31 Dirty Projectors Borne from front-man David Longstreth’s time in a remote home in upstate New York, the new Dirty Projectors album achieves discovery in seclusion, exploring a world that’s fully gridded.
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SOUNDGARDEN As far back as its earliest releases, the iconic Seattle quartet demonstrated the command of space that would come to define its legacy. Now, after reuniting in 2010, the band once again evokes a variety of spaces and dimensions on King Animal.
REFUSED Our favorite Swedish hardcore group announced one of the year’s most anticipated reunions, giving The Shape of Punk to Come its rightful live treatment. Take a peek behind the scenes with photographer Robin Laananen.
CONVERGE Following a release that loaded up on guest stars, Salem’s metalcore vets send their friends home for the explosive All We Love We Leave Behind, another album of high-speed riffs and gut-wrenching emotion.
(the) MELVINS As if writing with Lustmord and Jello Biafra wasn’t enough, the Melvins’ Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover recently joined forces with famed Mr. Bungle bassist Trevor Dunn to form “Melvins Lite.” We chatted with King Buzzo about the band’s (latest) new direction.