No stranger to the game, John LaRussa — founding member of Inhale Exhale and, prior to that, was in Narcissus — released The Glory EP under the name Animal Giant. As the one-man band, LaRussa played all the instruments, did all the mixing, engineering and mastering and put out something definitely worthy of your time. Look for a review in the July issue of HM, but for now, enjoy it for yourself below.

If you like what you hear, consider buying the digital album at a name-your-price purchase at Animal Giant’s Bandcamp.


Top 25 Albums of 2020

The Top 25 Albums of 2020

When the going gets tough, artists create art. Despite a world reckoning outside our quarantined doors, musicians relentlessly created new music giving birth to genre-defining releases and, despite a year spent indoors, a marked 2020 full of passion and fervor. Here are our Top 25 albums of 2020.


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Droning On

The world came to a halt in 2020, but London-based Drones trudged on, giving a voice to the hurt that circulates with (or without) a pandemic: "You shouldn’t underestimate the power of writing things down or literally speaking them out loud, which I’m learning. I’m glad I made these songs, no matter how personal they are."


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