Thursday, August 29, 2013

V.A. - 2013 Parquet Courts Mixtape

Last week I received a package forwarded from my old address, and inside was a mixtape from the guys in Parquet Courts. I'm guessing this is the same tape being sent out to fans who pre-order the band's new EP Tally All the Things That You Broke. It's rare these days that a band offers up something like this to their fans, and even more rare that they include a phone number to call. So go ahead and rock out then call up the band and tell them how fucking rad they are. I didn't need another reason to love Parquet Courts but now I just want to give them a big hug. As always, if you dig what you hear make sure you do some googling, buy some records and support the bands.

- Steve

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

VIDEO: Dusty Mush - Space Cat

Killer new homemade video from Dusty Mush. "Space Cat" can be found on their split cassette with The Future Primitives on Cheap Miami. Stream it below and pick up one of the 16 remaining copies for $5 via bandcamp.

- Dan

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Walrus/Psyche Tongues - Okay b/w Pale Blue Light

Split cassette from two excellent Canadian psych acts. Walrus (Halifax) with their rolling guitar twang and deliberate pace occupy side a, while Psyche Tongues (Toronto) with their energetic fuzz-riddled pop sensibility take up the b-side. Cassette out on Poncho Records, and name your price download over at bandcamp.

- Dan

Monday, August 19, 2013

VIDEO: Lasso - Tangolassi

If you haven't figured it out yet, Ongakubaka loves Lasso. "Tangolassi" is the band's latest single and can be found on the recently released Double Phelix Records compilation, The Call of Double Phelix and the upcoming Lasso LP, Golden Lasso which drops at the end of September. Enjoy.

- Steve

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Shadow Folk - Seagull Visions

Syd Barrett-loving psychedelic pop from a trio of young dudes out of Halifax, NS. The first three tracks show loads of potential. Name your price over at bandcamp.

- Dan 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Electric Citizen - Self​-​Titled EP

Electric Citizen's debut release is coming next month in the form of a limited edition EP on 2x7" via The Crossing, with a cassette version coming soon from Breathe Plastic. One 7" features the 2 tracks from their demo I posted a few months back, with the other 7" containing two brand new tracks, all of which can be streamed below. If you're into Sabbath riffs, killer solos, and bellowing female vocals, I suggest pre-ordering a copy and catching them on their mini-tour with Heaven's Gateway Drugs and Haunted leather, which kicks off tonight in Fort Wayne, IN.

- Dan

WED Aug. 7th - Fort Wayne, IN - The Brass Rail w/ Heaven's Gateway Drugs and Looking For Astronauts.

THUR Aug. 8th - Grand Rapids, MI - Mulligan's Pub w/ Haunted Leather and Heaven's Gateway Drugs.

FRI Aug. 9th - Milwaukee, WI - Frank's Power Plant w/ Haunted Leather and Heaven's Gateway Drugs and Energy Gown.

SAT Aug. 10th - Milwaukee Psych Fest and Counter Culture Club present: Sunny Daze Musik Mass II !!!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Thee Hugs - Drug Use & Alcohol Abuse

Thee Hugs are a rowdy drunken trio out of Brisbane that produces their own brand of grimy surf punk. Pick up a 40oz of the shittiest malt liquor you can find, put this one on full blast, and drink yourself into a toilet-hugging drunken stupor. 12" is out now on Queensland-based label Long Gone Records.

- Dan

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Wild Moth - Over, Again

I just finished a cross country move to Milwaukee and have spent every waking moment unpacking, drinking, and pissing off my neighbors by blasting Over, Again at peak volume. I fell in love with Wild Moth's Mourning Glow EP last year, and I had lofty expectations for their debut LP. Good sweet lord did these guys ever deliver. Wild Moth is a post-punk band in an era where "post punk" is so broadly defined the term has become essentially meaningless. Over, Again gives the sub-genre context and life again. It's the perfect fusion of raw energy and nuanced beauty. Over, Again is the sound of a bunch of punk rockers deciding to grow up and move forward instead of stagnating or quitting. This is the same concept that gave us Mission of Burma, Fugazi, Wire, and dozens of other great bands. If you're looking for an early contender for album of the year, this is it.

Check out Wild Moth on their current west coast tour and stream Over, Again below:

- Steve

+08.04.13: ZACC Gallery, Missoula w/ Buddy Jackson, Avair, Ditch Tiger

+08.05.13: House of Gore, Tacoma w/ Porcelain God, Pocket Knife

+08.06.13: The Letterpress, Bellingham w/ Palisades

+08.08.13: Heartland, Seattle w/ The Exquisites, Health Problems, Hysterics

+08.09.13: Slabtown, Portland w/ Lunch, Hausu, Industrial Park

+08.10.13: Palace Flophouse, Olympia w/ Naomi Punk

Friday, August 2, 2013

VIDEO: Lil Daggers - Jazz Tom

Miami's Lil Daggers have a new cassette coming on September 10th entitled No Pizza No Peace on Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records. It sounds as if the band has further perfected their brooding psychedelic garage sound on this 5 track EP. You can pre-order your copy over at bandcamp, and be sure to check out the first track while you're there. If you're not completely sold after hearing that one, I'm not sure what else I can do for you. 

- Dan