The Tough Guy Syndrome™ Wild Beasts wishes to paint in Boy King is hypersexualised, strong with fantasies of being like Colossus, and ticks all the boxes of the checklist of traits that lets men be perceived as wild beasts.
Blesst Chest tests how far art can go before it stops making sense. There are no lyrics to guide us through the album, no unifying melody or tone. There’s no escape rope. You end up either reeling yourself back in and breathing a sigh of relief, or forging ahead blindly through the dark, nonsensical insanity that is Wish We Were There. Whether you like it or not, WWWT is one hell of a ride.
Forevermore uses a somewhat broader lens to examine the shifts of consciousness throughout human history using a theory known as spiral dynamics. As a concept album, Integral tells the story of an immortal man who observes these changes in thought patterns as he moves through the years. It’s ambitious, to say the least.
It’s ironic, really, how the places we go to heal are the most unpleasant. “Gift of Life” is what you get when you blend that sterilized, insular ecosystem of a hospital with the grimy, unrestrained punk that Violent Human System (VHS for short) unabashedly churns out.
Heaven For Real are here to tell you that memory is never memory at all. Our remembrance of things past is imperfect, and like a bud in a bouquet blossoming much after it has been callously snipped from its bush, reality evolves into a mystified, contrived impersonator: memory.
The Messerschmitt Pilot’s Severed Hand, one of three albums released by Thee Headcoats in 1998, is a jumping half hour of nasty, quick and dirty blues-based punk rock.
From their newest release, you wouldn’t think Heyrocco are just waiting on cool; they’re already there.
Once Was Lost Now Just Hanging Around: Sego’s Youthful Discontent, Pseudo Apathy, Blah Blah Blah Blah
Relief billows from Once Was Lost Now Just Hanging Around like smoke from the first drag of a longed for cigarette. Spencer Petersen and Thomas Carroll uncork anxiety and pour over life choices in chalky, doubled vocals. Immense paranoia fills the air. Ambitions flutter away, regroup, resettle. And while the duo adhere to the title of “slacker heroes,” you can put your Pavement insinuations back in your pocket.