Album Review: Black Midi — Cavalcovers

By Venus Rittenberg, Editorial Director
[Rough Trade; 2022]
Rating: 8/10
Key tracks: It’s three songs man
When Black Midi announced Cavalcade, they also announced a contest in which they would cover five songs, and depending on who the listeners preordered Cavalcade from, they would receive a 7” vinyl of one of the covers. Three of the five songs appear on this EP, finally added to streaming (sadly missing the excellent “Psycho Killer” cover that features some of the worst French I’ve ever heard).

Blessed Release EP ‘iii’

Canadian art-rock band Blessed released their new EP, iii. The project’s four tracks are each mixed by different people to infuse the EP with an air of collaboration and community. Listen to iii below.

Album Review: Suicidal Tendencies – Get Your Fight On!

By Eric Perzanowski, Staff Writer [Suicidal; 2018] Rating: 5.5/10 Key Tracks: “Get Your Bass On”, “Get United” The crossover between hardcore and thrash metal tends to be characterized by several traits: a more playful approach to the music in comparison to the style’s influences, lyrics that generally either reflect that playfulness, or make a political…

Album Review: Kero Kero Bonito – TOTEP

By Eli Schoop, Copy Editor [Self-Released; 2018] Rating: 7/10 Key Tracks: “Only Acting”, “Cinema”, “You Know How It Is” PC Music has made an entire niche out of repurposing and reproducing the bizarre musical trends of the naughties. Kero Kero Bonito, who features two prominent collaborators in Gus Lobban and Jamie Bulled, brought Sarah Midori…

ACRN’s Favorite EPs

With only 28 days (and 29 in each leap year), February seemed like a fitting month to ask our staff about their favorite shortest albums. In other words, we’re talking about our favorite EPs. EPs and demos have the power to make or break careers and complement an artist’s entire discography. Like interludes between acts…