Joe Pug announces The Flood In Color for 7/19 release

July 16, 2019

Somehow it feels longer than four years since Joe releases an album. Yet after listening to the first two tracks, our first session with Joe back in 2008 feels like it was yesterday. He’s one of the best songwriters around and I’m happy that he’s got a new album coming out in two weeks. Here’s […]

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Chastity Belt announces s/t album for 9/20 release

July 16, 2019

Seattle’s Chastity Belt are back with their fourth LP. This going to sound weird but their last two albums have become staples when I take the dog for long walks on cloudy days. It’s almost weird how I gravitate to them on certain days. Anyway, the new album will be out on 9/20 via the […]

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John Calvin Abney announces Safe Passage for 9/27 release

July 16, 2019

Photo Credit: Rambo John Calvin Abney is following up on 2018’s excellent Coyote. In the unfinished review I started back then, I wrote that while Coyote was a solid album; I truly believe we’re going to get some real special music from him in the future. We might be here now as this first single […]

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Column announce debut 7″ for 8/16 release

July 15, 2019

Photo Credit: Marie Renaud Column is a new project comprised of Cadien James from Twin Peaks and all the fellas from Post Animal. They’re kicking out a 7″ via Grand jury on August 16th. Here’s the scoop how this Chicago concoction came together In February 2017, Twin Peaks took Post Animal on a short tour […]

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Dry Cleaning announce debut EP, Sweet Princess for 8/16 release

July 15, 2019

Photo Credit: Hanna Katrina Dry Cleaning joins the long list of young post-punk bands coming out of London. Their debut EP will see the light of day via the fine folks at It’s OK. This lead track gets under your skin in a good way. Here’s some more info from the PR squad. Firm friends […]

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Lillie Mae announces Other Girls Out August 16 on Third Man Records

July 12, 2019

Photo by Misael Arriaga Lillie Mae is set to release the follow up to release the follow up to 2017’s excellent Forever and Then Some. Lillie plays an honest brand of Americana and is one of the better fiddle players you’ll come across. I caught a set that year at SXSW and came away a […]

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Queen of Jeans announces If you’re not afraid, I’m not afraid for 8/23/19 release

July 11, 2019

Queen of Jeans is set for their follow-up to Dig Yourself. If you’re not afraid, I’m not afraid will see the light of day on 8/23 via the fine folks at Topshelf Records. Get ready for another quality LP of “crockpot pop. Here’s some info via the label. On If you’re not afraid, I’m not […]

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Titus Andronicus – An Obelisk (album review)

July 10, 2019

photo by Ray Concepcion An Obelisk is the sixth album by Titus Andronicus. Fronted by Patrick Stickles, a man who is constantly in search of the perfect piece of art. I know most musicians and writers suffer from this but Stickles strikes me as the type who is a bit of a mad scientist; at […]

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Necking – Cut Your Teeth (album review)

July 9, 2019

What are they putting in the water up in Vancouver this year? First Club Nites by Dumb and now Cut Your Teeth by Necking. I’m sure I’m forgetting some but I don’t recall any Vancouver bands hitting my radar since Japandroids. EIther way, it is nice to see the town kicking out excellent albums this […]

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Sofia Bolt – Waves (album review)

July 9, 2019

Sofia Bolt, the project of Paris-born/LA-based guitarist Amelie Rousseux, has really struck a nerve with me. Over this long weekend, whenever I was fussing around in the kitchen I immediately hit play on their debut LP, Waves. I might be going out on a limb here but the album title probably has something to do […]

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