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Gatecreeper drop “Unexpected” album

By ELI JACE > Billowing from the world’s number one COVID hotspot, Arizona’s Gatecreeper have surprise-released a new album. Surprise! At midnight last night, An Unexpected Reality, appeared available for purchase and download. Only hours before, singer Chase “Hellahammer” Mason started the tease.   I can’t wait to punish everyone for at least a full week...

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The Best Albums of 2020 by Jon C. Ireson

The Best Albums of 2020 Well, that’s another year down. Same as the rest, eh? Hope 2021 is a little more exciting *yawn*. This year was profoundly weird for so many reasons. We don’t need to get into them with another blustering analysis, it was just weird, man. In most years, there’s a toss-up on...

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An in-depth look at Tom Petty’s 9LP edition of Wildflowers and All the Rest (Part II)

And now… all the rest! We have a lot of ground to cover so we’ll skip the introduction. If you need to be caught up to speed, check out part one of our deep dive here. In addition to the remaster of the original Wildflowers album, this 9LP set contains the collection of tracks that...

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An in-depth look at Tom Petty’s 9LP edition of Wildflowers and All the Rest (Part I)

                                         tompetty.com    As of right now, the rerelease of 1994’s Wildflowers, Tom Petty’s second “solo” album (and accompanying second disc of the originally intended double album) is number 1 on the rock charts. A well-deserved...

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Beauty Pill Drop Election Day video, “Instant Night”

By ELI JACE > The Washington, D.C. group Beauty Pill has surprised-released a new single and video titled, “Instant Night.” The song arrives for the lead up to Election Day with a clip featuring D.C. punk illustrator, Ryan Nelson as he sketches three harrowing political figures. In offbeat timelaspe we watch Nelson as he creates...

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Patrick Ames Releases Equality-Themed Anthem For All the “Essential Workers”

Trickster Singer Songwriter Patrick Ames continues to evolve his lyrically potent junkyard blues signature cocktail on hooky new single “Essential Workers”, out today on all platforms. For someone like Patrick, who very much observes and writes about the world around him, current events are inevitably going to find their way into his songs – especially when the California...

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The Last Great Festival (before COVID): Desert Daze 2019

By ELI JACE > Photography By Erika Reinsel > Let’s trip back one year ago this weekend. To a time when musicians held outdoor concerts for massive groups of comingling, dirty, despondent, drugged out groups of people camping in close proximity with little running water. It was the tail-end of festival season–October 10-13, 2019.  ...

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An In-Depth Look at Marilyn Manson’s “We Are Chaos”

An In-Depth Look at Marilyn Manson’s “We Are Chaos” It seems a lifetime ago that Perry Farrell sneered out the phrase “Nothing’s shoooocking!” in his breathy serpentine croon on Jane’s Addiction’s 1988 debut record. Now, over three decades later, are we living in a truly post-shock world? Sure, ‘outrage’ is more rampant than ever but...

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Interview: Toronto Dancehall Prince Lexxicon Turns Up the Heat With Island Flair

Interview: Toronto Dancehall Prince Lexxicon Turns Up the Heat With Island Flair by Jessica Brant   Jamaican-Canadian Dancehall singer and dancer Lexxicon is on a winning streak with his newest visual boasting the island flavor, “Doing to Me.” The tropical jam is quickly becoming an end-of-summer anthem as we transition into autumn, turning up the...

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Brooklyn Psych Rock Artist Lord Sonny the Unifier To Release Rousing “(All My Friends Live) Underground” Single Sept 25

Brooklyn Psych Rock Artist Lord Sonny the Unifier To Release Rousing “(All My Friends Live) Underground” Single Sept 25 Brooklyn-based Purveryor of Psychedelic Punk Rock Lord Sonny the Unifier has returned with the first new music since his debut full-length “FINAL NOTICE!” (2019), and boy does he sound revitalized. The first of 4 singles to-be-released on upcoming ‘All New...

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Hear a Haunted Nashville on Anne Malin’s Waiting Song

By ELI JACE > For musicians, this pandemic shit has been especially disruptive to the album cycle. Recording, touring and marketing have all been affected across the board. At the start of the year Anne Malin had planned to build upon their discography of southern ghost-folk and record a follow-up to their 2018 album, Fog...

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KID LAB RAT Embodies the Underground Spirit on Visceral New Alternative Hip Hop Album “More Sad Songs”

KID LAB RAT Embodies the Underground Spirit on Visceral New Album “More Sad Songs” Melbourne-based Alternative Hip Hop Artist KID LAB RAT truly embodies the underground spirit, lacing traditional hip hop and alternative rock with dark, revealing lyrics and oddball melodies. His new album “More Sad Songs” shows off KLR’s ability to effortlessly switch from a gentle alternative instrumental...

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