Archive for the Punk Category
It might be easier to count the records Ty Segall hasn’t been on over the past few years than the ones he has. He’s a truly prolific musician, so in love with creating sound, both for himself and in collaboration with his friends. And as exciting as hearing his distinctive […]
It’s curious to realize that Boss Hog spent 16 years away from the recording studio because their lead singer was busy being a responsible adult. But now that Cristina Martinez is able to take a break from being a working mom, the good news is Boss Hog can still cut […]
As evidenced by the title, the Vandals haven’t grown up at all on their fifth album, Live Fast Diarrhea. Neither their humor nor their musical skills have developed past the junior-high level, as they still pound out three-chord punk at a fast clip, shouting out jokey vulgarities. Admittedly, this has […]
Daddy Has a Tail is the second Cows album overall and their first album on Amphetamine Reptile Records. Originally released in 1989, this album erased the lines between punk, noise and grunge and threw them all in a blender. Reissued on yellow wax!
Athough White Lung sprung from the Vancouver underground, they’ve never been shy about their ambition. “We’ll celebrate breaking even after every single [self-booked] tour,” frontwoman Mish Barber-Way wrote prior to the release of their second album, 2012’s Sorry. “And that’s totally okay with me.” With Paradise, their fourth, they’ve talked […]
Human Performance is the fifth studio album by American punk rock band Parquet Courts, released on April 8, 2016 on Rough Trade Records. At its best, the album is Parquet Courts in a mellower, heart-stopping Velvet Underground mode, but it is also at turns upbeat and funny, sensitive and odd. […]
Late garage punk master Jay Reatard was plenty prolific in his 29 years on earth, meaning he left behind a number of projects to be reissued. Up next on the docket is his short-lived Angry Angles. The group was formed in 2005 between Reatard and his then partner Alix Brown. […]