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RIFF’D: Polica’s ‘United Crushers’

Polica‘s third studio album United Crushers has the Minneapolis-based band exploring a multitude of perspectives. Channy Leaneagh has said that this was her opportunity, inspired by the birth of her second child, to step outside herself and […]

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Handwritten Thom Yorke Lyrics Head to Auction

Originally reported by NME, Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke will be auctioning off handwritten lyrics to “Airbag,” the opener to the 1997 classic Ok Computer. Nostalgia alone isn’t the only thing that makes this a juicy purchase. The lyrics were […]

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Listing: 5 Explosive Declarations from Saul Williams’ ‘MartyrLoserKing’

For as long as Saul Williams has been making music, he’s never shied away from controversy. Since day one it’s been about the people, and putting a spotlight on the injustices that have plagued them. […]

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RIFF’d: Savages’ ‘Adore Life’

The title of Savages’ Adore Life is almost a disclaimer, or a preemptive self-explanation. Lyricist Jehnny Beth is fascinated, if not obsessed, with the power and drawbacks of love, and she’s in love with life […]

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RIP Kilmister: Lemmy’s Motörhead Lyrical Legacy

As 2015 wrapped up, we lost a big one: Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister: the man, the myth, the Motörhead. Maybe he’s not quite a household name, but he was a big enough deal to get […]

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Listing: 5 Weirdo Stonerisms from Kurt Cobain’s ‘Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings’

Let’s face it: our posthumous Kurt Cobain voyeurism is creepy. It’s also weirdly more sustainable than it should be. The Montage of Heck film’s release marks 21 years since his death, and this fact might […]

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RIFF’d: Josh Ritter’s ‘Sermon on the Rocks’

Josh Ritter delivers his Sermon on the Rocks like most preachers would — with as many references to commonly recognized Biblical images as possible, and some raunchy boasts for PG-13 appeal. NPR calls the album’s […]

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The More You Know: Katy Perry Sang on a 2006 P.O.D. Jam

Not particularly news, as it’s a nine-year-old story that anyone could’ve found on Wikipedia, but the internet is a peculiar beast, and thus here we are with message board bump for the fact that in 2006, a 23-year-old Katy […]

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RIFF’d: Protomartyr’s ‘The Agent Intellect’

Protomartyr’s The Agent Intellect is 2015’s ultimate hard-luck album. Not only did the making of the record see lyricist Joe Casey’s father shuffle off his mortal coil, and his mother begin a decline into Alzheimer’s, […]

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Pope Francis Reinvents Christian Rock

Gone are the days of alternative rock B-listers dominating the Christian rock scene. Well, at least on vocals. The one and only Pope Francis, the most actually Jesus-like of popes in recent memory, has collaborated […]

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