Song of the Day #53: Strange Attractor – “It’s Always Halloween (Downtown)”

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Sudbury, Ontario’s premier garage-dwelling aliens in STRANGE ATTRACTOR have a new 7″ coming on Italy’s finest, Goodbye Boozy Records. The 7″, released just in time for Halloween, coincides with a list of tour dates through Canada. Continue reading

Energy Slime – New Dimensional 7″

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Jay Arner and Jessica Delisle are the duo behind ENERGY SLIME. Their new 7″ covers a vast mix of sounds in a brief sample of time, bringing to life a technicolor sisterworld of squishy synth pop. Continue reading

Scott Walker and Sunn O))) – Soused

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It’s an album that begins with a beating and ends with a suicide. SUNN O))) and SCOTT WALKER’s collaborative album, Soused, is certainly one that’s drenched with the heavy feedback layers of Scott’s new robe-wearing doom-metal compatriots. Continue reading

Hot Off the Press: Ttotals, Heaters, Fruit Tones, Cowbones

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Hot Off the Press this week: TTOTALS are set to release their debut LP in November (Twin Lakes Records), HEATERS have an upcoming 10″ EP (Dizzybird/ Stolen Body Records), FRUIT TONES release their debut 7″ (Stolen Body Records) and COWBONES drop their debut LP (Casbah/ Ossatur Records). Continue reading

Low Culture & Needles//Pins – Dirtnap Split 7″

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The latest from Dirtnap Records is a split 7″ featuring LOW CULTURE and NEEDLES//PINS. Together both bands serve up their melodic, ramshackle version of caffeinated pop-punk.

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Purling Hiss – Weirdon

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PURLING HISS release Weirdon, their second album for Drag City since 2013’s Water on Mars. They’re about to head out on a full US tour that runs until the end of November. Continue reading

Institute – Giddy Boys 7″ EP

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After releasing a well-received demo EP, Austin, Texas’ INSTITUTE dropped the distressed 7″, Giddy Boys, with Brooklyn’s Katorga Works in June 2014. Institute features members from established hardcore acts Glue, the Wiccans and Blotter, but their new project boasts a deranged anarcho-punk attitude that has blog’s buzzing. Continue reading