Charlie Bertsch / 15 Sep 2021

Post-Punk Internationale

Gut and Fratti’s Let’s Talk About the Weather

While the pandemic continues to inflict horrific suffering on the world, its early phase is now capable of inspiring nostalgia. We remember the excitement of watching everyday routines grind to a halt and then having to figure out what to do in their absence.(...)

Charlie Bertsch / 11 Nov 2020

Men in the Era of Trump

The Viagra Boys’ Anti-Populist Post-Punk

The Viagra Boys are never easy listening. But I found them particularly hard in the weeks leading up to Election Day in the United States.(...)

Charlie Bertsch / 04 Mar 2020

Power in the Darkness

Kaelan Mikla’s Riot Goth Noir

If someone put you in a dark room and played you a version of Icelandic band Kaelan Mikla minus the vocals, you might well wonder which neglected post-punk band from the early ‘80s was in the process of being rediscovered. (...)

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