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Five Songs, 9/3/2022

High on Fire, "Spewn From the Earth" Matt Pike had a big 2018. In addition to Sleep emerging from a fifteen year, uh, slumber to produce the very good The Sciences, he also put out a High on Fire record, Electric Messiah. High on Fire...

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Five Songs, 6/22/2022

Overwhelming Colorfast, "Coming Down" It's another largely forgotten mid-90s underground rock band! Overwhelming Colorfast put out three records, all of them pretty solid exercises in Hüsker Dü-esque melodic loud rock. That comparison, by the way, is pretty much required due to Bob Reed's singing so...

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Five Songs, 3/17/2022

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, "Hell" This, from Xtra-Acme USA, is kind of a sketch of a song, but it still cooks pretty good. I mean, just one good "weeeeeeeeeeellllllll" from Spencer is enough to get me going. Pile, "appendicitis" There's some other song that...

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Five Songs, 1/24/2022

Krallice with Dave Edwardson, "Rank Mankind" For their seventh album, Krallice brough in Dave Edwardson (Neurosis) to change things up. It's still very much a Krallice record, with all the dizzying ideas that entails, so Edwardson mostly just kind of inflects the proceedings some. He...

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Five Songs, 1/10/2020

White Stripes, "We're Going To Be Friends" Every now and again, a record breaks through into mainstream attention that surprises me. I would not have bet on the ascetic blues rock revivalists the White Stripes being anybody who would get mainstream attention, but somehow they...