Articles by Douglas Menagh

Emma Ruth Rundle, “Engine of Hell”

Stripped of textured guitars and big sounds characteristic of her past output, Rundle leans into singer-songwriter qualities reminiscent of Nick Drake or Sibylle Baier.

Georgia Harmer Fondly Looks Back on Summer Days in “Headrush” Video

The songwriter’s debut single is out now via Arts & Crafts.

Caleb Landry Jones, “Gadzooks Vol. 1”

On Jones’ funhouse follow-up to his psych-rock debut, each interrelated song serves as a madcap one-man show within a cosmic, comic drama.

MONO, “Pilgrimage of the Soul”

The Tokyo-based instrumental post-rockers’ 11th album is an emotional journey that stirs the psyche with its meditative qualities.

Wolves in the Throne Room, “Primordial Arcana”

The PNW-based group achieves a rustic and pastoral quality landing somewhere between black metal and something more otherworldly.

Death Valley Girls, “Street Venom” (Deluxe Edition)

This reissue of the band’s 2014 debut gives new focus and meaning to details from the original release.

Anika, “Change”

Witnessing Anika’s evolution from her debut to sophomore album is like experiencing the world go from black and white to color.

Azure Ray, “Remedy”

Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink’s first record in a decade proves they can seamlessly pick up from where they left off.

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, “Butterfly 3000”

The shapeshifting group’s second album of 2021 is straight up psychedelic from start to finish.

Alan Vega, “Mutator”

The posthumous release from the late Suicide singer is a time capsule of the industrial sounds of ’90s NYC.

Lost Girls, “Menneskekollektivet”

The debut record from Jenny Hval and Håvard Volden feels both familiar and new, sounding classical yet edgy.

The Black Angels, “Live at Levitation”

Like a memoir, “Live at Levitation” tells the story of The Black Angels on the rise.

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