Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sonic Death - s/t

Sonic Death are "two garage motherfuckers from Russia" who make fuzzy garage tunes...and also fuck mothers. They've also got a new-er release on their bandcamp from this month that is also quite good, but a little less free than this December self-titled EP. Check 'em both.

- Dan

Lightning Bolt - I Found a Ring in My Ear

I'm a few days behind on this one, but I was incredibly pleased to see this 20 minute home-recorded jam on Lightning Bolt's bandcamp page. Recorded last month, "I Found a Ring in My Ear" is hopefully the first of many home recordings to be offered via payeth-what-you-will.

- Dan

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Each Other - Taking Trips

This Montreal garage-pop's self-released EP from last year is getting the handmade cassette treatment from Prison Art Tapes (edition of 100). Reminds me of a sunnier Women at times. Get into it. They've also got a 7" coming on March 1st on Crikey! Records. A mere $5 for the cassette or you can name-your-price-download it over at bandcamp.

- Dan

Saturday, February 18, 2012

VIDEO: Pow Wows - Killing Me

New single from Toronto psych-garagers, Pow Wows, to be released next month in conjunction with a major SXSW showcase they'll be a part of on Saturday, March 17th at Easy Tiger Patio with Paul Collins and Peter Case, The Ugly Beats, The Higher State, Authorities, The Ripe, and Nervebreakers!

- Dan

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Sufis - Demo

Really good throwback psychedelic tunes out of Nashville. Tambourine, organ, harpsichord, flute; all the right ingredients are there. Burger Records announced the other day that they've got a cassette release in the works for them, which will presumably contain some or all of these 10 tracks available on their Soundcloud.

- Dan

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Toddi Wellman - .

This is another release sent to us by French label, Cocktail Pueblo. Weirdo lo-fi garage post-punk with some no-wave tendencies from an Icelandic gentlemen who may very well be a sociopath. It's consistently bleak but surprisingly varied, and gets increasingly better with each listen. 

- Dan

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Dreamdecay - Fern

I'm not a betting man, but if I was I'd be willing to put down a hefty sum on the guys in Dreamdecay being big fans of Swans--specifically Michael Gira's earlier, more abrasive output. Fern is a LOUD, violent, and dissonant record, and I've found myself drawn back to it over and over again for a few weeks now. This one comes courtesy of Jason out in Washington, and I'm not entirely sure if it's a demo or not. The band's 12" will be officially dropping soon. Check out their blog for album info and upcoming shows.

- Steve