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.
EXEK – Ahead of Two Thoughts LP
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”
Lids – Sarsfest 7″
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″”
Tropical Trash – UFO Rot
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 – April Showers EP
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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Song of the Day #55: Fluoride – “Sleep”
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.
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Hot Off the Press: Castle Face’s Freshest Freaks
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.
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Dan Melchior & Russel Walker – Kill Shaman 7″
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 – s/t LP
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 – Lovely Sort Of Death EP
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”