The two labels that put out this DIVIDERS record said it best – “Dividers speed up and purify these folk melodies.” Fourwalls Farewell is the Toulouse-based band’s debut LP, released by both Casbah and Beast Records out of France.
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Content Nausea is PARQUET COURTS’ second album of 2014. Credited to the group’s alter ego, Parkay Quarts, the album is mostly the work of members Andrew Savage and Austin Brown along with some instrumental assists from Jackie-O Motherfucker’s Jef Brown on saxophone and Eaters’ Bob Jones on fiddle. Continue reading “Parkay Quarts – Content Nausea”
The ghosts of an Old Weird America hover in the atmosphere above STEVE GUNN’s achingly beautiful album, Way Out Weather. From the sustained spectral guitar slides and the groping in the dark piano figures that start the opening track, it’s clear this is a record that’s all about the search.
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The SPIDER BAGS fourth full-length album, Frozen Letter, may have just nabbed the award for best psychedelic-garage rock summer jam of 2014 (if such a thing even exists in these troubled times). A concise-but-concentrated dose of riffage that channels the spirit of both classic and even punk rock with just the right dash of wooziness at times; it’s a record that channels the chaotic spirit of such seminal works as Alex Chilton’s Like Flies on Sherbert to these ears. Continue reading “Spider Bags – Frozen Letter”
Family Crimes is the latest entry in the SKYGREEN LEOPARDS’ growing discography. The band, which is comprised of Donovan Quinn (who is also a collaborator with Ben Chasny as part of the group NEW BUMS) and Glenn Donaldson, trace their origins back to the psych CD-R boom of the late 1990’s as a part of the Jewelled Antler collective. Family Crimes follows the bands’ trajectory following their last album, the country-flavored Disciples of California. It reveals a band that continues to refine their vision and scope. Continue reading “Skygreen Leopards – Family Crimes”
This week’s tale begins with Christopher H. Denney, leader of Nashville’s newest group of scoundrels DENNEY AND THE JETS, at age 9, stealing pills from his grandmother and smoking two packs of cigarettes a day. Continue reading “Friday’s Find: Denney and the Jets – Mexican Coke”
JESUS SONS is a 5-piece blues rock band from Los Angeles, California. Featuring ex-Spyrals member Brandon Wurtz, they’re debut LP was released by Mock Records at the end of January. Continue reading “Jesus Sons – s/t LP”