If you love the Deftones as much as I do, you’ve undoubtedly passionately defended them to a nu-metal naysayer. “They’re not really nu-metal,” you might argue. “Sure, they had some rap parts on their first record, but they’ve actually spent most of their career leaning into dream-pop and shoegaze influences.” (I can’t be the only […]
Even though the ongoing reappraisal of nu metal has recognized that era as a significant cultural moment, Sacramento band Deftones still manage to catch a bad rap. Sure, they came up as part of the same movement as Korn and Limp Bizkit, and they toyed with some dated, aggro rap-rock on a couple songs in […]
Ohms (Reprise) is the new ninth album from alt-metal giants Deftones, whose 25 years of boundary-blurring music have inspired a generation of bands. Announced just weeks before its September release, the ten-track offering in many ways represents a return to form, starting with the band’s decision to work with Terry Date, who produced their classic […]
Venezuelan producer Arca and video artist Jesse Kanda played with the binary of attraction and revulsion to reprogram the default modes of consumption at a music festival.
Current musical obsessions of Lowhangers vocalist Cassandra Mukahirn, Rectal Hygienics drummer Omar Gonzalez, and Reader associate editor Kevin Warwick
The first Riot Fest lineup announcement ups the ante with more big names after last week’s big Misfits reveal.
Gossip Wolf guesses about the Riot Fest roster, Skin Graft Records cranks back into action for its 25th anniversary, and more.
Twenty nine acts to see—even if you have to fight the crowds
This week’s Early Warnings include the Budos Band, the Cave Singers, Crystal Castles, the Deftones, Murs, Of Montreal, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Toro y Moi, and Surfer Blood.