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Dealer’s Choice – Haunted Horses / Nervosas / The Valenteens

Dealer’s Choice – Haunted Horses / Nervosas / The Valenteens

Oh, man. I feel like it’s been a minute, huh? Sorry. Sorry. We’ve grown sleepy and fat and unkempt with the good Kap’n going capital and dear Lemon reigning Belfast and then there were the animal rightings and the marks down low and the the snow blindness and the thing...

By eds.
LISTEN! to Sannhet Beckon the Black Tides of Tomorrow with “Lost Crown”

LISTEN! to Sannhet Beckon the Black Tides of Tomorrow with “Lost Crown”

It takes a lot for instrumental overtures inspired by a long history of blackened discord, grindcore and post-rock soaring machinations to move me these days (because my heart is glass and suffering, I guess) but Sannhet, man. Sannhet does the big, bleak fury swell so well it’s no wonder their...

By PPM News
WATCH! The Gooch Palms Blaze the Green-Screened Freak Dream in “Trackside Daze”

WATCH! The Gooch Palms Blaze the Green-Screened Freak Dream in “Trackside Daze”

DUDEDUDEDUDEDUDEDUDEDUDEDUDEDUDEDUDEDUDEDUDEDUDEDUDEDUDE!!!! How in the holy hell have I gone a full (redacted) years without ever having The Gooch Palms blast their surf pop knicker-tight Ramones trash bliss right through the hole in my Holly Gohard heart? Seriously. This whip trip duo is the high goofball coolest and cute as the...

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LISTEN! to Young Guv Rub Out the Inky Divorce Pop on “Wrong Crowd”

LISTEN! to Young Guv Rub Out the Inky Divorce Pop on “Wrong Crowd”

Soooooooooo, yeah. That one axe-slinging cat from Fucked Up (et cetera, ad nauseam but there’s no need to be coy, Roy), Young Guv just dropped the first single from his debut solo (ish) endeavor, Ripe 4 Love and it’s called “Wrong Crowd” and features Jef Barbara (who Charles is now...

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Catherine Feeny and Jeremy Mage @ The Living Room – 1.3.15

Catherine Feeny and Jeremy Mage @ The Living Room – 1.3.15

Within five minutes of taking a seat in the Living Room’s new Williamsburg digs, Catherine Feeny said the lighting was ‘Kafkaesque.’ I nearly gnawed my tongue off to stop myself from screaming. Kafkaesque, eh? I bet the interior decorating was reminiscent of Sartrean nausea, the chairs fashioned in the shape...

By T. E. Nolan
Cottaging – Amyl Banshee

Cottaging – Amyl Banshee

I had resolved to enter the year firmly rooted in the positive present with my bum eye dimly set on the bright futures assured me if only I grease the grime off my gears and let loose the weight of contempt which bore me such an ugly brunt in the...

By Charles
WATCH! Mt. Eerie Swirl a Daze of Dark Wonder in “THIS”

WATCH! Mt. Eerie Swirl a Daze of Dark Wonder in “THIS”

I am quietly convinced that Phil Elverum makes the best damn nachos on the Western seaboard. Not sure why. Something to do with a man so sonically tenured in weirdo glooms (Mt. Eerie’s Pre-Human Ideas being on of the best goddamn records I will never listen to again) needing to...

By PPM News
World / Inferno Friendship Society – This Packed Funeral

World / Inferno Friendship Society – This Packed Funeral

At first listen of This Packed Funeral, the sixth full-length album by World/Inferno Friendship Society, I was left scratching my head. Scratching my head in a good way, as I wondered where the album would go next as the opening track “Dolce Far Niente” begins with Jello Biafra style vocals...

By Carlos Zerzan
LISTEN! to Sonny & the Sunsets Pop Jazzy Groceries on “Happy Carrot Health Food Store”

LISTEN! to Sonny & the Sunsets Pop Jazzy Groceries on “Happy Carrot Health Food Store”

Oh, Sonny. What in the hell am I going to do with you and your seemingly unsinkable wealth of up-with-pop people genius? You’re like the Molly Brown of…well, I don’t really know just how to categorize you which I imagine is just how you like it and why I’m spending...

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Governors Ball Announces 2015 Lineup, Reaffirms Awesomeness

Governors Ball Announces 2015 Lineup, Reaffirms Awesomeness

I’m trying not to swear today but all y’all should have a good sense of how I’m feeling towards those old fools in Indio scooping Drive Like Jehu like it was no big deal and shoving them neck deep in the dust, mud and future pensioners of America. So let’s...

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WATCH! RETOX Ride the Slow Brutal in “Let’s Not Keep in Touch”

WATCH! RETOX Ride the Slow Brutal in “Let’s Not Keep in Touch”

RETOX, it seems, always finds me when I’m having a day that begs to wonder just what in the fuck I’m doing with my life between the grind and the dead friends and the blinding goddamn migraine and I am always grateful because this band busts out the snarling quiz...

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Torn Hawk – Let’s Cry and Do Pushups at the Same Time

Torn Hawk – Let’s Cry and Do Pushups at the Same Time

I used to be a savage sort of sentimentalist, ascribing value and merit to everyone and most everything that passed through my life with such a desperate need for history that I soon found myself overwhelmed by objects and individuals to which I had ascribed some profound, personal significance and...

By Charles