Talking Heads: 77‘s power-pop short song format sounded familiar, but those herky-jerky rhythms, eccentric melodies, and strained yelping vocals led to New Wave.
Joe Strummer’s fear of becoming bored or stuck provoked him and the Mescaleros to turn over new stones any chance they could. This new set is comprehensive.
Multiple musical histories come to bear on Avalanche Kaito, resulting in an Afrofuturist-tinged, cyberpunk-shaped fantasy well worth an immersive listen.
With their third LP Hellfire, Black Midi continue to put out adventurous and challenging music that keeps listeners on the tips of their toes.
Wombo create their dark moods on Fairy Rust by channeling the best qualities of some of the most important and influential acts of the 20th century.
On Kal Marks’ My Name Is Hell the vocal production is cleaner with the band’s new line-up, capturing the dynamic between Shane’s nonchalant singing and vocal cord-tearing screams.
TV Priest’s My Other People pushes sonic boundaries while still sounding post-punk. The breadth of styles here is impressive, as is the musicianship.
Astragal reincarnate what made 1980s post-punk so compulsively listenable, helping them stand out in a fascinating genre with precious little competition.
Not About to Die is a bootleg cassette of scrappy Wire demos recorded in the late 1970s that circulated in the early 1980s. It’s finally an official release.
Melodic carnage, transcendental lyrics, cathartic delivery, and divine communion between Him and his flock are expected and delivered from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds performing live in Berlin.