German Dream Pop: Me And My Drummer

In order for non-English-speaking bands to be heard and reach audiences outside of their respective countries, they need to have some kind of tangible, universal sound. Unsurprisingly and overwhelmingly, such a musical objective is met when a band writes and plays songs in English. Since its formation, the German band Me And My Drummer has […]

Cuss Words for Your 4th of July Hangover

“It’s the 5th of July. You’re hungover, tired, and kinda sad: This EP is built for that kind of day . This is some Yallbeat Acnepolitan songstuff. Get drunk to it, or better yet, play it when you’re near oblivion. It might help you get out of there.” –Brandon White, frontman of Cuss Words The […]

Wake Up to Israeli Suzzys

Not a ton of music emerges from Israel and affixes itself to the international library of indie rock. Perhaps this is because of the whole language thing, but it’s nonetheless frustrating that accessing the Israeli rock scene seems to be pretty difficult. That’s why it’s completely endearing to hear from a good band in Israel […]

“There Is No Nature,” Mount Eerie under the Clear Moon

The following article is a narrative written after an interview with Mount Eerie’s Phil Elverum. It’s intended to be a reaction to his latest album, Clear Moon, and the things discussed in the interview. The full transcript can be found below the narrative, at the end of the article. Mount Eerie loomed in white with curtains […]

Still Awesome: Brian Eno

Hey there, fellow Bombers! Your favorite renegade music journalist is back with the debut of a new column: Still Awesome, artists you may have forgotten who are probably better than a lot of the stuff you’re listening to. When I do a Still Awesome article, I’ll highlight a specific artist from the past who you […]

Spaingaze: Three Spanish Spacey Shoegaze Drone Bands

This article covers three Spanish bands discovered through various concerts and outlets like bandcamp and SoundCloud. All three of them have a different take on drone and shoegaze music, a style that’s hard to find in Spain. Univers Univers is a band that is just getting started, having played a lot of secret shows in […]

Rhythm and Rebellion: A Dance-Punk Album Guide

Loyal readers of THE BOMBER JACKET, meet your new post-punk writer. I’m Hallie, and I’ll be introducing you to music that’s a little…difficult. Music that doesn’t fit neatly into categories. Music that can only be described with hyphenated words like “avant-garde,” “post-rock,” or “dance-punk.” Dance-punk seems like a good starting point for this inaugural column, […]

Confessing to Twin Shadow

In 2010 Twin Shadow, a k a George Lewis Jr., delivered a sultry dose of new wave entitled Forget: A synthly sincere album about daydreams, tender romance, and inevitable regret. The album’s evocative and precise use of drum machines, synths, and electric guitars were all earmarks of producer and Grizzly Bear Chris Taylor. Paired with vocal […]

A Time For Change: Hip-Hop in Morocco

The Arab Spring has set in motion a series of revolutions, with varying degrees of violence and efficacy, that have shaped the political climate of the Middle East and North Africa for over a year now. It has been extremely satisfying to cheer on these democratic movements as leaders such as Ben Ali, Mubarak and […]