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Wolves In The Throne Room Blazes Through 'Born From The Serpent's Eye'

True to its name, Wolves In The Throne Room has always painted between the lines of barbaric and regal. For over a decade it has been this between-space that has driven WITTR's power; burning black-metal riffs communing with mystical folk and ambient music.<p>On 2014's <i>Celestite</i> the band fully indulged …

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Songs We Love: Katie Von Schleicher, 'Midsummer'

"I know it's wrong, but I can't stop," Katie Von Schleicher groans in "Midsummer." Her album <i>S***** Hits</i> is full of such self-deprecating admissions; it's an album about looking out from inside your own delusions and bad habits, begging yourself to do better. A graphic from the New York songwriter's …


Jawbreaker Documentary *Don’t Break Down* Gets New Trailer, Premiere Date: Watch


Video Premiere: Jenn Grant’s “Sorry Doesn’t Know”

Consider Paradise found. Jenn Grant’s enchanting voice feels like a refreshing cool breeze on single “Sorry Doesn't Know,” the title track off her …


David Nance releasing an LP on Ba Da Bing (stream the Merle Haggard cover)

Omaha musician <b>David Nance</b> is unknown to many but a cult DIY hero to others, known for making noisy, lo-fi, genre-defying jams on a beaten-up analog …


Friday Guest List w/ G.M. of Barshasketh

Interviews, Listmania, Metal, Opinion<p>By Lacertilian<p>1058<p>27<p>Share:<p>In this first edition of a new series we’re running where we get some insight into …


AdHoc Got Katie Von Schleicher to Review Sam Evian's "Big Car"

Photography by: Chris Baker<p><i>Katie Von Schleicher</i> <i>is a writer and musician who performs under her own name – her new LP</i> Shitty Hits <i>is out July 28 on Ba</i> …


Wolves in the Throne Room Announce New Album Thrice Woven

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Impetuous Ritual: Blight Upon Martyred Sentience Album Review | Pitchfork

Australia’s Impetuous Ritual have solidified their place in their country’s tradition of taking death metal to its outermost limits. They’ve taken a Panopticon-like approach (the idea, not the band), and built cavernous walls of perpetually howling guitars; were it not for drums blistering in the …


Guided by Voices Announce New Album, Share Single and Tour Dates

Guided by Voices have announced that their forthcoming album, <i>How Do You Spell Heaven</i>, will release on Aug. 14 via their own GBV Inc. You can listen …

Talkin 'Bout Flex: Khemmis

watch Tiny Hazard’s “Thirsty Sponge” video

Subscribe to Brooklyn Vegan on<p>Art pop group <b>Tiny Hazard</b> released their very good album <i>Greyland</i> earlier this year via Ba Da Bing (order yours), and …


New Mix: Lorde, Zola Jesus, Chelsea Wolfe, More

We follow Father's Day weekend with a mix of powerful new pop and rock from a lot of incredible women, including "Exhumed," a raging, cathartic song from Zola Jesus, and roaring doom metal from Chelsea Wolfe.<p>First we kick things off with the singer Katie Von Schleicher, who got her start as an …


Katie Von Schleicher

<i>Much like her music, Katie Von Schleicher is an open book. In sharing thoughts on her songwriting process, the Maryland native offers insight into</i> …

Psych Doom Trio Blackout Rides Again on New LP 'The Horse'

Stream the fuzzed-out, garage-rocking doom trio's new album for Riding Easy Records, out June 23.<p>Cary Whittier.Brooklyn's premier fuzzed-out doom band Blackout is back with <i>The Horse</i>, their second release on Riding Easy Records (out June 23). With just over two years since their previous self-titled …


PICK OF THE WEEK: Weapönizer’s post-Apocalyptic hell delivers madness on fiery ‘Lawless Age’

Photo by Zeela AeschlimanLike a million years ago, way before the Internet ruined everyone’s lives, there was a thing called heavy metal that really …


PREMIERE: Male Gaze Demand That You “Tell Me How It Is”

The <b>male gaze</b> is bad, but <b>Male Gaze</b> are good. The former is a dehumanizing default way of being that reduces everything in its path to an object to be …


PALLBEARER Announces North American Dates With KAYO DOT

If you haven't seen <b>Pallbearer</b> yet, or are itching to see them after hearing the band's awesome new album <i>Heartless</i>, here's your chance! Pallbearer …

White Suns Fire Up Some Unsettling Noise on 'Psychic Drift'

White Suns don't aim to give you a headache. Instead, they run the gamut of sonic textures, leading you on an unsettling journey through time and …

The Oh Sees Announce New Single and Album, Change Name to Oh Sees


Lost Balloons' Sweet Little Psych-Pop Song 'Paint' Just Doesn't Want To End

If you've ever listened to The Marked Men or Radioactivity, Jeff Burke is a songwriter who knows his way around a power-pop-punched punk hook. The same goes for Japanese musician Yusuke Okada, who makes rollicking garage-rock with Suspicious Beasts. The cross-continental duo make hazy, flowery '60s …


David Nance Makes Music That Sounds Like Drugs

The Omaha songwriter returns with 'Do the Boogie,' his third album of busted and ragged rock 'n' roll.


Katie Von Schleicher – Life’s A Lie

Katie Von Schleicher’s 2015 mini-album was called ‘Bleaksploitation’. It sounds like it would be a pretty gloom-laden affair but, in fact, the …

Loss: Horizonless Album Review | Pitchfork

Judas Priests’ 1978 take of “Better by You, Better Than Me” landed them in court on allegations that it caused two young men to shoot themselves. But the album it came from, <i>Stained Class</i>, also had “Beyond the Realms of Death”—a song that actually dealt with suicide. There, death was a cosmic …


Tony Conrad: Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain Album Review | Pitchfork

For half a century, Tony Conrad was anonymous by association. The composer, violinist, filmmaker, mathematician, teacher, and playful provocateur at large made essential contributions to half-dozen vital American art movements. Conrad, who died last year, helped organize the principals of the …

Tony Conrad

Chain and the Gang: The Best of Crime Rock Album Review | Pitchfork

Ian Svenonius’ is at once one of rock’s shrewdest intellectuals and one of its most primal performers. But there’s no dissonance between those two modes—the ideas of the former fuel the physicality of the latter. Since surfacing with D.C. post-hardcore heroes Nation of Ulysses a quarter-century …

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Legendary NZ Band The Terminals Return With Their First Album in Ten Years


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Before SF show this weekend, unearthing Planning for Burial - The Bay Bridged - San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music

<i>Words by Jordan Martich</i><p>After spending his 20s in New Jersey, <b>Planning for Burial</b>’s Thom Wasluck came home to Pennsylvania. There, he found himself …