SAULT’s Untitled (Black Is) Is a Resistance Opus

SAULT’s Untitled siblings came out three months apart in the midst of a volatile time in the US. It turned out that the pandemic had only just begun for us when the murder of George Floyd spread like wildfire, flanked by recent stories of the murders of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. Just a few weeks later, on Juneteenth, the mysterious UK group SAULT released … Continue reading SAULT’s Untitled (Black Is) Is a Resistance Opus

Pander Sera Deviates From Her Own Deviations on Errant LP [Excerpts from an Interview]

sngalbums: The original interview appears on Grimy Goods. The introduction is reprinted in part below. The conversation that follows is a continuation of that article.  After establishing her own rhythms, Pander Sera is ready to shake everything up again. Last spring, the Los Angeles noise artist, also known as Swan, released Bothy, a raucous explosion of percussion and wit. The sound of that record was … Continue reading Pander Sera Deviates From Her Own Deviations on Errant LP [Excerpts from an Interview]

Dive Headfirst Into Loma’s Mesmerizing Sophomore LP Don’t Shy Away

sngalbums: Photo by Bryan C. Parker Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  “Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth,” Pablo Picasso told The Arts reporter Marius de Zayas in 1923. More recently, in the spring of 2018, Loma revealed their own untruth at the Bootleg as part of a tour for their eponymous debut album. Even more lies await on … Continue reading Dive Headfirst Into Loma’s Mesmerizing Sophomore LP Don’t Shy Away

Revel in Synths on Tupper Werewolf’s Flavour Country

It has been almost exactly a year since Tupper Werewolf released an EP packed to the brim with intrigue. The Glaswegian artist also known as Gordon Barr is comfortable in great halls of synthesizers, each one seemingly more festive than the last. There is color everywhere, and not only in a figurative sense; browsing all of his discography on Bandcamp, each piece of art incorporates … Continue reading Revel in Synths on Tupper Werewolf’s Flavour Country

Best Albums of 2020: #11–35, pt 2

PART TWO ordered alphabetically Madeline Kenney Sucker’s Lunch Carpark Records · Madeline Kenney – Sucker Madeline Kenney | SnG coverage | order Sucker’s Lunch | website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Soundcloud | Bandcamp — KNIGHTSTOWN Soul Liberties KNIGHTSTOWN · Ochre Eyes KNIGHTSTOWN | SnG coverage | listen to Soul Liberties | website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Soundcloud | Bandcamp — … Continue reading Best Albums of 2020: #11–35, pt 2

Best Albums of 2020: #11–35, pt 1

PART 1 ordered alphabetically — Adeline Hotel Solid Love Adeline Hotel · Solid Love Adeline Hotel | SnG coverage | order Solid Love | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Soundcloud | Bandcamp — Winston C.W. Good Guess Good Guess by Winston C.W. Winston C.W. | SnG coverage | order Good Guess | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Soundcloud | Bandcamp — Dive Index … Continue reading Best Albums of 2020: #11–35, pt 1

Scott Orr’s Worried Mind is a peaceful welcome for winter

sngalbums: Originally appeared on the 405.  The newest release on earnest Ontario label Other Songs is a fitting welcome for winter. I felt lucky to finally experience it myself when I left the desert to visit the midwest this past weekend. Snow fell for an hour in Minneapolis on my final day in the city; the neighborhood where I was staying was quiet save for … Continue reading Scott Orr’s Worried Mind is a peaceful welcome for winter

The Tree Act is an Environmental Triumph (and so much more)

Photo by: Texas Isaiah  This time last year, Nappy Nina was fumbling out the gate. On the opening line of her album, The Tree Act, released in late January, she raps about this “feeling that I might not make it”; then she masks her mortality with unprompted bravado: “test me again and I might not fake it.” It is a snapshot of her attitude throughout … Continue reading The Tree Act is an Environmental Triumph (and so much more)

Nuanced Wisdom Flows From Via Intercom’s New LP, Flex, Release

sawdustandgin: Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  The wisdom that emanates from Brooklyn’s Via Intercom may teach you something about yourself and the society we live in. The duo, comprised of Maggie Colgan and Stevie Jick, debuted their project two years ago with an ambitious 14-track concept record called Buzz Buzz Buzz Vertigo, which explored childhood and budding queerness. Jick has worked with music most of … Continue reading Nuanced Wisdom Flows From Via Intercom’s New LP, Flex, Release

Hajk Braves Falling in Love and the Drama That Comes with It

sngalbums: Norwegian indie pop aficionados Hajk (say: hike) said that they named their 2019 album after interpersonal conflict—specifically, of the romantic kind. Drama, as it is officially known, is a concise record of heartbreak and yearning, wavering between the two for ten songs. There is no throughline to follow; instead the album progresses like a series of vignettes featuring love as it grows distant, begs … Continue reading Hajk Braves Falling in Love and the Drama That Comes with It