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Wild Decade

Albums In The Stream: Wild Decade, meh.

Wild Decade are a melodic post-punk band based in New York City and San Francisco, led by songwriters Phil Maves and Dan Leech. Their full-length debut LP, Conductor, dropped in 2013, offering assertive melodies, weirdly catchy riffs, and a distinct lyrical perspective. Combining the unsettled inertia of Pixies and No Age with the rich chorus harmonies of Bon Iver and R.E.M. , Conductor was the definitive statement of the … More »

Tele Novella

New Beginnings; An interview with Tele Novella

By Tommy Johnson The Austin-based band Tele Novella are the middle of their Midwest/East Coast tour, spanning from Oklahoma to New York and ending back home in Texas. On their stop in Dayton, Ohio, guitarist Natalie Gordon and bassist Jason Chronis are sitting behind their band’s merchandise table. The fold-out table is located between two doors in the back front … More »

SO HIDEOUS

To Ten of Twenty Fourteen: Brandon Cruz of SO HIDEOUS

The acclaimed, genre-defying Brooklyn quartet SO HIDEOUS, released their full-length debut Last Poem / First Light in April. The album offered an emotionally diverse mélange of post-hardcore, symphonic black metal and experimental/shoegaze fused with classical influences. The band has often stated that they find influence in 20th Century classical composers Phillip Glass and Arvo Part, so we figured the members … More »

Buffalo Killers

Buffalo Soldiers: An interview with Zachary Gabbard of Buffalo Killers

When Sun Pedal Recordings released Heavy Reverie in the spring, fans of bearded, blues rockers Buffalo Killers believed they were enjoying their yearly helping of hook heavy, homegrown rock from the band. So it was a surprise this fall when the band announced that they’d finished the record’s follow-up, with Jim Wirt (Incubus, Fiona Apple) at Crushtone Studios in Cleveland, … More »

Cut Teeth

Top Ten of Twenty Fourteen: Cut Teeth

The creed of Cut Teeth is a simple one: to be loud and be loud together. The band began doing so while writing together in Chicago early 2011 when the combination of inheriting a practice space and taking a break from their other musical pursuits (The Red Knife Lottery, Monday’s Hero, The Felix Culpa, Stay Ahead of the Weather) created … More »

Cadaver Dogs

Top Ten of Twenty Fourteen: Cadaver Dogs

Earlier this year, Columbus, Ohio’s party rockers Cadaver Dogs released their blistering new album Too Much. During the course of the record, the duo deliver their road tested blend of grimey, glammed-up cuts. The band have spent most of the year, the last three actually, on the road and have had plenty of time to size up this year’s album … More »

Hollow Earth

Fucking Terrifying; An interview with Steve Muczynski of Hollow Earth

Panic Records, the label founded by Timm McInotsh of Seattle hardcore vets Trial, recently released Hollow Earth’s Silent Graves on November 11. From Dearborn, Michigan, Hollow Earth was formed in 2011 by vocalist Steve Muczynski and guitarist Mike Moynihan, both ex-members of metallic hardcore legends Shai Hulud. Additionally, Mike Moynihan is also a current member of recent Century Media signees Enabler. The debut full-length, recorded by Andy Nelson at Bricktop Recordings (Harm’s … More »

Top Ten of Twenty Fourteen: Exo of Noctem

Extreme blackened death Spaniards Noctem proved the adage “third time’s a charm” when they released their album Exilium through Prosthetic Records on Sept. 16. Lauded as “a stunning, full and complex album that is a must-have for any fan of the genre” (Metal Temple), Exilium knows no boundaries as it stretches the band’s limits to a whole new level. The record has … More »

Human Behavior

Video Premiere: Human Behavior, “Chapter 1″

Since their start in late 2012, Human Behavior has been interpreting Americana through an abstract lens. They combine the imagery of American gospel music with freak-folk experimentalism. They display this eccentricity not only in their sound, but also through video art, projected on vintage TVs. Human Behavior’s mixed genre has allowed them to fit in anywhere, from clubs to art … More »