A conceptual lo-fi EP from New York's Marc Gold, aka Bulldog Skin. Post-apocalyptic folk with some new wave leanings. Make sure to listen front to back. Pay what you want for the digital download or pick up the cassette for $4 via bandcamp.
Retard Records put together a great tribute to Jay Reatard by having 15 different bands each cover one of the 15 tracks from Jay's 2006 debut LP. There's some excellent bands in the mix, including a handful you've seen here before. The 12" officially drops today (limited to 300 copies) and the album is available to stream/download in full over at bandcamp.
If you haven't already listened Jamaican Queens' Wormfood LP from 2013 you're missing out on one of the most underrated records of the last five years. Jamaican Queens have mastered the art of creating infectious, one of a kind pop songs by seamlessly weaving together trap music, R&B, and electro-funk. Their latest release (two original tunes and a handful of remixes) builds perfectly on their prior work and proves once again that Detroit is the best place to find wild sonic experimentation that doesn't lose sight of its pop roots.
It's a month into twenty fuckin' fifteen and the best thing I've listened to so far is a band called Rectal Hygienics. I know what you're thinking, and yeah, this can go one of two ways. No, they're not a joke. Yes, this is a terrifyingly heavy album. Honestly, adjectives like heavy, violent, and brutal don't really do this record justice. I saw a blog post or forum comment somewhere where Rectal Hygienics were referred to endearingly as "pigfuck." Is that a genre? I'm not sure, but it encapsulates their sound nicely. This is a steaming pile of pigfuck. Anyway, if you dig early Swans and you're looking for a modern band with songwriting chops and an abrasive, noise-sludge aesthetic, you've found it. Ultimate Purity will be out on Permanent Records February 17th on black and cum colored vinyl (because of course), and you can stream one of the tracks below via Soundcloud.
The new (and last???) Haunted Leather record is available to download from their bandcamp for only ONE DOLLA, and it's arguably the bands best work to date. Zone out to some laid-back psych that's in no hurry to get anywhere in particular. Vinyl will be coming in the near-ish future on the always great Stolen Body Records.
The newest release on Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records is a 12" psychedelic titan from Arizona's The Myrrors. The band has only shared one track with the masses so far, but trust me when I tell you that this record will be an early contender for many end-of-the-year lists. Stream the tranquil and meditative 2nd track, "Juanito Laguna," below and brace yourself for when the full LP is unleashed in March. Head over to bandcamp to preorder the LP/CD before they're all sold out.
Excellent shoegaze/psych mantras out of Italy. I've had the first two tracks of this three track EP on repeat all day. Can't wait to hear more from this trio. Listen to this one asap, and download it over at bandcamp.
The LOVEBYRD cassette officially drops today and all pre-orders are in the mail! Thanks so much to everyone that has picked up a tape or download. We couldn't be more grateful for the support, and we hope to kick out some more jams soon. But for now, we'll have this one on repeat. Stream it below and grab a tape or download via bandcamp.
"Bands like Lovebyrd are always welcome to the roaster of ’60s inspired sounds! The boy/girl duo emit a loveable and admiring psychedelic pop/rock haze dressed up with a stimulating kraut groove and sun drenched pop hooks that sounds like classics! Just like Spinning Around where you can literally see the stardust of the past walking beside you on flesh and bones!" - soundinjections.net
"This short tape contains serious lysergic riffs worked into catchy sunshine-pop frameworks, and those passages you want from psychedelic rock songs that sound like they are flying you into outer space..." - themodernfolk.net
An impressive and mostly home-recorded one-man psychedelic pop mini-masterpiece out of New York. There's a huge variety of tracks with some absolute gems throughout the whole record. Support the hell out of this dude and name your price over at bandcamp. Thanks to Hana for bringing this one to my attention in the Ongakubaka Facebook group.