What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – 7/17/20

For those who missed our last installment, We post bi-weekly updates covering what the staff at Heavy Blog have been spinning. Given the amount of time we spend on the site telling you about music that doesn’t fall neatly into the confines of conventional “metal,” it should come as no surprise that many of us on staff have pretty eclectic tastes that range far outside of metal and heavy things. We can’t post about all of them at length here, but we can at least let you know what we’re actually listening to. Also, consider these posts open threads to share your own recent playlists and talk about pretty much anything music-related. We love hearing all of your thoughts on this stuff and love being able to nerd out along with all of you.

Scott Murphy

Arca – KiCk i
Aseitas – False Peace
Cinder Well – No Summer
Keleketla! & Coldcut – Keleketla!
Maggot Heart – Mercy Machine
My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall II
Phoxjaw – Royal Swan
Pottery – Welcome to Bobby’s Motel
Helen Svoboda – Vegetable Bass

Calder Dougherty

100 gecs – 1000 gecs and the tree of clues
Tomb Mold – Manor of Infinite Forms
At The Gates – Slaughter of the Soul
Spiritbox – Holy Roller
Cryptopsy – None So Vile
Dessiderium – Shadow Burn
Jockstrap – Wicked City
Lantern – Dimensions
Extinctionist – Obsidian

Pete Williams

Bell Witch & Aerial Ruin – Stygian Bough, Vol. 1
My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall II
Protest the Hero – Palimpsest
Margo Price – That’s How Rumors Get Started
Dopelord – Sign of the Devil
Rina Sawayama – SAWAYAMA
Behold the Arctopus – Hapeleptic Overtrove
Ando San – Schemin’ Season
Psychonaut – Behold the God Man

Eden Kupermintz

Cinder Well – No Summer
Netherlands – Zombie Techno
Chrome Ghost – The Diving Bell
sleepmakseswaves – These Are Not Your Dreams
Gygax – High Fantasy
Kubbi – Taiga
British Sea Power – Disco Elysium OST
King Witch – Body of Light
Motorpsycho – Here Be Monsters

Jordan Jerabek

Boris – NO
Hum – Inlet
Isaurian – Chains of Blue
My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall II
Netherlands – ZOMBIE TECHNO
Nine Inch Nails – The Fragile
Korn – Issues
Margo Price – That’s How Rumors Get Started
Spell – Opulent Decay

Jon Adams

Honey Harper – Starmaker
The National – Sleep Well Beast
The Roots – The Tipping Point
Rebel Wizard – Magickal Mystical Indifference
My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall II
Blood Incantation – Hidden History of the Human Race
Primitive Man – Immersion
Sufjan Stevens – Illinois
Paysage d’Hiver – Im Wald

Joe Astill

Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher
END – Splinters from an Ever-Changing Face
Natalia Lafourcade – Un Canto por México, Vol. 1
Sharptooth – Transitional Forms
Kevin Abstract – American Boyfriend: A Suburban Love Story
Rina Sawayama – SAWAYAMA
Drain – California Cursed
Phoxjaw – Royal Swan
The Weeknd – After Hours

Nate Johnson

Sharptooth: Transitional Forms
Svalbard: It’s Hard to Have Hope
Venom Prison: Samsara
Employed to Serve: Eternal Forward Motion
Ithaca: The Language of Injury
Rolo Tomassi: Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It
Dream State: Primrose Path
Mortality Rate: You Were the Gasoline -EP
Gouge Away: Burnt Sugar

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