An Autumn For Crippled Children – All Fell Silent, Everything Went Quiet

Enigmatic Dutch post-black metal band An Autumn For Crippled Children have been pushing black metal’s long-standing flirtation with new wave, shoe gaze, and dreampop to its logical conclusions for over a decade now, garnering a dedicated underground following in niche circles. I’ve advocated on behalf of the band for their piece of the pie in their recognition as forebears to the genre’s exploration of these blurring genre margins, taking things further and getting there faster than the more household names like Deafheaven and Alcest. Broader audiences simply haven’t taken notice, likely due to the fact that the band is anonymous and has never intended on playing live, making them a hard sell to would-be labels seeking to advertise and move units.

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WUP in the Time of Corona

Consider this a special edition of What’s Up Punks, if you’d be so kind. There’s a lot going on and a whole lot more necessity and urgency right now for fans of the genre, really all genres, as tours get postponed, clubs stand empty, and merch tables are left unstaffed.…

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PREMIERE: Bring Some Necessary Sunlight Into Your Quarantine With Two Tracks Off Of Beach Comber’s (ASIWYFA) Parting Cuts

Here are two things that are undeniably true. 1) Belfast’s instrumental post-math rock juggernauts And So I Watch You From Afar goddamn rule. 2) COVID-19 fucking sucks and is absolutely destroying the lives and careers of untold numbers of people, especially in fields that require being out in social settings…

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