Failed to get this one up before X-mas. If you've got any Christmas spirit remaining, check out this 6 track EP of lo-fi garage pop yuletide shenanigans. Stay tuned for our Top 10 Albums of the Year list in a few days.
New full-length from the Kalamazoo, MI country-psych-folkers.Even with a higher-fi and fuller sound, Lasso are still able to take you away to a barren land and leave you for dead. A mix of tunes for the saloon and tunes for your thirsting and hopeless crawl toward a distant mirage. Released on CD/cassette by Double Phelix, and available through bandcamp.
Croatian lo-fi psychedelia. Mostly acoustic Nick Drake-ish tracks with the occasional hazy mind-bending burner in between (see "Naronca" below). Vocals are in a dialect only spoken within their small town. They've got 2 more free releases that can be found over at OSA Media.
Boston Hassle is a compilation of some of underground music coming out of Boston in 2011. This is released exclusively on a 3" wearable button music playing format called Playbutton. Just plug in your headphones and press play. There's a huge variety of bands, with folk, garage, lo-fi, synthpop, post-punk, avant-garde all being represented. You're bound to find something you like on here. All 13 tracks are exclusive to this compilation.
Scuzzy psych garage punk from New Orleans. This 4 track EP is the only thing posted on their bandcamp, but they've just released a new 7" on Windian Records with a cassette version through Dirty Pillows Records that you're definitely going to want to purchase after hearing this EP.
Originally named Obligatory Niggers, these Warsaw, Poland cripples (now relocated to London) dish out care-free punk tunes on garage/surf platter. Great stuff. This debut 8 track EP is soon to be released on cassette by the newly formed Polish label Bad Indian Recordings, so keep an eye out on their bandcamp.
New cassette from the Philly bass/drum punk/noise duo. Contains 4 new tracks and 4 fresh recordings of the tracks from their Threats EP. High energy crunching bass and crashing symbols will get your inner ear hair cells standing at attention. You won't be able to resist turning this one up loud as fuck. $5 postpaid over @ bandcamp.