Beautiful Dudes – Radio (album review)

November 12, 2019

Credit: Kaylja Rainn Upon your first listen of Radio, it feels like a party album. I’m reminded of White Reaper or Diarrhea Planet. It is full of big riffs and choruses that demand that you sing along to. But as you dig into it, you realize there is way more lurking behind the surface. Tom […]

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Mikal Cronin – Seeker (album review)

November 11, 2019

Photo Credit: Max Mendelsohn Mikal Cronin holed up in a Southern California cabin for a month, “seeking” an album and came out with a fantastic LP. Cronin continues to put together a wide-ranging collection of tunes that work in garage, power-pop and psych rock. The fourth track, Fire, is a wonderful encapsulation of all this. […]

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Gabriel Birnbaum announces not alone for 11/22 release

November 8, 2019

Gabriel Birnbaum, lead singer of Wilder Maker, has his first solo album on the way via Arrowhawk Records. Based on these first couple of tracks, this album is gonna be a winner. The music feels warm and lived in. Do I know what that means? No. Do I like these tunes? Yes. Here’s some more […]

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Omni – Networker (album review)

November 7, 2019

Photo Credit: Emily Frobos Sometimes I’ll see a band down at SXSW and come away thinking meh. That happened with Omni a couple years back. It was a shitty room and the sound was horrible, instruments bleeding all over the place. I had listened to their 2017 effort Multi-Task a few times but truth be […]

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Frances Quinlan announces solo debut, Likewise for 1/31/20 release

November 6, 2019

Photo Credit – Julia Khorosilov Frances Quinlan of Hop Along is set to release her solo debut next year via the fine folks at Saddle Creek. I love Hop Along, one of my favorites around now. Much of that love is built around Quinlan’s unique and brilliant vocals. There are new sounds supporting Quinlan and […]

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Hazel English – Shaking

November 6, 2019

Photo credit: Janelle Shirtcliff Hazel English is back with her first new music since 2017. Signed to Polyvinyl, 2020 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the Australian native. Here’s some info from the PR team. Hazel English is excited to share her first new music since 2017, with the sixties-imbued leftfield-pop slink […]

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Bethlehem Steel – s/t (album review)

November 1, 2019

Brooklyn’s Bethlehem Steel have upped their game on their sophomore album. Fronted by Rebecca Ryskalczyk the album packs more of a wallop than their debut. Sponge opens the proceedings; Ryskalczyk methodically speak-singing over a bass chord before the song explodes in fits throughout. The tracks pulls out you from every direction like Melkbelly’s best tracks. […]

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Post Animal release new single – Safe or Not & head out on tour

October 31, 2019

Chicago’s Post Animal is heading out on tour with fellow Chicago band, Twin Peaks. Before hitting the road, they put out a new single to follow up on their debut LP, When I Think Of You In A Castle. Consistent with their prior efforts, nothing is linear. The track is kind of all over the […]

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Pinegrove announces Marigold for 1/17/20 release

October 31, 2019

photo credit: Daniel Topete Pinegrove, the band fronted by Evan Stephens Hall, has signed to Rough Trade Records and is set to release Marigold on January 17th. This first two tracks are aces. Here’s what Hall has to say about the track below. Evan explains the track “the song phase is more or less about […]

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TORRES announces new album, Silver Tongue for 1/31/20 release

October 31, 2019

Photo Credit: Michael Lavine TORRES, aka Mackenzie Scott, is back with her fourth LP and first with Merge Records. By her

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