BALLS After Dark.138 Melancholy and the Infowars Slaphead

Coffee stouts, the Ben Tune Experience, hill people, always blow on the pie, off a cliff, putting some music on, misery tourism, reimaginings, camp pathology, Noanna, the new VW Pushat, going for a Slash, live vs studio, is Enter Sandman a pop song, headbanging for kids, stacks of stacks, nostalgia is lies, hunting #NZMM albums out of season and the dot dot com bubble. This week we reviewed a new album from Aussie indie quasi supergroup Roadhouses, a not-new not-album from Dan Sultan and a turn-of-the millennium classic from Shihad. Next week: fresh NZ metal via Alien Weaponry, Courtney Barnett's second act and classic-fying Alice in Chains' Dirt (1992). Past, present and future review albums are on our After Dark album review playlist while our favourite tracks of the year are on our 2018 AD Mixtape.