The Iberian Peninsula retains a diverse array of rich historical sights and sounds; homegrown aesthetics mesh with the internationally transposed. From the Costa Blanca, tucked away in the picturesque city of Alicante, a band called LAS SULTANAS beckons in sirenic fashion from the shore. Continue reading “Las Sultanas – Haren EP”
VILLE FANTOME is crafting killer bluesy-garage surf rock 500 miles off the coast in a basement in Strasbourg, France. His first release, Anything 4 U, is as haunted as the band name suggests and is truly impressive considering it was conceived immaculately; jerZ Dietrich employed no overdubs or tapes. A lone loop pedal enabled its multi-instrument birth. The end result is a hypnotic, genre-blending collection of three new songs. Continue reading “Ville Fantome – Anything 4 U 7″ EP”
WARM DELTAS enigmatically spawned from the primordial swamps of Atlanta, Georgia. For what appears to be their inaugural release, She Went To Japan, Chicago’s Grabbing Clouds Records has fabricated a hand painted cassette that genuinely resembles the way my best friend’s bike was self-painted in 1988. However, the Warm Deltas’ anechoic sound is anything but 80’s.
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Brighton, England’s THE TEEN VELVETTES craft music that effortlessly elicits a pseudo-50’s nostalgia. Each assemblage to date has represented an evolving style within a singular genre. Continue reading “The Teen Velvettes – The Teen Sound EP”