Herzog, a beer-can-crumpling, piss-taking bro-rock crew from Cleveland, deeply, intimately understand their audience. Here are the opening lines, for example, from “Teenage Metalhead,” off their upcoming record Boys: “I play guitar in a metal band/I play lead, like three of my friends/And our bassist has no amp/He borrows mine and plugs right in.” And later, “I play trombone in a marching band/We took a field trip to Cleveland/Saw the Rock Hall; wasn’t impressed/But liked the thing about Sabbath.” This is basically a song-length tribute to this person, in other words, and rendered with such novelistic detail and fondness that there is zero question that the boys in question in this band are themselves.
By Steven Hyden on 05.20.14 in Reviews
Cleveland "subtlety-free rock" band Herzog has toiled unceremoniously over the course of several years and two decently-received records, including 2012's snotty Cartoon Violence. With the new Boys, Herzog lunges for gre...
By Marc Hogan on 02.27.15 in News
The music will keep playing without commercial interruption. For now. On Thursday, the U.S. telecom watchdog voted to adopt tougher rules that would treat broadband internet service as a public utility, like landline...
By J. Edward Keyes on 02.26.15 in Features
When we launched Wondering Sound in March of last year, I wrote that the site's purpose was to be "a place where smart, opinionated writers can craft rich, detailed pieces for curious readers." As mission statements go,...
By Marc Hogan on 02.26.15 in News
In 1995, when the Clueless soundtrack was originally released, it wasn't available on vinyl. As if. The music from the hit Alicia Silverstone comedy did, however, include a couple of songs from some of the era's best-lik...