Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Third Sound - The Third Sound Of Destruction & Creation

Fuzz Club Records continues to kick out the jams with the newest release from The Third Sound. Gravity-defying pensive psychedelia that doubles as a lesson in higher consciousness. Experience weightlessness by laying back, closing your eyes, and giving this one your full, undivided attention. Limited to 250 copies. Get it.

- Dan

Saturday, July 27, 2013

VIDEO: The Sudden Death of Stars - Supernovae

New video for the lead-off track from The Sudden Death of Stars' full-length LP, Getting Up, Going Down. Great French psychedelic/acid-folk. Cassette out now on Burger Records, digital on Amply Play Records (LP is sold out), and vinyl on Close Up Records.

- Dan

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Alien Trilogy - s/t

Fractured and noisy synth-punk no-wave out of Brooklyn. Their Devo/Nervous Gender-inspired circuit bent sound has some moments that also reminded me quite a bit of Black Eyes (particularly "Black Market Tubetop Salesman"). Download the entire album for freeeeee over at bandcamp. 

- Dan

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Haunted Leather - In Her Golden Room

Haunted Leather's newest EP dropped (on bandcamp) a few weeks back, and it's pretty fucking great. Can't recommend these guys enough. In Her Golden Room sees the band upping the tempo and vocal reverb ever so slightly compared to last year's Red Road, and a few of the tracks might even have you convinced you've just discovered a long-lost Black Angels record. Textbook psych tunes. Cassette coming soon on Cheap Miami (says July 10th, but where dey at?), and preorders of the 10" vinyl are available at Stolen Body Records

- Dan

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Astral Gunk - str8 up jAMES DEAN

These guys absolutely killed it last night at Strange Matter w/ Ttotals & Ancient River. Super loud and snotty garage/punk/psych out of Sackville, New Brunswick. Cassette courtesy of Nervous Service Records. Make sure to check out their s/t cassette from last year as well.

- Dan

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Tales of Murder and Dust - Skeleton Flowers

This new EP from Denmark's Tales of Murder and Dust might be one of the better things you'll hear this year. Mixing elements of shoegaze and dark psychedelia, this Denmark sextet is able to create such an ethereal sound that you'll question whether it's all just a hallucination. If you haven't checked out their previous releases yet, they're all offered up as "name your price" downloads over at bandcamp. Don't overlook this one.

- Dan

Friday, July 5, 2013

VIDEO: The Underground Youth - Rodion

If the first single from these Manchester psych shoegazers is any indication, I'll be listening to The Perfect Enemy for God quite a bit when it's released by Fuzz Club Records on August 2nd. Pre-order 1 of the 100 copies from Fuzz Club HERE.

- Dan

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Bike Cops - Piehl Sessions Vol II

Surf guitar, garage hooks, and "bop-ba-dahdah" vocals make for a quick and breezy spin through this 4 track sophomore EP from Chicago psych-pop foursome, Bike Cops. Grab this and their previous EP for free over at bandcamp.

- Dan

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Shape Breaker - Eyes Wide

A few years back I posted Shape Breaker's No Fun LP. No Fun was loud and maybe a little unfocused, but clearly Shape Breaker had a strong foundation to build on. Holy shit did they ever build. Their 2013 followup record Eyes Wide is fan-fucking-tastic and is probably the best album of 2013 you haven't heard. Eyes Wide, like its predecessor, is a smorgasbord of lo-fi, psych, and garage but doesn't lean on any one particular influence too much. The production and songwriting has gone from endearingly sloppy to downright impressive as well. If I had the chance I'd kiss their lead guitar player on the mouth or probably just buy him a beer. The solos on this record fucking rip and have that rare Dinosaur Jr. quality of being an integral part of every composition without actually sounding like they're ripping off Dinosaur Jr. Anyway, I love this record and I love this band. Give them all of your money.

- Steve