All posts by Thad McKraken

Thad McKraken is a guy who writes stuff about things and then sometimes writes other things about stuff. In addition he has a wallet that says "Bad Ass Motherfucker" on it. Okay, that last part isn't true, but it'd be cooler if it was. McKraken is a long-time REDEFINE contributor and also regularly contributes to Disinfo. You can follow him on Facebook or Twitter.
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Hidden Number – Human_Error Album Review

There’s been a swell of dark loud psych-prog coming out these days, which I for one couldn’t be happier about. In the last six months or so, I’ve found myself completely immersed in new discs by Lesbian, Titan, the Psychic Paramount, Intronaut, and now, Hidden Number. It’s not like I was going out searching for...Read...
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The Absolute Worst Of 2010

We generally don’t make lists that aren’t all sunshiney and positive, but our writer John Gillanders felt so burned up this year that he had to. He just had to. Read on for what he deemed were the most unforgivable music-related abominations of the year. 5. Lil Wayne and Eminem both release records in 2010...Read...
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Midday Veil – Eyes All Around Album Review

One of the more profound conclusions I’ve arrived at over the last several years involves acknowledging the hyper-potency emanating forth from works of art heavily influenced by various, yet seemingly disparate, spiritual disciplines. Rather than relying on a single monotheistic dogma, I’ve found that taking in the writings of say, Grant Morrison, or the films...Read...
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Black Mountain – Wilderness Heart Album Review

I’m not sure anyone’s writing shit about the dizzying spiritual discontent of the information/overpopulation age quite as effectively as Black Mountain’s Stephen McBean. Dude just sounds like he’s so far out there he couldn’t give a fuck, and maybe that’s something people should latch onto. Sure there’s a frightening new display of tragicomedy lurking around...Read...
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Film School – Fission Album Review

Maybe it should be said as a precursor to this review that I’m a complete sucker for most of what the music world likes to call “shoegaze,” so it goes without saying that I was an enormous fan of both of this Bay Area band’s previous full-length albums, even though they often veer into retro...Read...
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