The Midnight

Eighties Schmeighties: The Midnight Just Wants You to Dance With Somebody Tyler Lyle was born in 1985, a year when much of the synthpop music his band The Midnight emulates was enjoying peak popularity. Growing up outside of Carrollton, Georgia, however, Lyle was more likely to be boppin’ his head to ‘80s and ‘90s country… Continue reading The Midnight

Pretty Maids – A Blast From the Past

The annals of unlikely rock ‘n roll box sets include the 21-disc Smithereens Mega Box and “Weird Al” Yankovic’s 15-disc Squeeze Box. There’s also The Complete Archies Albums Collection. But nothing seems as unlikely as Pretty Maids showing up with an extensive album collection that proudly captures their run from 1995 to 2016. Even weirder,… Continue reading Pretty Maids – A Blast From the Past

The Ravonettes’ Monthly Songs Get Atomized

Last year was a productive time for the Raveonettes, who spent it issuing a monthly dose of new material via their “Rave-Sound-of-the-Month” project. Upon its inception, Sharin Foo and Sune Rose Wagner described the venture as “a ride, potentially schizophrenic & disjointed, potentially cohesive and related.” Cohesive and related they finally are: On Feb. 17,… Continue reading The Ravonettes’ Monthly Songs Get Atomized


Zen Brigade: Iceage Connect the Dots Between Warsaw and Copenhagen “When sung in Danish, it almost sounds as if you’re yelling at someone,” Iceage guitarist Johan Wieth offers. Of course hardcore punk tends to entail a lot of yelling, although in the case of Iceage it sounds more like ominous proclamation. While cracking the US… Continue reading Iceage

Iceage – You’re Nothing

In 2011 four Danish teenagers called Iceage released a very good debut album – or more accurately, they released a few very good songs tucked within 25 minutes of unbridled energy. From that promising start You’re Nothing ups the ante in almost every regard. On its sophomore outing the band sounds firmly in control of… Continue reading Iceage – You’re Nothing

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour

Sunshine Coolin’ The Asteroids Galaxy Tour is Hoping to Take You Away Bright and colorful, goofy but groovy, silly but sexy and unconditionally danceable, the music of Danish group the Asteroids Galaxy Tour is easy on the senses. There’s no deeper, hidden meaning to be found here. It’s simply fun, and tremendously catchy. Bridging gaps… Continue reading The Asteroids Galaxy Tour

Cola Freaks – Cola Freaks

Though this Denmark-based band does not frequent the states often, there are several reasons why they should have caught your attention long before their debut long-player dropped. They took their name from a song by fellow Dutchmen Lost Kids (included on the Killed by Death #7 compilation), briefly shared members with Jay Reatard and often… Continue reading Cola Freaks – Cola Freaks

The Raveonettes

The Raveonettes: Undervalued Revolutionaries, Revitalized Their last album almost marked The Raveonettes’ final hoorah. After about a decade making music together, Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo wondered if the band’s relevance had expired. “It’s just that at some point in any kind of relationship, you sort of ask yourself, and each other, if you… Continue reading The Raveonettes