Thursday, August 28, 2014

Different Skeletons - Devils


Toronto garage twangers, Different Skeletons, are back with a brand new full-length record. This cassette, limited to 200 copies, sees the band continuing in the direction heard on their 2012 release, Without Country, with some cleaner production, a more traditional pop sensibility, and hooks aplenty. Stream it below and head over to bandcamp for a name-your-price download. 

- Dan

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Joel Gion - Apple Bonkers


The debut solo record from Brian Jonestown Massacre's tambourine and sideburn extraordinaire has officially dropped in the US/UK. 10 tracks of playful 60s psychedelic pop bliss. Stream the whole thing below and pick up copy through Reverberation Appreciation Society/The Committee to Keep Music Evil/Burger Records.

- Dan

Friday, August 15, 2014

Augenwasser - Fireworks

 Hazy lo-fi/folk/psych tunes out of Switzerland. The cassette tape hiss, the melancholy vocals, and the seemingly off-the-cuff guitar lines give the album the intimate feel you always hope to run into with solo bedroom-recorded releases. I'm especially enjoying "Liquid Ecstasy", "New Seas", & "Dreams Forever". A run of 50 tapes are available through Hot Dogma Records. Shoot an email to hotdogmarecords@gmail.com to grab a copy.

- Dan


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Leather Slave - S/T



Leather Slave's self-titled debut came with a nice press kit that mentioned, among other things, how they sound like Brainbombs. I guess that's a decent starting point-- they certainly have that "shit did I just blow a speaker... oh it's supposed to sound like that" quality to them. For lack of a better term, Leather Slave adds a little more traditional rock n' structure to the mix so what we're left with is a band seemingly dedicated to mimicking the sound of animals being mutilated by power tools set to a catchy 4/4 beat. The lyrics and vocals really put things over the top though. Instead of singing, Leather Slave favors calmly telling you about how they're going to kill you and wear your skin. It's a great contrast, and really drives home just how unsettling this band can be. This band embodies everything raw and primal about rock music. Crank this shit up and scare your parents.

Leather Slave's album is out on Permanent Records on September 2nd, and limited to 300 copies (100 of those are only available at Permanent records in LA/Chicago)

- Steve




Sunday, August 10, 2014

Bicycle Day - I Had A Place To Be


Excellent debut full-length from Oakland-based trio, Bicycle Day. Textbook Cali garage/psych w/ surf guitar riffs and slapbacked vocals. For fans of Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall, obviously. Keep an eye on their Facebook for updates on a physical release. 

- Dan

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Druggy Pizza - Chili Cheese Crust


Finally got around to checking out the new EP from the Dusty Mush side project, Druggy Pizza. 6 ultra scuzzy garage punk jams on a super limited run of 30 fluorescent green cassette through the newly formed Dirty Slice Records. Download it for free and pick up a copy of the cassette over at bandcamp. 

- Dan


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

OWN BOO - S/T EP


Psychedelic pop/new wave female-led fivesome out of Brescia, Italy. This quick 4 track debut EP requires an immediate second spin through to be fully appreciated. Track 2 is my new jam (video below). Pick up the cassette through Mirror Universe Tapes here or the 12" Italian pressing here.

- Dan


Monday, July 28, 2014

VIDEO: Allah-Las - No Werewolf



An absolutely mesmerizing spinning sand art video for the instrumental b-side of the first single off the Allah-Las upcoming sophomore LP, Worship the Sun. On repeat.

 - Dan

Strange Lords - S/T

Waylon Thornton has started a killer new project with Andrew Seward (ex-bassist of Against Me) on drums. Groove-heavy fuzzy surf goodness. This one will be getting some heavy rotation. Keep an eye on their Facebook for updates on a physical release. For now, stream it away.

- Dan

Monday, July 7, 2014

SUNFIGHTER - Golden Eagle of Illumination


Hypnotic psychedelic exploratory sounds out of Philly. Unfortunately, this super limited cassette is already sold out over at Bookmaker Records, but you can stream it in its entirety and check out the wonderfully mesmerizing video for the album below.

- Dan