Wasp Factory are a frantic, noisy self-described “clout punk” band out of Columbus. Today they’re following up last year’s rippyman EP with an intense new single called “climate crisis redux,” a callback to their 2020 digital 7″ Wasp Factory Solves The Climate Crisis. If I’m hearing it right, this is a fresh recording of that release’s “This Song Will Solve The Climate Crisis” that lifts the music out of lo-fi fuzz and into bracing clarity — pummeling bass riff, piercing scream-rant, and all. It exists in the same sonic universe as decades-old freakout masters like the Locust, Melt-Banana, and Blood Brothers as well as Wasp Factory’s Columbus contemporaries For Your Health. Have a listen below.
Avant-pop superstar Charli XCX just released her album Crash (and its deluxe edition) a few months ago, and she’s already got new stuff popping off. In the run-up to the new album, Charli talked about entering her sellout era. She was presumably joking, but her latest track definitely has some sellout-era vibes working for it. […]
The Charlotte, NC band Faye released their promising self-titled debut EP back in 2016, and have taken their time following it up. The trio — made up of Sarah Blumenthal, Susan Plante, and Thomas Berkau, who joined as a drummer in 2018 — are finally ready to release their debut album, You’re Better, which will […]
When Dan Snaith isn’t busy as the mastermind behind Caribou, he makes straight-up dance music under his alter-ego Daphni. Often Snaith will play festivals with both Caribou and Daphni — doing a traditional show with his band and then DJ’ing under his other identity. Last month, Snaith released the new Daphni single “Cherry,” the first […]