Drug Church, World Impact. The vocalist gargles with razor blades, the groove is sludgy but fast, the chorus is killer and the lyrics are great. This shouldn’t work but it does. I found this band in an article about Turnstile and the future of hardcore, and it gives me hope. I want more of this to restore my faith in guitar-based rock.
The Number Ones is a daily recap of hit singles from the beginning of the Billboard 100 in 1959. It’s an interesting mix of songs with a lot of good background, and there’s usually a couple of alternate versions that are worth a listen.