Like most of the world right now, the members of Comet Gain seem to have a knot in their stomach that they're trying to break loose. As such, they've created their most punk effort yet with Fireraisers Forever!
Wave's status as Patti Smith's most unapologetically pop album reveals the most authentically "punk" gesture of her career: rejecting the idea that her genre capabilities begin and end with that four-letter word.
This week we have hyperactive indie pop from Novacub, Infectious alt-rock from Johnny Kills, apocalyptic disco-punk from See Thru Hands, the superbly articulate lyricism of Brooke Bentham, and the stunning debut from Søren Lorensen.
Experimental art-punk outfit, Cinema Cinema team with Matt Darriau (The Klezmatics) for a record that combines punk, avant-garde, and a touch of the old world. Cinema Cinema's Ev Gold says, "Matt is like a human gauze over the animal that is Cinema Cinema."
After more than three years together, Brooklyn duo ESSi finally released their first full-length album. PopMatters caught up with them before a show to discuss their effects-laden punk sound, New York's vibrant DIY music scene, and how Craigslist saved them more than once.
Punk rock's the Menzingers are back with a new album, Hello Exile, that takes the group in a more straightforward rock direction. Co-vocalist and guitarist, Greg Barnett talks about the record, the pressures of success, and the desire to be better.