Boris Starts From Scratch

When Boris played One Eyed Jacks recently, there were moments when the Japanese noise-rock trio sounded as though it had scrapped the entire history of recorded music and created an entirely original form of organized sound. Boris has always lived on the fringe, especially in its native Tokyo, where the band were the first to truly explore harsh noise inspired by the likes of Melvins and Earth in the early ‘90s.

Shmu vs. Guitar Rock

The Internet has changed the way music is passed around and consumed. It's opened doors for bands, and it's opened listeners' ears to new genres and anti-genres. Still, the mainstream market remains a gated communityl for many artists.

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