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Midwife mirrors the process of overcoming profound loss on Forever

Photo Courtesy of The Flenser

On her Flenser-released followup to 2017’s Like Author, Like Daughter, Madeline Johnston, who has crafted music under the name Midwife since 2015, puts forth a masterful, dark dream pop record that’s primarily informed by loss. Forever, a sonic memorial of sorts, mourns both the loss of a close friend and the end of a community. Continue reading Midwife mirrors the process of overcoming profound loss on Forever

The Men returns to its country rock dabblings on ambitious new album, Mercy

Photo Courtesy of Sacred Bones Records

Comprehensive statements have never been the main takeaway from albums by The Men, and none of the Brooklyn rock band’s past seven releases would even come close to being considered “conceptual.”

But, instead of using extended narratives to hold records together, the band has developed a tendency to cluster songs that build upon each other to elevate stretches of its albums. And on the band’s eighth full-length, Mercy, The Men employs its clustering technique to masterful effect. Continue reading The Men returns to its country rock dabblings on ambitious new album, Mercy

Mechanimal takes viewers through a disorienting urban landscape in new music video for “Scavengers”

Back in January, Mechanimal released its fourth album, Crux, and now the Greek industrial rock band has shared a montage-like music video for the synth-driven track “Scavengers.” Continue reading Mechanimal takes viewers through a disorienting urban landscape in new music video for “Scavengers”