Sheer Mag to release Compilation LP

November 15, 2016

Sheer Mag are a force of nature and a band that are doing it on their terms. Over the last couple of years they’ve released 3 EPs on their bandcamp site with no self-promotion other than word of mouth. No social media. No Spotify. I came across them via the esteemed Steven Hyden and have [...]

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Soccer Mommy – For Young Hearts (album review)

November 14, 2016

Photo by Justin Fargiano I first caught wind of Soccer Mommy aka Sophie Allison via an article on Stereogum. Her vocals immediately reminded me of an artist that I spent a whole lot of 2015 listening to, Sarah Bethe Nelson, and that was enough to search out and buy her album. For Young Hearts is [...]

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Futurebirds announce Portico EP series

November 11, 2016

Long time HearYa faves, Futurebirds have released part one of a 2 EP series titled Portico. Upon stumbling across a Baptist church that dated over 100 years on the outskirts of Athens, GA; the band felt compelled to set up shop and record there. Portico I is out today and Portico II will be out [...]

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Kingsley Flood – Another Other (album review)

November 9, 2016

Photo by Michael D. Spencer In the years since Kingsley Flood released the phenomenal Battles, they’ve released a couple of EPs and a live set. Coming off such an amazing album, I have to admit I found those EPS and the wait to be frustrating. I was also frustrated that they weren’t finding a bigger [...]

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Paul Cauthen – My Gospel (album review)

November 8, 2016

My Gospel is Paul Cauthen’s solo debut after a spell with Sons Of Fathers, which included an absurd cease and desist order filed against them by Beck when Sons Of Fathers were known as Beck and Cauthen. They were an excellent live band and seemed to have a real future ahead of them. Then the [...]

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I Have A Tribe – Beneath A Yellow Moon (album review)

November 7, 2016

I Have A Tribe is the moniker of Irish singer-songwriter, Patrick O’Laighaire. His debut LP, Beneath A Yellow Moon, came out a few weeks ago and it reminds me of the early Elvis Perkins albums. Like Elvis on Ash Wednesday or In Dearland, O’Laighaire’s vocals are thoughtful, never feeling as if any word is extraneous. [...]

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Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever sign to Sub Pop, EP set for 2017

November 4, 2016

We first caught wind of Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever last year with their excellent mimi-LP Talk Tight. I guess it wasn’t just us who enjoyed it, as Sub Pop has just signed the Australian act and they’ll be releasing an EP in 2017. Here’s their first single for the legendary Seattle label and a little [...]

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Priests announce debut LP, Nothing Feels Natural – 1/27/17

November 3, 2016

Priests are a four piece punk band from DC that has been fueling an emergence of the punk scene in and around DC. They put out an EP a few years back on Don Giovanni that was excellent and they are set to release their debut LP on January 27th. Based on these first two [...]

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Redspencer announce LP, Perks on 11/18

October 28, 2016

Redspencer are a four piece out of Melbourne that play a very chill brand of music in the spirit of Real Estate and Beach Fossils. As a Cubs fan, October has been one long stress sandwich. The lead track, Rainbows, helps take a little bit of the edge of. Here’s some info from the PR [...]

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Flower Girl announces Tuck In Your Tie-Dye; 11/11/16

October 24, 2016

Flower Girl are a fivesome out of Brooklyn and they’re set to release their sophomore effort, Tuck In Your Tie-Dye on 11/11/16 via the fine folks at BUFU Records. Their music lands somewhere in the lo-fi spectrum of twang and 90s college rock. They remind me of one my favorites from a few years ago, [...]

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