Gold Star announces Uppers & Downers for 9/7 release

June 6, 2018

Credit: Mic Becker Gold Star is the moniker of LA’s Marlon Rabenreither. We stumbled into one of his set’s during SXSW ’17 and we all were immediately smitten with his music. Big Blue was one of my favorite albums of 2017 and am happy that AutumnTone is set to release the follow up on 9/7. […]

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The Devil Makes Three announces Chains Are Broken for 8/24 release

June 5, 2018

Photo By Jay Westcott Pete Bernhard, Lucia Turino, and Cooper McBean, aka The Devil Makes Three are a HearYa staple. Chains Are Broken is the trio’s first album of original tune’s since 2013’s I’m A Stranger Here and the first to include a drummer, Stefan Amidon, for the proceedings. I’ve seen them with Stefan a […]

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Thunderpussy – s/t (Album review)

June 4, 2018

The ladies of Thunderpussy – Molly Sides [vocals], Whitney Petty [guitar], Leah Julius [bass], and Ruby Dunphy [drums] – are not subtle in their approach. They’re here to rock and chew gum. And it looks like they’re all out of chewing gum. Looking and sounding like they just stepped out on to Sunset Blvd in […]

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Michigan Rattlers release new track, Just Good Night; ready new LP

June 1, 2018

Michigan Rattlers – Graham Young (guitar), Adam Reed (upright bass), and Christian Wilder (piano) – landed on my radar in 2017 with a wonderful EP that really resonated with me. We took in a set during SXSW 2017 and came away even more impressed. The boys have just released a new track in anticipation of […]

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The Dead Tongues – Unsung Passage (album review)

May 31, 2018

Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez The Dead Tongues is the moniker of Asheville’s Rya Gustafson and he’s part of that North Carolina collective. He’s played with and opened for Hiss Golden Messenger and Phil Cool. And like the music from both of those artists, The Dead Tongues’ music has an inherent, yet subtle, spirituality about it. […]

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Clearance signs w/ Top Shelf; announces At Your Leisure – 7/27/18

May 30, 2018

Clearance are a Chicago foursome that run a nice blendy of jangly indie guitar with some of the harder edges of post-punk. Kind of reminds me of Salad Boys in some ways. At Your Leisure will see the light of day on July 27th via the fine folks at Top Shelf Records. Here’s a little […]

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Post Pink – You Real

May 28, 2018

From their Bandcamp page Here’s what I know about Post Pink. 1. Stereogum posted this track and I really liked it. 2. I forgot about it. 3. Paste posted about this track and I went, oh yeah I really liked that track. 4. They’re from Baltimore. 5. They play a damn tasty brand of accessible […]

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Campdogzz announces In Round for 8/3 release

May 25, 2018

Photo Credit: Stephanie Bassos Campdogzz are a Chicago based quintet centered around the haunting voice of Tulsa native, Jess Price. I’ve only just heard of them but I’m digging them as they rock pretty hard. They sort of remind of Annabelle Chairlegs, a band that turned in one of the best sets of SXSW 2018. […]

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Goon sign to Partisan, re-release two EPs

May 24, 2018

Goon is an LA quartet that I have been digging for a couple of years now. Took in a rousing SXSW set in 2017 and it appears that all my support has landed them on the Partisan Records roster. Kudos to them. Their music is usually loud and fuzzy, reminiscent of 90s indie. The tune […]

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The Love Language announce Baby Grand for 8/3 release

May 23, 2018

Photo Credit – Marci Hohner Our little website has an irrational love affair with Stu McLamb and The Love Language. When Stu started dropping hints about a new album, I was stalking Merge’s PR team like Jennifer Jason Leigh in Single White Female. Finally, they relented and gave me a sneak peak. It is fabulous. […]

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