The Blackbelt Band – A New Community

A New Community is chock-full of rich tones and masterful grooves. This moody chill music by The Blackbelt Band pulls from blues and rock, adding flavors of acid jazz along with whatever other music floats around their hometown of New Orleans. Unfortunately, the band's promising sounds wither under glaringly bad vocals. It's hard to pin a label … [Read more...]

Three Second Kiss – Long Distance

Three Second Kiss methodically scramble post-rock, post-punk, math, and noise rock on their new LP, Long Distance. Their challenging chops and rhythms don't go down smoothly. Rather, they test conventions and ultimately make for an interesting listen, though not a fully enjoyable one. This veteran band from Bologna, Italy, sound tight even when … [Read more...]