• Big Boi x Phantogram ‘Big Grams’ Review

    Big Boi and Phantogram’s collaborative effort Big Grams (oh my god that name) sprung forth from Phantogram’s three features on 2012 album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors. Big Boi’s outlandish references pair well with Phantogram, purveyors of sultry vocals enmeshed with soft, echo-y, electronic takes on R&B. Phantogram is...
  • CHVRCHES ‘Every Open Eye’ Review

    CHVRCHES is an electronic pop outfit from Scotland. Iain Cook and Martin Doherty stand on the sides of Lauren Mayberry to continue a constant need to make her look very Smol. Sharing various synthesizers and vocal duties, this three piece group put out the stellar The Bones of What...
  • Janet Jackson ‘Unbreakable’ Review

    The first notable thing about Janet Jackson’s new album, Unbreakable, is its length. With a colossal 17 songs to choose from, I went in expecting at least a couple of tracks that I’d enjoy. Even if, like me, you’re not an avid fan, it’s impossible to deny the influence...
  • George Clanton ‘100% Electronica’ Review

    Hot off the release of Prom King, another one of Skylar Spence’s contemporaries from the vaporwave scene, George Clanton, has released a new album to show off his own unique take on alternative pop produced by imaginations raised on the internet. After earning his chops creating vaporwave mixtapes and...
  • Uncle Meg ‘Dangerfield’ Review

    Cheeky even in their name, Brooklyn trio Hand Job Academy have seen success with hit-back hits such as ‘Shark Week’, a detailed and hilarious epic about menstruation, and their infamous ‘Lena Dunham’, in which they affectionately refer to themselves as “blonde, gay, and Janet.” The gay portion of the trio,...
  • Skylar Spence ‘Prom King’ Review

    Under the pseudonym Saint Pepsi, Long Island-based DJ and producer Ryan DeRobertis was a prominent member of the nascent Vaporwave movement that took off on internet music hosting sites like SoundCloud and Bandcamp between 2010 and 2014. As Saint Pepsi, he would release nine home-produced albums in a span...
  • Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats ‘The Night Creeper’ Review

    When Cambridge, England based Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, now often known more simply as Uncle Acid, first made their mark in 2011 with their first real full length Blood Lust, critics and fans agreed that they had found the next step in heavy music. Inspired by late 60’s...
  • Artist Profile: COHOL

    The tradition of Japanese black metal reaches back to the genre’s primordial stages, and remained a respectable presence through the Norwegian-led second-wave and into the modern day. While the first-wave of bands was still working out the overall sound, a group called Sabbat (not to be confused with the...
  • Iron Maiden ‘The Book of Souls’ Review

      Metal legends Iron Maiden have just released the much anticipated The Book of Souls, a double disk album that is larger than life in every way. In an effort spanning over 90 minutes of breathtaking mayhem, vocalist Bruce Dickinson and crew remind us why they are one of...