ALBUM REVIEW: Pissed Jeans – Half Divorced

Even in a world of Butthole Surfers and Cuntroaches, there’s something about the name Pissed Jeans that’s so… gross. In terms of bands with names that might bother your parents though, the Pennsylvanian four-piece’s latest record Half Divorced (Sub Pop), has more in common with The Circle Jerks (not to mention Black Flag and Fear). This album here is quintessentially hardcore in spirit (and often in sound too). Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Timelost – Drained

It’s easy to get lost in the minutiae of music genres and what defines a band; what they can and can’t be, are and are not, and what makes them “good”.

Strangely, subjectivity has taken a backseat to this artform. If it’s not pristine, perfect, polished, and full of impressive instrumental or vocal acrobatics, it’s boring. Worse, it’s bad. Continue reading

Alkaline Trio Books a Headline Tour of The UK and Europe – New Album Incoming

Alkaline Trio has booked a headline tour of The UK and Europe to support their upcoming new album Blood, Hair, and Eyeballs, out January 26 on Rise Records. This is in addition to previously announced dates for the USA. Ticket links and album pre-orders are live at the links below!Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Jake Duzik of HEALTH Breaks Down The Entire “Rat Wars” Album

Ghost Cult Keefy caught up with Jake Duzik of HEATH to discuss their 2023 album “Rat Wars” – out now via Loma Vista Recordings! Not only was “Rat Wars” Ghost Cult’s album of the month for December 2023, the record also landed at #20 in our Album of the Year Poll (watch here! Jake discussed the creative process of the band, a track-by-track breakdown of the album, the musical and non-musical influences on the band, and much more! Continue reading



German instrumental three-piece ZAHN (featuring members of Einstürzende Neubauten and Heads) combines musical elements that might seem strange on paper, but make perfect sense on record.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Plain White T’s – Plain White T’s


Whenever The Plain White T’s come up in conversation, it is seemingly impossible to get in more than a few words before their magnum opus “Hey There Delilah” is mentioned.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Darkplace – About the End of the World


There are a few artists in history whose identity is shrouded in secrecy – The Residents, Buckethead, the majority of Goat and Darkplace. In an age where social media is so prevalent and where privacy is seemingly such a dirty word, it’s refreshing that Darkplace has chosen to keep himself/herself(?) anonymous so as to let the music do the talking. Based in Sweden About the End of the World (Icons Creating Evil Art) marks the mysterious entity’s debut full-length.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Asking Alexandria – Where Do We Go From Here


Sometimes an album can be considered on its own merit, or with just a passing reference to the context it exists within. For others, they can, indeed, should, be linked to a “run” or an arc of albums within a period of a band’s career. And for some, it is worth going back to the beginning to truly see the big picture of what and why a specific album is.

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Empire State Bastard Share New Sing and Video “Moi?” – Books Exclusive Saint Vitus Bar Headline Show

Empire State Bastard have shared “Moi?,” the fourth new song to be released from the band’s eagerly anticipated debut album Rivers of Heresy which is set to arrive worldwide on September 1st. Available on today on all streaming platforms, “The Looming” follows the band’s recent singles “Harvest,” “Stutter,” and “The Looming.”Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Spanish Love Songs – No Joy


For the past seven years, Spanish Love Songs have made a reputation for themselves across their previous three albums for creating some of the most emotionally powerful music, a feat that, with the release of their fourth album No Joy (Pure Noise Records), the punk quintet achieved yet again.

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