, there’s plenty of playful joy on Provincetown.