Hardcore punk is very dear to our hearts. There’s something about the combination of rage and joy captured in this music that makes us feel at home. It always feels like we’ve entered a happy bubble when we’re at a hardcore punk show. Hope you enjoy this list as much
Although we don’t cover it extensively on CVLT Nation, we are both huge fans of rap. Listening to a lot of rap refreshes our minds and spirits so that we can keep our minds and ears open. It keeps us going when it feels like we’re fighting against a monolith
Now we’re into the meat of what drives CVLT Nation – post-punk is one of our staple genres; it inspired our radio show Dark Waves and it gets us out of the house whenever there’s a show. The revival is real and it’s carrying this genre into the 2020’s on
2019 has been a great year for cross-pollination of genres. With so much music at our fingertips, why stick to one genre when you can make a stronger, healthier, better-looking record by mixing them? Yes, I know there will be some sticklers out there who want to comment that “Crossover
This is a list that isn’t for the faint of heart. While some of these records are dreamy and beguiling, others hit you like a psychological freight train and leave your head filled with nothing but splattered pulp. It also includes one of our favorite bands of the decade, whom
Electro post-punk/new wave duo SKEMER have created something really special with their album Benevolence that came out on Avant! Records at the end of October. It’s foreboding and ethereal, a gorgeous collaboration between Amenra/Syndrome’s Mathieu Vandekerckhove and vocalist Kim Peers that blends dark and light into an intoxicating sonic synthesis.