Mammoth Penguins – There’s No Fight We Can’t Both Win (album review)

March 19, 2020

Photo – Fraser Watson A couple of years back, my buddies and I went to see Diet Cig at SXSW on the strength of one tune. It was a truly amazing set as Alex jumped around the stage like a pogo stick. So last year, as we were walking over to see The Beths, I […]

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Kiwi Jr – Football Money (album review)

March 18, 2020

Kiwi Jr. hails from Toronto and released an album that immediately will you remind you of Pavement in all the good ways. But upon repeated spins in anticipation of seeing them in Austin, I was reminded of one of favorite bands of the oughts – Sam Champion and one of my current favorites Rolling Blackouts […]

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Dogleg – Melee (album review)

March 16, 2020

photo by Kris Hermann Two things struck me when I saw Pup last year. 1) I might be the oldest person here 2) it was amazing to watch so many kids scream the lyrics back to the band in some sort of cathartic release; for the fans and the band. It was amazing. That’s the […]

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ROOKIE – s/t (album review)

March 15, 2020

credit Alex Basse The older I get, the more my musical tastes broaden. I listen to stuff today that I probably wouldn’t have listened to ten years ago. Yet there is something comforting when a band can bring back that feeling of my youth; listening to classic rock on vinyl in your basement. Chicago’s ROOKIE […]

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Porridge Radio – Every Bad (album review)

March 14, 2020

Photo Credit: El Hardwick Hailing from the South of England, Porridge Radio deliver a winner of a debut. Fronted by Dana Margolin, the listener is taken on a journey where the listener gets some insight on her inner monologue. On the opening track, Born Confused, Margolin sings I’m bored to death, let’s argue. I’m bored […]

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Sweet Spirit sign to Merge, share new track – Behold

March 11, 2020

photo: Roger Ho Austin’s Sweet Spirit, fronted by the dynamic Sabrina Ellis is the gentler version of A Giant Dog that you didn’t know you needed but you’re glad you have it. They were on my must-see SXSW list like so many bands and artists. This is good ol’ fashioned rock and roll in the […]

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Dream Wife announces So When You Gonna…for 7/3/20 release

March 11, 2020

Photo credit: Sarah Piantadosi London punk trio, Dream Wife – Alice Go, Bella Podpadec and Rakel Mjöl is set to release their sophomore LP, So When You Gonna… on July 3rd. Comparisons that leap to mind when you listen are the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Garbage. So if you enjoy them, I’d give ’em a […]

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Fenne Lilly signs to Dead Oceans; releases new single – Hypochondriac

March 11, 2020

Photo Credit – Nicole Loucaides Bristol’s Fenne Lilly has signed to the Dead Oceans label before heading out to support Lucy Dacus in Europe. That’s a real combo; if you enjoy the music of Lucy Dacus you should enjoy Feen Lilly as well. Here’s the scoop on the track below. “Hypochondriac” reflects on this struggle […]

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Nadia Reid – Out of My Province

March 9, 2020

Photo Credit: Alex Lovell-Smith New Zealand’s Nadia Reid gets the Spacebomb treatment and it comes off in splendid fashion. Out of My Province is Reid’s third effort and the first I’ve ever spent any real time with. But in going back and listening to her earlier stuff, it is lovely how the Spacebomb folks fleshed […]

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S.G. Goodman announces debut LP, Old Time Feeling for 5/29 release

March 6, 2020

Photo by Michael Wilson Produced by none other than Jim James, S.G. Goodman is set to release her debut LP on May 29th via the fine folks at Verve Forecast. The track below is authentic, raw, defiant, etc. Everything you want in a good rock song. Here’s some info from the PR team. Old Time […]

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