High Waisted announce Sick of Saying Sorry for 5/22 release

March 25, 2020

Photo Cred: Daniel Topete High Waisted, the NYC duo of Jessica Louise Dye (vox/guitar) and Jono Bernstein (drums) are set to release Sick of Saying Sorry on 5/22. Was hoping to catch them down in Austin as their music has a knack for putting a smile on my face. Here’s some info on the album […]

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Control Top – One Good Day

March 25, 2020

Photo by Kevin Condon Philly’s post-punk trio have followed up their 2019 Covert Contracts with a new track titled One Good Day. I caught them last year at SXSW in a small room and they blew what’s left of my hair back. This track sounds a little like Priests. Here’s vocalist Ali Carter on the […]

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Jamie Wyatt announces Neon Cross for 5/1

March 24, 2020

Photo By Magdalena Wosinska Jamie Wyatt is set to release Neon Cross on 5/1 via the fine folks at New West. Shooter Jennings produced the album and based on the first two tracks; they seem to have stretched the outlaw twang label a bit. Here’s Wyatt on the track below, Just A Woman. Wyatt had […]

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Hala announces Red Herring for 5/1 release

March 24, 2020

Photo by Zach Hagy Hala, the project of Detroit-based musician Ian Ruhala is set to release his new album of power pop on 5/1 via the fine folks at Cinematic Music Group. Check out the new track, Why Do You Want Anything To Do With Me?, below. Here’s some info on the track. “Lyrically I […]

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Mapache – From Liberty Street

March 23, 2020

Photo by Matt Correia God damn. This album came at a perfect time. It is a breezy and sunny 40 minute indulgence in twang-folk that has the perfect amount of spice to make it stand out. The duo of Sam Blasucci and Clay Finch combine wonderful melodies and harmonies throughout. As I described to my […]

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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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