ALBUM REVIEW: Pearl Jam – Gigaton

The inevitable march towards environmental destruction and a certain perma-tanned incumbent of The White House have lit a spark under Pearl Jam, in part inspiring new album Gigaton (Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records). “The lengths we had to go to then, to find a place Trump hadn’t fucked up yet” Eddie Vedder spits on ‘Quick Escape’, a moody, mid-paced rocker about an environmentally ravaged future. The restrained and subtle power of ‘Seven O’Clock’ is another reaction to modern America, saying that now is not the time for despondency given the situation and “sitting bullshit as our sitting president”. Continue reading

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ALBUM REVIEW: Psalm Zero – Sparta

The more disparate aspects influence a band, the more it’s able to grow. Psalm Zero‘s music prior to the new album Sparta (Last Things Records) was all aggravated Indie, the tunes given an edge by guitarist Andrew Hock. With his departure and the subsequent recruitment of Kayo Dot pairing Keith Abrams and Ron Vodun, remaining founder member Charlie Looker has added a warmer, heavier feel to the Grungey lightness and this, together with a tantalising contribution from Lingua Ignota‘s Kristin Hayter, makes the album an enticing prospect. Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE STREAM: Sneeze – ‘La Ville Rose’

Ghost Cult is stoked to team up with Boston Grunge-y indie band Sneeze to debut their brand new single, ‘La Ville Rose’. The song comes off of their forthcoming album fin (Midnight Werewolf Records/Tor Johnson Records). The album was recorded at Sonelab with Justin Pizzoferrato (Dinosaur Jr., Speedy Ortiz, Kindling) and Mastered by Carl Saff. Jam out ‘La Ville Rose’ now! Continue reading

Rob Arnold’s (Chimaira) New Band The Disaster Streams Entire New Album

Rob Arnold is world-renowned for his work as a guitarist and songwriter in Chimaira and formerly in Six Feet Under. He has released a new album with his Grunge rock band The Disaster. Their entire new album is avaialble for purchase and streaming now. Continue reading

Valley Of The Sun – Old Gods

 

Since their 2010 inception, Ohio trio Valley Of The Sun has been lauded in the same breath as Grunge legends Alice In Chains and Soundgarden, while not yet achieving that level of iconic status. New album Old Gods (Fuzzorama Records) sees the band maturing, with a gentle psychedelia gracing those heady grooves.

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