As formal genre and sub-genre structures become increasingly impractical in the internet-dominated 21st century, there are artists that revert to nostalgic sounds - seeking an 'authentic' geographic community to align themselves with - and artists that revel in the possibilities that the new world provides. Benjamin Power, also known as Blanck Mass, is an example of the latter, someone who has furrowed his own path and created a sound that is visceral,...Read more
Presented as a splintered conversation on America's political and social climate, Sleater-Kinney 's tenth studio album The Center Won't Hold is a fractured masterpiece. Having worked with producer Annie Clark (St. Vincent) and weathered the recent departure of drummer Jannet Weiss', The Center Won't Hold is a tumultuous record where emotional tempests surge throughout. Since their surprise reunion in 2015, the world has changed for Sleater-Kinney...Read more
Her third full-length record following 2013's mini-album 'That Iron Taste', 2015's 'We Slept at Last' and 2017's 'I'm Not Your Man', 'Any Human Friend' is an unflinching look into Marika Hackman's psyche. A deeply personal album, it's honest and bold, seeing Marika embody a sharper sense of self as she dives into remarkably open (read: filthy) experiences in love, sex, pain and everything between, emerging the other side with a hopeful outlook on...Read more
Take the title of the Regrettes' second album as something of a promise. How Do You Love? finds the band -- or, perhaps more specifically, its leader Lydia Night -- exploring the ramifications of the titular question. It's a bit of an autobiographical quandary for Night, who fell madly and deeply in love sometime after the 2017 release of Feel Your Feelings Fool! The relationship didn't survive, but it inspired the song cycle of How Do You Love?,...Read more
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