Keanu Reeves On His ’90s Rock Group Dogstar: “I Guess It Would Have Helped If Our Band Was Better”

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Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves is the subject of a new GQ cover story today tied to the impending release of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. It’s got proper Keanu quotes like this one, about the Chateau Marmont in the early ’90s: “You could have a conversation. You could have a tryst. You could fucking … More »

30 Essential Noise Rock Tracks

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Grind. Skronk. Pigfuck. Seemingly every word associated with noise rock sounds incredibly unflattering out of context, and even in context doesn’t fare much better. Before noise rock had a name, rock critics such as Lester Bangs and Robert Christgau came up with their own suitably unpleasant ways of describing the tortured sounds of music oozing … More »

METZ – “Mr Plague” Video

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Last fall, METZ released their third album, Strange Peace, and today they’re sharing a video for “Mr Plague” off of it. It was directed by Shayne Ehman, who also did the band’s previous ones for “Drained Lake” and “Cellophane,” and this one’s an animated parable about environmental decay, told through … More »

Utrecht’s Le Guess Who? Isn’t Like Any Festival You’ll See In The USA

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These days, whenever all the big-name American festivals start to announce their lineups for the year, there’s inevitably a certain, noticeable same-ness. It’s a consequence of those festivals becoming more popular than at their inception, with festival-going becoming an overall more mainstream activity in America; it’s a consequence of the music industry’s contractions and … More »

Metz – “Drained Lake” Video

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The Toronto post-hardcore bashers Metz released their feverish album Strange Peace earlier this year, and now they’ve made a very strange video for the driving, punishing single “Drained Lake.” In the clip, director Shayne Ehman shows us forks and balls of trash coming to life. There’s also a vampire lady who watches a … More »

L.A. postpunks Moaning sign to Sub Pop Records, demolish a house, share video and tour dates (not in that order)

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Damn, it’s been a hectic week for Los Angeles-based post-punk trio Moaning. First, they signed to legendary indie label Sub Pop Records. Then, they recorded this sick music video that features them demolishing a house? Rock star lifestyle, dude. I’m totally with it.

Oh, you know what…my bad guys! Turns out the music video was actually recorded a year ago! Although who am I to say the fine men of Moaning didn’t demolish a house this weekend in the privacy of a camera-free environment?

Anyways, we suggest you check out the video for their single “The Same,” because it may contain all the Moaning you can get until the release of their debut full-length (via Sub Pop, duh) in super future-of-rock-and-roll-y sounding “spring of 2018!” Well, unless you can catch them live this December, as they provide support for labelmates METZ’s tour out west, that is. Check the dates below the clip for more details.

Moaning on the road:

12.07.17 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s *
12.08.17 – Vancouver, BC – Cobalt *
12.09.17 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir *
12.11.17 – San Francisco, CA – Independent *
12.12.17 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom*
12.13.17 – San Diego, CA – Casbah *
12.15.17 – Austin, TX – Mohawk *
12.16.17 – Houston, TX – Studio at Warehouse Live *
12.17.17 – Dallas, TX – Transit Bicycle Co.
12.19.17 – Phoenix, AZ – LBX


Stream Metz Strange Peace

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In an era of political turmoil and widespread angst, Metz’s Strange Peace provides a timely coping mechanism. The Toronto-based noise punks’ third album is a thrashing 36 minutes of sonic catharsis that begs to be seen live. Laden with hypnotic riffs and Alex Edkins’ delightfully coarse vocals, the album has a basement-to-radio quality. Metz maintain … More »