Whirr – Pipe Dreams – Review

April 15, 2012

Don’t let the term “neo-shoegaze” fool you. This Bay Area crew will lower your blood pressure in the best way possible with their Cocteau Twins-like hum.

Useless ID – Symptoms – Review

April 15, 2012

This Israeli quartet has sharpened their melodic punk into a razor’s edge after years of albums, EPs, and splits, resulting in the immaculate “Before It Kills.”

Unsane – Wreck – Review

April 15, 2012

Unsane have brought their uncompromising noise rock to ultra-cool record labels: Matador, Amphetamine Reptile, Ipecac, and now Alternative Tentacles.

Borknagar – Urd – Music Stream

April 15, 2012

The big, Earth-moving sounds on Borknagar’s Urd carry oversize themes as well, from planetary creation to cosmic unrest. “Roots” is among the many bright spots.

Bereft – Leichenhaus – Music Stream

April 15, 2012

“Withered Efflorescence” holds true to the Los Angeles band’s statement that “real music is birthed from pain, hatred, despair, suffering and regret.”

Toxic Coma – Satan Rising – Review

April 15, 2012

A project from Velvet Acid Christ mastermind Bryan Erickson. A more experimental, fun, psychedelic, and downright weird approach to industrial techno music.

The Used – Vulnerable – Review

April 15, 2012

These Utah rockers have sold millions and amassed a loyal following. They put a twist on their traditionally heavy sound with dub reggae on “Hands and Faces.”

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