Reviews

Color Film’s ‘Living Arrangements’ a kaleidoscopic new-wave debut
Color Film’s ‘Living Arrangements’ a kaleidoscopic new-wave debut
Color Film Living Arrangements FILE UNDER: Neo new wave from familiar faces ROCKS LIKE: Duran Duran, Heaven 17, Yazoo WHAT'S DIFFERENT: The debut album from this kaleidoscopic new-wave project featuring Glassjaw’s Daryl Palumbo and ex-Men, Women & Children bassist Richard Penzone (both in the somewhat comparable Head Automatica) certainly has its differences from the pair’s respectively best-k
Mutoid Man pack ‘War Moans’ with a war ensemble’s worth of raging
Mutoid Man pack ‘War Moans’ with a war ensemble’s worth of raging
Mutoid Man War Moans FILE UNDER: METAL UP YOUR ASS ROCKS LIKE: Iron Maiden, Kyuss, Testament WHAT’S DIFFERENT: There’s no room for weak links in a power trio, and Mutoid Man—guitarist/singer Stephen Brodsky, drummer Ben Koller (Converge, All Pigs Must Die) and bassist Nick Cageao—are as mighty as trios come. Unabashed, unironic an ...
’68’s ‘Two Parts Viper’ brings the noise in the most righteous ways
’68’s ‘Two Parts Viper’ brings the noise in the most righteous ways
'68 Two Parts Viper FILE UNDER: Unbridled and unconcerned ROCKS LIKE: Blues Explosion, Nirvana, Jack White WHAT’S NEW: ’68 frontman Josh Scogin got wilder, weirder and (in places) pensive. If ’68’s debut In Humor And Sadness was all about scorched amp and pedal abuse, Two Parts Viper broadens the vision with weird micro-moments of cut ‘n’ paste, backwards guitars, wax cylinder fidelity and Lord kn