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Modest Mouse

Modest Mouse “Strangers to Ourselves” Epic Growing up a young punk rocker in the early 90s in the Pacific North West, specifically the cultural wasteland known as northern Idaho, the only two bands who...

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Perfume Genius

Perfume Genius “Too Bright” Matador This is the third album from Perfume Genius, who is Mike Hadreas, a Seattle songwriter. I’m may be a little late to this party, but hey, at least I...

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The Dwarves

Just when you were starting to lose faith in rock n’ roll, Blag The Ripper and his almighty Dwarves show up on the scene with their ninth (and dare I say) their best album...

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Interview: Marcus D

Since the release of his debut album Revival of the Fittest back in 2008, Seattle hip-hop producer/beat-making extraordinaire Marcus D has put together arguably the most impressive list of collaborators in all of underground...

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Purity Ring

Purity Ring “Another Eternity” 4AD So, this one time, I took a bath with Purity Ring. No, don’t ask me how it happened. The whole thing is a blur to me, too. I’d been...

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Tom DeLonge is losing it

(Illustration by Craig Boush) Yes, it’s true folks: We officially have nominee number two to the Rock n’ Roll Crazy Hall of Fame! (Ding, ding, ding!) First, we had former Creed frontman Scott Stapp,...

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YOU SAY YOU’LL CHANGE THE CONSTITUTION

YOU SAY YOU’LL CHANGE THE CONSTITUTION (but you won’t, because you’re a bunch of squirrelly-fuck liars only interested in money, you PIG-FACED lying BITCHES…) by Chris Checkman (come find me…death couldn’t be any worse...

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Belle & Sebastian

Belle & Sebastian “Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance” Matador So, apparently, Belle & Sebastian are still doing music. News to me, man! File that under “Shit I Did Not Expect to Be True,”...

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Aphex Twin

Aphex Twin “Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt 2 EP” Warp You waited 14 years for a new Aphex Twin record and last year homeboy finally dropped Syro. Well, wake up cuz three days ago...

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Panda Bear

Panda Bear “Meets the Grim Reaper” Domino   If you’re calling yourself “Panda Bear,” and you’re not doing it because you’re paid to be a sports mascot or the new neighbor on Sesame Street,...

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Buddyhead Letters (2002)

Welcome to yet another installment of the ever popular and entertaining LETTERS TO BUDDYHEAD. For your enjoyment, we have once again carefully selected a very small portion of the mail we’ve received during the...

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Buddyhead Letters (2003)

*This originally ran on Buddyhead in August 2003 Here it is folks… another batch of LETTERS TO BUDDYHEAD that we actually made time for in between huffing paint to answer. To entertain all you...

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Hot Snakes Interview (2002)

*This originally ran on Buddyhead in June 2002 Hot, sweaty, and slippery talk with John and Rick of Hot Snakes. The musical combination of John Reis and Rick Farr have produced some of the...

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Slayer Interview (2002)

*This originally appeared on Buddyhead in June 2002 Fucking Slayer. What else really needs to be said other than this is probably one of the 3 or 4 defining metal bands in the history...

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Tomahawk Interview (2002)

*This originally ran on Buddyhead back in June 2002 The following interview took place in a very clean and simple motel, amidst the seediness, glamour, and confusing glitz located here in the heart of...

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Fred Durst Interview (2002)

*This originally ran on buddyhead back in June 2002 We were completely blown away when our request to interview Fred Durst himself was answered with a “no problem” by his management company. When we...

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Spiritualized Interview (June 2004)

Jason Pierce has been a moving force in music since the conception of Spacemen 3 in the late 80’s. Taking a bevy of influences and creating something fresh, new, dangerous and challenging. After the...

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Nickelback

Nickelback “No Fixed Address” Republic If you’re like most people, hating Nickelback is something of a social necessity. You can respect someone in every other way but if it’s revealed at any point that...

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Dej Loaf

Dej Loaf “Try Me” single This songs been on repeat since it came into my life last week. With it’s slowed down beats and Dej Loaf’s raw-as-fuck lyrics, “Try Me” is infectious. Dej Loaf...

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What is Scott Stapp doing?

Scott Stapp is six feet from the edge of all-out insanity. The former Creed mastermind (which is a term I hope to never, ever use again) has been making serious headlines and it’s not...

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4th and The 5 In Missouri

4th and The 5 In Missouri By Chris Checkman Let’s just start by admitting I haven’t done my due diligence; so, tonight, I’m not being a ‘good’ journalist, just a fairly average ranting idiot....

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WATCH: Heavy Drag – “LSD” Music Video!

Northern Transmissons debuted the new music video for Heavy Drag’s “LSD”. Here’s what they had to say: HEAVY // DRAG is a Miami, FL-based foursome formed from the ashes of their previous troupe, Lil...

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LISTEN: The Soft Moon – ¨Black¨

I loved the first two records from The Soft Moon and it sounds like I’ĺl have similar feelings for their third record. ¨Black¨ is a perfect name from this heavy, dark and industrial song!...

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Smashing Pumpkins

The Smashing Pumpkins “Drum + Fife” Single BMG Records This is the third single to be released from Billy’s forthcoming Smashing Pumpkin record. A couple weeks ago I reviewed “One And All” and maybe...