Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery. Nowhere is this maxim more accurate than in the field of what is colloquially known as "popular music."
Musicians will manifest their influences consciously or unconsciously in their music, and seldom does the musical apple fall far from the tree.
With this in mind, when it comes to The Other Side of Make-Believe, ... read more
If nothing else, the third studio album from Swedish punk-rockers Viagra Boys is a good time.
And when you consider that at its core, Cave World is about the pointlessness of life - that’s an accomplishment.
Cave World pours into a blender a wild mix of different elements. Formally ‘post-punk’ but throwing down art-rock, punk, country, ... read more
The Codex Seraphinianus is an illustrated encyclopedia written between 1976 and 1978 by Italian artist Luigi Serafini. It is written in an imaginary language which, despite years of cryptographic analysis, was confirmed by the writer in 2009 to be completely meaningless and just a collection of letter-like shapes.
The purpose of this, he stated, was to evoke the same sense of wonder children feel with books they cannot yet understand, ... read more
And yes, the label aptly describes Conjurer as “devastating” and “thrilling.” The band, a four piece out of the UK, is immensely creative - squishing riff after riff (and tempo change after tempo change) into each of ... read more
In November of 2021, they released a single from this compilation, “Billy” that found it’s way to Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of “Songs You Need to Know”.
But the question remains…does the album live up ... read more