Motherhood by No Joy is a Fiery and Unflinching Saga

Prior to last year, I was only ever tangentially familiar with No Joy. I was vague with Wait To Pleasure and slightly more accustomed to “Califone,” and so I came to know them as a general ‘rock’ band. Imagine my surprise when I read a few reviews of Motherhood that classified the band as shoegaze. (I take my quarantine drama where I can.) Granted, most … Continue reading Motherhood by No Joy is a Fiery and Unflinching Saga

VOWWS – “Impulse Control”

VOWWS Capture a Collective Unease on New Single “Impulse Control” Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  New music from VOWWS puts our recent past through a dystopic filter. The Australian duo, now based in Los Angeles, had been relatively dormant since their sophomore album, Under the World, came out in March 2018; looking back, their focus on performing live seems like a distant dream. And their … Continue reading VOWWS – “Impulse Control”

Shame Sing Songs of Praise and Resistance at the Echo

sngshows: Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  “THIS NIGHTMARE MUST END: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!” Such was the valiant proclamation of a sign hung above the merch table at the Echo last Friday night. The headliner that night was Shame, a band from London, and though the UK is undergoing its own political turmoil, it was the second band on the bill responsible for the … Continue reading Shame Sing Songs of Praise and Resistance at the Echo

Shame Sing Songs of Praise and Resistance at the Echo

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  “THIS NIGHTMARE MUST END: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!” Such was the valiant proclamation of a sign hung above the merch table at the Echo last Friday night. The headliner that night was Shame, a band from London, and though the UK is undergoing its own political turmoil, it was the second band on the bill responsible for the messages … Continue reading Shame Sing Songs of Praise and Resistance at the Echo

Fink’s Fearless Resurgam

sngalbums: Fearlessness is not just doing the extraordinary; often it can mean the exact opposite. One must know fear in order to overcome it, after all, and small, deliberate steps will still lead you out of the woods. Why not follow the rhythm of Fink’s new record Resurgam? This record is an ethereal rebirth. Each track is stripped back and played in seemingly half-time, fast … Continue reading Fink’s Fearless Resurgam

Fink’s Fearless Resurgam

Fearlessness is not just doing the extraordinary; often it can mean the exact opposite. One must know fear in order to overcome it, after all, and small, deliberate steps will still lead you out of the woods. Why not follow the rhythm of Fink’s new record Resurgam? This record is an ethereal rebirth. Each track is stripped back and played in seemingly half-time, fast enough … Continue reading Fink’s Fearless Resurgam