ALBUM REVIEW: Bronson Arm – Bronson Arm

Having followed Learning Curve Records for a fair old while, it was exciting to see one of their number, Bronson Arm, pop up on the Ghost Cult reviews list. Other noteworthy acts from said label that are worthy of investigation include The Tunnel, Something Is Waiting and Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends, to name but a few.Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Liturgy – 93696

When it comes to describing 93696 (Thrill Jockey), the latest album by Liturgy, one could just as well start by describing what this album is not. It is not a record to easily put on in the background and definitely not a go-to if you want to reduce your anxiety. Pretty much the opposite is true. This is a record screaming in your ears for attention, that induces anxiety all along the way.

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Thurston Moore Announces New Album “Screen Time” – Signs with Southern Lord Records

Alternative Rock icon Thurston Moore, best known for his time in Sonic Youth, has announced a new instrumental album, Screen Time. The album will arrive via Southern Lord Records on all DSPs on 25th February, 2022, with a vinyl version due out at a later date. Pre-orders are live for the album now. To tide you over, listen to two debut singles, “The Station” and “The Walk’ right now!

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Fucked and Bound Shares Sonic Youth Cover -“Kool Thing”

Seattle hardcore punk outfit Fucked and Bound have shared their cover of Sonic Youth’s “Kool thing.” The track appears on the limited-edition reissue of the band’s Suffrage LP, out this week, December 18th, via the Quiet Panic label. You can listen and stream “Kool Thing” on Spotify here:Continue reading

Mantar to Release Covers Album, Shares Video for Mazzy Star Cover

Germany’s two-piece blackened crust band Mantar has announced that they are releasing a mini-covers album focusing on the 1990s, Grungetown Hooligans II, June 26th on LP/Digital via Brutal Panda Records and can be pre-ordered at the link below. Also, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Mazzy Star’s release of their seminal debut album, Mantar have shared a music video for their cover of ‘Ghost Highway’, which you can see below.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: October 10th New Music Releases

Purchase and stream all the new music released today!

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Various Artists – BC35 Volume Two


Odd, noisy, relaxing, introspective, and uneven are some of the words that can be used to describe BC35 Volume Two and that’s just with regards to the first four songs. For those out of the loop BC35 Volume Two is the second and final piece of the BC Studio anniversary puzzle. In short, producer and cultural antagonist Martin Bisi – known for his recording work with the likes of Helmet, Unsane, Dresden Dolls and more – has assembled a group of musicians and let them kick out the jams. Continue reading

Cocaine Piss – Passionate And Tragic

Stereotypes are such a crass and ugly thing. Used as a lazy and offensive descriptor of someone’s personality due to their nationality, they are something that should be abolished. The stereotypical view of Belgium and its people is one of being reserved and downright boring. How better to dispel that myth that with some high-velocity anarcho-Punk? Enter Cocaine Piss.Continue reading

John Paul Jones and Thurston Moore Team Up For London Charity Concert

Two icons of rock music who barely need an introduction are John Paul Jones and Thurston Moore. Jones of Led Zeppelin and Them Crooked Vultures fame and Moore, best known for Sonic Youth and black metal supergroup Twilight will hold a one-off concert in London at 100 Club, on 28th of March. They will be joined by acclaimed Jazz drummer Steve Noble. Dubbed in a post to Jones’s page, “A unique musical meeting of three of the most inventive performers of our time.” The event is a fundraiser to benefit [London radio station] Resonance FM. Tickets at the link below. Continue reading