A Discussion Worth Listening To

Guitarist/vocalist Laura Pleasants’ post-Kylesa concern The Discussion is out with a brand new 7-inch capturing their shadowy, subterranean post-punk. Original A-side “Deathtripper” is a spellbinding swirl ‘round a throbbing bog bubbling over with equal parts shoegaze and dream-pop. The B-side’s cover of The Cure’s “A Forest” underscores it all for slow learners. With Pleasants on… Continue reading A Discussion Worth Listening To

Savannah Metal Vocalist Victoria Scalisi Dies

Victoria Scalisi, vocalist for the influential Savannah sludge/metal band DAMAD, died in the early morning hours of August 2nd at age 53. She was diagnosed last year with colorectal cancer that subsequently spread to her liver. Formed in the early ‘90s, DAMAD released two albums, three EPs and several splits with other bands. By the turn… Continue reading Savannah Metal Vocalist Victoria Scalisi Dies


Left Brained? Right Brained? Lazer/Wulf Turn Mind Into Matter “I think too much,” admits Bryan Aiken, speaking of his ideas concerning his band Lazer/Wulf and the music he writes for it. Think he’s just joking? The trio’s debut full-length album, The Beast of Left and Right, is a mostly instrumental, heavy prog/experimental affair arranged as… Continue reading Lazer/Wulf


The Unseen Light: Kylesa Emerges From the Darkness With Its Best Music Yet The rays do penetrate the maelstrom, reassuringly, ephemeral but gleaming. But from the jolting get-go, Kylesa’s new album, Ultraviolet (Season of Mist), is a restless fever dream of tidal turbulence, its catharsis determinedly punching forward while so much clustered chaos bears down,… Continue reading Kylesa