There’s that famous Eno quote that everyone who bought a copy of the first Velvet Underground record went out and started a band. If that’s the case, then SIMPLY SAUCER is one of the best proof positive examples of that theory. Hailing from Hamilton, Ontario and forming in 1973, these early adapters laid down a collection of demos and live recordings that today makes record geeks exasperated and covered in flop sweat.
Since 2011, Superior Viaduct in San Francisco has put together quite an eclectic roster of artists. That trend continues on their sub-label W.25TH with EXEK and their brand new brain-burner of an album, Ahead of Two Thoughts. Located in Melbourne, Australia, the 5-piece group of disgruntled post-punkers come off more as a band of doctors experimenting with a brand new (musical) life form. Continue reading “EXEK – Ahead of Two Thoughts LP”
Telephone Explosion Records just proudly released the debut 7″ from LIDS, a “supergroup” based in Toronto containing members of Metz, Holy Fuck and the Constantines. Continue reading “Lids – Sarsfest 7″”
What we have here is UFO Rot, the whopping new LP from Louisville, KY trio TROPICAL TRASH. The neo-skuzz-punks are readying their debut album to be released in unison by Load Records in the US and Riot Season in the UK later this month.
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WINDSHIFTER is the moniker of Chicago-based recording artist Anders Johanson. His debut, the April Showers EP, was just self-released on Bandcamp with cassette tapes planned for the near future.
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During a two-year hiatus from releasing music with the Beach Fossils, frontman Dustin Payseur and his wife, Katie Garcia, built Bayonet Records. The couple’s new platform now purveys a collection of contemporary bands including Red Sea, Warehouse and Payseur’s new project, FLUORIDE.
Continue reading “Song of the Day #55: Fluoride – “Sleep””
Hot Off the Press this week: San Francisco-based Castle Face Records just dropped a menacing new long-player from USELESS EATERS, followed up by the fourth LP from KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD.
Kill Shaman Records in Oakland drops a record every now and then when they see fit. Their most recent, a collaborative 7″ single between two largely prolific artists, Dan Melchior (Dan Melchior und Das Menace, Lloyd Pack) and Russel Walker (Pheromoans, Bomber Jackets, Lloyd Pack). Continue reading “Dan Melchior & Russel Walker – Kill Shaman 7″”
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 “Shovels – s/t LP”
QÚETZAL SNÅKES are a quintet out of Marseilles, France, who recently made their spacey, psych-driven debut with a six-song EP, out now on Howlin Banana Records and Retard Records in France. Continue reading “Qúetzal Snåkes – Lovely Sort Of Death EP”