Monthly Roundup #02 – August’s Garage-Punk Greats: Wand, Old Smile, the Young, Negative Scanner and more

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For the last time, the last day of the month coincides with Styrofoam Drone’s Monthly Roundup on eMusic’s Wondering Sound. Head on over to Wondering Sound now to read more and listen to: Naomi Punk, Wand, the Young, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Negative Scanner, Old Smile, Golden Pelicans, Spider Bags and Sick Thoughts: Monthly Roundup #01: August’s Garage-Punk Greats

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Sealion – HEAVY FIZZ

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After quietly releasing two albums, SEALION’S third, HEAVY FIZZ, is set to blow out eardrums and any doubts about their legitimacy as bonafide surf-punks. Their unique blend of artsy post-punk and pop-infused surf tones make for a perfect, sultry-summer soundtrack. Released July 29, the album is available in both vinyl and cassette formats from Hovercraft and Lollipop Records respectively. Continue reading

Shovels – s/t LP

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SHOVELS, with their new self-titled album on Homeless Records, hail from Melbourne, Australia and are another powerful cog in the Aussie Invasion that is conquering the underground with its shimmering brilliance. Continue reading

What Tyrants – Hanging Out in Havana 7″

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A trio based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, WHAT TYRANTS are set to release their debut 7″ Hanging Out in Havana at their record release show at 7th Street Entry on August 26th in Minneapolis.

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Hot Off the Press: Vegetarian Meat LP, Fat Creeps, Buffalo Tooth, SW/MM/NG

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Hot Off the Press this week: Stolen Body Records in the UK delivers a brand new compilation entitled Vegetarian Meat, Fayetteville, AR quintet SW/MM/NG drop their new LP Feel Not Bad (Old Flame Records), Boston-based duo FAT CREEPS have a new LP Must Be Nice (Sophomore Lounge), and BUFFALO TOOTH from San Francisco releases their debut album Gardeners of the Devil’s Lettuce (Captcha Records).

Various Artists: Vegetarian Meat Complation: Stolen Body Records has put together a compilation of bands from the UK, France and USA and they’re calling it Vegetarian Meat. It’s the first in what the label hopes to be a long line of compilation records, coming on blue vinyl with red splatter. Tracklisting boasts a killer list of bands including Dusty Mush, Travel Check, Heaters, Taos Humm, Pain Dimension, Factotum, and Os Noctàmbulos (with a mix of tracks that may or may not appear on previous releases). Originally planned as a Record Store Day 2014 release, the album never made it to the plant in time, but it’s day has finally come – buy the album directly from Stolen Body Records on September 8th.

FAT CREEPSMust Be Nice LP:

Sophomore Lounge Records is dropping a new LP from Fat Creeps. Must Be Nice is loaded with 10 tracks that are ripe with jarring guitars, bright, breathy vocals and crashing rhythms. Streaming above, “He Comes in Loudly” is an obvious highlight. It’s bursting with a variety of elements, including glowing guitar waves, pleasant vocal interplay and wonky bass lines. They create a driving and angular sound in one effortless shot, providing us with a truly infectious song that’s reminiscent of Grass Widow or Warpaint. You can get the LP from Sophomore Lounge now.

BUFFALO TOOTHGardeners of the Devil’s Lettuce LP:

Released by Captcha Records in California, Gardeners of the Devil’s Lettuce is the debut LP from San Francisco trio Buffalo Tooth. The LP comes limited to 500 pieces on black and white splatter vinyl, containing a hot mess of speedy, metal-tinged punk and 70’s-flavored rock fueled by relentless fuzz guitars. Grab the LP from Captcha on September 30th as long as your heart can take it!

SW/MM/NGFeel Not Bad LP:

Released on August 26th, SW/MM/NG drop their debut LP Feel Not Bad on Old Flame Records. It’s loaded with nine tracks of jangly guitar pop, led by the bright crooning of Brian Kupillas. “Younger” comes with some surf-y tones, not to mention the pleasant vibe of a sun-drenched beach day. You can listen to a full stream of the LP right here, then snag the vinyl on the 26th.

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Travel Check – $66 7″ EP (Howlin’ Banana)

Travel Check – Wild Tropics 7″ (Howlin’ Banana)

Find Travel Check in our Top Thirty 7″ Records of 2013

Dusty Mush – s/t EP (Howlin’ Banana)

Pain Dimension – Brainwash 7″ (Requiem Pour un Twister/ Croque Macadam)

Hot Off the Press: Os Noctambulos – Corsica Gardens LP (Evil Hoodoo)

FF: Split LP w/ Heater & Os Noctàmbulos (Stolen Body Records)

Heaters – Brown Sugar EP (self-released)

Golden Pelicans – s/t LP

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After a string of killer 7″ records, Florida’s own rugged sewer punks, the GOLDEN PELICANS, have finally dropped their debut album. Continue reading

Spider Bags, No Other, Tygaton Live in Philadelphia (08/20/14)

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As you may already know, the SPIDER BAGS just dropped their fourth and first album for Merge Records, Frozen Letter. They stopped in Philadelphia last night at Boot & Saddle to play songs from the LP, joined on stage by Philly trio NO OTHER and local psych-punks TYGATON. No Other released their EP I Believe In Werner Herzog in 2013, while Tygaton have a small collection of material available on Bandcamp. We caught the Bags last time (?) they were in Philadelphia, where they were touring for their previous album on Odessa Records, Shake My Head. Witness their psych-flavored country-punk debauchery, executed in full-form right below, along with an accompanying video of No Other. Now when the Bags are in your town, you know what to do.

No Other – “Opaque”

These ladies hit hard and heavy with their psych-flared take on punk – luckily for us they’ve got a new 7″ single coming soon, courtesy of Negative Fun Records in North Carolina. Witness them play “Opaque,” the B-side to their 7″, then catch them live for a full dose of their sound – they were throwing around some new material and boy was it monstrous.

Spider Bags – “Summer of ’79” and “Japanese Vacation”

The Bags began their set with a couple of choice tracks from their previous albums, namely “Friday Night” and “Que Viva El Rocanrol,” before proceeding into the new material. They started with their cover of John Wesley Coleman’s “Summer of ’79” before jumping headfirst into “Japanese Vacation.”

Spider Bags – “Back With You Again in the World”

They followed up with the introductory track to Frozen Letter – this one quickly stirs the pot with it’s stomping rhythm, led by Dan McGee’s squealing guitar work and rugged howling.

Spider Bags – “Eyes of Death”

They nearly ended their set with “Eyes of Death,” a staggering psychedelic anthem that is the closing statement on Frozen Letter. Despite the venue’s time restraints they had time for one final song after “Eyes of Death,” so the Bags quickly ripped through “Papa Was a Shithead” before calling it a night. And what a night it was – you can see some more video from the show right here.

Find more video from the show RIGHT HERE
Spider Bags on Merge Records – buy the new LP on RED vinyl !
Tygaton on Bandcamp
No Other – Official Website
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Frozen Letter LP (Merge)
Shake My Head LP (Odessa)
Spider Bags Live in Philadelphia (09/21/12)
Papa Was a Shithead 7″ (Sophomore Lounge)
Take It Easy Tonite 7″ (Churchkey)
Hey Delinquents 7″ (Daggerman)
A Celebration of Hunger (Birdman)