When I’m not writing about music, I co-write a column about being a parent called Full Metal Parenting. The latest column is up today.
“Had I right, for my own benefit, to inflict this curse upon everlasting generations?”
I’ve started a crowdfunding campaign. I’d love it if you could get on board and help me transform Six Noises into all it can be.
New Zealand Music Month: Nick Keller
New Zealand Music Month: Two Wolves
…this is a call for everyone in metal – me included – to be a bit more aware of our own desires and how they manifest via the music medium we love. It’s a call for an ethics of metal criticism and consumption.
Wizard Rifle’s debut, Speak Loud Say Nothing, is outstanding, setting the barometer of strangeness and frenetic creativity spinning off its dial.
Feel free to skip this entire post if self-referential musings aren’t your thing—or if you think saying ‘thanks’ isn’t very fuckin’ metal. Don’t say you weren’t warned; it’s going to get awfully sentimental from here on in.
Thurston Moore—Demolished Thoughts (Matador Records, 2011) Thurston Moore has been throwing back his flopped fringe, screwing up his cherub face and bashing out frenzied guitar noise as co-founder of the hugely influential New York outfit Sonic Youth since 1981. On this, Moore’s new solo outing, and following up his gentle 2007 album, Trees from the […]
Fucked Up — David Comes to Life (2011, Matador Records) The new release from Canadian hardcore legends Fucked Up is a full-blown concept album. Its storyline goes something like this: David, a factory worker in 80s Britain, meets a nice girl. She dies. David gets depressed and winds up in an even more fraught relationship. […]