A Closer Look: How Clor’s Only Album Became a Lost Indie Rock Gem

Starting today, I present to you a new weekly column called A Closer Look, where I take an in-depth look at an album I believe is overlooked. This week, I’m revisiting the self-titled and only album from the mysterious and short-lived Brixton post-punk band Clor.  During my junior year of high school, I would occasionally … More A Closer Look: How Clor’s Only Album Became a Lost Indie Rock Gem

Aweful Kanawful & His Rubber Husband’s Band Meld Their Classic DIY Style with Higher Fidelity on Their Latest LP ‘Much Much Nice’

When Austin Lake first formed Aweful Kanawful, not only did he have a liking for Evel Knievel, but he built his reputation as a bedroom virtuoso and creative genius — splitting genres and crafting jagged punk riffage on earlier lo-fi gems like Pharaoh’s Lonely Ego and Brave As Hits. Then as Lake’s ambitions grew, he … More Aweful Kanawful & His Rubber Husband’s Band Meld Their Classic DIY Style with Higher Fidelity on Their Latest LP ‘Much Much Nice’

Talking Heads’ Strange Transition on ‘Fear of Music’

After two quirky, but prominent and slick new wave albums, Talking Heads wanted change. Their third album Fear of Music would be a more serious take on experimenting compared to their 1978 dance-oriented album More Songs About Buildings and Food in 1978. Unlike the record that was made for 28-year-olds, the grooves on Fear of Music … More Talking Heads’ Strange Transition on ‘Fear of Music’

Post-Punk Pioneers, Gang of Four Has Ivanka Trump on the Cover of Their Upcoming EP

Post-punk pioneers, Gang of Four, are ready to release a new studio album, this summer, their first since 2015’s What Happens Next. As a preview, the group took to social media a glimpse of an upcoming EP, entitled, Complicit, out April 20th, featuring a photograph of First Daughter Ivanka Trump on the cover. She will also serve as … More Post-Punk Pioneers, Gang of Four Has Ivanka Trump on the Cover of Their Upcoming EP

Parquet Courts Announce New Album Due For May

Second generation post-punk revivalists, Parquet Courts recently announced the release of their sixth studio album, Wide Awake!, out May 18 through Rough Trade Records. On the upcoming album, the band surprisingly collaborated with producer, Danger Mouse. Parquet Courts frontman, Andrew Savage, said “I liked that it didn’t make sense.” Since Danger Mouse is more of … More Parquet Courts Announce New Album Due For May