In Defense of the Genre is a new column on BrooklynVegan about punk, pop punk, emo, post-hardcore, and more, including and often especially the bands and albums and subgenres that weren't always taken so seriously.
Our January 2020 playlist includes songs by CocoRosie, Hayley Williams, Thundercat, Destroyer, The 1975, Real Estate, Meek Mill, US Girls, Austra, Higher Power, Four Tet, Porridge Radio, Stephen Malkmus & more.
UK band Higher Power's second album and first for Roadrunner Records finds them teaming with longtime Pixies producer Gil Norton and combining their hardcore punk roots with soaring '90s alt-rock hooks. Stream it and read our review...
”Lost In Static” sees Higher Power taking the hardcore energy of their earlier work and applying it to big, hooky, shoegaze-indebted alt-rock that fans of anything from Smashing Pumpkins to Deftones to Title Fight are not gonna wanna sleep on.
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