Category

Presidents of the United States of America

Five Songs
Premium

Five Songs, 5/19/2022

matt pond PA, "Measure 3" I ran out of interesting (?) things to say about matt pond PA a couple tracks ago. So, as per the standard Five Songs Style Guide, that gives me license to just blather here. ... Turns out I don't have anything interesting...

Five Songs
Premium

Five Songs, 12/11/2021

Vertigo, "Sit Down and Shut Up" Psychedelic noise rockers Vertigo had one final EP in 1993, Driver #43, which might have been their best single release. By this point, they were playing pretty tight, and everything was really hitting. It's a shame that they never...

Five Songs
Premium

Five Songs, 11/17/2021

Mule, "Lucky" Every now and again, bands will fuse redneck aesthetics with various rock genres, to greater or lesser effect. In this case, Mule bolts that stuff onto noise rock, bolstered by the usual good engineering job by Steve Albini. I don't think that it's...

Five Songs
Premium

Five Songs, 2/17/2021

Claw Hammer, "Gut Feeling" One of the things that we rail against around here are pointless covers. Especially in an age when so many of the originals are easily accessible, a cover really needs to add something. This is doubly true when it's something truly...