Trans Mountain: the hottest deal of them all

The Trans Mountain Pipeline project, formerly spearheaded by Kinder Morgan, has been bought out by the Canadian government, in a sweeping decision made to expedite compromise between the governments of…

Death Grips goes pop, sort of

California’s noisiest trio has decided to dip their toes into the realm of (comparable) pop. Compared to a release as recent as 2016’s Bottomless Pit, Death Grips’ most recent record,…

Managing stress

Everybody knows what stress is. Whether it’s over work, school, or our social lives, we’ve all experienced stress, and, generally, it’s a natural, healthy response. It’s the body’s way of…

Meek’s full length debut is anything but

Having gained at least some recognition as part of breakout New York foursome Big Thief, guitarist (and, evidently, singer-songwriter) Buck Meek released his debut self-titled record in the months before…

Jo Passed’s debut flies lopsided and glorious

Jo Passed’s Their Prime seems to have climbed out of the murky intersection between the kind of pre-Led Zeppelin rock that ostensibly died out in the early-’70s and Daydream Nation-era…

Soundbite: Mint Field – Pasar de Luces

Oftentimes, when we think of shoegaze, the image that comes to mind is of four or five young European (English) or American men huddled over a sea of guitar pedals…

Soundbite: Soccer Mommy – Clean

While not exactly dream pop, Soccer Mommy’s latest record is an excellent exercise in bringing the pop in pop rock to the forefront of the genre, while still retaining (and…