2021 SINGLES REVIEWS: 200 SHIES & TRIPPJONES – AIN’T BOUT IT

A double helping of NYC grit, ‘Ain’t Bout It’ is yet another impressive effort from two of the city’s hardest-working artists. 2021 has been a year of reinvention for Shies. He’s been working hard on re-releasing his most iconic songs on streaming services, outfitting each with new artwork to reflect the increased level of quality … Continue reading 2021 SINGLES REVIEWS: 200 SHIES & TRIPPJONES – AIN’T BOUT IT

2021 REVIEWS: GENDERGRIND – BINARY KILLER

There are many amazing groups forming in the underground scene right now, but none have more potential than GENDERGRIND. Sporting a roster containing many of the most exciting artists making Hyperpop-adjacent music in 2021, the uncompromisingly bold collective have delivered their first full length release in the conformity-smashing BINARY KILLER. Lead single ‘Run It Back’ … Continue reading 2021 REVIEWS: GENDERGRIND – BINARY KILLER

2021 REVIEWS: MATERIAL GIRL – DRUJJHA

Rapper-composer Material Girl pushes hard in multiple directions on “Drujjha”, creating a matrix of moments that canter between vague and affecting. Philadelphia artist Material Girl dropped one of last year’s most arresting records with “Tangram”. It refers, in title and content, to an ancient puzzle based around arranging set shapes into patterns. The tracks of … Continue reading 2021 REVIEWS: MATERIAL GIRL – DRUJJHA

2021 REVIEWS: W U S O 命 – PAINTED WITH VOICES

Dream Catalogue, the label behind some of the greatest vapor and dreampunk records of all time, finds itself in a strange limbo. It’s still solid, existing as a “destination” for underground vapor culture, but its fourth dimension, the neon-drenched tesseract covered in scrawled kanji and low-res photos of megacities, has passed on. Late last year … Continue reading 2021 REVIEWS: W U S O 命 – PAINTED WITH VOICES