Wednesday, April 15, 2015

VIDEO: The Vickers - Love You To (Beatles Cover)


It's so rare for bands to actually do the Beatles justice, but The Vickers have managed to pull it off with their electrified cover of Revolver's "Love You To". The track is one of two brand new tunes from an upcoming 7", and both are being offered up as a free download RIGHT HERE. They'll also be heading out on a European tour in a few weeks. Check them out at one of the dates below. 

- Dan



Friday, March 27, 2015

Baby Jesus - s/t on Ongakubaka Records!!!


We're incredibly psyched to announce that the 3rd release on Ongakubaka Records will be the debut full-length from Sweden's BABY JESUS!!! Hot and heavy psych garage jams inspired by the sounds of 13th Floor Elevators and the 1960s punkers of the Back From the Grave series. Pre-order the gorgeous metallic gold cassette w/ burgundy imprint or digital album over at bandcamp to get the first track from each side of the tape right now (both streamable below), and get ready to burn one when the full album drops on 4/20!!!! 

- Dan





Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Voodooland - WELCOME TO VOODOOLAND


Catchy little EP from this Belgian one-man-band. Garage psych with a definite Oh Sees/Quintron vibe. Available as a free download via bandcamp. Full band line-up and live shows are coming soon.

- Dan


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

VIDEO: Jacco Gardner - Find Yourself



Really digging the new video for the first single from Jacco's upcoming album, Hypnophobia. It appears his sound has leaped forward a decade, leaving behind the sunny 60s psychedelia of his debut LP for a more hypnotic 70s horror movie soundtrack vibe. Can't wait to hear the rest of the record. Order the 7" or LP over at Polyvinyl Records.

 - Dan

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Guerra Despues de la Fiesta - HIERRO MUERE


Can't get enough of Spain's Guerra Despues de la Fiesta (or G.D.D.L.F.) right now. Definitely a darker take on eastern influnced psych. Some of the tracks seem to barely hold it together as the other instruments weave and tumble around the varied percussion, but other tracks fall into some pretty epic grooves that you'll never want to end. Should definitely be listened to front to back. Oh yeah, and it's pay what you want on bandcamp. Give them your money.

- Dan


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Bulldog Skin - Wet Coast


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.

- Dan




Monday, February 16, 2015

Retard Records & Friends - Blood Visions


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.

- Dan


Saturday, February 7, 2015

Jamaican Queens - Bored + Lazy EP



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.

These guys also put on a killer live show and are currently touring the east coast and midwest. Check out their website for upcoming shows.


- Steve 



Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Rectal Hygienics - Ultimate Purity



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.

- Steve





Friday, January 23, 2015

Haunted Leather - Gone So Long



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

- Dan