Zierler – ESC

Too many cooks can spoil the broth but two heads are better than one. What about three heads? Fifteen? Where does one draw the line where collaboration, inspiration and a multitude of elements becomes a mess rather than an impressive creation? These questions are essential for music but nowhere are…

Label Run For Cover just cut ties with Whirr for transphobic speech. More should do so.

It looks like Bay area shoegaze group (and notorious instigators) Whirr have finally shit-talked themselves into a situation with some meaningful consequences. Alternative Press reported overnight that the band have placed themselves into the line of fire after a string of casually insensitive tweets, mostly aimed towards Olympia, WA punk band G.L.O.S.S., who feature…

Protest The Hero want to cut out labels for good using Bandcamp’s new subscription service. But is it enough?

Since the closing of the Scurrilous tour cycle, it seems that Protest the Hero have reached an important decision: they are through with the middleman – by middleman, I of course mean the record label — and, after finding themselves in financial trouble after producing three top-tier albums, you can…