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Review: Foo Fighters Continue to Preach the Gospel of Modern Rock on Concrete and Gold

They may have taken their name from an old term for UFOs, but the Foo Fighters have always been a down-to-earth bunch. It isn’t so…
Zoe Camp / September 19, 2017

Review: Brand New Bid Us Farewell on the Great Science Fiction

The writing on the t-shirts was real: Brand New, one of the most transcendent rock bands of the new millennium are, for all intents and…
Zoe Camp / August 25, 2017

Review: At the Drive In’s Much Anticipated Comeback Album in•ter a•li•a Dutifully Serves the Fans

In commercial rock’s post-millennium, pre-9/11 wasteland, where nu-metal and arena rock ran amok as spoiled, unchallenged apex predators, At the Drive In were a pack…
Zoe Camp / May 8, 2017

Review: On the Pummeling Heartless, Pallbearer Haven’t Softened

It’s taken Arkansas doom outfit Pallbearer just eight years to clamber out from the underground and onto the sacred dais we like to call "the…
Zoe Camp / March 24, 2017

Review: Ty Segall’s Second Self-Titled Album Continues His Torrential Creative Streak

Musical mission statement, self-imposed milestone, alter-ego autobiography: The eponymous LP plays an invaluable role in contextualizing an artist’s discography, as well as their identity writ…
Zoe Camp / January 30, 2017

Review: Beach Slang Are Some Kind of Wonderful on A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings

Do it for the kids. So goes the mantra espoused by several colleagues of mine, half inside joke, half journalistic mission statement. The aphorism, often…
Zoe Camp / September 22, 2016

Review: Myrkur Foregrounds the Grace in Black Metal on the Live ‘Mausoleum’

It’s been nearly a year since Amalie Bruun shook the metal world with M, her debut LP, and more importantly, her formal unmasking as the…
Zoe Camp / August 15, 2016

In Defense of the New Pollution: How Beck’s ‘Odelay’ Stuck It to Xenophobia 20 Years Before Trump

All his life, Beck’s been adapting. The son of a multi-instrumentalist father and a mod mother, he is less a man than he is aesthetic…
Zoe Camp / August 5, 2016

Review: Pylon’s Final ‘Live’ Set Before Their Hiatus Was Ahead of Its Time

Every scene has a spirit. In New York and Los Angeles, it’s all about competition, turf wars fought with guitar riffs and unique aesthetics, while…
Zoe Camp / July 20, 2016

Review: Swans’ Actual Swan Song Is a Cloud of Unknowing on ‘The Glowing Man’

It had to end eventually. Six years after Michael Gira resurrected his pivotal drone outfit Swans in 2010, the time has come to lay them…
Zoe Camp / June 21, 2016