"We felt like the music would speak for itself, but I don't think any music can speak for itself today."
Author Archive for Dean Essner
Standout Track: No. 3, the slow-crawling “Compassion” from Atlas At Last’s new A Composition Of Functions EP. The College Park hardcore three-piece's music may dwell in aggressive, sludgy places, but “Compassion” is built around a series of gorgeous, stripped-down melodic passages that inject the track with a sense of bleeding-heart urgency. “And do you remember the [...]
"Tereu Tereu took a murky, dystopian love song and made it a murkier, more barren planet even less fit for human habitation."
"Arms and legs/Wrapped around my foolish head"
"I envision a clone to be a less perfect version of its former self.”
"I just wanted to let you know I’m in a CVS...had to do a number one."
"But there’s no freedom when you’re stuck/In your room/Making marks with a razor”
Loud and rollicking, the song lives up to its title.
Think Architecture in Helsinki's dance-rock meets Pere Ubu's squawk.
"I didn’t understand any conversation that was happening around me, and I was like, 'Wow, I think that makes me a gentrifier.'"