Lightning Bolt have never been a band that dabbled in subtlety. The two-piece from Providence, Rhode Island, which consists of bassist Brian Gibson on bass and Brian Chippendale on drums and vocals, have stayed true to a mission statement of keeping things loud, fast, aggressive, and animated. Their shows are always the duo at ground […]Read More Lightning Bolt : Sonic Citadel
The first time I heard Lightning Bolt was over a decade ago. A friend of mine came by the house for an evening of beer drinking and music listening. He had an external hard drive he’d bring over with all of his music on it and would bestow upon me new and exciting bands and […]Read More Lightning Bolt Return In October With ‘Sonic Citadel’; Listen To “Air Conditioning”
Matt Hill, aka Umberto, has been making eerie, haunting electronic noise now for the better part of our current decade. Capturing the queasy vibes of 60s psychedelics and 70s Giallo into his own musical prism, Umberto played a big part in helping to create the imagined soundtrack universe. Ranging from subtle techno pulses, to dense […]Read More Umberto : Helpless Spectator
It’s been three years since Matt Hill released an album as Umberto, the giallo-inspired electronic project that Hill has been creating music within since 2008. The horror score and Italio Disco vibes Hill connected to and what’s fueled his work for over ten years has been the source of inspiration for many in the thriving […]Read More Umberto Announces New Album ‘Helpless Spectator’; Listen To “Spontaneous Possession”
It’s been five years since Ripley Johnson and Wooden Shjips set sail with their last LP titled Back To Land. Five years in this day and age feels more like a lifetime, so the announcement of the California psych rockers return was a much welcomed thing. Not that Johnson was just sitting on his laurels […]Read More Wooden Shjips : V.
New York’s White Hills have been pushing their music forward with every album they’ve released since the mid-2000s. A mix of psych, post-punk, space rock, art rock, and pretty much anything forward-thinking that’s come out over the last 50 years, White Hills’ Dave W. and Ego Sensastion want to move you and your mind to […]Read More White Hills : Stop Mute Defeat
Last year I bought Eternal Tapestry’s album Wild Strawberries completely on a whim. Well, honestly I think Thrill Jockey Records forced me to. You see, they send me emails and entice me with “preorders” and “limited edition” things. These limited editions I speak of are only available if you buy the record a couple months […]Read More A Saucerful Of Strawberries