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Triumph and Tribulation with Pallbearer

Triumph and Tribulation with Pallbearer

Matt Bacon August 30, 2015 0

Out of the silence lurches a melancholy chord. Then suddenly another. Their is a sense of sorrow communicated in just those few notes that has you wondering what this band is on about anyway.

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Op-Ed: On Century Media being bought by Sony

Op-Ed: On Century Media being bought by Sony

Matt Bacon August 27, 2015 0

As some of our more metal-savvy readers may know, Century Media was recently bought by Sony records for a cool $17 million. It was a deal that had been rumored at for months but

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Young Derbyshire band aiming to be next bright act from the East Midlands

Young Derbyshire band aiming to be next bright act from the East Midlands

Conor Davies August 24, 2015 0

The East Midlands is a pretty fruitful region in terms of music nowadays. Leicester has Kasabian, Nottingham Jake Bugg, Indiana and Sleaford Mods, but Derby? Not a lot comes from Derby. That’s not to

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Independent Industry Figures: Andy Patterson

Independent Industry Figures: Andy Patterson

Matt Bacon August 12, 2015 0

Independent Industry Figures is a weekly column at IMP where we do a feature on a different music industry figure every week and try to better understand what they’re all about. With each installment

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Kevin Parker slips into the “Currents” on new Tame Impala

Kevin Parker slips into the “Currents” on new Tame Impala

Eli Jace August 12, 2015 0

If you find yourself in the ceiling-staring days after a breakup you’ll probably hug tightly with both arms Tame Impala’s new album Currents. The Australian psych-tinkerers return with their third album, a sort of

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Summer Slaughter 2015 in Philadelphia

Summer Slaughter 2015 in Philadelphia

Matt Bacon August 6, 2015 0

When I was first moving to America one of the things I was most curious to check out was the famed “Touring festivals” Of course now, Mayhem Fest is dead and gone and Summer

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Art Spaces and Your Band

Art Spaces and Your Band

Matt Bacon July 30, 2015 0

Ahh all ages art spaces, perhaps the most important part of any scene. While I’ve touched on some of these ideas with my previous article on punk houses, I feel like dealing with art

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Independent Music Industry Figures: James Dempsey

Independent Music Industry Figures: James Dempsey

Matt Bacon July 29, 2015 0

Independent Industry Figures is a weekly column at IMP where we do a feature on a different music industry figure every week and try to better understand what they’re all about. With each installment

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On Subgenres

On Subgenres

Matt Bacon July 27, 2015 0

I’ve been interviewing bands pretty much constantly since I was about 15. One question I quickly learned not to ask was “What genre do you consider your band to be?” because I was almost

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Numb Bats Play through the Heatwave on “Bees & Trees”

Numb Bats Play through the Heatwave on “Bees & Trees”

Eli Jace July 24, 2015 0

The music of Numb Bats is a little like surf rock, one could say, if the waves that were being surfed upon were made of grease and glue. It’s punk rock dumped in a

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