Category Archives: Love Buzz

#MODERATEROCKRECOMMENDS- August 2019

I hope you find something to love. BON IVER– JelmoreBORN GOLD- Lawn KnivesBATS- Old HitlerOUT OF BODY– Leaping FaithSIGNALS MIDWEST- Sanctuary CitySOMOS- AmmunitionPINE- MaladroitGAFFA TAPE SANDY- So DryWILD PINK- How’s the Tap HereJOYERO– Salt MineEL TEN ELEVEN- A Watched PotINFINITY SHRED- EarthTOOL- Faaip de OiadTENGIL- The New 27GLASSING- SleeperPORTRAYAL OF GUILT- Moral DecayBRUTALITY WILL PREVAIL- SlitherRUSSIAN CIRCLES- MilanoPSOTY- Oil Blood

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Listen to JOYERO

Even if you’re not familiar with Andy Stack’s name, there’s a chance you’ll know his work. He has spent the last decade as one half of indie-folk duo Wye Oak, toured with members of The National, performed with Lambchop and Shearwater and more, and composed music for film and television. Now though, he has struck out on his own as […]

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#MODERATEROCKRECOMMENDS- July 2019

Among the American metalcore, Mexican noise, British punk, and Spanish screams in the darkness on this month’s playlist, I hope you find something to love. NORMA JEAN- [Mind Over Mind]FRIENDSHIP- PunishmentMIND POWER- See MeHESITATION WOUNDS- Paragons of VirtueCLEANUP- Grey LionEL SHIROTA- Tarde/TempranoCHASTITY- Sun PoisoningNERVUS- FliesMUSKETS- DetentionBROKEN FIELD RUNNER- Palm Trees WaveCRUSHED BEAKS- Sky BurialTRACE MOUNTAINS- Where It GoesTHOM YORKE- Dawn […]

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Listen to OUT OF BODY

The 1990s are well and truly back. And while this is terrible news for, well, pretty much everything, a thin sliver of hope can be found in modern bands taking inspiration from that decade’s now-classic post-hardcore sounds. Austin, Texas outfit Out of Body aren’t the only ones doing so but they stand out- especially on new EP, ‘Son Sun’- by […]

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Listen to WE LOST THE SEA

We Lost the Sea have been banging out ace post-metal for a decade now but if you haven’t heard them before then there’s no better time to tune in. It’s just been announced that Holy Roar will be releasing the Australian outfit’s next album ‘Triumph & Disaster’ in the UK. The rest of the world will be covered by Translation […]

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#MODERATEROCKRECOMMENDS- June 2019

Summer is here. The season of sun, fun and frolics!Well, not around here apparently. This month’s playlist is marked by heartache, violence, relentless hardcore punk, and death. Not something to dive into during your neighbour’s barbecue then. Still, I hope you find something to love. CAVE IN- Final TransmissionBAD BREEDING- ExiledRUSSIAN CIRCLES- MilanoPELICAN- Midnight and MescalineTHE SHAKING SENSATIONS- Tremendous EffortsJAMBINAI- […]

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#MODERATEROCKRECOMMENDS- May 2019

From time to time I wrestle with giving ModerateRock sharper focus. Should we pivot to post-hardcore or go all-in on modern ambient? But then I hear something new, something I fall so quick and hard in love with, that wouldn’t fall within whatever lines might have to be drawn, and I say focus be damned. If you long for ever […]

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