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Firewalker – “Carry My Own Torch”

The Boston hardcore band Firewalker released their stomp-ass self-titled debut album in 2017, and they’ve only intermittently been active since then — an EP called Alive in 2018, a demo in 2022. But now, they’re coming back with a new album called Hell Bent , and its first

FLO – “Caught Up”

The London trio FLO has dedicated itself to resurrecting the poppy R&B glide of the late ’90s and early ’00s, so it’s a little surprising to find out that their new single “Caught Up” has nothing to do with the Usher song of the same name. “Caught Up” comes a few months after

Chappell Roan Is A Star

I don’t want to say “phenomenon.” If I say “phenomenon,” I have to immediately acknowledge that Chappell Roan has already twisted that word into something else. One of Roan’s best songs in called “Femininomenon.” It’s the first track on her debut album, 2023’s The Rise And Fall

Oranssi Pazuzu – “Muuntautuja”

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from the Finnish black metal experimentalists Oranssi Pazuzu. The group’s last album was Mestarin kynsi , which ended up on our Black Market columnists’ list of 2020’s best metal albums . They had a song in 2021’s Adult Swim Singles Series