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Goons Be Gone, No Age’s fifth LP and second on Drag City, furthers the L.A noise punks’ exploration of dense guitar textures and fiery drumming. Guitarist Randy Randall and drummer/singer Dean Spunt return with 11 new songs that are as loud as they are intricate, pondering existential questions through relatable lyrics that don’t always specify a context.￼ Continue reading No Age pairs its raucous art punk sound with introspective lyrics on new LP, Goons Be Gone
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Oakland band Ötzi have returned with a searing sophomore album called Storm, a bass-forward LP that recalls the early era of post-punk. Continue reading Ötzi puts the bass front and center on sonically tempestuous sophomore LP, Storm
This spring, Brooklyn noise rock duo Uniform and Rhode Island experimental metal band The Body planned to bring their latest collaboration, Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back, to life with a string of North American tour dates. But, after only a handful of shows, the supergroup was forced to cancel the remainder of their tour given the nationwide outbreak of COVID-19. Continue reading In light of a cancelled tour, Uniform & The Body release collaborative album, Live at the End of the World
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Way Station, the new album from Brooklyn industrial punks Pop. 1280, is a fitting title. It marks a new chapter for the band not only in material, but in its creative dynamic.
In the three years since the group’s last release, 2016’s Paradise, the band lost two key members with the departures of its drummer and synth player, leaving singer Chris Bug and guitarist Ivan Lip to figure out ways to fill the sonic voids their former bandmates left behind. Continue reading Pop. 1280 reemerges with a new lineup on Way Station, an ominous, psychological thriller of a record